THE AZORES

Regions

Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Faial, Pico

Starting Point

Terceira

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

12 -15 days

Best for

Outdoor Adventure

Activity Level **

4/5

CENTRAL ISLANDS HOPPING

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- visit five islands over the course of two weeks
- UNESCO listed cultural and natural heritage on Terceira, Pico and Graciosa
- plenty of land and water outdoor adventures in fantastic volcanic scenery
- climb Portugal's highest mountain Pico at sunrise on a guided tour
- learn about local wine cultivation and tradition on a dedicated wine day on Pico

From the UNESCO listed islands of Graciosa and Terceira to the highest peak of Portugal on Pico island, this tour will let you experience the diversity of the central islands of the Azores. Enjoy stunning scenery, local culture and fantastic outdoor adventures while you will visit five islands in the course of two weeks or longer.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival to Terceira- overnight in Angra do Heroismo
Day 2 - Terceira discover tour - snorkeling adventure - dinner at a local family - overnight in Angra do Heroismo (80km)
Day 3 - transfer to Graciosa - Graciosa discover tour - overnight in Santa Cruz (70km)
Day 4 - hiking on Graciosa - Termas do Carapacho - overnight in Santa Cruz (80km)
Day 5 - transfer to Sao Jorge - free time in Velas - overnight in Velas ( 30km)
Day 6 - coasteering adventure on Sao Jorge - overnight in Velas (50km)
Day 7 - hiking tour on Sao Jorge - overnight in Velas (60km)
Day 8 - transfer to Faial - Horta walking tour and free time - overnight in Horat (25km)
Day 9 - Faial discovery tour - swimming with dolphins - overnight in Horta (70km)
Day 10 - transfer to Pico island - cycling tour on the foot of Pico mountain - overnight in Madalena (60km)
Day 11 - Pico mountain sunrise hike - overnight in Madalena (40km)
Day 12 - visit, tour and tasting at a Pico winery - overnight in Madalena (25km)
Day 13 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard hotels or guesthouses
- private transfers for the entire trip
- ferry passages and inter-islands flights
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, accompanied with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.