Sao Miguel

Starting Point

Sao Miguel

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

8 - 10 days

Best for

Slow Travel

Activity Level **




- hike along the beautiful calm lakes of Sete Cidades and Fogo
- traditional cooking experience at a stately quinta in the countryside
- prepare your own traditional cozido over the natural hot springs of Furnas
- relax and get pampered in the beautiful Terra Nostra SPA, bath and gardens
- learn about traditional tea cultivation and processing at Europe's only tea plantation

The main island of São Miguel with its fantastic lush green scenery and outstanding hiking opportunities is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. Hike along the beautiful calm lakes and coastline, relax in the hot springs around Furnas and enjoy exclusive culinary experiences across the island while traveling in style all across the island.


Day 1 - arrival - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 2 - hiking at Sete Cidades crater lakes - pineapple plantation - sunset cruise with wine tasting - overnight in Ponta Delgada (80km)
Day 3 - traditional cooking class at a rural quinta - overnight in Ponta Delgada (60km)
Day 4 - hiking on Lagoa do Fogo - Caldera Velha - Caloura seaside bath - overnight in Furnas (50km)
Day 5 - free time in Furnas - cook your own cozido over geothermal steam - overnight in Furnas
Day 6 - kayaking on Lagoa do Furnas - SPA afternoon - gourmet tasting dinner - overnight in Furnas
Day 7 - Gorreana tea plantation - Nordeste - luxury picnic in the Terra Nostra Gardens - overnight in Furnas (80km)
Day 8 - departure


- accommodation in high end hotels
- private transfers for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, 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.