SAO MIGUEL ADVENTURE WEEK
Best time to travel
Discover Ponta Delgada in a unique TukTuk
Meet some of the local marine inhabitants on a dolphin and whale watching tour
Hike around the stunning Sete Cidades and Fogo lakes
Go canyoning in the Ribeira dos Caldeiroes National Park
Learn how to cook a traditional Cozido over hot air rising from the earth
Sao Miguel is the biggest island of the Azores and has the easiest access because of its international airport. Apart from the breath-taking scenery, including stunning dormant volcanoes, calm scenic lakes and a beautiful coastline, Sao Miguel offers everything what you can be looking for in an active break - plenty of hiking opportunities, snorkeling, whale watching tours, cooking classes and much more.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO SAO MIGUEL
Transfer to Ponta Delgada center after arrival. After check-in, you will be picked up by your private guide, who will show you the highlights of Ponta Delgada on a unique TukTuk tour! Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 2 - DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING TOUR (B)
Over 20 different whale species call the clear and nutrition rich waters around the Azores islands their home. You will get the chance to see these fascinating animals in their natural habitat on a zoodiac boat tour. The rest of the day is free to spend in Ponta Delgada. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 3 - HIKING & SUP AT SETE CIDADES - MOSTEIROS BEACH - FERRARIA SPA (B)
Make your way to the stunning blue and green Sete Cidades lakes. You can walk around the Caldeira in 3 - 4 hours and enjoy the fabulous views over the lakes and the island. You will get to test your stand-up paddle skills on the calm waters of the lake before visiting the black sand Mosteiros beach or the natural Ferraria SPA. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 4 - COOKING CLASS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE (B, L)
Make your way to a stately quinta in the countryside, where you will join in a traditional cooking class with a small group. Visit the farm and the local market for fresh ingredients before preparing your meal in the traditional kitchen. Enjoy! Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 5 - LAGOA DO FOGO - SNORKELING AT VILAFRANCA DO CAMPO - FURNAS (B)
Leave Ponta Delgada after breakfast and head to the beautiful Fogo Lake located in the heart of Sao Miguel. The area around the crater lake is popular for hiking and you can take a dip in the Caldeira Velha hot spring at the interpretative center. Discover Sao Miguels fascinating submarine life in the crystal clear waters on a snorkeling trip from Vilafranco do Campo before heading on to Furnas. Overnight in Furnas.
DAY 6 - CANYONING AT RIBIERA DOS CALDEIROES - NORTHWEASTERN SAO MIGUEL (B)
Embark on a canyoning adventure in the Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Nature Park and follow the mountain stream while jumping in and out of the water, climbing, swimming or walking along the river. A fun adventure to enjoy the beautiful nature setting. Follow the winding road around the Northeastern part of the islands for stunning views and to discover small towns and villages. Overnight in Furnas.
DAY 7 - COOK YOUR OWN COZIDO (B, D)
Today you will participate in the preparation of the Azores most traditional dish - Cozido! Assist with the preparation of this sumptuous meal, which will then be cooked over the hot spring area at Furnas with hot air rising to the surface. Take a dip in the Terra Nostra bath while you wait or discover the area around Furnas on one of the beautiful walks before enjoying your Cozido for dinner. Overnight in Furnas.
Day 8 - Departure (B)
You will make your way to the airport and departure.
OUR SERVICE FOR YOU
The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to help you plan.
Good middle-class hotels and guesthouses
Private car hire
Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined
Activities, tours & visits as outlined
Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences
Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support
Taxes and insurances for the activities