SAO MIGUEL IN STYLE
Best time to travel
Guided Ponta Delgada TukTuk highlights and food Tour
Private guided hikes around the stunning Sete Cidades and Fogo Lakes
cooking experiences to learn about local and traditional food
Luxury sunset sailing trip on a yacht
SPA treatment, gourmet dinner and a sumptuous picnic at Terra Nostra
If you are looking for the perfect mix of outdoor activities, exclusive adventures and spoiling your taste-buds while enjoying the comfort of chic high end hotels and VIP transfers, then this trip is for you! Discover the culinary highlights of Ponta Delgada, sail off towards the sunset on a yacht and pamper yourself with a special SPA treatment in the thermals waters of the Furnas lake while enjoying the very best of what Sao Miguel has to offer.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO SAO MIGUEL (D)
You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to Ponta Delgada. Your private guide will take you on a very special tour around Ponta Delgada in the afternoon, showing you the main highlights and introducing you to some of the Azores finest flavors. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 2 - SETE CIDADES - PINEAPPLE PLANTATION - SUNSET SAILING CRUISE (B, L)
Your private guide will take you on a hike around one of Sao Miguel's most scenic spots, the beautiful Sete Cidades lakes in the Northwest of Sao Miguel. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a rural restaurant before visiting a traditional pineapple plantation in the afternoon. Finish the day sailing towards the sunset on a yacht while enjoying some snacks and local wines on board. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
DAY 3 - COOKING CLASS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE (B, L)
You will visit 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 4 - LAGOA DO FOGO - CALOURA - FURNAS (B, L)
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. Stop at the small fishing village of Caloura with its wonderful natural seaside pool before heading on to Furnas. Overnight in Furnas.
DAY 5 - 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 6 - KAYAKING ON FURNAS LAKE - SPA TREATMENT & DINNER AT TERRA NOSTRA GARDENS (B, D)
Explore the beautiful calm waters of the iron-rich Furnas Lake on a kayaking trip in the morning. It is time to relax in the afternoon when you will be treated to a private SPA treatment at Terra Nostra Gardens before enjoying a special sumptuous gourmet dinner in the evening. Overnight in Furnas.
DAY 7 - GORREANA TEA PLANTATION - NORTHEAST SAO MIGUEL - PICNIC AT TERRA NOSTRA GARDEN (B, D)
Visit one of the Azores oldest tea plantations in the morning, where you will learn more about traditional tea production by visiting the fields and factory before tasting some of the local blends. Discover the beautiful area in Northeastern Sao Miguel with it's many viewpoints before heading back to Furnas, where you will finish the day with a delicious picnic in the Terra Nostra Gardens. Overnight in Furnas.
Day 8 - Departure (B)
Transfer 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 transfers and small group tours
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