THE AZORES

Regions

All year

Starting Point

São Miguel

Best time to travel

All year

Recommended Length

10 - 12 days

Minimum Age *

from 6 years

Activity Level **

3/5

EASTERN ISLANDS FAMILY ADVENTURE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- discover exciting marine wildlife on a whale and dolphin watching tour and while snorkeling with mantas
- the beautiful volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas
- off the beaten track coasteering and canyoning adventure on Santa Maria
- learn about traditional farming, harvesting and processing of tea at Europe's only tea plantation
- enjoy the thermal bath and beautiful gardens at Terra Nostra Furnas

Discover the Eastern Azorian islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria on this 10 days family adventure tour. Soak up the beautiful lush green nature while hiking, kayaking, coasteering or canyoning and enjoy unique marine wildlife watching experiences on a whale and dolphin watching tour or a fabulous snorkeling with manta rays adventure. Relax with the whole family in the hot thermal waters of the Terra Nostra bath in Furnas after a week filled with fun, action and outdoor adventure.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival to São Miguel - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 2 - whale and dolphin watching tour - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 3 - hiking at Sete Cidades - overnight in Ponta Delgada (65km)
Day 3 - transfer to Santa Maria - free time on Santa Maria - overnight in Vila do Porto (15km)
Day 4 - adventure tour on Santa Maria - overnight in Vila do Porto (60km)
Day 5 - coasteering & canyoning adventure - overnight in Vila do Porto (25km)
Day 6 - snorkeling with manta rays - overnight in Vila do Porto (30km)
Day 7 - transfer to São Miguel - Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha - overnight in Furnas (75km)
Day 8 - kayaking in Furnas - free time around Furnas and Terra Nostra Park - overnight in Furnas
Day 9 - visit to the Gorreana Tea Plantation - Ribeira dos Caldeirões Nature Park - overnight in Furnas (60km)
Day 10 - departure

SERVICES INCLUDED

- accommodation in good standard hotels or guesthouses
- 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 minimum age is based on the minimum age necessary for children to participate in most activities. Some activities might require a higher minimum age, which will specified in each individual proposal. Younger kids are of course welcome on each tour and itineraries can be tailored accordingly.

**  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.

Family Adventure Tours