THE AZORES

Regions

all year

Starting Point

Ponta Delgada

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

10 - 14 days

Minimum Age *

from 6 years

Activity Level **

3/5

THREE ISLANDS FAMILY ADVENTURE

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

- volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, Fogo and Furnas
- private adventure discovery tours on São Miguel, Faial and Pico
- swimming with dolphins in the deep blue waters around Faial
- whale and dolphin watching tour on Pico, the whaling capital of the Azores
- discover UNESCO heritage and Portugal's highest peak on Pico island

This 11 days family tour will take you to the islands of São Miguel, Faial and Pico and will show you the different faces of the islands. Get close to the islands rich volcanic heritage, venture around the slopes of Portugal's highest peak on Pico, hike the beautiful crater lakes on São Miguel and visit the location of the islands youngest volcanic eruption at the Vulcão dos Capelinhos on Faial. Enjoy exciting cycling, kayaking or swimming adventures, learn how to make real traditional ice cream and discover some of the exciting marine wildlife while enjoying quality time with the whole family.

TOUR SUGGESTION

Day 1 - arrival to São Miguel - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 2 - hiking and kayaking at Sete Cidades - overnight in Ponta Delgada (70km)
Day 3 - adventure tour around central and Eastern São Miguel - overnight in Furnas (90km)
Day 4 - traditional ice cream making class - free time in Furnas - overnight in Furnas (30km)
Day 5 - transfer to Faial - free afternoon in Horta - overnight in Horta (60km)
Day 6 - adventure tour around Faial - overnight Horta (90km)
Day 7 - Faial swimming with dolphins - overnight in Horta (20km)
Day 8 - transfer to Pico - Eastern Pico cycling tour - overnight in Madalena (25km)
Day 9 - adventure tour around Pico island - overnight in Madalena (110km)
Day 10 - whale and dolphin watching tour on Pico - overnight in Madalena (70km)
Day 11 - 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.

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