Family Adventure to São Miguel
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Family Adventure to São Miguel
São Miguel is the main island of the Azores and offers easy access from Europe and overseas through the main Azores airport just outside Ponta Delgada.
With its lush green scenery, rugged landscape made from volcanic rock and the clear waters of the Atlantic ocean around the island, São Miguel is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, no matter if you are looking for water or land-based activities. Explore the wonderful landscapes on numerous hiking routes and outdoor adventures, be amazed by the ongoing geothermal activity around the island and relax in the soothing waters of São Miguel's hot springs.
Thanks to its small size, it is easy to explore large parts of São Miguel over a week and driving distances will be short, making it the perfect place for families to explore, venture off and relax.
✓ 7 nts self-drive family adventure on São Miguel
✓ accommodation in centrally located and family-friendly hotels / guesthouses
✓ explore the amazing scenery and natural highlights of São Miguel in your own pace and through selected outdoor adventures
✓ including outdoor adventures and activities tailored to your preferences
✓ discover the amazing geothermal activity of the Azores at the hot springs at Furnas and relax in the thermal pools around São Miguel
At a Glance
Day 1 - arrival and overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 2 - explore Sete Cidades on a hiking and SUP adventure
Day 3 - swimming with dolphins family adventure
Day 4 - discover the geothermal hot spring area at Furnas and relax in the hot waters at Caldeira Velha
Day 5 - family friendly canyoning adventure in the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Nature Park
Day 6 - family cycling tour around Furnas
Day 7 - traditional ice cream making class
Day 8 - departure
Landbased Outdoor Adventures - Canyoning, Cycling and Hiking
The combination of lush green scenery, volcanic rock and clear blue waters make São Miguel on the Azores a perfect destination for awide range of outdoor adventures.
Discover the rugged scenery of the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Nature Park on a thrilling canyoning adventure while climbing over rocks, sliding down water ravines, walking along the riverbed and jumping into the crystal clear waters.
Explore the beautiful area around Furnas on a guided cycling tour. Discover the geothermal area with it's steaming springs and enjoy the peaceful nature around Furnas Lake.
The varied landscape of São Miguel offers great opportunitites for hiking tours to suit any level. Our itinerary leaves enough free time to explore some of the beautiful corners of São Miguel at your own pace.
Waterbased Outdoor Adventures - SUP / Kayaking and Swimming with Dolphins
São Miguel on the Azores is surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic ocean. Discover the crystal clear waters along the volcanic rock and meet some of the Azores marine local residents on a once-in-a-lifetime Swimming with Dolphins adventure.
The magical lakes of Sete Cidades shimmer in a mysterious green and blue light. Explore the calm waters and take in the wonderful scenery on a fun and family-friendly SUP or kayaking adventure.
Cultural Adventures - Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada is the capital of São Miguel and the Azores. explore the highlights if the vivid town on your own pace, discovering its cultural heritage with its picturesque colonial-style buildings, vibrant squares and beautiful lush gardens. Enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere along the sea promenade and visit the many restaurants to sample São Miguel's unique gastronomic heritage.
If desired, we can also organize a guided Ponta Delgada walking tour for you or have you explore São Miguel's capital on a fun TukTuk tour!
Special Experiences - Ice-cream making class and the hot springs
Indulge in the local flavours of São Miguel while leanring how to make traditional ice-cream from local flavours in this unique cooking workshop tailored to families. You will learn about the traditional ways to produce tasty ice cream while using unique local ingredients from the Azores, including pineapple or passion fruit!
No trip to São Miguel would be complete without a visit to the geothermal area at Furnas or a relaxing bath in one of the many hot thermal pools across the island. Be amazed by the powers of nature at the steaming geothermal area at Furnas and dip into the soothing warm waters at Furnas and/or the thermal pools in the lush green scenery of Caldeira Velha.
Contact us to request this tour or request a tailor-made tour with us customized to your wishes