Highlights

  • San Miguel and Pico Islands
  • Hike to famous caldeiras, hot springs, volcanos, and caves
  • Visit Pineapple and Tea Plantations
  • Whale watching and wine tasting

The Azores archipelago sparkles like a string of jewels in the Atlantic Ocean, some 900 miles west of Portugal. Blessed with a temperate ocean climate, these islands are a work of art, crafted by mother nature herself with lush forests and volcanic lakes, hot springs, thermal baths, dramatic waterfalls, fertile plantations, ancient vineyards and wonderful locally sourced foods and wines. This is a place that values it's old ways and works to preserve it's unique way of life. Nature is #1 here. Our visit begins on the island of San Miguel and ends beyond the lava rock walls and vineyards below Mount Pico. We hike in beautiful green landscapes and lush forests, swim in thermal baths and picnic beside jewel-toned caldeiras, with a chance to see a great variety of flowers and birds, maybe even a whale. This wonderful spot, so easily reached by Europe and the eastern US, is slowly on its way to becoming a top vacation destination. Now is the time to savor it.

Moderate-Energetic
Walking to the thermal pools and taking a dip .... heaven!
Small dirt roads and paths through forests and valleys. A mix of easy and vigorous walks, sometimes rocky trails. Once challenging day up Portugal's highest mountain. 5-8 miles per day.

TRIP DETAILS

from
US $4,895.00
Per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement US $695.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is US $4,650.00

Dates

From Sep 26 to Oct 3 (more dates)
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Begins: Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Ends: Pico Island, Azores
The Azores September 2020 Map

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants