The Azores: Gin, Sushi & Eco Fun

Discover the Azores' premier eco estate with delightful surprises.

Embrace ocean conservation and preserve the Azores' natural beauty, all while indulging in delightful gin and sushi pairings. Intriguing, isn't it?

What's Included?

All flights and connections
Accommodation for your destination
Rental Car
Food & Wine: Sushi Experience
Food & Wine: Complimentary Azorean Gin Masterclass
Expert trip manager
All taxes & fees

Why we love this deal:

  • An Opportunity to Ignite Your Senses: Blend the art of gin-making, the culinary mastery of a young sushi chef, and the allure of São Miguel into an unforgettable eco-adventure.
  • Your Oasis of Eco-Luxury: Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the Solar Branco Eco Estate. Tucked away amidst verdant landscapes, this enchanting eco-accommodation offers a haven of tranquility for the duration of your stay.
  • Local Flavors Each Morning: Start your days the right way with a complimentary breakfast, ensuring you're energized for your daily adventures.
  • It's Gin & Tonic Time Here: Immerse yourself in an exclusive Azorean Gin Masterclass and let your taste buds dance with excitement in Europe's largest gin collection.
  • Indulge in the Island's Finest Sushi: A secret cherished by every local sushi enthusiast who knows and reveres the artistry of Joana's creations.
  • Hidden Gems at Each Corner: Enjoy the freedom of a rental car to explore São Miguel at your own pace. 
  • Customizable: Add more nights to your stay, or even some more local excursions!

Pssst... Looking to travel beyond March? We've got you covered!


Day 1
Arrival in São Miguel Island

Welcome to the Azores! Collect your rental car conveniently at the airport and embark on your exciting journey. For a seamless beginning, consider reserving an early check-in ahead of time to set the perfect pace for your adventure.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Take the day to stroll around Ponta Delgada’s city streets. Ponta Delgada, the main city, is not only the hub of the island but the capital of the Azores. Ponta Delgada evokes all the charms of Europe with cobbled streets, sidewalk cafes, and a thriving culinary scene. 
    • Portas da Cidade
    • Louvre Michaelense
    • Pineapple Plantations
    • Matriz Church
  • The Azores may be a tiny archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but that hasn't stopped it from producing several excellent gins. You will try 3 gin and tonics with selected tonics and garnishes matched for each. Light snacks will also be served during the tasting.

  • Elevate your taste buds with a sushi dinner curated by a renowned local Azorean chef, Joana. Immerse yourself in a fusion of island-fresh seafood, skillful Japanese techniques, and a touch of Azorean flair. Each artfully presented dish reflects the chef's passion for harmonizing flavors and celebrating the bounties of the Azores, creating a memorable dining experience that bridges cultures and indulges your senses.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Explore the wonders of Sete Cidades, including Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa de Santiago, Lagoa do Canário, and the captivating Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Don't miss the chance to venture to the neighboring village of Mosteiros, a perfect spot for a picturesque sunset. While in the western part of the island, treat yourself to the rejuvenating experience of an ocean thermal bath at Ferraria.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit Lagoa do Fogo & Furnas: Venture to the island's northern expanse, where you'll encounter the untouched charm of the Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo. Relax in the rejuvenating thermal pools of Caldeira Velha, then marvel at the Salto do Cabrito waterfall. Journey to Furnas and immerse yourself in its myriad attractions, from the serene lake and Pico do Ferro Viewpoint to the unique caldeiras and Terra Nostra Park. Relish local flavors like cozido das Furnas and bolos lêvedos, and experience a fusion of nature and culture that's truly Azorean.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Discover the allure of Nordeste, where you can explore captivating sites such as the Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint, Ponta da Madrugada Viewpoint, Arnel Lighthouse, Poço Azul Hiking Trail, and Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Fado Dinner: Experience a captivating Fado dinner: an intimate evening where the heartfelt melodies of traditional Portuguese music blend with the flavors of local cuisine.

We hope you had an incredible time. While it's time to head back home, we're looking forward to the chance to travel with you again in the future!

*itinerary presented is a suggestion and the length of stay may vary. All tours are suggestions unless specifically stated.

Flexibility Policy

No Amendment Fees on Our End
We don’t charge for our work in changing the initial itinerary.
Full flexibility on Land Arrangements
Change the initial itinerary or cancel your land arrangements for any reason until 14 days before the trip, without penalty*.
Support 7 Days a Week
Our experienced travel agents are are available 7 days a week (16 hours per day) to help with any questions.

More than a Hotel:

The Solar Branco Eco Estate is a breathtaking eco-hotel where you can surrender to blissful slumber in luxurious, dream-inducing beds. Explore, meditate, and lose yourself in the tranquil beauty of the surrounding nature. Disconnect from the digital world, laugh wholeheartedly, and let your imagination soar. Indulge in the sensory delight of Baleia Azorean Gin, surrounded by the world's largest private collection of gin (with over 1000 bottles) at The Gin Library. Ali, the visionary owner, not only brings this extraordinary haven to life but also champions the preservation of the Azores, one of the biggest whale sanctuaries in the world, through the Ocean Azores Foundation.

About the Destination:

Welcome to São Miguel Island! Discover the jewel of the Azores, a place where lush natural beauty and vibrant culture merge seamlessly.

  • The 'Green Island': Known for its breathtaking landscapes such as the Sete Cidades and Fogo Lakes, São Miguel is often referred to as the 'Green Island'.
  • A Unique Volcanic Heritage: The island's fascinating volcanic history has created an environment that is truly one-of-a-kind.
  • Rich Biodiversity and Historical Settlements: As you explore its verdant pastures and striking coastlines, you'll be captivated by the blend of rich biodiversity and historical settlements, making your experience on São Miguel Island genuinely unforgettable.

Check out our Azores Travel Guide for more information and tips.

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