The Azores: Faial, Flores & São Miguel

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Island hop between these 3 islands for 10 nights.

Explore the diverse landscapes, indulge in local flavors, and create memories that will last a lifetime as you traverse the stunning Azorean archipelago!

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Why we love this deal:

  • Complete Azorean Exploration: Uncover the hidden treasures of Faial, Flores, and São Miguel, each offering its own distinctive character and natural wonders.
  • Vibrant Marina and Nautical Spirit: Explore the charming marina of Horta, Faial, known as a haven for sailors and a meeting point for seafarers from around the world.
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Flores, where cascading waterfalls and lush green landscapes create a paradise for nature lovers.
  • Heavenly Thermal Pools: Indulge in the rejuvenating experience of soaking in the natural thermal pools of São Miguel Island, where warm mineral-rich waters provide relaxation and wellness.
  • Fully Customizable Itinerary: Tailor your dream journey to the Azores with our flexible and personalized approach.

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Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrival in Faial Island

We suggest securing your hotel transfers or reserving a rental car, both of which can be conveniently arranged during the booking process.

Suggestion for the day

  • Once you're comfortably settled in, spend the afternoon leisurely exploring the charming city streets of Horta.
    • Marina da Horta 
    • Peter Café Sport
    • Nossa Senhora da Conceição Viewpoint
    • Monte da Guia
    • São Salvador Church
    • Porto Pim Bay
    • Santa Cruz Fort 
    • The View Across the Bay to Pico Island

Suggestion for the day

  • Visit Pico Island In One Day: Embark on a thrilling tour of Pico Island, starting from Madalena and heading to São Mateus to visit the revered Sanctuary of "Bom Jesus Milagroso". Take in the intricate local handicrafts at the House of Regional Crafts before treating your taste buds to local specialties at lunch. Visit the renowned "Vila Baleeira" in Lajes do Pico and Captain's Lake along Portugal's northern coast. Journey through the commercial pier of Sao Roque and the volcanic landscape of Mistério das Bandeiras. End your adventure marveling at unique rock formations including tunnels and caves like Cachorro dos Arcos!

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit São Jorge Island In One Day: Experience the stunning views from Velas viewpoint and Urzelina, visit the historic Igreja de Santa Barbara in Manadas, and indulge in a cheese-tasting session at an Azorean factory. Enjoy a scenic tour around Rosais village and Sete Fontes park, and take in the panoramic views of Faial, Pico, and Graciosa from Pico da Velha peak.

 

We suggest securing your hotel transfers or reserving a rental car, both of which can be conveniently arranged during the booking process.

Suggestion for the day

  • Immerse yourself in a day-long journey along the "Route of the Lakes," visiting all seven stunning lakes on the island. Traverse the heart of the island along its longest, straight road, making sure to pause at the numerous viewpoints that punctuate this scenic drive.
    • Lagoa Negra
    • Lagoa Comprida
    • Lagoa Rasa
    • Lagoa Funda
    • Lagoa Branca
    • Lagoa da Lomba
    • Lagoa Seca

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit Corvo Island (a Must-Do): Corvo Island, the smallest of the Azores, is a welcoming community of 468 residents. Its landscape, characterized by black basalt rocks, attracts bird-watchers and divers alike for its rare species and underwater caves. The island's single paved road leads to Caldeirão, a massive volcanic crater with two lakes and tiny islets symbolizing the archipelago. This warm, close-knit community and the natural wonders make Corvo a unique destination. No trip to Flores would be complete without a visit to Corvo!

Suggestion for the day:

  • Embark on a journey to Alagoa Bay, Ponta Delgada, Poç da Ribeira do Ferreiro and Poço do Bacalhau, where you'll have the opportunity to marvel at a spectacular waterfall that cascades from an impressive height of 90 meters (equivalent to a staggering 295 feet).
  • Eager to discover more of Flores' breathtaking waterfalls? Secure your adventure by booking here.

We suggest securing your hotel transfers or reserving a rental car, both of which can be conveniently arranged during the booking process.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Set aside the day to meander through the quaint streets of Ponta Delgada. As the main city and the capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada serves as the island's vibrant hub. It beautifully encapsulates the allure of Europe with its cobbled streets, inviting sidewalk cafes, and a flourishing culinary scene that's sure to delight food enthusiasts.
    • Portas da Cidade
    • Louvre Michaelense
    • Pineapple Plantations
    • Matriz Church

Suggestion for the day:

  • Explore Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo: Embark on an exhilarating journey that brings together the best of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo in São Miguel Island. This full-day tour offers an immersive experience, allowing you to explore nature's wonders like the volcanic crater at Sete Cidades and the magnificent Lagoa do Fogo. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views, take in the tranquil beauty of the world-famous blue-green lake, and experience the unique thrill of off-road adventures. This tour also provides opportunities to discover regional cuisine, ensuring a truly unforgettable Azorean adventure.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Combine the Furnas Valley with a Hiking Adventure: Set off on an unforgettable adventure on São Miguel Island in the Azores with a tour that combines the hidden gem of Sanguinho and the impressive Salto do Prego Waterfall with the geothermal wonderland of Furnas. The journey begins with a hike through the lush, untouched village of Sanguinho, leading you to the breathtaking Salto do Prego Waterfall - an idyllic spot for a refreshing dip. The tour continues to Furnas, known for its hot springs, fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. Here, you can experience the unique gastronomy cooked using geothermal heat and soak in therapeutic thermal baths. This tour offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Embark on a Whale & Dolphin Watching Excursion: The Azores Islands, a biodiversity hotspot located between Portugal and North America, are gaining popularity as a leading whale-watching destination. With over 20 different whale and dolphin species calling it home or passing through, the islands form one of the world's largest whale sanctuaries. The Azores' unique volcanic origins, deep coastal waters, and mild temperatures due to the Gulf Stream create an ideal environment for a diverse range of species, making it a prime spot for whale-watching adventures.

Boa viagem!

*itinerary presented is a suggestion and the length of stay may vary. All tours are suggestions unless clearly 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*.
Travel Support Anytime, Anywhere
Our experienced travel agents are available 7 days a week to help with any questions, requests, or issues from when you book until after you return from your trip.

About the Destination:

Dubbed Europe's "Best Kept Secret," the Azores offer year-round appeal, now more accessible than ever.

São Miguel Island is an Atlantic gem with lush landscapes, black sand beaches, and clear ocean waters. It's an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts, beach lovers, or those seeking a unique European getaway. Adventure sports like kayaking, surfing, and canyoning are popular here. Experience natural fumaroles, mud pots, and soak in hot springs under the stars. Savor local seafood and try cozido, a meal cooked underground.

Faial Island is known for the last volcanic eruption of the Azores - Capelinhos in 1957, leaving behind an iconic landscape. Faial remains a popular stop for trans-Atlantic sailors. Horta, its main city, offers a cosmopolitan vibe with stunning views of Pico Island.

Flores Island, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the Azores' westernmost point, is renowned for its pristine natural beauty, valleys, peaks, waterfalls, and streams. Known as the 'Island of Waterfalls', it's a favorite among nature lovers. Don't miss diving into Poço do Bacalhau at sunset or visiting the Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro with its 20+ waterfalls.

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

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Reviews

8.7 Based on 34 reviews
John, Louisiana
17 Jan 2024
Very good
Victor, Massachusetts
11 Dec 2023
From the beginning to the end, it was wonderful. The Agent kept me informed all the time and received timely notifications about my trip. The 3 hotels I used were great, love the location and the service received.
Rebecca, Washington
06 Sep 2022
It was amazing and magical!
John, Louisiana
17 Jan 2024
Very good
Victor, Massachusetts
11 Dec 2023
From the beginning to the end, it was wonderful. The Agent kept me informed all the time and received timely notifications about my trip. The 3 hotels I used were great, love the location and the service received.
Rebecca, Washington
06 Sep 2022
It was amazing and magical!
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