São Miguel: Essential Travel Pack

Experience the authenticity of São Miguel Island.

The experience of a lifetime awaits on the biggest island of the Azores archipelago, where nature's beauty and tranquility merge!

What's Included?

All flights and connections
Accommodation for your destination
Expert trip manager
All taxes & fees

Why we love this deal:

  • Peace of Mind: Rest easy knowing that our dedicated team is committed to ensuring your safety and comfort every step of the way.
  • Ocean Conservation Commitment: Azores Getaways is proud to be an Ocean Foundation partner. When purchasing a whale and dolphin watching experience with us, a portion of our proceeds is dedicated to supporting marine conservation initiatives, safeguarding the breathtaking ecosystems of the Azores, and ensuring their preservation for future generations.
  • Nature Lovers Paradise: Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Azores, known for their dramatic volcanic views, azure lakes, and lush greenery.
  • Incredible Value: Enjoy an unbeatable deal that includes round-trip flights and comfortable accommodation, making your travel experience seamless and stress-free.
  • Unforgettable Experiences: Dive into unforgettable activities like hiking along breathtaking trails, bathing in natural hot springs, and whale watching in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic. 
  • Customizable: Add more nights to your stay, a rental car or even local excursions!

Itinerary

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Arrival in São Miguel Island

Welcome to São Miguel! For your convenience, we recommend booking airport transfers or securing a rental car, both of which can be arranged during the booking process.

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

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:

  • Embark on a Whale and Dolphin-watching Experience: The Azores Islands are known for their unparalleled beauty and biodiversity, adored by outdoor adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. But what people may not know is that the Azores is also one of the fastest-growing whale-watching destinations in the world. Located in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North America, the Azores are a permanent home and natural point of passage to more than 20 different types of whale and dolphin species, making the islands one of the world’s largest whale sanctuaries.

Suggestion for the day:

  • Hiking Adventure: Whether you're an experienced hiker seeking a rugged challenge or a casual explorer looking for scenic walks, São Miguel Island delivers a hiking experience unlike any other, with every step unveiling the island's natural wonders and rich biodiversity.

 

Suggestion for the day:

  • Visit Nordeste: Discover the hidden gem of São Miguel Island, the remote and enchanting Nordeste.
    • Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint
    • Ponta da Madrugada Viewpoint
    • Arnel Lighthouse
    • Poço Azul Hiking Trail
    • Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park

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 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:

Welcome to São Miguel, a destination that embraces you with its unparalleled natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and the harmonious blend of old-world hospitality and modern comforts. Here's why we believe São Miguel, Azores, is a must-visit:

  • Breathtaking Natural Beauty: Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes of São Miguel, from majestic volcanic formations and stunning crater lakes to lush green valleys and dramatic coastal cliffs.
  • Rich Wildlife Encounters: Encounter over 20 species of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories of marine life encounters that will stay with you forever.
  • Unique Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in São Miguel's vibrant culture, from exploring historic towns and indulging in delicious Azorean cuisine to discovering traditional tea and pineapple plantations, offering a unique blend of tradition and flavor.

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

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Reviews

8.6 Based on 259 reviews
David, New York
12 Jan 2024
The people of Azores were friendly, enjoyable, and delightful to work with . The entire experience was pleasant ,tasty, stunningly beautiful, and just what we had hoped for.
Christine, New York
29 Dec 2023
People were lovely. Food and drink were delicious.
Philip, Kentucky
15 Nov 2023
stress free
David, New York
12 Jan 2024
The people of Azores were friendly, enjoyable, and delightful to work with . The entire experience was pleasant ,tasty, stunningly beautiful, and just what we had hoped for.
Christine, New York
29 Dec 2023
People were lovely. Food and drink were delicious.
Philip, Kentucky
15 Nov 2023
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