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The Azores | Santa Maria & São Miguel

Discover the unspoiled beauty of São Miguel and Santa Maria

Together, São Miguel and Santa Maria make up the Eastern group of the Azores archipelago, offering visitors fun-filled adventures between the two islands.

São Miguel is the largest and most populated island of the Azores and it offers a myriad of attractions and exciting things to do. Embrace the warmth of the hot springs abounding in Furnas, the awe-inspiring nature of the island's massive volcanic craters, and the strikingly vibrant floral and fauna. Explore the historical city centre of Ponta Delgada and the island's many charming villages. Marvel at the hyndrangeas that paint the whole island in hues of purple, white and pink. Go whale-watching and hike around the beautiful lakes. São Miguel is a fantastic vacation destination and you will wish to stay longer.

Close to São Miguel is the small island of Santa Maria. Take a break from the excitement of São Miguel and enjoy a slower pace of life on its neighboring island.  Santa Maria is a small but beautiful island with warm weather, picturesque villages and unusually white sandy beaches. Take a swim in the Azores' warmest waters. Enjoy the beach at Praia Formosa and relax at São Lourenço Bay, a bay of turquoise waters surrounded by terraced vineyards. Go scuba-diving, hiking or just explore the hidden corners of the island.

Both São Miguel and Santa Maria represent the captivating possibilities the Azores has to offer its travelers.

➜ What's Included:
  • Roundtrip flights from Boston to the Azores. Operated by Azores Airlines
  • Inter-island connections
  • 2 nights of accommodation at Santa Maria
  • 4 nights of accommodation at São Miguel
  • Breakfasts on some of the hotels (please check the detailed information of each hotel).

 ➜ Top tip:

Pack your bags and let Azores Getaways take care of the rest.

 

 

 

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The base package includes:

  • Roundtrip flights from Boston to Santa Maria Island and São Miguel Island
  • Checked baggage (1 piece, 20kg, per passenger)
  • Carry on baggage (1 piece, 6kg, per passenger)
  • Accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Santa Maria Island; 
  • Accommodation at a 4-star hotel in São Miguel Island
  • 6 breakfasts (in select hotels - please check information of each hotel before booking); 
  • All taxes.

Infants: If you're traveling with an infant under 2 years old, please contact us within 24 hours of booking your trip. (Cost per infant is $150.)

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Nonrefundable special price packages:

Once the payment is made, the reservation cannot be cancelled. No refund in case of cancellation or no-show. Any and all changes made to the reservation after the airplane tickets have been issued are subject to a penalty fee to be communicated at the time the alterations are requested.

All prices include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees. All prices are per person, based on double/twin occupancy. Single travelers must pay an extra fee.

Air & land tour prices apply from the gateway airport or city specified in the Package Highlights. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher.

The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Should the hotel mentioned in the deal not be available for the dates in question, the company will make the reservation for another hotel of the same category and let you know immediately of the change.

Important disclaimer information:

Tickets are nonrefundable, nontransferable and name changes are not allowed.

 

When you purchase your ticket, you agree to the following rules and restrictions: 


NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF TICKET
Tickets issued via Azores Getaways are non-transferable and can only be used by the person whose name is indicated on the ticket. Valid proof of identity must be presented whenever required upon check-in. If it is found that the person presenting the ticket is not the same person named as passenger in the ticket or if such person is unable to satisfactorily prove that he/she is the same person named in the ticket, then the Carrier shall refuse carriage to such person and reserves the right to retain and confiscate the ticket so presented. 

NON-REFUNDABILITY OF TICKET
Please assume that the fare is non-refundable and any change or cancellation will result in full forfeiture of the value of the ticket with no refund or credit available. Rules and restrictions as imposed by the airline(s) will be applicable to your fare should you need to change or cancel your flight(s).

Azores Getaways issues airfare in partnership with affiliate airlines via their departing cities only. Azores Getaways does not provide through-ticket or connecting flight services, and as such, can not be held responsible for connecting flight delays or cancellations that are issued through unaffiliated providers. Customers are responsible for any fees or additional charges that may be incurred as a result of a missed or changed flight.  Azores Getaways has no liability and will make no refund in the event of any delay, cancellation, overbooking, strike, force majeure or other such causes, and holds no responsibility for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing or acts of any government or authority.

TRAVEL & BOOKING RECOMMENDATIONS:
When booking your itinerary, be sure to arrange connections with a sufficient window of time between flights to allow for any cancellations or delays due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For customers who require a connecting flight to reach one of Azores Getaways' departing cities, we recommend booking flights with a layover of at least 6 hours between connections.

CHECK-IN TIME:
The passenger is required to arrive at Carrier's check-in location sufficiently in advance of the indicated flight departure time to permit completion of any government formalities and departure procedures and in any event not later than the time that maybe indicated by the Carrier. If the passenger fails to arrive on time at Carrier's check-in counter or boarding gate (even if the passenger has already checked-in for the flight), Carrier may cancel the space reserved for the passenger. Carrier is not liable to the passenger for loss or expense due to the passenger's failure to comply with these provisions. 

Get to the airport as early as possible to allow time for check-in, baggage check and security. Some airports require a longer minimum check-in time before scheduled departure, depending on your trip. If you’re traveling on another airline, their check-in times apply.

Recommended Arrival Times:
- Intercontinental Flights: 3 Hours prior to departure
- International (Short/Medium Distance Travel): 2 Hours prior to departure

Identification: 
- Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. Passport required for international flights.
- TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
- For more detailed information and tips, please refer to this helpful Traveler's Checklist provided by the U.S. Government - Department of State.

 

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