Experience Pack: São Miguel Active

Location: São Miguel
From $282.53 per person

Date and Participants

About the Experience

Experience a taste of heaven and be active in the great outdoors of São Miguel Island where you can feel close to wild nature and be surrounded by magnificent landscapes on land and at sea. Try to see some of the cetaceans of the Azores on one of our whale watching tours, or discover São Miguel’s best kept natural secrets such as Sete Cidades Lake or Fogo Lake. Explore the most famous places of São Miguel with this Active package.

DAY 1 – Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

DAY 2 – Pick up at the hotel. Hiking in Sete Cidades and jeep safari to Lagoa do Fogo. Picnic lunch included. Return to the hotel.

HIKING IN SETE CIDADES – HALF DAY DISTANCE: 7 KM | DURATION: 2H00 | DIFFICULTY: EASY

The starting point of this walk is the amazing Vista do Rei belvedere, where we learn about the geological formation of the caldera of Sete Cidades. Next we start walking the dirt path along the rim of the crater. The views are wide and open – to the right we see the caldera and the twin lakes; to the left we have the sea and several coastal villages. The trail ends in the centre of the village where we will enjoy our picnic lunch. After lunch we continue our tour to Fogo Lake.

JEEP SAFARI TO LAGOA DO FOGO & CALDEIRA VELHA WARM WATERFALL – HALF DAY

This wonderful tour combines some off the road routes in both the highlands and flatlands, taking you to the amazing natural reserve of Lagoa do Fogo to enjoy nature at its best. Astonishing views from the top of the crater’s border are a must to photograph! We then drive you to Caldeira Velha, a warm iron-rich waterfall where you can go for a dip to experience its warm waters.

DAY 3 – Pick up at the hotel. Thematic tour to Furnas (jeep or van + soft walking tour). “Cozido” lunch included. Return to the hotel.

THEMATIC TOUR TO FURNAS – FULL DAY

On this tour we feel and experience the volcanic origins of the Island in Furnas, a magical place. We start by visiting the Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake Calderas), a place where we cook the famous “cozido das Furnas” (a very special meal cooked only with the steam of the Earth) and continue with a soft walk that crosses a stream and circles the lakeside. During this walk we have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of endemic flora species. Next we visit the town of Furnas, with its fumaroles and hot springs that contain water with different tastes. The Cozido meal is served in a local restaurant. After lunch we visit the centenary Terra Nostra botanical garden that is famous for its extraordinary collection of native plants on the Azores, as well as others from all over the world that have adapted to the local garden conditions. At the end of the visit you are invited to bathe in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool that has a temperature of 35-40ºC, an exquisite experience! On the way back to Ponta Delgada we stop at several beautiful viewpoints on the North Coast and also at the only tea plantation in Europe where we will be able to visit the working tea factory and have a lovely break to taste the tea.

DAY 4 – Pick up at the hotel. Whale and dolphin watching – 3 hour trip. Free afternoon.

WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING – HALF DAY

During this activity you will have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Although nature offers no guarantees, whales and dolphins are regularly seen during our half day tours, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life. Before the boat trip our biologists give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. During the tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest (except on our catamaran). Futurismo also provides rain coats and trousers if necessary.

DAY 5 – Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

Pick-up: Pick-up at the hotel included in Ponta Delgada city. Outside the city, may have a surcharge.

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Changes to the reservation

  • The company has the right to modify or cancel your reservation, whenever there are adverse weather conditions.
  • The company has the right to modify or cancel your reservation, whenever the minimum number of participants is not met.
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Cancelations

  • Cancelations free of charge 72 hours prior to the activity date. Any cancelations made after this date are non-refundable.