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Azores Island Hopping: São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira

Would you like to visit several islands in the Azores at once? This is the perfect opportunity! We've prepared an 11-day private tour that includes unique experiences on four of the archipelago's islands: São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira.

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Why choose this experience

São Miguel Island is the best-known and most visited island in the Azores archipelago, but there's so much more to see!

On this fascinating 11-day tour, we'll show you four Azorean islands that are well worth exploring: São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira.

You'll start by discovering the charms of the island of São Miguel, where you'll visit emblematic sites such as Furnas and Sete Cidades, as well as enjoy experiences such as whale watching or hiking in Salto do Prego.

Next up is Pico, the second largest island in the archipelago and home to Portugal's highest mountain. Here you'll have the opportunity to take a jeep tour of the island, which will show you Pico's main attractions.

Next you'll head to Faial, considered to be the Azorean island where you can feel the power of nature the most. You'll embark on a full-day trail that will take you to discover the history and culture of this picturesque place.

Finally, you'll visit one of the most beautiful islands in the Azores, Terceira. For three days, venture out to explore the island's treasures with the help of local tour guides.

Come and discover the best the Azores have to offer and connect with nature in a unique way that will surely stay with you forever.

What's included

  • All Private Transfers mentioned for your comfort
  • 4 nights in Ponta Delgada + 3 nights in Faial + 3 nights in Terceira in 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Tours to Furnas and Sete Cidades
  • Whale watching or hiking in Salto do Prego
  • Flights to Pico and Terceira
  • Jeep tour of Pico
  • Full day tour of Faial
  • Full day tour in Terceira
  • Hiking tour at Baías de Agualva

What's not included

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • City tax
  • Entrance to monuments and museums
  • Travel insurance

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Say hi to the Azores!

Day 1 - Say hi to the Azores!

The Azores welcome you!
When you land at Ponta Delgada Airport, a transfer will take you to your 4-star hotel, where you will stay for 4 nights.
Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day strolling around the city and dining in a local restaurant.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Ponta Delgada

Day 2 - Watch the natural spectacle of Furnas

Day 2 - Watch the natural spectacle of Furnas

Today is the day to visit the fantastic Furnas region!
The first stop will be Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located on the south coast, where you can taste a famous local sweet - Queijada da Vila, a historic recipe of the town. When you reach the Furnas valley, near the stunning Furnas Lagoon, you will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles; in addition, you will also see how the famous Cozido das Furnas is made, a gastronomic delight of the Azores. The tour is followed by a visit to the Terra Nostra garden (optional) before lunch, where you will have the chance to try a rejuvenating thermal bath.
On the way to the mountains, you'll stop to see the amazing view over the Furnas valley from Pico de Ferro.
On the north coast, more precisely in Ribeira Grande, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and factory, where you will taste two types of tea - black and green.
The last stop will be at the Santa Iria viewpoint, where you will have a breathtaking view of the north coast of the island.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Ponta Delgada

Day 3 - Discover the beauty of the Sete Cidades

Day 3 - Discover the beauty of the Sete Cidades

After breakfast, you will visit Lagoa do Fogo and Sete Cidades.
The tour gets off to a good start for sweet lovers, as you will visit the traditional pineapple plantation, an organic crop grown in greenhouses, and taste the famous pineapple liqueur.
The journey continues along the west coast of the island, where you can enjoy the view from the Pico de Carvão viewpoint. Surrounded by enormous vegetation, you'll find the viewpoint of the Sete Cidades volcanic complex at Vista do Rei. From here you can see the twin lakes and their iconic blue and green colors.
Once in the crater, there is the incredible Lago de Santiago to see. A stop will be made in the picturesque village of Sete Cidades, where lunch will be served in a regional restaurant. In the afternoon, the tour will travel along the coast until it reaches Capelas, an old whaling village, stopping at the viewpoint of Pedras Negras to see the north coast of the island.
Continuing along the north coast, you will stop to visit the town of Ribeira Grande and its historic center. Afterwards, Caldeira Velha, a nature reserve, is the place to go for a swim (if you so wish), where you can enjoy the warm water of a waterfall.
The last stop is the fantastic Lagoa do Fogo, where you'll have time to enjoy the fantastic views. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, descending via Pico da Barrosa, you will once again have the supreme view over the newest and narrowest part of the island.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Ponta Delgada

Day 4 - Whale watching or hiking in Salto do Prego?

Day 4 - Whale watching or hiking in Salto do Prego?

On this fourth day on the island of São Miguel, you can choose which of these activities you prefer:

Whale Watching
During this trip, you will have the opportunity to see some of the 28 species of cetaceans that have already been identified in the waters of the Azores. You'll be in the company of whales and dolphins during the three-hour boat trip, where you may also see turtles, birds and other marine species.

Salto do Prego/Sanguinho Hiking
On this walk, which starts in the parish of Faial da Terra, you will walk along a beautiful stream that will guide you through this charming village with its sensational orchards. You'll continue walking through the forest, over wooden bridges and along stone roads, until you reach the magical Salto do Prego waterfall - where you'll take a break to rest, enjoy a picnic and take a refreshing dip in the waterfall.
On your way back, you'll pass through the old abandoned village of Sanguinho, which is gradually regaining its charm and liveliness.
Afterward, you'll make a brief stop at the Pico dos Bodes viewpoint, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in Povoação / Ribeira Quente, or take a cozy dip in the Furnas thermal springs, or use the rest of the time to stroll around.

Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Ponta Delgada

Day 5 - Day to flight to Faial

Day 5 - Day to flight to Faial

The day has come to discover another island in the Azores archipelago: Faial Island!
After checking out of your hotel in Ponta Delgada, a transfer will take you to the airport to catch your flight to Faial.
When you arrive at Horta airport, a transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel, where you will stay for 3 nights.
After checking in, you can start exploring the island.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Faial

Day 6 - Explore the picturesque island of Faial

Day 6 - Explore the picturesque island of Faial

On the sixth day of your tour you will visit the island of Faial, separated from the island of Pico by a narrow arm of the sea 8 kilometers wide.
After breakfast at the hotel, a transfer will take you to the starting point of the tour.
On this day trip you'll go beyond the beaches of Faial Island and discover its history and culture. You'll enjoy intimate visits to the island's places of interest, such as the Capelinhos Volcano and the Caldeira do Faial Nature Reserve, along with stops for swimming, strolling, and lunch.
At the end of the tour, you'll have a transfer to take you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Faial

Day 7 - Discover the Pico island on a jeep tour

Day 7 - Discover the Pico island on a jeep tour

Ready to explore the fascinating island of Pico?
After breakfast, you'll take a ferry to Pico for a jeep tour of the island's main attractions!
During the tour, you'll discover stunning natural landscapes and have the opportunity to visit the largest underground cave of volcanic origin.
You'll leave Madalena do Pico in the morning and make your first stop at Lagoas do Pico, followed by an exciting nature trail.
You'll then have lunch at a regional restaurant to sample the local delicacies.
After lunch, you'll go on a jeep trail on the central plateau of Pico Island and then take a guided tour of the Gruta das Torres.
In the late afternoon, you'll return to Madalena do Pico and then take the ferry back to Faial (return transfer to Horta pier, in Faial, is not included).
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Faial

Day 8 - Welcome to Terceira

Day 8 - Welcome to Terceira

After having breakfast and checking out of your hotel in Faial, a transfer will take you to the airport to catch a plane to Terceira island.
When you land, a transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel, where you will stay for 3 nights.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Terceira

Day 9 - Take a full-day tour to Terceira Island

Day 9 - Take a full-day tour to Terceira Island

Get ready for a full day with a full-day excursion to the island of Terceira.
After breakfast, a transfer will take you to the meeting point to start the tour.
The first stop will be at Pico das Cruzinhas to admire the beautiful city of Angra do Heroísmo and observe the British artillery. You'll then pass through the historic city center towards the east coast of the island, where you'll stop by the Touro Monument.
You'll then stop at the Serretinha viewpoint to see and take photos of the majestic Ilhéu das Cabras, a volcanic rock that emerged from the seabed due to an underwater volcanic eruption. Next, you'll stop in the village of São Sebastião, where you'll visit one of the oldest churches on the island and the famous Empire of the Divine Holy Spirit.
In the morning, you'll climb Serra do Cume to marvel at the famous view of the "Manta de Retalhos", followed by a stop at the Serra do Facho viewpoint to contemplate the view of the city of Praia da Vitória. Lunch will be at a regional restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit Algar do Carvão (optional), a volcanic chimney 90 metres deep. You will also visit Furnas do Enxofre to observe the secondary activity of a dormant volcano. Heading towards the north of the island, you'll stop in the parish of Biscoitos to visit the island's most popular volcanic pools and the Raminho viewpoint.
You'll finish with a visit to Lagoa das Patas, where you can walk around a beautiful lake surrounded by hydrangeas, camellias and azaleas, and tasting the cheeses and yogurts produced on Terceira Island.
At the end, a transfer will take you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Terceira

Day 10 - Discover the wonders of Terceira by hiking

Day 10 - Discover the wonders of Terceira by hiking

On this day, you will go on a fascinating hiking trip to discover the wonders of Terceira Island.
After breakfast at the hotel, a transfer will take you to the meeting point to start this half-day hike. This is an easy hike and is expected to take around 3 hours.
When the tour is over, a transfer will take you back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day walking around the island or relaxing at the hotel.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Terceira



Day 11 - See you one day, Azores!

Day 11 - See you one day, Azores!

The last day is here!
Right after breakfast and checking out of the hotel, a transfer will take you to the airport to catch a plane back home.
We wish you a safe journey and look forward to welcoming you back to our magnificent country!

Deposits are non-refundable. Any changes made less than 31 days before the tour start time will not be accepted. The cut-off times are based on the local time of the tour. If an experience is cancelled due to weather conditions or any other reason, you will be given a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Azores Island Hopping: São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira
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Would you like to visit several islands in the Azores at once? This is the perfect opportunity! We've prepared an 11-day private tour that includes unique experiences on four of the archipelago's islands: São Miguel, Pico, Faial and Terceira.
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