Rating in Portugal
$ 1923

Walking in the Azores - Premium

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1923
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Ponta Delgada, Faial Island
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1923
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Visit 4 unique islands
At a glance
7 nights 4-star hotels/pensions with en suite facilities
Walk spectacular varied scenery over four islands
It is hard to believe that the Azores are part of Europe. Born from the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, this lush green archipelago of volcanic islands is a far cry from its mainland government of Portugal. Be it pocked with steep craters, a haven for wildlife or a place of historic interest, each of the nine islands is quite unique and ideally explored on foot. We visit the very best that these islands have to offer, walking through UNESCO vineyards, lava plateaux (or 'fajas') and sunken volcanoes.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 9.0km/5.6miles
Day 3 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 5 7.0km/4.3miles
Day 6 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 7 11.0km/6.8miles


Number of days walking:
5
Pace:
Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths with some steep ascents

Itinerary

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Ponta Delgada.

2
Day 2
Morning flight to Pico; walk through UNESCO heritage site of the Santa Luzia Vineyards; afternoon wine tasting.

3
Day 3
Ferry to Sao Jorge; trek to explore the Faja dos Cubres; evening return to Faial.

4
Day 4
Free day to climb Mt.Pico, half day whale watching excursion or swim with dolphins, sharks and manta rays.

5
Day 5
Trek from Trupes do Capelo to the Capelinhos volcano; visit to scrimshaw museum; evening flight to Sao Miguel.

6
Day 6
Morning transfer to Praia; trek to Lagoa do Fogo; afternoon visit to Sete Cidades to the Vista do Rei.

7
Day 7
Walk around Lake Furnas; afternoon visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens and tea plantations.

8
Day 8
End Ponta Delgada.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 5 lunches
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accom.details

Accommodation details
Hotels
During the week our nights are split between two fantastic 4-star hotels. In the heart of Ponta Delgada is the Hotel Marina Atlantico. Right on the sea front, this new hotel is ideally located to explore the capital of the Azores and offers a modern twist in a traditional part of town. On Faial we use the excellent Hotel do Canal. Affording spectacular views towards the neighbouring island of Pico, this modern hotel sits just 100 metres from the harbour and is the perfect place to relax after a day's walking in and around the surrounding islands.

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 27 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,885
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,885
Sat 20 May 17 - Sat 27 May 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,655
Sat 03 Jun 17 - Sat 10 Jun 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,655
Sat 08 Jul 17 - Sat 15 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825
Sat 19 Aug 17 - Sat 26 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825
Sat 02 Sep 17 - Sat 09 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,825
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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