This one week trip visits the main island of São Miguel and you will be based for 7 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment at Quinta da Santana near to the town of Ribeira Grande for a special family activity holiday. You can either choose to self cater or enjoy the breakfasts and evening meals conjured up by the owner, João, using fresh local produce.

Car hire is included throughout so you can explore this spectacular island on your own and we have also included 4 activities per person. All you need to do is choose 4 activities from the list below. Any additional activities can of course be included for a supplement to the package of Azores family activity holiday.

Jeep tours
Full day Jeep tours to either Sete Cidades, Furnas or a specialist geotour where you visit volcanic sites of interest in the company of a local geologist.

Combined activity day
Full day either mountain biking and kayaking or paddle boarding on Sete Cidades lake within the family activity holiday.

Whale and dolphin watching
Half day trips whale and dolphin watching – trips can be taken either morning or afternoon on your chosen day from Vila Franca or Ponta Delgada marina.

Horse riding
2 or 3 horse riding hour trips for one of your choices in the family activity holiday itinerary.

Swimming with dolphins
Half day trips swimming with dolphins – trips can be taken either morning or afternoon on your chosen day from Vila Franca marina (confident swimmers only – minimum age 8yrs).

2 hours kayaking on Furnas lake within the volcanic Furnas basin or on Sete Cidades lake in the west based in the family activity holiday.

Canyoning experience
Half day canyoning trip suitable for 7yrs+.


Fly London to São Miguel. Collect hire car at airport and drive to Santana (15mins). Overnight in a 2 bedroom apartment at Quinta da Santana for 7 nights.
Free day to explore the island or choose one of your 4 exciting activities.
Leave hire car at the airport before flight to London.

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

























INCLUDED : Accommodation for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 17) on self catering basis, 7 days Model F car hire, 4 activities per person from our range of day and half day active experiences, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : Meals, excursions on free days, travel insurance.


Staying on the north coast of São Miguel, these modern apartments are a great base for exploring the island from.


São Miguel is the main island of the archipelago and offers the widest range of activities for families and some of the most spectacular scenery in the Azores.

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