Overview

Beautiful Flores island marks the westernmost point of Europe. During your Flores activity holiday you’ll discover cascading waterfalls, fascinating walking trails amongst gorgeous scenery, amazing cliffs and beautiful sunsets.

Here’s a video of Stefano explaining how and why he fell in love with Flores.

During your Flores activity holiday you will be based in Fajã Grande, a quiet village on the west coast. It’s a grand location, the village occupying the area of flat ground facing the setting sun and cradled by the verdant cliffs some 300m high, with waterfalls spilling over their edge.

Staying at the bohemian Argonauta guesthouse in the village with your host Stefano, you will go out on three guided trips to make the most of your stay. Our expert guides will take you on a canyoning trip lasting 3-4 hours and involving 7 abseils, the longest of which is 20m and 10-20 minutes walking. The day can be tailored for beginners and experts alike. There is a minimum age of 8yrs for the canyoning and no maximum. All guides are well qualified and wetsuits, helmets and all abseil equipment are provided.

The west coast of Flores has a walking trail along it’s length, Faja Grande marking the mid point. Your second day out will be with our local guide who will take you on either the northern or southern section of this path, walking back to Faja Grande from your drop off point.

For your third trip you will have a full day guided jeep tour, showcasing the beauty of this island with it’s blue and green crater lakes, and numerous villages dotting the coastline. Take a towel and swimwear as there will be a chance to have a dip in a natural coastal swimming pool shared by the local marina life.

This leaves you with a day to relax and explore at your own pace – you could spend the day on the shore at the town of Faja Grande, or even take a day trip to neighbouring Corvo island either via an exciting RIB boat trip, or the more leisurely inter-island ferry.

For this holiday you’ll fly into São Miguel, spending the first and last nights of your Flores activity holiday in the central 4 star Hotel Camoes in Ponta Delgada, before flying to and from Flores for 5 nights. The inter-island flights are all part of the Azorean experience!

Itinerary

Tonight you'll stay at the Hotel Camões in Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel. On arrival in the Azores from London, our driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation - this is a short 10 minute drive.
After transferring to the airport you'll fly to Flores. The inter-island flights are all part of the Azores experience and you'll pass the islands of Terceira, Pico, Sao Jorge and Faial before arriving at Flores. This flight is about 90 minutes. On arrival your host Stefano will meet you at the airport for your transfer to your accommodation in Faja Grande on the west coast. Here you'll stay at the Argonauta guesthouse for 5 nights.
Our guides will collect you for your canyoning trip. Flores is renowned for it's waterfalls and canyons and today's trip can be tailored for beginners and experts alike. There is a minimum age of 8yrs for the canyoning and no maximum
Your full day jeep tour of Flores is today. You’ll normally begin with a tour around Faja Grande and the neighbouring village of Fajazinha – both are famous for their waterfalls which drop 500m down steep cliffs from the island’s high central plateau on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Driving inland, you’ll head towards Morro Alto, the highest point on Flores (900m), and the rolling green hills around the island’s beautiful central crater lakes. The road then leads you north, bringing you to the island’s main town of Santa Cruz. Look out for the Ilheu Maria Vaz, the small island just offshore which is an excellent example of prismatic disjunction – where cooling lava has fractured vertically, creating pillar-like structures (similar to the Giant’s Causeway). Your tour then heads back to the west coast to your accommodation at the Argonauta.
Flores is known for spectacular walking and today you'll be taken to the start of the west coast path for a guided walk back to Faja Grande. The path winds through spectacular cliff scenery and verdant fields.
Free day to explore the island or you could take a boat trip to neighbouring Corvo.
You'll be taken back to the airport for your flight to São Miguel, where on arrival you'll be transferred to your accommodation, the Hotel Camões in Ponta Delgada.

Price Per Person

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

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

£1407

May

£1407

Jun

£1518

Jul

£1518

Aug

£1518

Sep

£1518

Oct

£1407

Nov

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Dec

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INCLUDED : Accommodation on B&B sharing basis, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), interisland flights (guide price only), airport transfers on São Miguel and Flores, 1 half day canyoning, 1 full day jeep tour and 1 half day guided walk on Flores, pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast and lunch on tours), excursions on free days, travel insurance

Accommodation

Your accommodation for the week is in a 4 star hotel in Ponta Delgada on São Miguel and a bohemian guesthouse on the west coast of Flores in Fajã Grande village - the best location on the island.

Activities

Flores is a spectacular island and by exploring the rivers, its trails and the quiet roads on this holiday, you'll get a real flavour of what it has to offer.

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