This year’s Natural History Tour of the Azores trip starts on 30th June 2018.
Our Azores holidays cover exotic birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals and endemic botany.
Spring in the Azores brings a host of wildlife opportunities and this 7 night special interest tour to seek out different species of whales and dolphins, European migrating birds and endemic plants.
Our fully guided natural history tour of the Azores takes us to the islands of Sao Miguel and Terceira. The trip will be led by an experienced naturalist from the UK with extensive knowledge of the islands.
To enhance the trip, we will also be drawing on the valuable experience of some local experts in flora and geology. The trip’s aims are quite diverse, but we hope to see a variety of species of different whales and dolphin, American waders, ancient laurel forest (which once covered much of Europe and can now only be found in Macaronesia) and some local bird species including Goldcrest, Chaffinch and the Azores Bullfinch.
Highlights: – Volcanic crater of Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel, Whales and birds of Terceira, endemic flora of Terceira and the Azores bullfinch (Priolo) project of Sao Miguel.
Evening meal arrangements: – Evenings are free, however your guide will make a reservation each night at a local restaurant for those wishing to come along. The evenings are relaxed and informal, with an average 3 course meal with wine costing around £15-£25pp.
Contact one of our team to find out more about this and other amazing Azores holidays.
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: accommodation on shared B&B basis, transfers on all islands, guide/tour leader, full day geo tour on Sao Miguel (with lunch), 1 x full day birdwatching and SPEA visit on Sao Miguel (with lunch), 1 x full day pelagic trip on Terceira (with lunch), 2 x half day whale watching trips on Terceira, 1 x full day botanics tour of Terceira as detailed above, 1 x full day birdwatching tour on Terceira and your flights between the islands. EXCLUDED: the prices here on the website don't include international flights, as there are a number of different routes you can take to the islands. Please feel free to call for a chat through the possibilities, and once we know your preference we'll provide you with an exact figure that does include international flights. We can help with organising flights from the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
On your Natural History Tour of the Azores you will be staying in two comfortable hotels on Sao Miguel and Terceira.
In the company of experts, you'll be exploring the islands by jeeps, minibuses and boats to glimpse the prolific natural history of the Azores.
Our Natural History Tour of the Azores visits two of the most impressive islands scenically, but also with the largest areas of endemic vegetation. For more information on Terceira and Sao Miguel, see below.