Wildlife and Volcanoes of the Azores Holiday– Sat 29 June to Sat 06 July 2019 (one off guided trip)
‘The definitive guided holiday to observe whales, birds, flora and the unique volcanic world of the Azores’
There are some things in life you just must do and although you might not realise it, visiting the Azores should be in everyone’s top 10 places to visit!
This unique and almost pristine world of 9 islands is a nature lovers dream come true. The warm, nutrient rich gulf stream passes through the Azores and helps create the ideal environment for both marine life, mammals and flora to flourish. Combined with a mild year-around climate and rich volcanic soils, you have the perfect setting for an amazing natural world experience.
This balanced guided trip is designed to bring you the best of what the Azores has to offer in 7 nights. You’ll visit the largest two islands in the archipelago; Sao Miguel and Terceira. On Sao Miguel we explore the volcanoes of Sete Cidades (with its spectacular twin lakes and Atlantic vistas) and Furnas (where the ground is still hot!). When on Terceira you’ll go in search of the unique highland flora of the island, flora that once covered all the islands but now isolated to a few protected regions around the Santa Barbara National Park.
It’s the ocean around the islands that makes the Azores so special; they’re like an oasis in the Atlantic! Rising from the ocean floor, each island creates a protected environment for marine life and birds to prosper. During your trips out to sea you should encounter the great sperm and fin whales, and their smaller cousins, the spotted, striped and bottlenose dolphins. As you cruise the ocean you’ll be accompanied by shearwaters, petrels and terns.
If wildlife and natural history are your love and passion, then this natural world holiday to the Azores will not disappoint.
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
HIGHLIGHTS: Searching for the Azores Bullfinch (Priolo) - Exploring the volcanoes of Sete Cidades and Furnas - Whales and dolphins of the Azores - Endemic flora of Terceira - Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens - Monteiro's Storm Petrel and other pelagic birds. Fully guided and accompanied by local island specialists on Sao Miguel and Terceira EXCLUDED: Dinners except on your first night, insurance and personal expenses
On your Wildlife and Volcanoes 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.