Explore spectacular volcanic landscapes and wild coastlines on our Sao Miguel Discovery Week.

Being the largest island in the Azores, there’s a wealth of wonderful things to see and do on Sao Miguel. To the west is the island’s largest caldera Sete Cidades – and you’ll explore it’s extraordinary natural beauty with our English-speaking guide. To the east, you’ll find one of the Azores’ most famous locations: the Furnas valley. One of the island’s oldest calderas, the ever-pervading aroma of bubbling hot springs and wild aloe give Furnas a semi-tropical feel. Nowhere more so than at the 200-year-old Parque Terra Nostra: home to Sao Miguel’s most-popular geothermal swimming pool.

You’ll also spend time with the island’s resident population of bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales. The Azores are Europe’s number one destination for whale and dolphin watching, and you’ll be heading to sea with the #01 crew on Sao Miguel. We’ll also provide you with a hire car and you’ll have time to explore the island at your leisure. 




You'l begin your holiday flying from the UK to the Azores. Our driver will collect you from your flight, for your transfer to the peaceful south coast village of Caloura.
Today you’ll head to the western end of Sao Miguel with our resident guide, for a full day tour of the great crater at Sete Cidades – including visits to Vista do Rei, Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul, Mosteiros, and the naturally-heated sea pools at Ponta Ferraria.
We’ll deliver a hire car to your quinta, and you’ll drive along the coast to Vila Franca for a whale and dolphin watching trip. The seas around the Azores are one of the best places to observe bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales.
You’ll take a drive up to the summit of Pico da Barrosa (947m), one of the highest points on the island. Weather permitting, there’s a magnificent panoramic view of the north and south coasts – and a birds eye view of Lagoa do Fogo – the Fire of Lake.
You might like to include a guided walk along the Sanguinho trail - a circular walk which begins and ends in the south coast village of Faial da Terra, following the old cobbled trail to the once-deserted village of Sanguinho and the beautiful Cascasta Salto do Prego waterfall.
You’ll take a drive north to the Gorreana tea plantation, Europe's oldest producer of tea (established in 1883). The plantation is spread across thirty-two acres and produces around thirty tons of tea per year. Heading east, you’ll come to the Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Natural Park, home to the Azorean bullfinch – an endemic species that lives amongst the Laurisilva forests on the flanks of the Serra da Tronqueira mountains.
You’ll spend your final full-day exploring the Furnas valley, with visits to Lagoa das Furnas, the geysers at Cha das Caldeiras, the 200-year-old Terra Nostra botanical gardens and geothermal swimming pool, and Poca Dona Beija.
You’ll return your hire car to the airport before flying home.

From £1600 per person

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

INCLUDED: international flights, accommodation in a double/twin room on a B&B basis, airport transfers, a hire car, a half-day whale and dolphin watching trip and a full-day guided jeep tour.


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