Explore the Azores’ most beautiful landscapes on our classic Sao Miguel, Flores & Faial island hopping holiday.

Your holiday begins on Sao Miguel in Ponta Delgada: capital of the Azores and one of Europe’s most-welcoming cities. You’ll spend time at sea on a whale and dolphin watching trip, and time exploring the iconic landscapes of Sao Miguel. Leaving the main island, your island hopping begins with a flight to Flores, renowned for its arresting landscapes and relaxing isolation. You’ll be staying in the quiet west coast village of Faja Grande, between the lofty cliffs and waterfalls of the Ribeira do Ferreiro and the rolling Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also have a chance to explore the wider island on a jeep tour with our resident guide.

From Flores, you’ll fly to the island of Faial and the harbour town of Horta. Once a crucial resupply point for trans-Atlantic trading ships, Horta is a picturesque seafront town with a colourful maritime feel. One of the Azores’ most striking volcanic landscapes is here: the barren Capelinhos peninsula, created during a year-long volcanic eruption in the late 1950s.. It’s a short hop from Faial back to Sao Miguel, and you’ll end your holiday with a stay in semi-tropical Furnas, with its famous botanical gardens and volcanically-heated swimming pools, where you can relax and plan your next island hopping holiday to the Azores.



You’ll begin your holiday with a flight to Sao Miguel. You’ll be transferred by our driver to your accommodation in the capital Ponta Delgada.
You’ll have a day free to explore Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores. It's a great place to shop for local produce and souvenirs, with an excellent selection of friendly restaurants and cafe bars, attractive mosaic pavements and traditional Portugeuse architecture.
You’ll collect a hire car from the nearby Portas do Mar marina. You might like to drive west to Sete Cidades, the largest caldera on the island with its famous viewpoint at Vista do Rei, and the beautiful twin lakes of Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul.
You’ll head east today, to the town of Vila Franca for a three-hour whale and dolphin watching trip. In the afternoon, you could take a drive up to the summit of Pico da Barrosa (947m) for panoramic view of the north and south coasts, and a birdseye view of Lagoa do Fogo: the Fire Lake.
You'll return your hire car to the airport before flying to the island of Flores. You'll be collected by our driver for your transfer to your new accommodation in the west coast village of Faja Grande.
You’ll explore the island with our resident guide, visiting the Ponta de Albarbaz lighthouse, the island's capital Santa Cruz and Flores’ beautiful crater lakes: Lagoas Branca, Seca, Negra and Comprida.
You'll have a free day to walk the Lagoa dos Patas trail to the secluded lagoon at Poco da Alagoinha and the Ribeira do Ferreiro waterfalls.
You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Faial. You'll be collected by our driver once again, for your transfer to your new accommodation in the main harbour town of Horta.
You’ll explore Faial with our guide, visiting the Cabeco Gordo caldera and Capelinhos: the site of a major volcanic eruption in the late 1950s.
You might like to take the ferry to the neighbouring island of Pico, for a tour of the island’s UNESCO-protected vineyards, or a guided ascent of Mount Pico - Portugal’s highest peak at 2,351m.
For your final day on Faial, you could add a guided walk along the Dez Vulcoes trail or you might prefer to head to sea on a second whale watching trip.
You'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Sao Miguel, where you'll be transferred to your new accommodation in the eastern village of Furnas.
You could spend today exploring Furnas: the most easterly volcano on Sao Miguel. There are over thirty springs and geysers dotted around the village - the remains of the original Furnas volcano. Your hotel’s 200-year-old botanical gardens are home to the town’s most famous geothermal swimming pool.
For your final full day on the island, you might like to visit the Gorreana tea planation, the Lombo Gordo seacliffs, and the rustic infinity pools Poca Dona Beija.
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

From £2800 per person

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

INCLUDED: international and inter-island flights, accommodation in twin/double en-suite rooms on a B&B basis, return airport transfers, a whale and dolphin watching trip, a full-day guided tour of Sete Cidades, a full-day guided tour of Flores and a full-day guided tour of Faial.

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