The São Miguel, Flores & Faial island hopping holiday is a great two-week introduction to the Azores. Your first 6 nights will be spent on the main island split between a central hotel in the capital Ponta Delgada and the lovely Terra Nostra Hotel in the central highlands of São Miguel. You’ll have a hire car so you can really explore this spectacular island with its crater lakes and pretty coastline. We also include a 3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip from Ponta Delgada.
For the next stage of your island hopping holiday, you fly to arguably the most beautiful island, Flores, right at the westernmost point in Europe staying in the bohemian Argonauta guesthouse for 4 nights. This is in the quiet village of Fajã Grande on the west coast which has a wonderful backdrop of waterfalls cascading down cliffs to romantic pools below. There are several local restaurants to eat out at and a small shop in the village. We include a full day jeep tour of Flores to give you a real taste of the island.
You then fly to Faial island for 3 nights staying in the pretty capital town Horta with its marina full of transatlantic yachtsmen at the friendly Estrela do Atlantico guesthouse. We include in your island hopping holiday another full day jeep tour here so you can see the 1000ft deep crater in the centre of the island and the newly formed land at Capelinhos from 1957. If you have time, you can take the 30 minute ferry over to Pico island, go out for more whale watching or just enjoy the cafés and bars and atmosphere of Horta.
Finally, you fly back to Ponta Delgada for the final night of your island hopping holiday before taking the direct flight back to London.
From £1791 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: lnternational flights (guide price), inter-island flights, accommodation on B&B sharing basis, airport taxes, airport transfers on Faial and Flores, Model B car hire on São Miguel and excursions as described in the itinerary EXCLUDED: Meals not specified as above, insurance and excursions on free days
With a combination of jeep tours and whale watching, you'll get to see the highlights of these three islands but also have plenty of free time to explore on your own.
This holiday visits three of the most beautiful and varied islands in the Azores and is a great introduction to the archipelago.