The São Miguel, Flores & Faial island hoppingholiday 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.
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
Staying in a mixture of 4 star hotels and lovely guesthouses with lots of character, your accommodation is in the best locations on the islands.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
Valerie – Brighton
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