On the Volcanoes and Geology of the Azores holiday, learn about how the dramatic island of São Miguel was formed by massive submarine explosions and spend a week in the lovely Hotel Camões right in the old centre of Ponta Delgada with its cobbled streets and traditional architecture. During your week we include 3 fascinating full day guided tours, all in the company of our expert guides and suitable for all ages.
The Volcanoes and Geology of the Azores tours visit the enormous crater of Sete Cidades with its twin lakes, the crater of Furnas with its bubbling pools and cooking holes and your third day out is a geotour where you will cover other volcanic features in the company of a geologist.
All Volcanoes and Geology of the Azores tours are suitable for all ages. We have even taken our children when they were 4 & 6 years old on the geotour and the guide expertly adapted to their level! In your free time, you can either add more tours or go whale watching or you could hire a car for a few days and explore the island yourself, enjoy some of the gorgeous walks, explore Ponta Delgada with its beautiful churches, gardens and museums or we can arrange some guided tours for you. The choice is yours!
Please note there is a supplement during the festival of Santo Cristo 3-7 May 2018.
Full day guided tour to Sete Cidades crater including lunch.
The iconic photograph of the Azores is taken here - you'll have seen it. This is the largest crater in the Azores at 13km in circumference and is green and fairy-tale like with twin lakes inside separated by a road bridge. Nestled inside is the sleepy village of Sete Cidades. Your tour will take you to some beautiful viewpoints on the crater and at the end of the day, there is the option to swim in a hot ocean pool and if time a brief visit to a pineapple plantation near Ponta Delgada.
Full day guided tour to Furnas crater including lunch.
A great day out to the most obviously volcanic area on the island, the Furnas crater, with its bubbling mud, boiling pools and outdoor geothermal swimming pool. During your day you will visit the volcanic cooking holes around Furnas Lake and have lunch in a restaurant in this pretty town. You will also be taken to the impressive Fire Lake in the centre of the island, the most remote crater lake on the island surrounded by impressive mountains.
Full day guided geotour including lunch.
This popular tour takes you on a full day geological exploration of the island visiting the important volcanic features of the island. The tour includes the Agua d' Pau volcano, the hot springs of caldeirinhas, a geo-thermal power station (if open) and lava tunnels. All in the company of a local geologist.
Transfer to airport (10mins). Fly São Miguel to London
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flights (guide price), accommodation on on B&B sharing basis, airport taxes, airport transfers, tours as described in the itinerary above.
EXCLUDED: Meals not specified as above, insurance and additional excursions on free days.
Centrally located near the seafront of Ponta Delgada, the Hotel Camões makes an ideal base. If you prefer other accommodation however, just let us know.
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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