Experience an active holiday and try hiking on the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades or bathing in a thermal natural pool in the midst of pure nature. Go on a whale watching tour to encounter a variety of marine wildlife, such as our resident sperm whales, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. This is a package for a complete active experience!
- Day 1 | Arrival
- Day 2 | Hiking in Sete Cidades (FD)
- Day 3 | Hiking Nordeste (FD)
- Day 4 | Hiking Lagoa do Fogo (HD)
- Day 5 | Free day
- Day 6 | Walking Tour Furnas (FD)
- Day 7 | Hiking Faial da Terra (FD)
- Day 8 | Departure
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.
Sete Cidades Cumeeira Grande Hiking and Pineapple plantation - Full day. Extension:8km/4.97 miles | Level:Easy| Duration:4 hours
Pick up at the hotel, tour starts with a drive by the south road with a picturesque view until Vista do Rei, the most famous viewpoint of Sete Cidades, in which you can see the Green and Blue Lake. Beginning of the hike that goes through the rim of the Caldeira of Sete Cidades, on your right side there will be Caldeira Seca (Dry Caldera), Sete Cidades parish and on the left side, view to the southwest coast of São Miguel and its small villages along the coast. Picnic at the end of the hike by the lake. To continue your pleasurable day, you will have the chance to kayak in the lakes or relax for about an hour. On the way back, short tour and visit to the Pineapple plantation and return to the hotel.
Note: Kayaking not included, please contact us for price and additional reservation.
Nordeste - Full Day
Pick up at the Hotel. Located in the eastern-most part of the island, Nordeste is considered to be the most beautiful region in the island and it has already been considered to be the most flower-rich region in Europe. Viewpoint of Salto do Cavalo’s peak.
Lagoa do Fogo – Full day Extension: 12 Km/7.46 miles |Level: Medium |Duration:4 hours
Pick up at the hotel. This hike will show one of the most beautiful lakes in the island and all its surrounding area. The lake occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera at 949 meters/ 3114 ft of altitude there will be a possibility for a quick swim before or after the picnic lunch.Return to the hotel.
Take this day to rest and explore downtown. Optional: additional hike, whale watching, swimming with dolphins. Please contact us for prices and reservations.
Furnas - Full day Duration: 7 Hours
Pick up at the hotel. This tour will be more of a walk than a hike to the unique parish called Furnas, place where the famous Cozido das Furnas ( meats and vegetables) is cooked underground also well known for its geysers and natural waters. Starting by the south coast towards Vila Franca do Campo, the first Capital of the island destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. Visit to the Chapel of our Lady of Peace, continuing to Furnas Lake where the cozido is made and what will be served as lunch (included) at a local restaurant later on. Visit to the Botanical Park Terra Nostra established in the 18th century, known for its thermal pool of natural hot spring water 40C/ 104F rich in iron, where you can have some time to swim. After lunch, walk around the geysers and Hot water springs. Start the return back to Ponta Delgada by stopping at Pico do Ferro that offers a magnificent view over Furnas Valley. Through this North coast of the island, visit to the Gorreana Tea Plantation. The last stop will at Miradouro Santa Iria offering a view over the North Coast, from where the Volcano of Sete Cidades and the highest point of the island Pico da Vara (1105 Meters/ 3625ft). Return to the hotel.
Faial da Terra - Salto do Prego - Full Day Extension: 6 Km/3.72 miles|Level: Medium|Duration: 3h30 Hours
Pick up at the hotel for a 1h15 drive till Faial da Terra, a small village belonging to Povoacao, located in the South East of Sao Miguel Island. The hike will start with a steep trail to a small isolated community called Sanguinho. The hike continues across dense vegetation giving the impression of walking through a rain forest until a beautiful waterfall where there will be a pause for picnic/lunch time. On the way back, the trail will take a different direction after a certain point, which goes along side Ribeira Faial da Terra. Drive thourgh Furnas, possibility to bath and relax at Poca da Dona Beija Thermal pools perfect after a hike. Temperature: 39C/102F; entrance fee not included. 6EUR per person, may change without previous notice. Return to the hotel around 5pm.
- Hiking around the crater of Sete Cidades
- Exploring routes in both highland and flatland until reaching the amazing natural reserve of Lagoa do Fogo
- Tasting the famous Furnas “Cozido”, cooked only with steam of the earth
- Watching some of the 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores