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Hiking the Azores

Itinerary

Hiking the Azores

Day 1 - Ponta Delgada

Arrive at any time. Welcome to Sao Miguel, known as the green Island.

Day 2 - Ponta Delgada

Drive to the village of Santo Antonio today and the start of the Pico da Vara hike, featuring the highest point on Sao Miguel island. After returning from the hike the group will head into Furnas town for a visit to the Terra Nostra Gardens and geothermal hot springs. While there, the group will have a chance to take a dip in the natural hot waters or wander around the 24 acre botanical garden.

Day 3 - Ponta Delgada

Spend the morning on a hike to the highest body of water in the Azores, Lagoa do Fogo, "lake of fire". Wander down to the shores of the lake through a forest of Eucalyptus and Japanese Cedars. Later, after a picnic lunch, travel to the Sete Cidades Parish and hike the trails for stunning views of the lakes within the caldera.

Day 4 - Ponta Delgada/Angra do Heroismo

Fly from Sao Miguel to Terceira island, considered the capital of Azorean culture. Meet your CEO and hit the trails. Hike 9.5km on a circular route right in the middle of the island. Enjoy beautiful views of the Azinhal Valley and Biscoitos village with its rocky lava formations that meet the sea. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Angra do Heroismo, the capital city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5 - Angra do Heroismo

Head to the middle of the island with stunning views of the agricultural patchwork fields contrasted by the centuries old lava flow (often called the Black Lagoon). Here we hike the Misterios Negros trail and visit the Algar do Carvao lava caves.

Day 6 - Angra do Heroismo

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nts).

Local transport

Private vehicle, hiking, plane.

Meals

Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Meals Budget: Allow USD160-210 for meals not included.

Additional info

Ponta Delgada
- Forte de São Brás (3EUR per person)
- Jardim António Borges
- Ponta Delgada Foodie Walking Tour

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