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Duration: 8 DAYS • 7 NIGHTS | JAN 05 - DEC 24, 2018 |
Location: AZORES
Price: From $1,295 CAD
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SUN & NATURE WALKING TOUR

SANTA MARIA • SÃO MIGUEL

8 DAYS • 7 NIGHTS | DEPARTURES: JAN 05 – DEC 24, 2018

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights standard rooms accommodation BB (2 nights + 2 nights Hotel Vila Nova + 3 nights Hotel Colombo)
  • Arrival & departure transfers between airport & accommodation
  • Transfers between accommodation & walk tours as per description on the program
  • Walking guidebook with trails descriptions and maps + SOS contacts
  • Entrance at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas & plantation of one endemic
  • Symbolic contribution to social & environmental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1,00€
  • Flight ticket PDL/SMA/PDL with airpass fare

 
 

Price does NOT include:

  • Local walking guide
  • Picnics or any other kind meal
  • Upgrades to superior rooms
  • Supplements to reservations in hotels other than those mentioned

 itineraryITINERARY:

DAY 1 – SÃO MIGUEL

Arrival at São Miguel. Transfer from the airport to the Hotel Vila Nova.

DAY 2 – SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer from the hotel to Sete Cidades. Walk Sete Cidades: visit the big crater of Sete Cidades with its blue and green lake, which offers you a beautiful view during the whole walk not only of the lakes but also of the big blue sea. You will descend to the valley and village of Sete Cidades where you also can walk along the lakes. Afternoon: transfer to hotel.

DAY 3 – SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer from the hotel to Furnas. Walk Furnas around the lakeside, passing by the wholes where the traditional meal “cozido” is cooked by the underground vapors released by the volcano. Visit to the Furnas Monitoring & Research Center. Transfer to the hotel. Transfer from the Hotel to the airport for the last flight to the island of Santa Maria. Flight of 20 minutes to the island of Santa Maria. Transfer from the airport to the Hotel Colombo.

DAY 4 – SANTA MARIA

Walk Pico Alto/Anjos – Transfer from the hotel to the begining of the trail at Pico Alto forest road (587metres) the highest peak on Santa Maria Island, with views of the whole island as well as views of São Miguel Island on clear days, it goes through the Barreiro da Faneca (a unique ecosystem in the Azores, made up of reddish clay lands, also known as the “Red Desert of the Azores”). At an old whale observation point, you can see Anjos, Ponta da Baleia, the Baía da Cré and the Lagoinhas Islet. Passing by a small water course descending to the bed of the Ribeira do Lemos stream. Once you reach Anjos, you can visit the Furna de Santana. Return transfer to the hotel.

DAY 5 – SANTA MARIA

Walk Entre a Serra e o Mar – Transfer from the hotel to the begining of the trail. This trail begins and ends at the parish church of Santa Bárbara and takes around 2h30. The trail begins on a beaten earth path, passing by two windmills in ruins, a stone quarry that provided the stone used to build the typical local houses. Along the trail you will see the typical style of house built in Santa Bárbara, with its characteristic chimneys, typical colours and rural-style architecture and a unique view over the Bay of São Lourenço and the splendid waterfall that is around 50m in height. Return transfer to the hotel.

DAY 6 – SANTA MARIA/ SÃO MIGUEL

Walk Santo Espírito / Maia – This 6.8km (c. 3-hours) walk begins next to the Santo Espírito Church in the Santo Espírito parish, goes through Maia and ends at the Whaling Factory in Ponta do Castelo.The path runs along the village in the direction of a traditional windmill, passing by the splendid waterfall of the Ribeira do Aveiro, the Gonçalo Velho Lighthouse and crossing some traditional vineyards as well as an area classified as a Site of Community Interest and another classified as a Nature Reserve. Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of São Miguel. Transfer from the airport to the Hotel Vila Nova.

DAY 7 – SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer from the hotel to the begining of the trail Lagoa do Fogo. Walk to Lagoa do Fogo, the most savage lake of the Azores, where you only can go walking. You will go along a “levada” through mountains and valleys with a beautiful view. The walk ends at a beach where you can take a swim. Transfer to the hotel.

DAY 8 – SÃO MIGUEL

Departure transfer to airport.

 

 

ticketJAN 05 – DEC 24, 2018 DEPARTURES:

RATE  |  DOUBLE   from $1,295 to $1,916 |  SINGLE / TRIPLE   On Req. |
Prices are in CAD Dollars, per person for specified package, in specified room type.

DOUBLE: Based on 2 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King -OR- 2 Individual Single/Twin Beds as per clients request)

TRIPLE: Based on 3 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King + 1 Individual Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds as per clients request)

SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)

  OUR HOTELS (OR SIMILAR)
SÃO MIGUEL: Hotel Vila Nova
SANTA MARIA: Hotel Colombo

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Guaranteed Departure with minimum two passengers traveling. Rates include all local taxes and are based upon the prices of suppliers, the exchange rates, taxes and other fees in force at the time of publication of this package. Subject to availability. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply as published catalog tour. Click here for full booking details, policies and terms and conditions.

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