4.5
30 reviews
Walking in the Azores - Explore!

Walking in the Azores

14 days
4.5
(30)
From Ponta Delgada to Horta
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124386
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Highlights

  • Circumnavigate Sete Cidades for stunning lake views
  • Bathe in thermal springs and bubbling mud pools
  • Walk through cliffs, valleys and gorges of Sao Jorge
  • Enjoy a coastal walk to the whaling village of Lajes
  • Discover the colourful history of Angra do Heroismo

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Itinerary

Start in Ponta Delgada and end in Horta! With the Explorer tour Walking in the Azores, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Ponta Delgada, Portugal and 10 other destinations in Portugal. Walking in the Azores includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel
  2. Day 2: Enjoy lakeside walk, lunch among volcanic scenery and visit thermal pools
  3. Day 3: Walk around Sete Cidades, see the colourful crater lakes
  4. Day 4: Free day; optional boat trip to look for whales
  5. Day 5: Fly to Santa Cruz on Flores Island; option to visit Corvo Island by boat
  6. Day 6: Enjoy spectacular West Coast views on a hike to Faja Grande
  7. Day 7: Fly to Terceira Island where we stay in Praia da Vitoria
  8. Day 8: Walk to Baias de Agualva; disocver Biscoitos lava pools
  9. Day 9: Visit Angra do Heroismo town before flying to Sao Jorge Island
  10. Day 10: Walk through Caldeira de Cima gorge down to Faja dos Cubres
  11. Day 11: Free day with a choice of optional walks including ridge walk down to Faja Ouividor
  12. Day 12: Take the ferry to Faial Island; explore Horta
  13. Day 13: Full day excursion of the island. Walks at the Caldeira and Capelinhos volcano
  14. Day 14: Trip ends in Horta, Faial Island
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

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  • Itinerary
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  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
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    4.7
  • Accommodation
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    4.1
  • Food
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    4.3
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    · December 23rd, 2019
    I've noticed how hard most tour leaders work, in many different tour companies - sometimes back-to-back tours, with little time off for rest, as they're preparing for the next tour. It doesn't look good from a tourist's perspective to see they're... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for you review - our leaders sure do work hard to deliver a fantastic experience, we are in touch with them throughout the season to ensure they have all the support they need.
    Trip date: June 2019
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    · December 23rd, 2019
    Some of the walking was rugged and steep which several party members found hard.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your great review, and feedback on the walks - these are reviewed at the end of each season and some changes are coming for 2021.
    Trip date: June 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
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    · December 23rd, 2019
    There were no jaw dropping highlights on this trip but it was an interesting insight into island life in the Azores. The islands are all similar as might be expected but beautiful. In hindsight I would have gone earlier in the year when all of the... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
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    · December 23rd, 2019
    Please ensure that when booking flights there is more time allowed at Lisbon airport to allow for delays on incoming flights. One hour is NOT sufficient
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    The walking is classified as 'Easy to Moderate' I walk at 3 miles an hour and on holiday walk up to 10 miles in a day. We had a group of very experienced walkers and were walking much faster than I would normally, which makes it difficult to enjoy a... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback on the walks, these are regularly reviewed and discussed with the tour leader. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the islands!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    I enjoyed this trip very much. Great destination, 4 itinerary and I was lucky with the person sharing my room and with the group overall. Thank you
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the great feedback, we're really pleased you enjoyed your Azores adventure.
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    The itinerary indicated a lot of optional walks, which could have been difficult for clients to follow without the tour leader. It was a very pleasant surprise that these walks were all organised and led by our tour leader for those who chose to do... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review.
    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    The Azores trip exceeded my expectations in the variety of things we saw in each island and the sheer beauty of the place. I hope to do a return visit to some of the other islands at some stage in the future and also try to join a group where I am not... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your lovely review.
    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you had a great trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!

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14 days
Walking in the Azores
From Ponta Delgada to Horta
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