Trip reference number: 5566
Trip Operator: Artisan Travel
The Azorean Islands are relatively unheard of and because of this, their rugged landscape and thriving wildlife feel undiscovered by the masses. In fact, on arrival, you’ll feel like you’re one of the first to explore this volcanic wonderland.
During our many visits to the Azores, we’ve always been struck by the exceptional marine life and the outstanding volcanic terrain found here. That’s why we’ve carefully crafted this trip so that you experience the highlights of both land and sea as you travel across two of the largest islands.
The surrounding waters not only add to the postcard-worthy backdrops, but they are also home to a variety of marine life. You will enjoy two whale watching tours where you’ll be on the lookout for many different cetacean species, but your encounter doesn’t stop there. You’ll also have a real bucket-list experience when you get the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
On land, it’s hard not to notice the volcanic presence on both of the islands you’ll visit. The island of Pico is named after the huge stratovolcano here, which is the highest mountain in Portugal. During a tour of Pico’s remarkable UNESCO status vineyards, you’ll have a great view of this impressive volcanic formation.
Back on São Miguel, you’ll stay in Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores. You can spend your free time seeing the city sights including historical monuments and botanical gardens. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a guided tour, view the ‘Personalise’ tab for all the ways you can explore with an expert local guide.
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