Set adrift in the Atlantic, the draw of the Azores is their remoteness and the unique landscapes this promises. Most trips here tend to centre on popular Sao Miguel or the UNESCO sights of Terceira – and we’ll take you there – but we’ll also take you further. On our Azores Grand Tour you’ll explore the secluded islands of Flores, Pico and Faial as well. Many of the sights and experiences on these lesser explored islands are completely unique.Take Faial for example. While all of the Azore Islands are volcanic it is here that you’ll find the most memorable volcanic vistas. The eruption of Capelinhos volcano in 1958 created 2km of ash dusted earth, where today you can explore craters, cones and lava tubes. Over on Pico Island you’ll be one of the few people to taste wine grown from volcanic soil on the vineyards that climb Mont Pico, while Flores in the west is the most secluded island of the lot and promises an eden-like-interior of tumbling waterfalls, green carpeted cliffs and twinkling lagoons. The adventure also stretches to the transport. Inter-island flights let you spot the rims of volcanic calderas, while island hopping by boat offers the chance to spot whales splashing in the waves.
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