Trip reference number: ITN_AZO_007
Trip Operator: Regent Holidays
Nine tiny islands 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 São Miguel island or the UNESCO World Heritage Sites sights of Terceira – and we’ll certainly take you there – but we’ll also show you some of the lesser-visited, but no less extraordinary sites of the archipelago.
On our Azores Grand program, you’ll also explore the secluded islands of Flores, Pico and Faial, each of which is home to its own array of unique natural attractions.Take Faial for example. While all of the Azores Islands are volcanic, it is here that you’ll find the most memorable volcanic vistas. The eruption of Capelinhos volcano in 1957 created 2 kilometres 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 Mount 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 spy the rims of volcanic calderas from above, while island-hopping by boat offers the chance to spot whales and dolphins playing in the waves.
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