Nestled in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores archipelago is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. With its dramatic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage, this group of nine Portuguese islands offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and a connection with nature. In this article, we will take you on a virtual tour of the best tours and activities to make the most of your visit to the Azores.
Best of Azores - 7 days in Sao Miguel
Feel the Nature around you and relax in the Azores, "Europe's Hawaii". Sao Miguel island is one of Portugal's best known secrets. It's luxurious green, hot thermal waters, amazing vulcanic lagoons and the quality of the food will make you want to stay forever.
Let's us take you in a experience that comprises a charming hotel centrally located in Ponta Delgada, several day tours and a top up experience of your choice that will have you bragging about your Azores trip for years.
Let yourself be carried away by the charms of the island and spend 7 wonderful days in a true paradise.
City and Nature Wonders: Best of Lisbon and The Azores - 9 days
Adventure yourself in a Cultural, food and wine experience while in Lisbon area and then relax in the last haven of Europe: The Azores.
Crowned by the castle of Sao Jorge (Saint George), Portugal's heart is a colorful city of hills, beautiful vistas, unique neighborhoods, wonderful shops and historic monuments.
A solid stay in Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital, starts with a half-day tour of highlights and then sets you free to explore independently. The city’s sights – from the castle of St. George to the cuisine of Mercado da Ribeira to cobbled streets and shops of Bairro Alto - are easily reached on foot or by tram.
Next, feel the Nature around you and relax in the Azores, "Europe's Hawaii". Sao Miguel island is one of Portugal's best known secrets. It's luxurious green, hot thermal waters, amazing vulcanic lagoons and the quality of the food will make want to stay forever.
Full Day Tour in Faial Island - Shared Jeep Tour
Discover the island of Faial, known as the "blue island", and be dazzled by the impressive Capelinhos Volcano. On this day tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the geological history and traditions of this Azorean island.
You will enjoy a walk through the Horta Marina, where the history of some adventurers who passed through there is still very present. All this is set against the backdrop of the wonderful landscape of the Pico Mountains.
You will certainly be enchanted as you walk along the paths lined with vegetable gardens and pastures, which make up a truly unforgettable natural landscape.
Venture out on this jeep tour around the island of Faial and explore another side of the Azores, just as enchanting.
Pico Wine Tour - Private Jeep Tour
Pico Island, in the Azores, has lush landscapes, impressive volcanoes and a rich fauna and flora. But there is something else marvellous that this charming island offers: fantastic wine!
On this private jeep tour, you will have the opportunity to get to know the marvellous Protected Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard, classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
You will visit places that preserve, even today, all the secular identity associated with wine culture (one of the most important on the island) and you will be entitled to a tasting of wines produced in the region, as well as to know the entire production process.
If you want to spend a different day and explore a region full of charms, this jeep tour is perfect for you!
Gastronomic Tour in Pico - Shared Jeep Tour
Discover the unique gastronomy of Pico Island, as well as its wines, born from volcanic rock!
Throughout the day, indulge in the typical flavours of the region and the unique wines, while getting to know the traditions and culture of the Island, touring the Protected Landscape of the Vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.
It is the perfect opportunity to explore the second largest island of the Azores archipelago, famous for having the highest mountain in Portugal.
Tour to São Miguel - All in One!
Embark on an exhilarating adventure to uncover the hidden gems of São Miguel in just one incredible day! Get ready for a whirlwind tour that will take your breath away and leave you mesmerized by the island's enchanting beauty.
Our team of passionate guides are like local treasure hunters, eager to share the most emblematic landscapes and best-kept secrets with you. You'll be whisked away to places loved by both the islanders and tourists alike, immersing yourself in the rich history and captivating culture of this paradise.
From stunning viewpoints and soothing waterfalls to a renowned tea plantation and mouthwatering regional dishes, this whirlwind tour will leave you mesmerized by the island's captivating beauty. Join us for an unforgettable journey through São Miguel's wonders!
Ocean Kayaking in São Miguel
A kayak tour along the coast of São Miguel is the best way to combine a good physical workout with the unique opportunity to discover some of the island's best-hidden gems (high cliffs, bays, small caves or unknown sands).
This kayak tour is a fantastic opportunity to explore the emblematic islet of Vila Franca do Campo in a unique way. In total you will cover about 5 km, or about 3 hours (depending on the weather conditions and abilities of the group).
Canyoning in the Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões (São Miguel Island)
Are you looking to do something new, which involves a lot of fun and is suitable for any age? Canyoning is the answer! On our Canyoning Experience tour we will immerse ourselves in nature by taking you to explore magnificent rivers and waterfalls using different canyoning techniques such as jumps, rappels, and water slides.
Undoubtedly, the most thrilling and adventurous way to experience Azorean nature up close in one of the most beautiful locations on the island.
Hiking in Lagoa do Fogo - Azores
Have you ever thought of hiking next to a volcano? This is the perfect opportunity!
Situated in the heart of Sao Miguel is the youngest of the islands’ volcanoes, the Volcano of Aqua de Pau. Here you will hike through forests and follow streams reaching one of the most beautiful and untouched lakes in Portugal; Lagoa do Fogo aka Lake of Fire.
To do this, you must be properly dressed, since the climate in this volcanic region tends to change dramatically throughout the day. Walking in the mountains is totally different from walking at sea level – and we will be doing both! So, get ready for eventual pikes of humidity, sun, wind, downpours and, especially, lots of fun and adventure!
Whale Watching in São Miguel Island!
Before starting the adventure on the high seas, our guides will give a brief briefing on the behavior to be followed in order to respect the animals and their space, safety procedures on board and of course a brief explanation about the animals that will be ready to be taken care of. observation and its characteristics.
During the trip you will have the opportunity to observe 28 different species of marine mammals that have already been identified in the waters of the Azores among whales and dolphins. It is also possible to observe turtles, birds and other marine animals.
Stand Up Paddle in Lagoa das Sete Cidades - 3 hours
Stand Up Paddle is an activity that allows you to connect with yourself and challenge your limits and abilities.
Embrace the spirit of adventure, challenge your skills and escape your routine by paddling and enjoying what the island of São Miguel and its nature have to offer.
Get out on the water with a Stand-Up Paddle and have some fun while exploring the emblematic Blue and Green Lake of Sete Cidades.
Azores Wine Tasting in São Miguel!
Take part in this gastronomic journey between Azorean wines and some local delicacies, especially Azorean cheese. This wine tasting will take place in Livramento and the tasting area was known for growing wine grapes in the 18th century. The tasting takes place on the current terrace of the gin library, where you can enjoy views over the countryside and the Atlantic Ocean.
In this tasting you will taste 3 white wines and 2 red wines from the Azores archipelago. The wine is carefully selected from small independent local producers and some only have 1000 bottles a year. This experience also includes a free visit to Quinta Da Jardinette, one of the local wineries, which produces several of the wines you will taste.
The Azores, with its diverse landscapes and abundant activities, is a traveler's paradise. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a cultural escape, the Azores will captivate your heart and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this enchanting archipelago for a truly unforgettable experience!