Wellness and Nature in The Azores

Main destination Portugal 8 Day Tour

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Wellness and Nature in The Azores
Welcome to The Azores. São Miguel island is the largest of the nine islands that make up the Azorean region. São Miguel will offer incredible street art in Ponta Delgada and is the only place in the world where pineapples are grown in greenhouses. Enjoy kayaking, e-bike riding, an authentic cooking experience, whale watching and daily wellness activities during this 8-day adventure.

Hotel

  • Hotel Verde Mar- Ocean View Room
  • Octant Furnas Boutique Hotel- Standard Room

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • 1 Jeep Tour to Furnas
  • Culinary cooking experience
  • Whale and Dolphin watching
  • Guided hike
  • Entrance Fees and Tastings:
  • Caldeira Velha
  • Terra Nostra Park
  • Kayaking in Sete Cidades
  • E-biking in Sete Cidades 
Other Services:
  • One group round-trip airport transfer privately in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bus and guide service according to program
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking driver & guide
  • Road tolls, Taxes, Vat;

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Luggage service
  • Entrance fees in monuments
  • Tips for guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare to João Paulo II Airport 

Information

  • Transfer vehicles include one medium-sized suitcase per person.
  • If airport transfer is between 8 PM and 6 AM, an additional supplement may apply.
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Day 1

Ponta Delgada – São Miguel Island

Welcome to The Azores. Upon arrival at Ponta Delgada, you will be greeted by our representative and have a transfer to your hotel. Settle in, relax and unwind.
After unpacking, make your way to the volcanic sand beach at our hotel’s doorstep. Enjoy the hotel facilities and take in the breathtaking scenery all around you. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with the rest of the group.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

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Day 2

Tour To Lagoa Do Fogo

We wake up with an invigorating morning wellness practice by the water and have a leisurely breakfast before getting ready to head out and explore.

As we depart toward Lagoa do Fogo, we will stop for a hike to the waterfall of Salto do Cabrito followed by a visit to the regional park of Calgeira Velha before reaching the magnificent viewpoint over the Lagoa  do Fogo. For here, you'll be able to see both the north and south coasts of the island.

We'll heard back to Ribeira Grande where you will have free time for lunch on your own. Later, enjoy a brief introduction to the city before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

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Day 3

Tour To Sete Cidades

We wake up with a heart-centered morning wellness practice followed by breakfast at the hotel.
Today we explore the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Seven Cities are located. A small stop will be made at the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, one of the most important panoramic views of the island. Photos will not do justice while you look down into the famous lagoon, asleep inside a huge volcanic crater.

Then, we will get a different perspective by exploring the lagoon first by kayak, then by e-bike. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking scenery, which will be sure to offer postcard images in every direction!

Afterwards, we continue with a visit and free time for lunch at the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense. Return to the the hotel in the mid-afternoon for leisure time, or to enjoy the amenities on site.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

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Day 4

Whale And Dolphin Watching / Vila Franca Campo

Meet for a morning wellness practice and breakfast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After breakfast, we head to Ponta Delgada to meet our skipper.

Today we’re looking for whales and dolphins while viewing this treasure of an island from the sea. The most sighted are the sperm whale, sei whale, pilot whale, mink whale, fin whale, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphin, and Atlantic spotted dolphin. After this experience, we’ll make a stop in Vila Franca do Campo for lunch. Return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

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Day 5

Jeep Tour To Furnas & Thermal Bath

Start your morning off with a beautiful wellness session and breakfast by the sea. After check out, we head to Furnas Valley, which is inserted in one of the three active central volcanoes of San Miguel island. At the heart of the town is a crater lake surrounded by smoking fumaroles where you can witness the local “cozido” dish be cooked by the heat of the earth with an opportunity to taste this local dish for lunch.

In the afternoon, we visit the volcano boilers and the village. The next stop is Terra Nostra Park, a bicentennial garden with unique species and a splendid thermal pool, where we suggest a relaxing bath. The park is a unique repository of trees, plants and other plants species from around the world. After arrival and check in at the hotel, you will be given time to relax and enjoy the amenities on site.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

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Day 6

Guided Hike

After a morning wellness class and breakfast, we will meet our guide for a hike.

We head to the charming village of Faial da Terra. Discover the abandoned village of Sanguinho as we go in search of waterfalls. We will take some time to rest and chat over a picnic lunch and perhaps take a swim in the cool spring water. After our hiking excursion, head back to relax or have a swim at in the thermal pool before enjoying an optional wellness practice.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

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Day 7

Free Day At Leisure In Furnas

Start your day with a morning wellness class and leisurely breakfast overlooking the surrounding mountains. After, head out to the market with a local chef to pick out your fresh ingredients for the interactive cooking that will take place later in the day.

After your market visit, the day is yours to spend at leisure. If you decide to explore on your own or shop in town, the hotel can accommodate reserving a taxi for you. Should you wish to stay on property, wellness activities are endless, including a spa and thermal spring with iron water, an outdoor thermal pool, an indoor dynamic thermal pool, active thermal circuits, massage, body and face treatments, reflexology, a “Floatbed,” a whirlpool, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a fitness center.

Later in the evening, take part in an interactive cooking experience with a chef for our farewell dinner. This experience will give you a taste of true Azorean tradition and culture.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

day7-azores.jpg
Day 8

Ponta Delgada

Should time allow based on your return flight, we’ll have our last wellness practice before leaving the Azores. Have breakfast at the hotel and checkout before your group transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Ponta Delgada – São Miguel Island

Welcome to The Azores. Upon arrival at Ponta Delgada, you will be greeted by our representative and have a transfer to your hotel. Settle in, relax and unwind.
After unpacking, make your way to the volcanic sand beach at our hotel’s doorstep. Enjoy the hotel facilities and take in the breathtaking scenery all around you. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with the rest of the group.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

day1-azores.jpg
Day 2

Tour To Lagoa Do Fogo

We wake up with an invigorating morning wellness practice by the water and have a leisurely breakfast before getting ready to head out and explore.

As we depart toward Lagoa do Fogo, we will stop for a hike to the waterfall of Salto do Cabrito followed by a visit to the regional park of Calgeira Velha before reaching the magnificent viewpoint over the Lagoa  do Fogo. For here, you'll be able to see both the north and south coasts of the island.

We'll heard back to Ribeira Grande where you will have free time for lunch on your own. Later, enjoy a brief introduction to the city before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

day2-azores.jpg
Day 3

Tour To Sete Cidades

We wake up with a heart-centered morning wellness practice followed by breakfast at the hotel.
Today we explore the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Seven Cities are located. A small stop will be made at the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, one of the most important panoramic views of the island. Photos will not do justice while you look down into the famous lagoon, asleep inside a huge volcanic crater.

Then, we will get a different perspective by exploring the lagoon first by kayak, then by e-bike. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking scenery, which will be sure to offer postcard images in every direction!

Afterwards, we continue with a visit and free time for lunch at the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense. Return to the the hotel in the mid-afternoon for leisure time, or to enjoy the amenities on site.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

day3-azores.jpg
Day 4

Whale And Dolphin Watching / Vila Franca Campo

Meet for a morning wellness practice and breakfast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After breakfast, we head to Ponta Delgada to meet our skipper.

Today we’re looking for whales and dolphins while viewing this treasure of an island from the sea. The most sighted are the sperm whale, sei whale, pilot whale, mink whale, fin whale, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphin, and Atlantic spotted dolphin. After this experience, we’ll make a stop in Vila Franca do Campo for lunch. Return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Verde Mar

day4-azores.jpg
Day 5

Jeep Tour To Furnas & Thermal Bath

Start your morning off with a beautiful wellness session and breakfast by the sea. After check out, we head to Furnas Valley, which is inserted in one of the three active central volcanoes of San Miguel island. At the heart of the town is a crater lake surrounded by smoking fumaroles where you can witness the local “cozido” dish be cooked by the heat of the earth with an opportunity to taste this local dish for lunch.

In the afternoon, we visit the volcano boilers and the village. The next stop is Terra Nostra Park, a bicentennial garden with unique species and a splendid thermal pool, where we suggest a relaxing bath. The park is a unique repository of trees, plants and other plants species from around the world. After arrival and check in at the hotel, you will be given time to relax and enjoy the amenities on site.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

day5-azores.jpg
Day 6

Guided Hike

After a morning wellness class and breakfast, we will meet our guide for a hike.

We head to the charming village of Faial da Terra. Discover the abandoned village of Sanguinho as we go in search of waterfalls. We will take some time to rest and chat over a picnic lunch and perhaps take a swim in the cool spring water. After our hiking excursion, head back to relax or have a swim at in the thermal pool before enjoying an optional wellness practice.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

day6-azores.jpg
Day 7

Free Day At Leisure In Furnas

Start your day with a morning wellness class and leisurely breakfast overlooking the surrounding mountains. After, head out to the market with a local chef to pick out your fresh ingredients for the interactive cooking that will take place later in the day.

After your market visit, the day is yours to spend at leisure. If you decide to explore on your own or shop in town, the hotel can accommodate reserving a taxi for you. Should you wish to stay on property, wellness activities are endless, including a spa and thermal spring with iron water, an outdoor thermal pool, an indoor dynamic thermal pool, active thermal circuits, massage, body and face treatments, reflexology, a “Floatbed,” a whirlpool, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a fitness center.

Later in the evening, take part in an interactive cooking experience with a chef for our farewell dinner. This experience will give you a taste of true Azorean tradition and culture.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Furnas Boutique Hotel

day7-azores.jpg
Day 8

Ponta Delgada

Should time allow based on your return flight, we’ll have our last wellness practice before leaving the Azores. Have breakfast at the hotel and checkout before your group transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

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Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Accommodation names are subject to availability. Should accommodation mentioned on specific itinerary not be available, a similar or higher rated accommodation will be substituted. Single room allotments are subject to availability and booked on a FCFS basis. Fit4Travel will work with each vendor or supplier to secure as many single rooms as possible to accommodate each traveler.

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