Sao Miguel in the Azores

Azores in Depth: 11-Day Island Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Portugal

Places Visited

Sao Miguel das Missoes, Faial, Pico Island, Terceira...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The Azores archipelago brags boundless natural beauty across its marvelous islands, from strips of the lush landscape where wine grapes grow abundantly in the rich volcanic soils to reaches of the sapphire seascape that hug golden shorelines. For 11 days, explore the depth of the Azores and relish unreal experiences on the region’s beloved islands, including Sao Miguel, Faial, Terceira, Flores, and more.

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Trip Highlights

  • Capture extraordinary scenic views from the Vista do Rei observation point, a commanding deck overlooking Sao Miguel’s sweeping emerald hills and sparkling sapphire lakes
  • Explore the nutrient-rich environments veiling Sao Miguel during a tour within its lush botanical gardens to its steamy thermal springs, where you will tuck into a traditional volcanic steam-cooked cozido nas caldeiras
  • Stroll the old-timey districts of Horta and listen to stories of the sailors, explorers, and pirates who once gathered around this spellbinding harbor while admiring sightings of whales and dolphins swimming in the sea
  • Cross the Valley of Flamengos to the edge of Caldeira to admire the boundless beauty of the famous crater before you witness the remarkable remnants of the 1958 Capelinhos Volcano eruption
  • Transfer to the beautiful Pico Island to taste vintages produced from the iconic Verdelho grapes, unique fruits grown from the flourishing vineyards that source nutrients from the rich, volcanic soil
  • Tour the charming UNESCO-recognized town of Angra do Heroismo and explore the Age of Discovery as you listen to fables of explorers who brought riches to Terceira and witness panoramas on the hilltop looming large over the town
  • Galavant across Terceira to discover the island’s charming fishing culture at small seaside villages, otherworldly natural beauty within lava tubes, and environmental splendors from within safe, natural lava pools
  • Wander the forests of Flores and explore the brilliant natural beauty of this wild Azores island, from the striking silver-stream waterfalls that flood natural pools within the jungle to the lofty viewpoints hidden within the greenery

Starting Price

$2,305 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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