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Azores Island Hopping

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Azores Island Hopping

  • Hop from island to island to discover the distinctive Azorean culture
  • The dramatic volcanic peak of Pico, the highest point in Portugal.
  • Walk through the lush, green landscapes of Sao Jorge Island
  • The vineyards of Pico Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take in the historical sites and vibrant marina in capital, Ponta Delgada.
The Azores archipelago in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean is filled with lush green landscapes and vibrantly coloured flowers, unspoilt geological wonders, volcanic peaks and dormant craters. This island-hopping adventure takes in four of the islands; Pico, with its dramatic 2351m volcanic peak, lush Sao Jorge with its fertile orchards, Faial, the "island of hydrangeas", and Sao Miguel with its vibrant capital city of Ponta Delgada. Follow trails through “fajas”, fertile headlands dotted with orchards and hamlets. Take a whale watching tour and with luck view sperm whales and dolphins frolicking in the ocean. Discover vineyards surrounded by stone walls of black lava which make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site and put your feet up at the end of the day in small, traditional hotels where you will be sure of a warm welcome!

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Ponta Delgada Day 2 Flight to Pico. Coastal walk among the vineyards 7.6 miles / 12.2 km Day 3 Pico Island Whale Watching Day 4 Ferry to Sao Jorge Island - Pilgrim’s Path Walk 5.8 miles / 9.4 km Day 5 Pico das Calderinhas to Faja de Ouvidor 10.9 miles / 17.5 km Day 6 Ferry to Faial Island. Walk from the Caldeira to the Ocean 9.75 miles / 15.6 km Day 7 Capelinhos Lighthouse Walk 2.3 miles / 3.7 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 20kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 20kg is equivalent to 182 bananas. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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