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Ponta Delgada: Whales and Volcanoes Tour with Lunch

1. Ponta Delgada: Whales and Volcanoes Tour with Lunch

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Ponta Delgada, and then explore the coastline of the Azores by boat. Spend 3 hours looking for majestic whales and playful dolphins in their natural environment.  Reconnect with the natural world as you go in search of the sperm whales, blue whales, humpback whales and orcas that make the archipelago one of the best places in the world to see different marine mammals. Keep a look out for turtles, flying fish, sea birds and jumping dolphins along the way.  Disembark the boat and enjoy a tasty lunch, and then make your way to the volcanic landscapes of Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha. See one of the most beautiful lakes in São Miguel and experience the amazing interior of the island up close. Learn about the many uses the volcanic landscape gives to the island, from its medicinal mud to its energy source. 

Ponta Delgada: Half-Day 4x4 Sete Cidades Trip

2. Ponta Delgada: Half-Day 4x4 Sete Cidades Trip

Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring. Cruise along the forested floor of a massive volcanic crater as you explore Sete Cidades with an experienced local guide. In a rugged 4×4 vehicle, ride between sparkling lakes and bounce down dirt roads that lead to sweeping viewpoints of this stunning and dramatic landscape.

Vila Franca do Campo: Islet Reserve Tour

3. Vila Franca do Campo: Islet Reserve Tour

Discover the beautiful Islet of Vila Franca do Campo on a cruise and walking tour. Visit the rocky islet crater, learn about the islet's wildlife and plants, and cruise around the islet through the natural reserve. Begin your tour at the marina with a short briefing. Hear about the volcanic islet’s geology, plant and animal species you might see, the nature reserve’s rules, and boat safety. Head to your boat with your guide and skipper and enjoy the 10-minute ride to the islet. Disembark at the harbor for a 1.5-long guided walking tour. Walk through the rocky landscape to explore the volcanic marvel. See stunning Azorean Heather and Firetree. Keep an eye out for buzzards, turnstones, sanderlings, little egrets, whimbrels, canaries, wagtails, and sally lightfoot crab colonies. As you spot a bird or a plant, hear about it from your guide. After your walking tour, hop back on your boat and enjoy a guided boat tour around the islet before returning to the marina.

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What people are saying about Azores

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Great trip and what an experience at sea. We saw dolphins and blue whales and the staff on the boat were mega good. The guide who drove us around the island was skilled and friendly and he could answer EVERYTHING. We were 4 tourists +1 guide on tour and it was absolutely perfect. The weather was great that day and we took great pictures all the places we were. The lake of fire was beautiful and the hot springs were just what we needed. We ate lunch in a small cozy place and allergies etc. were taken into account. The food was good and so was the atmosphere. We were also on another whale safari with another company and it was not as good as this one at all. This trip can definitely be recommended. It was just such a good day.

We had a great tour of Sete Cidades and the area with Filipe. He was very knowledgeable, and told us why there were SO MANY hydrangea flowers all over the island! Highly recommend this tour. The experience is for 4-5 people, so small private group (in our case, it was just the two of us and Filipe).

After arriving in São Miguel we wanted to kickoff our journey with a tour. Delfim picked us up at our hotel, and what a guide he was! He's enthusiastic, knows all the best sights and gave us a lot of tips about what to do during our stay. I can say he's the best guide we've ever had!

We had an amazing morning and our guide was so flexible, changing the itinerary around to suit the weather better and so that we could get a view of the lakes at Sete Cidades

It was great, we even had some extra time so he took us to a pineapple plantion!