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Hiking The Azores

June 26 - July 1, 2023

Maybe you’ve been to the Azores before — but definitely not like this. Spend six incredible days hiking this famous archipelago, and experience a side that few ever see. Trek to the highest lake in the Azores, wander through storied towns, and hike through some of the most jaw-dropping landscapes you ever did see.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 5 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 3 Lunches
  • Pico Da Vara hike
  • Angra do Heroismo Walking Tour
  • Visit to the Terra Nostra Geothermal Hot Springs
  • Hike to the highest body of water in the Azores Lagoa do Fogo
  • Mistérios Negros trail Hike and Algar do Carvão lava caves
  • Sete Cidades Parish Hike
  • Rocha do Chambre Hike
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activites
  • English speaking guide throughout
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Welcome to Hiking The Azores!

Arrive at any time. Welcome to Sao Miguel, known as the green Island. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your tour guide will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Accommodations: NEAT Hotel Avenida Ponta Delgada

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Ponta Delgada

Drive to the village of Santo António today and the start of the Pico da Vara hike, featuring the highest point on São Miguel island. After returning from the hike the group will head into Furnas town for a visit to the Terra Nostra Gardens and geothermal hot springs. While there, the group will have a chance to take a dip in the natural hot waters or wander around the 24 acre botanical garden.
Accommodations: NEAT Hotel Avenida Ponta Delgada

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Ponta Delgada

Spend the morning on a hike to the highest body of water in the Azores, Lagoa do Fogo, "lake of fire". Wander down to the shores of the lake through a forest of Eucalyptus and Japanese Cedars. Later, after a picnic lunch, travel to the Sete Cidades Parish and hike the trails for stunning views of the lakes within the caldera.
Accommodations: NEAT Hotel Avenida Ponta Delgada

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Ponta Delgada/Angra do Heroísmo

Fly from São Miguel to Terceira island, considered the capital of Azorean culture. Meet your local tour guide and hit the trails. Hike 9.5km on a circular route right in the middle of the island. Enjoy beautiful views of the Azinhal Valley and Biscoitos village with its rocky lava formations that meet the sea. Later, enjoy a walking tour of Angra do Heroísmo, the capital city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Accommodations: Hotel Zenite Terceira

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Angra do Heroísmo

Head to the middle of the island with stunning views of the agricultural patchwork fields contrasted by the centuries old lava flow (often called the Black Lagoon). Here we hike the Mistérios Negros trail and visit the Algar do Carvão lava caves.
Accommodations: Hotel Zenite Terceira

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $1649 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $1282 USD
Single Occupancy - $2138 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $1662 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - April 27, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

High Activity
This tour includes daily hikes. Some of the hikes may include elevation changes.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Airport transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Ponta Delgada (PDL)
Depart from Lajes Internacional Airport, Terceira (TER)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
NEAT Hotel Avenida Ponta Delgada

With an innovative and unique style concept in the Azores Islands, NEAT Hotel Avenida focuses on simplicity and unique Azorean hospitality, which characterizes the destination itself and the essence of the Bensaude Hotels Collection.

Women's Travel Club Hiking The Azores
Hotel Zenite Terceira

The Zenite Hotel is located in the centre of Angra do Heroísmo, the historical capital of the Azores and the oldest city in the archipelago since 1450. Classified as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site in 1983.