SÃO MIGUEL ACTIVE TOUR

PROGRAM 8 Days, 7 Nights

 

With the São Miguel Active Tour, we would like to offer our customers a different and unique way to visit the Green Island. We know that practicing diverse and innovative activities in unknown places and in contact with nature will provide to our adventure lovers one of the best ways to experience this island. Therefore, the program intends to be balanced in a way that the target audience is able to take full advantage of all the activities included (accessible to most participants, whether experienced or not), preventing their comfort from being compromised – even though they spend most of their time outdoors, customers will be able to enjoy total logistical support and flexibility from our part, as well as some comfort (in the sense that they will spend most nights in guest houses or small local hotels).

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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL.

Transfer from the airport to the accommodation place. Welcome meeting.

DAY 2 – HIKE IN FOGO LAGOON MOUNTAIN (FULL DAY).

Involes a mix of wild tracks, where we will include some small roads. We will start in the north part of the island, hike part of the rim, descend to the lake and finish at the south part of the island (between 20 and 27 km total).

DAY 3 – BIKING TOUR + OCEAN KAYAKING (FULL DAY).

The morning will start with a bike tour of around 20 km, crossing the island from south to north (difficulty: beginner). The last 7 km of this tour, involve a more coastal itinerary, with stunning views of the island and to the sea. When we reach the port of São Vicente, we will have a picnic and a rest break. Then, we will depart with the kayaks towards Morro das Capelas (an old oceanic volcano with large caves) where, depending on weather conditions, there is the possibility of practicing snorkeling. In total, 5 km by kayak.

DAY 4 – CANYONING TOUR + CAMPING IN NORDESTE (FULL DAY).

From this day, you can expect an adventurous canyoning tour (of medium level), with several moments of adrenaline, rock-slides, jumps and rappel (both accessible), in direct contact with a really wild nature. To finish the day, we will take you to Nordeste, where you will spend the night in a very pleasant campsite. Dinner: Hot Soup + Barbecue.

DAY 5 – BIKING + HIKING + CAMPING IN FURNAS (FULL DAY).

The day will start in Tronqueira, with an easy bike ride and a great scenary towards Povoação. From Povoação, we will take a 7 km hike to Ribeira Quente/Furnas, stopping at the campsite where we’ll spend the night, in order to take a rest, bathe, etc. Then, it’s time to visit the characteristic fumaroles/lagoon/village, while the dinner (barbecue) is being prepared back in the campsite by one of our guides. After the barbecue, customers can enjoy the rest of the evening at the local hot springs.

DAY 6 – WHALE WATCHING (HALF DAY).

Morning with Whale Watching. Option: Swimming with dolphins.

Free Afternoon.

DAY 7 – COASTEERING + VISIT TO SETE CIDADES/MOSTEIROS + DINNER (HALF DAY).

We will take you to the coasteering spot (Caloura or Ribeirinha) where you will have an unforgettable adventure in and by the ocean. Free afternoon. For the evening we will visit Sete Cidades and Mosteiros, with the possibility of enjoying a great sunset there. Lastly, we will finish our week with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE.

Transfer to the airport.

  • All Transfers to the activities and accommodation places (including to and from the airport).

  • Accommodation at local Hotels / Guest-houses.

  • Welcome Meeting.

  • All the material / equipment for the activities. We include also the camping equipment, except for the sleeping bags.

  • All the logistics.

  • 2 to 3 certified guides.

  • Photos and Videos.

  • Picnics and snacks for the Full Day tours (days 2, 3, 4 and 5), barbecues (days 4 and 5), farewell dinner (day 7), and breakfast (all days).

  • All the entrances.

  • Obligatory Insurances.

  • Light and comfortable clothes (apart from a raincoat, swimwear, and a hat, we recommend opaque and wind protection clothing, like lycra shirts or pants).

  • Outdoor shoes (suitable for biking and hiking).

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • Personal water bottle.

  • Small backpack (preferably waterproof).

  • Bath towels.

  • Sleeping bag, small portable lantern, flip-flops and other personal equipment you think is needed for camping.

  • Personal medication (if needed).

  • For the first 3 nights you will stay at : CASA DO MONTE, CAPELAS.

  • In the 4th and 5th nights you will be camping at Nordeste and Furnas, respectively.

  • For the remaining 6th and 7th nights you will stay at : MARINA LOUNGE HOSTEL.

    • If you decided for the option not to camp during the 4th night you will stay at : THE LINCE HOTEL.

    • If you decided for the option not to camp during the 5th night you will stay at : HOTEL VALE VERDE.

  • Minimum people required to to start the excursion : 2 people.

  • Minimum age: 14 years old. Clients under the age of 18 years old must be under the responsibility of an adult.

  • It is not necessary to have previous experience in any of the activities included in the program. But the client should: enjoy the outdoors; be in a good physical shape; know how to swim and know how to bike.

  • To confirm your reservation we will need a 15% deposit in advance. This value is non-refundable if the client decides to cancel. The remaing cost should be paid one month before arrival.

  • If the client needs or wishes, it is possible to skip one day of the program. Please contact us antecedently to discuss new prices.

  • Please request your options at least 30 days before the excursion, so we can guarantee your places.
  • Fun Activities Azores Adventure reserves the right to make cancellations/reschedules based on:
  1. Unexpected weather conditions or other reasons considered relevant for the safety of our customers and staff. Customers will be able to reschedule the excursion.
  2. If the number of participants does not reach the minimum required to start the excursion. Customers will be able to reschedule the excursion or receive a full refund.
  3. If the participants are not eligible for the activity, regarding the minimum requirements or innapropriate conduct/behavior. There will be no Refund.

 

OBS : If you’re trying to make a reservation for a large group or if you have special requirements, please contact us to request a quote and/or customising your trip.

Mid Season = From April to June and October

  • Price per person : 1300€

  • Option Whale Watching : + 55€

  • Option Sete Cidades : + 55€

  • Option Accommodation 4th night : ‘guide’ price 55€ . Please contact us for exact prices.

  • Option Accommodation 5th night : ‘guide’ price 30€. Please contact us for exact prices.

Hight Season = From July to September

  • Price per person : 1480€

  • Option Whale Watching : + 55€

  • Option Sete Cidades : + 55€

  • Option Accommodation 4th night : ‘guide’ price 60€ . Please contact us for exact prices.

  • Option Accommodation 5th night : ‘guide’ price 30€ . Please contact us for exact prices.