São Miguel Expedition

SÃO MIGUEL ACTIVE TOUR

PROGRAM 8 Days, 7 Nights

With São Miguel Active Tour we would like to offer to our clients a different way of visiting the Green Island. We know that being outside close to Nature and actively doing things in some hidden spots will bring to our nature lovers one of the best pictures of this island. The program intend to be balanced in the meaning of activities : beginner and medium levels are all ok . At the same time we want it to be balanced regarding the outdoors: our clients will be “outside” but with some comfort, with full logistic support and flexibility during their trip and also enjoying, for most of the nights, the comfort of a guest-house or small hotel.

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL

Transfer from the airport to the accommodation. Welcome meeting.

DAY 2 – HIKE IN FOGO LAKE MOUNTAIN – Full Day.

This is a mix of wild tracks but we will include some small roads. It has between 20 and 27 km. We start in the north, hike part of the rim, descend to the lake and finish at the south part of the island.

DAY 3- BIKING + OCEAN KAYAKING – Full Day.

The morning bike will be around 20km, easy, crossing the island from south to north. The last 7 km will be a very coastal itinerary with the views of the island and the ocean. We will arrive to São Vicente port. Pick nic and resting brake. From the port we will leave with the kayaks in direction of Morro das Capelas, an old ocean volcano, with big caves. Possibility to do snorkeling (to snorkel). 5km kayaking.

DAY 4 – ADVENTURE CANYONING TOUR + CAMPING – Full Day.

This day we can expect an adventurous canyoning tour, medium level, with rappeling, rock and rope sliding and jumps. We can expect to see a really wild Nature. After we will drive you to Nordeste where you will spend the night at a forest camping site. Dinner: Hot Soup + Barbecue.

DAY 5 – HIKING + BIKING + FURNAS CAMPING – Full Day.

Will start in Tronqueira with easy bike towards Povoação ( the scenery is really nice ). From Povoação will enjoy 7km Hike tour to Ribeira Quente/Furnas. In Furnas we will stop at the camping site where the tents will be already set. After resting , having a shower etc will enjoy a visit to the springs/lake/village. the barbecue will be prepared at the camping place from one of our guides. After the barbecue the clients can enjoy a night with hotsprings at one of the local spots.

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 +

Evening.

We will take you to the coasteering spot (Caloura or Ribeirinha) where you will enjoy some wild adventure at the Ocean. Free afternoon. For the evening we will visit Sete Cidades and Mosteiros, with the possibility of enjoying the sunset. Will finish our week and adventure with a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE.

Transfer to the airport.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

1 – All Transfers to the activities and hotels (including to and from the airport);

2 – Welcome Meeting;

3 – All the material for the activities. We include also the camping material except the sleeping bags;

4 – All the logistics;

5 – 2 to 3 certified guides;

6 – Photos and videos;

7 – Picnics and snacks for the full days (days 2, 3, 4 and 5), barbecues (days 3 and 4), breakfast (days 5 and 6) farewell dinner day 7;

8 – All the entrances;

9 – Obligatory Insurances.

WHAT TO BRING

1 – Light and comfortable clothes including raincoat, wind protection, swimwear and hat;

2 – Outdoor shoes (biking, hiking, walking);

3 – Sunblock and sunglasses;

5 – Personal water bottle;

6 – Small backpack (for one day hike and bike);

7 – Towels;

8 – Sleeping bag, small torch, flippers and other material you think is needed for the camping;

9 – Personal medication (if needed).

OTHER DETAILS / OBS:

– The min pax considering this price is 5 persons.The maximum is 12;

– Minimum age: 14 year old;

– No previous experience is need to all the activities included in the program. But the client should be able to swim and bike;

– For our cancellation policy please have a look at our Terms and Conditions;

– The details we need from each client: name and date of birth, weight, height, shoe size, food restrictions or preferences, health problems.