Azores Adventures – Futurismo

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  1. Are the Azores a good hiking destination?

    Yes, the Azores have a great landscape diversity, which creates wonderful hiking routes for nature lovers.

  2. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  3. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  5. Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

    Good conditions are always better to feel comfortable. Easy tours are relatively accessible in terms of physical conditions, but we also have higher difficulty ones. Futurismo also provides walking sticks for people who feel more comfortable walking with.

  6. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  7. How hard is this activity?

    We offer tours with different difficulty levels. You can filter them on the search results page or look at them, specifically, in each tour page.

  8. How to go to Sete Cidades?

    The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

  9. I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

  10. I have lower back problems but I would like to do this tour. Is it recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with back problems for the hardest hikes. We recommend that you consult your physician first.

  11. I have some knee/joint problems. Are the hikings recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with knee/joint problems for the hardest hikes. We recommend that you consult your physician first.

  12. Is Hiking good for you?

    Hiking is really good for your health, it makes you walk surrounded by nature. However, if you have any physical condition, please consult your physician first.

  13. Is it safe to hike in Azores?

    Yes. We make sure every security aspect is covered.

  14. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  15. Is there any place where I can store safely my personal belongings during the tour?

    You can let your belongings in Futurismo’s vehicle.

  16. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    Yes, some of our hikes will take you to great outdoor adventures!

  17. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  18. What can I do in Sete Cidades?

    In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

  19. What if it rains? Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the rain?

    All the included equipment is presented per tour. Please check it out on the “What’s included” section.

  20. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  21. What is the best season to hike in the Azores?

    This activity is good all year round due to our mild climate.

  22. What is the best weather to hike in Azores?

    It is better to hike in the Azores when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  23. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  24. Where is located Sete Cidades?

    Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

  25. Where is the hike located?

    Fenais da Ajuda is located on the North coast, 40 minutes farther East from Ponta Delgada.


Hiking Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Walking sticks
  3. Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  4. Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
  5. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  2. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  3. Can I drive the Van?

    No, this is not a rental vehicle, our professional guide will drive you safely during our tours.

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  5. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  6. How long is a Van tour?

    Please check each tour duration info.

  7. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  8. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

  9. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  10. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  11. What is the best weather to do a Van Tour in Azores?

    It is better to go on a van tour when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  12. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  13. What kind of van do you have?

    Please check our “Fleet” specific page and get to know all our vehiacles

  14. Will I be able to swim in Fogo lake?

    No, Fogo Lake is a natural reserve, and for natural preservation purposes, it is not authorized to bathe in the lake.


Van Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
  3. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are the Azores a good whale watching destination?

    The Azores are a great whale watching destination, probably one of the best in the whole world. We have sperm whales all year round. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, lots of cetacean species pass by our islands during their annual migration.

  2. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  3. Can I swim with the dolphins and whales?

    You cannot swim with whales, our strict whale watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them. About dolphins, on our swimming with dolphins tours, you can have the opportunity to swim with them.

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware your material will be under your responsibility. Waterproof cameras are also interesting for underwater shootings.

  5. Can I touch the whales and dolphins?

    No, our strict whale and dolphin watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them.

  6. Can I use my drone during this tour?

    You cannot use a drone on our tours with other travelers. However, if you really want to fly your drone, it is possible on a private tour with us.

  7. Can you send me photos of the tour?

    Please check our blog at http://whalewatchingazores.com/blog/
    Usually we upload all the photos there.

  8. Do you have toilets on the boat?

    On the catamarans and the bigger zodiac boats, there is a toilet facility. However on the small zodiac boats there is no toilets.

  9. Do you sell food and drinks on the boat?

    No, we do not sell anything on the boat. It is better to bring a snack and a reusable water bottle with you for the tour.

  10. Do you sell medication for seasickness?

    No, we do not sell anything on the boat. If you know that you get easily seasick, it is better to purchase the adequate medication before the tour.

  11. Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the boat trip?

    We provide rain jackets and waterproof trousers on zodiac boats for the trip in case of bad weather. On the catamarans, you can go inside to stay dry.

  12. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  13. How long is a Whale Watching tour?

    Please check each tour duration info.

  14. How many whales and dolphins can I see?

    It depends, each day on the ocean is a surprise. Sometimes we can see one whale only, and other times we will see several species with pods of dolphins including thousands of individuals. We work with nature, the animals are not under our control.

  15. How should I choose the perfect boat for my tour?

    Are you an adventure and adrenaline seeker? Do you want to feel closer to the animals and don’t mind getting a bit wet with the waves of the ocean?
    Then, you will have a lot of fun on our zodiac boats.
    We will take you on a fast and splashy trip in the search for cetaceans, travelling close to the action right that erupts on the water surface
    If, on the other hand, if you are traveling with babies, children or people with less mobility, or just want a more comfortable trip, then our our catamarans are your best choice.
    They are bigger, more stable boats, with a bathroom on board and provide an extraordinary visibility from above over the magestic creatures in the sea.

  16. I am pregnant but I would like to do whale watching. Is it possible?

    In this situation, we advise to go on a tour aboard the catamarans. These boats are more comfortable and stable.

  17. I am resident of the Azores, do I have a special discount?

    Yes, residents get 25% discount on this tour!

  18. I have lower back problems but I would like to go on a whale and dolphin watching trip. Can I go on a tour?

    We have a catamaran that is more comfortable and stable than the zodiac and fiberglass boats, but before you come you should consult your physician.

  19. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity. For groups of 6 people or more, we offer a 10% discount only for Whale and dolphin Watching tours

  20. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    On the catamaran, you can enjoy a nice and smooth trip, but it is still exciting when you sight your fist whale or dolphin. On the zodiac boats, you will have more adrenaline for a bouncy and splashy trip.

  21. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  22. What animals can we see during this tour?

    According to the season, you will be able to see dolphins and whales. All year round it is possible to see sperm whales, and 3 different species of dolphins, who are resident species living in the Azores.If you want to know more about

  23. What if I am seasick?

    We advise to avoid eating anything overly spicy, acidic, fatty or dairy before the boat trip. Don’t overeat but come well fed. Once on the boat, look at the horizon and get fresh air. If you feel bad, the staff on the boat will help you.

  24. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  25. What is the average sea water temperature in the Azores?

    During the Wintertime, the water temperature will be around 16-18°C (61-64°F) and during the Summertime, it will be around 22-24°C (71-75°F).

  26. What is the best weather conditions for Whale Watching?

    The best weather is when there is no or little wind in order to have small or no waves at all. A sunny day can be nice, but some fresh air is also good to not be too warm on the boat.

  27. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  28. What is the price for whale and dolphin watching?

    Please check our per tour detailed information.

  29. Where are we going to go to see the animals?

    Whales and dolphins are 100% free, so they go wherever they want and we are the ones to follow them, thanks to our lookouts on the coast, guiding us to them with binoculars.

  30. Where is the meeting point for this tour?

    We are in the Marina of Ponta Delgada, store 26.

  31. Will the weather be ok?

    The weather in the Azores is very unstable, it is hard to predict it. But you can always see a close-to-reality forecast on WindGuru.


Whale Watching
  1. Free Entrance for Children up to 5 years old
  2. Pre-tour briefing
  3. Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
  4. Life jacket (on zodiac & fiberglass boats)
  5. Marine biologist guides
  6. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  2. Are there particular recommendations when taking a dip into the iron-rich hot pool?

    Yes, avoid white or light-colored swimsuit, because they could turn orange-yellowish. Don’t wear jewelry while in the pool because it could also turn into another color due to the iron inside the water. Also, avoid getting your hair wet especially if you have dyed hair because it can become dry or change the color. Otherwise, just enjoy this extraordinary experience.

  3. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  4. Can I drive the Van?

    No, this is not a rental vehicle, our professional guide will drive you safely during our tours.

  5. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  6. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  7. How long is a Van tour?

    Please check each tour duration info.

  8. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  9. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

  10. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  11. What if I don’t want to bathe in the hot spring at Terra Nostra?

    Bathing in the hot pools of Terra Nostra is not mandatory. You can also enjoy the botanical garden and relax on a bench.

  12. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  13. What is Cozido das Furnas?

    Cozido is one of the most typical and emblematic dishes of São Miguel. What is special about it is that all the ingredients are placed in a pan which is buried in the hot ground next to the natural boilers of Furnas. The average cooking time is 5 hours. The recipe usually includes chicken, beef, pig leg, bacon, pork chop, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale, black pudding, chorizo, and yams. Check our video.

  14. What is the best weather to do a Van Tour in Azores?

    It is better to go on a van tour when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  15. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  16. What kind of van do you have?

    Please check our “Fleet” specific page and get to know all our vehiacles

  17. Where is Furnas?

    Furnas is located about 43km (27 miles) away from Ponta Delgada Eastward. It takes approximately 40 minutes to go there without stopping.


Van Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Swimming in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool
  3. Tasting the typical “Cozido” meal
  4. Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
  5. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are the Azores a good hiking destination?

    Yes, the Azores have a great landscape diversity, which creates wonderful hiking routes for nature lovers.

  2. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  3. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  5. Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

    Good conditions are always better to feel comfortable. Easy tours are relatively accessible in terms of physical conditions, but we also have higher difficulty ones. Futurismo also provides walking sticks for people who feel more comfortable walking with.

  6. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  7. How hard is this activity?

    We offer tours with different difficulty levels. You can filter them on the search results page or look at them, specifically, in each tour page.

  8. I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

  9. I have lower back problems but I would like to do this tour. Is it recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with back problems for the hardest hikes. We recommend that you consult your physician first.

  10. I have some knee/joint problems. Are the hikings recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with knee/joint problems for the hardest hikes. We recommend that you consult your physician first.

  11. Is Hiking good for you?

    Hiking is really good for your health, it makes you walk surrounded by nature. However, if you have any physical condition, please consult your physician first.

  12. Is it safe to hike in Azores?

    Yes. We make sure every security aspect is covered.

  13. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  14. Is there any place where I can store safely my personal belongings during the tour?

    You can let your belongings in Futurismo’s vehicle.

  15. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    Yes, some of our hikes will take you to great outdoor adventures!

  16. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  17. What if it rains? Does Futurismo provide rain jackets and trousers for the rain?

    All the included equipment is presented per tour. Please check it out on the “What’s included” section.

  18. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  19. What is the best season to hike in the Azores?

    This activity is good all year round due to our mild climate.

  20. What is the best weather to hike in Azores?

    It is better to hike in the Azores when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  21. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  22. Where is the hike located?

    Fenais da Ajuda is located on the North coast, 40 minutes farther East from Ponta Delgada.


Hiking Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Taste of local wine
  3. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  2. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  3. Can I drive the Van?

    No, this is not a rental vehicle, our professional guide will drive you safely during our tours.

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  5. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  6. How long is a Van tour?

    Please check each tour duration info.

  7. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  8. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

  9. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  10. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  11. What is the best weather to do a Van Tour in Azores?

    It is better to go on a van tour when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  12. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  13. What kind of van do you have?

    Please check our “Fleet” specific page and get to know all our vehiacles


Van Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Light meal (sandwich or salad, fruit, cereal bar or cake, juice and water)
  3. Entrance & equipment to Gruta das Torres
  4. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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  1. Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

  2. Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

  3. Can I drive the Van?

    No, this is not a rental vehicle, our professional guide will drive you safely during our tours.

  4. Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

  5. How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

  6. How long is a Van tour?

    Please check each tour duration info.

  7. Is there any kind of discount?

    Yes, if you book several tours with us, you have a 10% discount from your second activity.

  8. Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

  9. Should I book in advance?

    Yes, it is always better to book in advance in order to make sure we have availability.

  10. What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

  11. What is the best weather to do a Van Tour in Azores?

    It is better to go on a van tour when there are few clouds in order to have a good visibility at the different viewpoints. However in the Azores, the weather can change quickly and even on a cloudy day, the clouds can disappear to let you enjoy the views.

  12. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

  13. What kind of van do you have?

    Please check our “Fleet” specific page and get to know all our vehiacles


Van Tours
  1. Certified guide
  2. Lunch in a local restaurant
  3. Entrance to Capelinhos museum OR botanical garden
  4. Regional cheese tasting
  5. Insurance (personal accident and liability)
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Active São Miguel, Pico & Faial 7D

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Active São Miguel, Pico & Faial 7D

Active São Miguel, Pico & Faial 7D

Faial island, Pico island, Sao Miguel island

The island of the Archangel – São Miguel – unveils its personality along the amazing trail of Serra Devassa: filled with lagoons, aqueducts, and waterfalls, among a green that will forever be engraved in your eyes.

Lagoa do Fogo, inlaid in cliffs of splendor and light, is another teasing for the demanding souls…

And then it will be time for the valley of Furnas with a row of thermal springs, warm mists, and velvet slopes.

A tasting of another island-ambiance follows: the «Lajido» wine from Pico that lingers in the palate and the hills of the island-mountain, with a view over the wide ocean and a rosary of islands, united by the same sea.

  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Languages English, Portuguese
    DE, IT, FR and ES to be confirmed upon request and availability
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in high season
  • Duration Multi day
  • Includes

    • 1 hour bike rental

    Not included

    • International flights;
    • Tips for guides;
    • Other activities, meals and extra costs at the hotels not mentioned in the package itinerary.

    The Experience

    Day 1 - Hiking Serra Devassa & Nascentes do Canário

    • A challenging but incredibly beautiful walking trail is our suggestion for this journey to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades: We give you lagoons, aqueducts, and waterfalls all inscribed under the definition of beauty, of serenity, and of the desire of secluding oneself from every day’s pressure. In this less known path, the scenery surprises…

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    • Tour starts
      Ponta Delgada
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Distance
      10.4 Km
    • Languages
      English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
      • Certified guide
      • Walking sticks
      • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
      • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable light clothes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Water and snacks

      • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
      • Cancellations until 72h in advance

    Day 2 - Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Half day

    • With a customized service, attentive to the satisfaction and level of detail that it provides, we offer you this tour, a ride of companionship and shared enthusiasm. In a van tour, the adventure goes hand-in-hand with rest, with the quietness of the places, and with the intrinsic quality of life present in moments of enjoyment,…

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    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Languages
      English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
      • Certified guide
      • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable light clothes
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Water and snacks

      • The visit to Salto do Cabrito can be done by foot due to the road and weather conditions

    Day 3 - Whale Watching in Ponta Delgada – Sao Miguel

    • The Azores: an oasis of sea life, both for scientists, specimens, and enthusiasts. A journey planned by biologists and guides and programmed to provide the most significant moments. An experience meant for gathering and knowledge on the ocean and on species. Eternal moments engraved in the memories that witness the authentic freedom! The blow of…

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    • Tour starts
      Ponta Delgada
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Languages
      English, Portuguese, Spanish
      • Free Entrance for Children up to 5 years old
      • Pre-tour briefing
      • Raincoat and pants (if necessary)
      • Life jacket (on zodiac & fiberglass boats)
      • Marine biologist guides
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable clothes and shoes
      • Jacket
      • Sunscreen, towel and hat
      • Backpack, water and snacks (we don’t sell food onboard)

      • Babies: 0-5 years old – free of charge | Children: 6-12 years old 50% discount
      • Minimum of participants: 2 people when integrated in regular activity schedule, otherwise on request.
      • We don’t recommend this tour for people who don’t know how to swim, pregnant women and people with back problems

    Day 4 - Van Tour to Furnas – Thematic Tour

    • The Valley of Furnas is one of the largest thermal hydropolis in the world. Its iron-rich, sulphur waters that sprout everywhere are there to be tasted, felt, experienced. It is the land of the «rusty» streams, rushing amongst plantations and leaving a trail of gold behind; of the unreal reflection of a Gothic chapel in…

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    • Tour starts
      Ponta Delgada
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Languages
      English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
      • Certified guide
      • Swimming in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool
      • Tasting the typical “Cozido” meal
      • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable light clothes
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Swimsuit & towel
      • Water and snacks

      • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Day 5 - Hiking UNESCO Heritage: Santana to Lajido

    • This is one of the precious places protected by UNESCO from the interference of anything but sheer perfection: an authentic open-air museum and a mandatory pilgrimage for the lovers of wine artistry, as it is packed with cellars dating from the golden age of the Czars’ wine! In this soil, where volcanism is strongly imprinted…

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    • Tour starts
      Madalena
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Distance
      6.5 Km
    • Languages
      English, Portuguese
      • Certified guide
      • Taste of local wine
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Comfortable light clothes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Water and snacks

    Day 6 - Pico Island Van Tour – Volcanoes and Lakes

    • An explosion of volcanic cones to be visited and the biodiversity of numerous lakes and lagoons designs an island where boredom is impossible. In any tour it is difficult to absorb, in a few hours, all the amount of beauty! Its headlands work as balconies for the neighboring islands where the full concept of an…

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    • Tour starts
      Madalena
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Languages
      English, Portuguese
      • Certified guide
      • Light meal (sandwich or salad, fruit, cereal bar or cake, juice and water)
      • Entrance & equipment to Gruta das Torres
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable light clothes
      • Hiking boots or shoes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Water and snacks

      • To visit the lava tube you should be comfortable to walk n an irregular rocky ground in an ambient with little light
      • Even though the cave has enough space to walk mostly upright, it might be a resriction for claustrophobic persons
      • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Day 7 - Van Tour around Faial Island – Full day

    • The blooming of the hydrangeas dresses the island in a blueish veil and impregnates the air with a fresh odor of novelty. The immense Caldeira crater, at the bottom of its green massifs, the silent respect that the remains of the Capelinhos’ volcano imposes upon us, and the sunny marina of Horta filled with colorful…

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    • Tour starts
      Horta
    • Difficulty
      Easy
    • Languages
      English, Portuguese
      • Certified guide
      • Lunch in a local restaurant
      • Entrance to Capelinhos museum OR botanical garden
      • Regional cheese tasting
      • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

      • Comfortable light clothes and shoes
      • Sweater, raincoat
      • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
      • Water and snacks

      • Boat tickets not included
      • You can join this tour if you are already in Faial
      • This tour is operated on a van or jeep, depending on the availability
      • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

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    What to bring?

    • Please check the “What to bring” tab on each one of the Tours on “The Experience” section

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    Rooms Release (10 rooms allocated in each Hotel)

    60 days before the arrival.

    Payment Policy

    Full payment on the reservation

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    F.A.Q.s

    Are the Azores a good whale watching destination?

    The Azores are a great whale watching destination, probably one of the best in the whole world. We have sperm whales all year round. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, lots of cetacean species pass by our islands during their annual migration.

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    Can I touch the whales and dolphins?

    No, our strict whale and dolphin watching rules forbid to touch the animals. They are wild and we should respect them.

    Can I use my drone during this tour?

    You cannot use a drone on our tours with other travelers. However, if you really want to fly your drone, it is possible on a private tour with us.

    Do you have toilets on the boat?

    On the catamarans and the bigger zodiac boats, there is a toilet facility. However on the small zodiac boats there is no toilets.

    Do you sell medication for seasickness?

    No, we do not sell anything on the boat. If you know that you get easily seasick, it is better to purchase the adequate medication before the tour.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    How many whales and dolphins can I see?

    It depends, each day on the ocean is a surprise. Sometimes we can see one whale only, and other times we will see several species with pods of dolphins including thousands of individuals. We work with nature, the animals are not under our control.

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

    Where is located Sete Cidades?

    Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

    What can I do in Sete Cidades?

    In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

    How to go to Sete Cidades?

    The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

    Will I be able to swim in Fogo lake?

    No, Fogo Lake is a natural reserve, and for natural preservation purposes, it is not authorized to bathe in the lake.

    Where is Furnas?

    Furnas is located about 43km (27 miles) away from Ponta Delgada Eastward. It takes approximately 40 minutes to go there without stopping.

    What is Cozido das Furnas?

    Cozido is one of the most typical and emblematic dishes of São Miguel. What is special about it is that all the ingredients are placed in a pan which is buried in the hot ground next to the natural boilers of Furnas. The average cooking time is 5 hours. The recipe usually includes chicken, beef, pig leg, bacon, pork chop, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, kale, black pudding, chorizo, and yams. Check our video.

    Are there particular recommendations when taking a dip into the iron-rich hot pool?

    Yes, avoid white or light-colored swimsuit, because they could turn orange-yellowish. Don’t wear jewelry while in the pool because it could also turn into another color due to the iron inside the water. Also, avoid getting your hair wet especially if you have dyed hair because it can become dry or change the color. Otherwise, just enjoy this extraordinary experience.

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