Best of São Miguel - Azores

Day 1

Once you arrive at the airport we will be waiting for you to begin a getaway full of surprises and romance. We will proceed to the chosen hotel (which will depend on your profile: luxurious, romantic, cozy) where we will check in and where we set aside some time to rest from the trip. For your total comfort you will always be transported in a luxury car where you will have water to cool and WIFI to share everything with your friends.

From renewed energy we will then start exploring the wonderful island of São Miguel (Azores). We'll start with a sightseeing tour where you will begin to discover the island's natural charms lurking around every turn. We will then arrive at the marina where, aboard a private boat and accompanied by experts, we head to one of our secret whale watching spots! The fauna of the oceans that bathe the Azores is something unforgettable; surprise yourself with a Dolphin coming to say “Hello!” to the boat or perhaps a huge curious turtle.

After this unique and magical experience, we will continue to a Cooking Class where, with the help of a local chef, we propose to learn the secrets of one of the most famous dishes of São Miguel Island: Cozido das Furnas!

At the end of the afternoon, we prepare our Cozido so that, the day after early morning, it will be placed inside the earth where, with the help of the volcanic heat so characteristic of São Miguel, it will cook for about 6 hours.

For dinner we have some suggestions where you can relax and taste the best palates of the island. If you prefer, you can opt for the hotel restaurant for a relaxing evening, never losing the regional flavors.

Day 2

After a slow morning we will pick you up at the hotel by Jeep to begin our tour of the unknown roads of São Miguel Island. Starting in Ponta Delgada and heading to the scenic country roads that run the entire island, our sightseeing tour will be punctuated by a few stops in places we know, small viewpoints where you can observe the wonder that surrounds it.

So we arrive at Furnas where you can be amazed by the mystery of an active volcano and hear the local stories while enjoying your Furnas Cozido, which you prepared the day before.

In the afternoon we take some time to explore the area (if you prefer we can join a hiking or biking activity), as well as visiting the village of Ribeira Quente where, if the weather permits, you can take a dip in the beach.

For dinner we have two suggestions where we know it will be difficult to choose, one is a traditional restaurant with a chef twist and the other a restaurant known for having the best and freshest fish on the island.

We will continue to the hotel where you will have the rest of the night to relax.

Day 3

We will pick you up from the hotel and start a day full of surprises we have prepared for you.
We start with a visit to the Ponta Delgada market, full of local, colorful and tasteful products. We continue our journey on foot, wandering around the city in a walk & food tour logic that turns into a progressive lunch, in which we will taste some of the best known delicacies of Azores and pass by the most iconic places of Ponta Delgada.

In the afternoon and after this truly differentiating lunch, we will drive by Jeep to the magnificent Lagoa do Fogo, the highest point and at the same time the lowest point of São Miguel island.

Here, if you wish, you can go down to the lagoon and visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal.
On our return to Ponta Delgada we will stop at Gorreana's factory and tea fields, one of the oldest in Europe and a unique experience.

To the end of the day we booked a wine workshop, in which we propose a pairing between the mainland wines and the Azorean wines, all paired by some local delicacies.

We set aside some time at the hotel to refresh yourself and will follow for dinner. We have some tasty suggestions where you can relax and indulge in some of the island's best palates.

At the end of the day we return to the hotel where you will have the rest of the night to relax.

Day 4

We'll pick you up at the hotel by Jeep and head for one of the island's most iconic locations, the Seven Cities Lagoon and the Fire Crater.

Along the way to the highest point of the Seven Cities you can embrace all the splendor of the two craters that, side by side, show waters of different colors and are lined with dramatic and imposing cliffs.
This is the place we chose for our lunch, a pic nic full of regional produce and one of the best and most iconic views on the island.

For the afternoon we choose to enter in the wine world of the Azores where you can visit a family wine estate and taste their wines in a commented wine tasting.

We will now return to the hotel where you will have some time to relax.
For dinner we have some suggestions where you can relax and taste some of the best palates of the island.

We will continue to the hotel where you will have the rest of the night to relax.

Day 5

Check-out day followed by airport transfer and return home.

Here we finish our services and we say goodbye with the certain that is too a “see you soon”!