Azores – The Islands of Faial and Pico

You will be based on the island of Faial (‘beech wood’) for your whole stay which rises from the coast to the caldeira, a crater which has a depth of some 300m and a diameter of 2km. Your comfortable hotel is in the lively capital of Horta the most important stop for ships and yachts sailing between Europe and the USA. There is also the opportunity to walk on the tiny island of Pico which is dominated by its volcanic cone – one of the most beautiful in the world.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ‘Blue Island’ inspired by the myriad of hydrangeas
  • Fantastic volcanic landscape
  • The majestic volcano of Pico
  • Superb craters, cliffs and sandy bays

ITINERARY

Pico Island ViewDay 1. Arrive in Horta and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2. Transfer to the start of your walk around the crater rim walk and afterwards we take you to visit Capelinhos the site of the most recent volcanic eruptions in the Azores, 15.7km or 9.7miles

Day 3. Free day to explore Horta and its beaches or we can arrange a whale watching trip for you.

Day 4. After breakfast take the ferry to Pico for a walk along the sides of the volcano with superb views before returning to Horta by ferry, 14.5km or 9.0 miles

Day 5. Transfer back to the airport.

INCLUDED

  • 4 nights in a 4* hotel in Horta with en-suite facilities and breakfasts
  • Transfers to and from airport and to and from the crater walk
  • Walking notes and maps
  • Back up support is always available

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Ferry to and from Pico
Arrival point Horta airport. You can fly to Horta from Lisbon or from Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Cost per person: November to March: 430 euro
April, May and October: 530 euro
June to September: 565 euro
Single room supplement: 130 euro