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Introducing the Azores

Dormant volcanoes, lush vegetation, great hikes and dramatic views are attracting a fast growing number of travelers to this archipelago of 9 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic.

Best time to visit
While the Azores can be visited year-round, the climate is best from March to October, with the peak summer months (July and August) attracting the biggest crowds. March to June are best for watching dolphones and whales.  

Things to do
Adventure seekers and families alike visit the Azores for world class whale watching, hiking and mountain biking on trails with sweeping views, canoeing in volcanic lakes, mountain biking and canyoning through beautiful waterfalls. To recharge after these adventures, enjoy food cooked in the ground using the energy of volcanoes, stroll trough romantic gardens and enjoy a nice glass of Azorean wine by the ocean. 

How to get to the Azores
With many direct flights from Europe (2 - 5 hour flights depending on where you fly from) and an increasing number of direct flights from the US (only 4 hours from Boston) the Azores are easy to reach.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for the Azores
Travel specialist Patricia Raposo
active 3 hours ago

Patricia Raposo

My name is Patricia Raposo and I’m an islander, born and raised in the Azores, São Miguel Island to be precise, as all my family. Well I believe, that by instinct I always knew that my...

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Travel specialist Diana Freire
active 2 days ago

Diana Freire

As the Digital Marketing Manager & Bookings Agent, my job is to spread the word about Portugal Nature Trails’ mission and products, as well as to help our customers with every planning and booking...

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Travel specialist Filipe Romão
active 20 hours ago

Filipe Romão

I love to travel and host people from all over the world. I'm a foodie that enjoys meeting people and making friends! Portugal is my passion and homeland, with so many back-roads and hidden gems...

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Trip Reviews for the Azores

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
Justin

Trip to the azores, the Azores - Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2018

Traveler: Justin S. - Local specialist: Cátia Chaves

Very happy with all activities booked by the specialist (note they work for one specific company, and all activities are booked through them). Had a great time, all guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. However logistical aspect could be improved.

Prior to arriving on the island the only information received about timing and where to meet was that someone from the company would pick us up from the airport. He then told us what time to be ready the next day, only to find out our... read more

Very happy with all activities booked by the specialist (note they work for one specific company, and all activities are booked through them). Had a great time, all guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. However logistical aspect could be improved.

Prior to arriving on the island the only information received about timing and where to meet was that someone from the company would pick us up from the airport. He then told us what time to be ready the next day, only to find out our guide assumed we were meeting in a different location. No one called or reached out to us until I called them 30 min after our original meeting time, which resulted in them sending the guide to a hotel we were not at. Two more calls later, we were finally on our way an hour later.

So overall very happy with our trip, but would recommend future travelers ensure you push to receive an a detailed itinerary from the guide service before arriving that includes the departure time each day, and where to meet. Additionally, make sure you have access to a phone that works in case something goes wrong, and they have your number.

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Cátia Chaves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Justin,
I am happy to realize that you had a nice time with us in São Miguel. I want to apologize for not sending you your day by day program with the final schedules before your arrival and the troubles it may have caused you.

Thank you for your feedback!

June azores trip with 2 college kids, the Azores - Jun 1 - Jun 11, 2018

Traveler: Scott R. - Local specialist: Leandro Silva

Great trip and experience. Loved it. Highly recommend. Azores offers a lot of cultural dynamics and activities, very accessible from Boston and at a very reasonable price. Great value. Also, close enough to consider long weekend excursions: Thursday night to Monday.

Frederick

Adventure holiday, the Azores - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2018

Traveler: Frederick W. - Local specialist: Cátia Chaves

Everything about my KimKim experience was flawless, our planner Catia understood exactly the type of trip we were looking for, and booked us with guides that provided a unique experience in the Azores. When problems arose due to inclement weather, plans had to be canceled, bookings refunded, and other arrangements made, on the spot. This was all done seamlessly.

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Cátia Chaves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Frederick.
Thank you for your message. I am so glad to know you had a fantastic time at our piece of paradise! :)