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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.

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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.

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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Azore Escape - 3 Days

We would like to visit the Azores for 3 days. We are planning a 10-day trip to Portugal in October and were very intrigued by the natural beauty of the Azores - feeling it was our chance to visit a "fantasy island"! We enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and...

A couple visited the Azores in October 2017

Hiking Azores in July

I'm looking for a hiking trip and someone told me about the Azores. I'm a 60ish woman with lots of hiking experience, but want someplace safe, as I'll be traveling alone. I'd like a hotel/b &b in the evening with an evening meal, but would like to find my...

Traveler visited the Azores in July 2017

Azores summer 2017

Explore Azores, get sun, eat great food, hike, drink local wine. Enjoy seafood. Swim. Bike, horseback ride, sail or snorkel. Possibly see multiple islands if it is financially reasonable. Really want a local feel, not an all-inclusive resort experience.

A couple visited the Azores in July 2017

Family Adventure in the Azores

The kids are 12 and 10. We have some hiking experience in Iceland and in the Alps. We arrive at Ponta Delgada at the end of June. We are not sure how it would work if we stay on one island in a hotel but want to do let's say a hiking trip on another...

Family of 2 adults and 2 children visited the Azores in June 2017

Diving trip in the Azores

We are a family of 4 with adult children. Two of us are experienced divers and definitely want to dive in the Azores! We'd love to see whales, although I understand this might not be the best time of year. We also enjoy fishing. All of us want to hike and...

Family of 4 visited the Azores in June 2017