The Azores Tours & Itineraries

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Hike around the caldera at Sete Cidades
Map of Azores Adventure: Best of São Miguel - 7 Days
Azores Adventure: Best of São Miguel - 7 Days

São Miguel is the biggest of the nine islands that compose the Azores archipelago, and you'll spend a week getting to know its lakes, towns, and geothermal calderas on this guided tour. From your base in beautiful Ponta Delgada, discover the island's highlights and hidden gems through hiking, cycling, and off-roading expeditions—with plenty of time to relax in natural hot pools and beaches along the way.

Sunset over the coastline of Terceira
Map of Self-Drive Azores Adventure: São Miguel & Terceira - 8 Days
Self-Drive Azores Adventure: São Miguel & Terceira - 8 Days

The volcanic landscape of the Azores archipelago is a nature lover's paradise. Begin on São Miguel, which is a hot spot of geothermal activity. Dip in thermal springs, kayak across a lagoon, and eat stew cooked from the heat of rocks before flying to the smaller but equally lush island of Terceira nearby. Marvel at Terceira's brightly colored buildings, relax on its epic lava formations, and get lost in the fog of its ancient laurel forest.

Sete Cidades in São Miguel Island
Map of Island Hopping in the Azores: São Miguel, Faial, Pico & Terceira - 15 Days
Island Hopping in the Azores: São Miguel, Faial, Pico & Terceira - 15 Days

Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Azores on this 15-day self-driving tour that highlights four of the Portuguese archipelago's islands. Start in São Miguel, where you'll kayak across crater lakes and try stew made with geothermal heat. Then, hop between Faial, Pico, and Terceira to hike dormant volcanoes, explore deep magma chambers, and swim in natural pools made of solidified lava.

Drive at your own pace along the stunning  São Miguel coastline
Map of Natural Wonders of the Azores: São Miguel & Terceira – 7 Days
Natural Wonders of the Azores: São Miguel & Terceira – 7 Days

Discover the stunning beauty of two islands in the Azores during this weeklong tour. First, touch down on the largest island in the archipelago, São Miguel. With a rental car, you'll hike and kayak among shimmering crater lakes, soak in hot springs, and explore the Furnas Valley's geothermal landscapes. Finish on Terceira Island, where you'll stay in the UNESCO-listed city of Angra do Heroísmo, check out colorful temples, and bathe in pristine rock pools.

Immerse yourself in the volcanic landscapes of Pico Island
Map of Azores Two-Island Adventure: São Miguel & Pico - 10 Days
Azores Two-Island Adventure: São Miguel & Pico - 10 Days

Escape to one of Europe's most remote and remarkable corners on this active 10-day tour of the Azores. Start on the Atlantic archipelago's largest island of São Miguel, where you'll discover its dramatic volcanic landscapes with 4WD and hiking tours, then hit the water for whale watching and diving experiences. Get off the beaten path next as you hop over to Pico, exploring this sparsely-populated island with a trek up Portugal's highest peak and a tasting tour of its UNESCO-listed vineyards.

Split your time between the islands of São Miguel and Terceira
Map of Best of the Azores: São Miguel & Terceira - 5 Days
Best of the Azores: São Miguel & Terceira - 5 Days

This five-day itinerary combines two Azorean islands for a quick taste of the archipelago's landscapes and culture. Start on São Miguel with a tour of its natural highlights and a kayaking adventure on its famous lagoons. After exploring the hot springs and mud pits of the Furnas Valley, hop over to Terceira, a peaceful island known for its lush climate and sustainable agriculture. Here, you'll visit a working farm, try your hand at milking a cow, and sample local dishes and wines on a gastronomic tour.

Drive yourself to several stunning hiking trails on São Miguel Island
Map of Best of the Azores & Lisbon – 10 Days
Best of the Azores & Lisbon – 10 Days

This 10-day tour combines cultural activities in Lisbon and gorgeous landscapes in the Azores for a trip of a lifetime. Land on São Miguel Island, where you'll hike to sparkling crater lakes, laze on volcanic beaches, soak in thermal pools, and join a range of diving excursions and whale watching trips. Continue the adventure in Portugal's vibrant capital, Lisbon, to sample food with a local expert, explore hip neighborhoods, and take a day trip through the rural Alentejo region.

A view throught the palms to a historic church in Ponta Delgada
Map of Experience the Azores: Nature & Adventure on São Miguel Island - 7 Days
Experience the Azores: Nature & Adventure on São Miguel Island - 7 Days

Partake in a week of adventure by land and sea as you get to know the remote Azorean island of São Miguel. Based in the historic capital of Ponta Delgada, you'll join guided excursions to whale watch along the coast, snorkel among underwater lava formations, and explore the geysers and hot springs of the Furnas Valley. Then it's time to strike off on your own as you lace up your walking shoes and hike into the island's interior—discovering a volcanic landscape of crater lakes, lush valleys, and steep hillsides.

Get behind the wheel and explore the incredible landscapes of São Miguel
Map of Azores Self-Drive Adventure: São Miguel Island - 5 Days
Azores Self-Drive Adventure: São Miguel Island - 5 Days

Choose your own adventure on this five-day road trip around the Azores' largest island. You'll have all of São Miguel at your fingertips as you get behind the wheel to seek out pineapple plantations, explore ancient lava tubes, and soak in the many hot springs that are scattered around the island. But it won't be all about driving. You'll also have the opportunity to go on a whale watching excursion, kayak within a volcanic caldera, or join an exhilarating canyoning tour.

Hiking, horseback riding, and canyoning await amid the lush landscapes of the Azores' São Miguel Island
Map of Culture &  Adventure in the Azores - 7 Days
Culture & Adventure in the Azores - 7 Days

You can pack in plenty of culture and outdoor adventure with a week on São Miguel, the largest island in the Azores archipelago. From your base in the historic capital of Ponta Delgada, join a delicious culinary tour, go horseback riding, and take an off-road excursion to the volcanic lakes of Sete Cidades. After rappeling down waterfalls and visiting geothermal calderas in the Furnas Valley, you'll still have plenty of downtime to discover the island's black-sand beaches and stroll the charming town at your leisure.

Views from the Miradouro de Santa Iría on the Azorean island of São Miguel
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Azores: São Miguel & Pico Island - 5 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Azores: São Miguel & Pico Island - 5 Days

Go from whale watching to wine sipping on this five-day trip to the Azores. You'll experience the most visited island, São Miguel, alongside the smaller hidden gem of Pico. From interesting culinary experiences, like volcanic vineyards and geothermally cooked meals, to exhilarating excursions, like a Jeep tour and waterfall hike, this trip to the "Pearl of the Atlantic" strikes a perfect balance of adventure and culture.

Hike above spectacular crater lakes in the Azores
Map of Discover Porto & the Azores - 10 Days
Discover Porto & the Azores - 10 Days

Experience the rich culture of Portugal's "second city" and the incredible beauty of the Azores on this 10-day tour. Start with a vintage car tour of Porto before heading into the lush Douro Valley for wine tasting and a riverboat cruise. Continue to São Miguel in the Azores, where you'll hike and ride horses through geothermal landscapes, laze on volcanic beaches, soak in thermal pools, and take a show-stopping sunset cruise.

Savor fresh shellfish, local wines, and artisan cheeses on this food-focused tour of the Azores
Map of Cuisine & Culture in the Azores - 5 Days
Cuisine & Culture in the Azores - 5 Days

Explore the Azorean island of São Miguel through your taste buds on this five-day culinary adventure. Visit one of Europe's only tea plantations, get hands-on as you learn to whip up local dishes cooked with volcanic heat, and try the archipelago's tastiest offerings—from local wines to artisan cheeses and fresh seafood. In between memorable meals, hike along the rim of a crater, swim in hot springs by night, and witness smoking fumaroles and calderas in the geothermal Furnas Valley.

Venture into São Miguel's interior to discover lagoons and waterfalls
Map of Lisbon & Azores Highlights - 5 Days
Lisbon & Azores Highlights - 5 Days

Can't decide between the buzzing Portuguese capital or the lush forests and lagoons of the Azores? On this quick five-day trip, you'll experience the best of both worlds. Explore the heart of Lisbon both on your own and with a private guide before jetting off to the remote Atlantic archipelago, where you'll kayak through turquoise waters, soak in thermal hot springs, and seek out hidden waterfalls on the largest island of São Miguel.

Discover the beauty of the Azores on this family trip to São Miguel
Map of Family-Friendly Azores Adventure: Volcanoes, Wildlife & Beach Time - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Azores Adventure: Volcanoes, Wildlife & Beach Time - 7 Days

This weeklong family tour of Portugal's Azores archipelago centers on the island of São Miguel and offers hikes to massive volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and plenty of wildlife sightings. Arrive in Ponta Delgada and start by visiting the sulfurous steam vents of the Furnas Valley. Then, explore the island's beaches or take the kids on an adrenaline-fused canyoning excursion. Hike the blue-green crater lakes of Serra Devassa, sea kayak along rugged coastlines, and end with a cooking class that teaches the art of preparing food in a volcano!