27 May AZORES
THE AZORES – JOURNEY TO SÃO MIGUEL
During the warmer months, different whale species pass by the Azores on their migratory paths. Today, whale and dolphin watching is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions, yet not so many years ago whale hunting was the most important activity in some of the islands.
Life here used to be extremely hard, so that is why many people left, especially to the USA, in the 19th century and until mid-20th century. The last great scatter was precisely in 1957 and 1958, when the Capelinhos volcano located on one of the islands erupted for 13 months, giving way for the departure of 2.000 people to the USA and Canada.
AT A GLANCE
- Due to its isolated quality, the Azores are still mostly unknown to mass tourism, which makes it even more wonderful. Waterfalls, hot springs, some of which have amazing colors, public parks with exotic forests, gardens with awe-inspiring flowers, dormant volcanos, dark sand beaches, natural seawater pools and vast fields flowing onto the sea, decorated with walls of hydrangeas. Architecture is also a unique combination of white and black (because of the volcanic rock).Here time passes by leisurely, people still live in harmony with nature, still drawing upon much of its givens, and the popular culture slowly adapts to modern times, keeping with traditions and religious festivities and a very specific cuisine in which meat, fish, cheese and pineapple hold a crucial role.
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Price per person sharing: starting at € 1.400,00
4 nights / 5 days itinerary
- 4-night accommodation at Sul Villas & Spa – junior suite with breakfast
- Private transfer airport/hotel and vice-versa
- Private tours as described with car and English-speaking driver
- Private boat for whale watching
- Private English-speaking guide for walking tour in Ponta Delgada
- Lunch or picnic on days 2, 3 and 4
- 24-hour emergency contact and assistance available
* Prices may vary according to traveling dates