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Whale & Dolphin Watching in the Azores

From £1429 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Azores is a true paradise for nature lovers with blue lakes smothered in flowers, deep verdant craters of dormant volcanoes and breathtaking landscapes from the mountains. Each island of the Azores is home to a myriad of cultures and traditions that will leave a lasting memory. Our itinerary includes some excellent opportunities to see whales and dolphins off the coast of three islands in the archipelago of Azores and we learn about various conservation projects from the knowledgeable locals. During out time on Faial Island, we also have the opportunity to learn more about the various bird species attracted to this island thanks to its diverse landscape formed from volcanic activity. Finally we end our experience on the 'Green Island', or Sao Miguel, where lush colours of verdant pastures surround us on our visits to renowned Sete Cidades Crater and Fire Lakes.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island.
Ends: End Ponta Delgada.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Wildlife
Trip Code: EWSA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Portugal, Azores
What's Included


All breakfasts and 5 lunches are included


7 nights comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels  Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 years


Trip Highlights

•    Spectacular varied scenery

•    Whale and dolphin watching tours included

•    Visit Sete Cidades Crater Lakes and Fire Lake

•    Excellent birdwatching opportunities

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Start Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island. **
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This was an excellent trip led by a great leader - Nuno Garcia. His enthusiasm for all the Azores had to offer was infectious. Even though we did not see many whales the trip was marvellous. One that I would seriously consider doing again.
A great holiday. Islands were beautiful, lovely group of people to travel with and our Guide, Nuno, was second to none. It was clear from Nuno and other guides we had on other trips that not only were they all very knowledgeable on their subject (in Nuno's case this was everything!) but everyone was wonderfully passionate about the islands and the environment. The holiday packed a lot in but Nuno built in a bit of "down time" for us too. You just have to be prepared that SATA Airlines are not too good with their time-keeping!
The Azores is a must see destination - beautiful islands and close encounters with marine mammals .
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