Walking the Azores: Exploring the Wonders of the Islands

From Oct 09, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020 (10 Nights) Print Version Status: Not Available

The Azores are a group of volcanic islands remotely located in the mid-Atlantic some 1,500 KM off the coast of Portugal and only a 5.5 hour flight from Toronto. These exposed tips of vast underwater mountains create a breathtaking landscape of volcanic cones and craters, fertile fields, colourful hydrangeas and azaleas, waterfalls and sapphire blue and emerald green lakes. These islands are a perfect backdrop for the traveller looking to get off the beaten path. The Azores have a network of footpaths and trails that have been used for centuries by its inhabitants for day-to-day travel, carrying goods and moving livestock. Walking the paths and trails give you a different perspective and details of the scenic treasures of The Azores. Join me and explore the natural beauty of these hidden gems called The Azores!

In Brief

Tour summary:Azores Map


3 Nights TERCEIRA
2 Nights FLORES
5 Nights SAO MIGUEL

Maximum 12 participants

 

Escorted By:

Jo-Anne Tinlin, Today's Woman Traveller

Joanne Tinlin in Azores

Full Itinerary

  Azores Terceira Street from church

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Azores Flores Fajazinha waterfalls 1

Azores Sao Miguel Ponta Delgada day

Azores dolphins

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Azores Countryside

Azores Sao Miguel Ribeira Dos Caldeiroes waterfall

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Azores bridge

Azores Sao MIguel Terra Nostra Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 09: Arrive in Terceira, Azores

Arrive on the Island of Terceira, transfer to our hotel in Angra do Heroismo. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walk through the colorful streets of Angra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the capital of Terceira and the oldest settlement in the Azores. Stop to visit the Forno Bakery to try some Queijada (Portuguese Cheesecake) with coffee; along with a visit to the Duke of Terceira Gardens brimming with plants brought from across the world and the former Portuguese tropical colonies. Tonight, we will gather for our Welcome Dinner. (B, D)

Walk Level: Easy
Overnight: Angra Garden, Terceira or Similar

Oct. 10: Exploring Terceira

After breakfast, we set out on our walk to the neighbouring slopes of Mt Brasil, the remnant of a volcano tuff. This little peninsula has stunning views across the Bay of Angra and is brimming with scented pine trees. After our walk we return to Angra do Heroismo for you to enjoy time for lunch. This afternoon, we visit a wine museum to discover the peculiarities of volcanic soil grown wine and enjoy a wine tasting. We finish our day with a visit of the Sierra Do Cume, the stunning viewpoints overlooking the lush green pastures of the Tercerian Plateau. (B)

Walk Level: Easy/Medium
Walk Time: 3.5 hours
Overnight: Angra Garden, Terceira or Similar

Oct. 11: The Valley of Black Mysteries

In the morning we head to the west of the island to the mountain ranges of Santa Barbara. Here we begin our hike across the slopes of the Valley of Black Mysteries. A valley in the slopes of a volcanic crater brimming with enchanted trees and forests. We hike across the stunning landscape with a chance to see some mythical Azorean creatures like elves, and mountain fairies. Onwards, we visit the mystical geyser and Furnas of Enxofre, feared by locals centuries ago, who believed it was a gateway to another world. We enjoy a chance to stroll across the walking trails of this mystical land brimming with eternal steam from the earth. (B)

Walk level: Medium
Walk Time: 2.5 hours
Overnight: Angra Garden, Terceira or Similar

Oct. 12: Arrive in Flores, Azores

Today is an early start as we take an island hopper flight to Flores Island and transfer to our hotel in Santa Cruz. Today we will enjoy the splendors and relax in Santa Cruz town. Let’s explore the village by foot with our local guide with a visit to the infamous Whale Museum. We will gather tonight and enjoy a nice Dinner. (B, D)

Overnight: Inatel, Flores or Similar

Oct. 13: Discovery of the Jewel of the Atlantic

Today we discover the hidden delights of the Island of Flores. Translated from the Portuguese word for flower (due to their abundance on the island) it is the most western island of the Azores, and the most westerly point in all of Europe. Known by the Portuguese as 'Heaven on Earth'. This island is blessed with jaw-dropping scenery formed by the steep slopes of the volcanoes that have formed over the course of millions of years. We begin with a visit to the church of Fazenda de Santa Crusto, stopping at some viewpoints and a visit to the Lagoa Negra Volcanic Calderas. Onwards, we head west and visit the Ribeira Grande waterfalls and enjoy a chance for a short walk to Poco Ribeira, a group of magnificent waterfalls jetting off from the mountain tops. Have your cameras ready! Time for a lunch stop in Faja Grande. This afternoon we will enjoy a nice walk to Poco do Bacalhao, and a visit to the village of Aldea da Cuanda. Finishing our day with a visit to the viewpoints of Caveira and Faja do Conde. (B, D)

Walk level: Easy
Walk Time: Variation of short interval walks between lookout points. 30 to 40 minutes
Overnight: Inatel, Flores or Similar

Oct. 14: Arrive in Sao Miguel, Azores

In the morning we depart Flores on another short flight to Sao Miguel, the largest of the Azorean islands. On arrival we head to the island capital, Ponta Delgada and check into our hotel. We will spend our afternoon on the water in search of several kinds of whales and dolphins that call these waters home. This evening we can enjoy strolling across the historical streets of Ponta Delgada. (B)

Overnight: Gran Hotel Acores Atlántico, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel or Similar

Oct. 15: Lagoa das Sete Cidades & Ribeira das Calderoais

After breakfast we head to the west of the island to discover the Lagoa das Sete Cidades, two stunning lakes situated at the bottom of a volcano crater. We will enjoy a walk around half the crater and then down into town, enjoying the views of the picturesque dormant volcano. After lunch, we head to the stunning Ribeira das Caldeiras Natural Park. This lush green park filled with streams, hot springs, watermills and a botanical garden takes one back to an ambience of Jurassic park, with its mighty ferns and other ancient plants. (B, L)

Walk Level: Easy - Medium
Walk Time: 5-6 Hours
The walking time of this tour is long however it is an easy pace. It is mostly flat throughout the walk except for a bit of climb at the beginning and last hour of descent.

Overnight: Gran Hotel Acores Atlántico, Sao Miguel or Similar

Oct. 16: Ribeira Grande

This morning we head to the northern shores and visit Sao Miguel’s second largest city, Ribeira Grande,
renowned for its architectural splendours and colonial Portuguese mansions. Enjoy some free time exploring the historic village quarter and a must-visit to the local liquor store. Let’s enjoy our afternoon hike through Janelo do Inferno and Rota de Água. Known as ‘Hells Window’ by the locals, this walk takes us through lush green hills brimming with hidden volcanic caves and crevices. Free evening to enjoy the delights of Ponta Delgada. (B)

Walk Level: Medium
Walk Time: 3 hours
Overnight: Gran Hotel Acores Atlántico, Sao Miguel

Oct. 17: Pineapple Plantation & The Lush Northern Valleys

We begin our day today at a pineapple plantation to discover the secrets of this exotic fruit with a chance to try some pineapple liquor. Afterwards, we head to northeastern part of the island, towards the viewpoints of Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada. Stop for lunch in the village of Povocao with a chance to enjoy one of the local fish delicacies with some free time to stroll around the historic village quarter or relax by the sea. Later in the day, we head to the renowned thermal spring town of Furnas where we finish for the evening. (B, L)

Walk Level: Easy
Walk Time: Variation between stops 30 to 40 minutes
Overnight: Terra Nostra Garden, Furnas or Similar

Oct 18: Terra Nostra Gardens & Furnas

Today is your free day to enjoy the delights of Furnas with a chance to bathe in the thermal springs of
Terra Nostra and Dona Beija as well as stroll through its lush gardens. In the evening we head to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Azorean Geyser cooked Cozido. A great way to finish our journey. (B, D)

Walking Option: We have a chance to do a circuit walk of Furnas Lake
Walk Level: Easy/Medium
Walk Time: 4 hours
Overnight: Terra Nostra Garden, Furnas or Similar

Oct. 19: Depart for Home

After a great journey discovering the hidden delights of the mid-Atlantic, it is time to say goodbye and head home. Transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

 Walk Levels:

Easy - mostly be through paved surfaces in most places with the occasional well beaten dirt path and no steep climbs, but gradual ones.

Medium - will be easy in most occasions with the occasion of steep climbs in moments, sudden angles that will require going uphill but nothing 'out of breath'. The paths will be well trekked and marked.

Full Pricing and Details

Prices per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $)  Twin Share  Single  Tax
10 Nts - Walking the Azores

Oct. 09 - Oct.19, 2020
Tour begins in Terceira, Azores and ends in Sao Miguel, Azores - Portugal

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Twin price is based on sharing twin-bedded rooms throughout
Single price is based on single accommodation throughout

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $) and are inclusive of all taxes unless otherwise stated.

Deposit at time of booking is $1500.00 CAD per person + insurance premium if applicable, see deposits and final payments area below.


Pricing Inclusions:

Our price includes:

  • Hotel: 10 Nights accommodation with private en suite facilities.
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners including a welcome dinner.
  • Transportation: By private air-conditioned vehicle throughout the Azores
  • All entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour Host: Jo-Anne Tinlin of Today's Woman Traveller will be accompanying and leading the group.
  • All inter island flights from Terceira to Flores and Flores to Sao Miguel
  • All tipping on included tour features.
  • Taxes: Local taxes on all included ground transportation, accommodation, included meals & beverages and services per itinerary..

Pricing Exclusions:

The price does not include:

  • International airfare through to Terceira, Azores and home from Sao Miguel, Azores - Portugal.

We would be happy to assist you in arranging flights from your home to join us on the tour.

  • Airport to hotel transfer in Terceira and hotel to airport in Sao Miguel.
  • Any lunches or dinners not mentioned in the itinerary or pricing inclusions area.
  • All beverages except for those included with breakfast.
  • Personal Insurances (medical, travel, baggage, cancellation, etc.)
  • Any Passport, Visa Fees or Immunizations.
  • All items of a personal nature and souvenirs.
  • All optional excursions or deviations from the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for chambermaids, wait staff and baggage handling.

Deposits and Final Payments:

  • Deposits: At time of booking of $1500.00 per person + insurance premium if applicable.
  • Final Payment: Final payment is due by July 09, 2020

Cancellation Charges:

Once a deposit has been paid the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • Cancellation notice received before July 09, 2020 : $1500.00 Deposit
  • Cancellation notice received July 09, 2020 or later: 100% of Total Price

We suggest travel insurance to protect your payments, please feel free to ask us for a quote.

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What is included in the cost?

Each individual tour specifies in the 'Included Features' section what is included in the tour. The cost always includes your accommodation, breakfast daily, excursions, activity instruction, local transportation, and services of your escort. Some trips also include lunches or dinners.

What are the accommodations like?

We stay in comfortable local, boutique style hotels. Accommodations are based on twin-share occupancy, (with private facilities) but single supplement is available if desired. Our Asian tours all feature deluxe hotels. Our accommodations are centrally located in the places we visit offering the convenience of personal exploration during free time.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my trip?

It is never too early to reserve your space on your trip of choice. Some of our trips book up several months or even a year in advance.  Please call us or e-mail to reserve your place as we would not want you to be disappointed.

What will the food be like?

We feature both simple, nutritious local foods and gourmet meals, depending on the destination. We always try to vary the diet so that our participants can learn about and enjoy the local cuisine. When meals are not included, we make sure that there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area of our accommodation to give our travelers the chance to enjoy searching out local restaurant experiences.

Who do I eat meals with?

You'll never dine alone. Our guides always offer the option for you and the group to join them for meals. 

Can I come alone?

Most of the women who travel with us book as a single person. If you are travelling with a friend, you can of course share a room with them. It is part of our mission to provide women the opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a wonderful travel experience.

What is the Guaranteed Share Rate?

Most women who travel with us come individually. Some want a single room, and some prefer to share a twin room. On many tours we offer a 'Guaranteed Share Rate' which means two singles will share a twin bedded room. In the case where there are not enough to share a twin room, we pay the single supplement difference for you. This Guaranteed Share Rate allows you to book with us knowing that you will be assured the lower shared twin cost.

How many people are in the group?

This depends on the tour you select. Our groups are always small, however, from 6 to 14 participants.

What is the average age of your travellers?

The average age of our travelers is between 30 – 65 years of age. We have had ladies in their mid twenties and ladies into their 70's – the love of travel and adventure has no particular age. Each group generally has a mix of ages.

Who are the guides?

Our tours are escorted by a Today's Woman Traveller staff member. Our team of ladies are all experienced tour escorts. They are well educated, speak the local language and make great traveling companions. We frequently hire local guides for specific touring or in particularly exotic locations where our escort may not speak the local language.

What type of women travel on your tours?

Our passengers are a very diverse range of women. They include single women, married women, divorcees and widows. They are women of all ages, and are often repeat customers. Our passengers come from across the country, from the USA, and some from other countries as well.

How physically fit do I need to be?

This depends on the trip you select. We accommodate women of different levels and abilities. Our walking tours are designed to suit all levels of walkers. You don't have to be in top shape, but you will enjoy it more if you are reasonably fit. Many women surprise themselves at their new-found strengths and abilities!

What kind of clothing should I pack?

We send you a complete trip dossier including a packing list when you reserve your trip with us.

How do I arrange transportation to meet up with the tour?

Today's Woman Traveller is operated by a fully licensed travel agency. We are qualified travel agents and able to assist with flight arrangements, if desired, to meet up with our tours. Our tours commence and end in, or near, transportation centres.

What if I want to arrive early or stay on after the trip?

We assist our passengers with additional hotel arrangements, as required.

 

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Force Majeure

In no event shall Agent be liable for any failure to perform Agent’s obligations or delay in performing Agent’s obligations where such failure or delay is due to events beyond Agent’s control which prevents the performance of Agent’s obligations, including  without limitation, nuclear or environmental catastrophes; natural disasters and extreme weather conditions; war, invasion, or similar hostilities; rebellion, revolution, insurrection; riots or civil unrest; strikes, lockouts and labour action; acts or threats of terrorism; epidemic, pandemic, or spread of disease; Acts of State or governmental restrictions; and loss or prolonged interruption of necessary utilities, communications or computer services.

Customer acknowledges that Agent, on behalf of customer and others on the Booking, will forward funds to independent third party travel suppliers, and that once forwarded, these funds may not be recovered and/or refunded. Where a force majeure event has occurred, performance of Agent’s obligations shall be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event, and Agent shall perform Agent’s obligations only when it is possible to do so.

In any event, the liability of Agent arising out of force majeure event shall not exceed amounts paid directly by the customer or any one of others on the Booking, to Agent, and Agent shall not be liable for any consequential or indirect damages or legal costs incurred by any party.

General Provisions

NOTICE

            Notice of any change to information provided or travel services booked for customer or others on the Booking may be provided either in writing, to the last address provided by the customer/Agent, delivered by hand, or by email or other electronic method.

PARTIAL VALIDITY

            If any provision(s) of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any manner.

MODIFICATION

            These Terms may be modified by the Agent at any time.

LAW GOVERNING TERMS

            These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario.

FORUM FOR DISPUTES

Customer and Agent agree that the courts of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms.

SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS

These Terms shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the customer/Agent and their successors and assigns.

COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING

            These Terms represent the complete understanding of the customer/Agent with respect to the booking of the travel services and specifically exclude any representation made by Agent that is not included in these Terms.

WAIVER

No waiver of any provision(s) of these Terms shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provisions, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.

 

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