Day 1 - Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Outward Journey
A private coach will meet you at school and transfer you to the airport (optional service).
Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from London Gatwick to Ponta Delgada.
On arrival our local guide will meet us in the arrivals hall and assist in transferring the group to our hotel. By many considered the most beautiful – and doubtlessly the most diversified – island of the Azores, it is not surprising that many tourists start their exploration of this amazing archipelago in São Miguel, the principal island of the Azores.
We will have a private coach and driver to accompany and transport us around during our stay in the Azores.
We will transfer us to our hotel where we will stay for the next 4 nights, where a continental breakfast and dinner is included.
Day 2 - Thursday 28th March 2019
Our activity this morning will be Canoeing at Lagoa das Furnas, invoking the tranquility of the location, we will enjoy the heritage in this bucolic place, until reaching the place where we find fumaroles and boiling waters.
Lunch will be enjoyed in a restaurant in Furnas Village, where you will enjoy the traditional Cozido stew. Due to volcanic activity the locals are known to make the traditional stew on the banks of the lake.
Terra Nostra Park
Enjoy a visit to Terra Nostra Park, one of the most beautiful botanical gardens of the 18th century, where one can find species of flora from different regions of the world. We will enjoy the thermal baths in the outdoor pool.
Gorreana Tea factory
On our route back to our accommodation there will be time for a short stop at Gorreana Tea factory where one can try the different types of tea produced on the island.
Day 3 - Thursday 29th March 2019
Depart from the hotel towards the western most part of the Island, where the mountains and Lakes of Sete Cidades are situated.
Vista do Rei
We will stop at the belvedere of the Vista do Rei to appreciate one of the most magnificent panoramic spots in the Azores. Here we will be able to see where the Sete Cidades lagoons (blue and green lakes) sit in an enormous volcanic crater.
Enjoy a circular route that starts and ends at the bridge that crosses the Sete Cidades lagoons. The trail allows you to see the various lakes, wetlands and vegetation that grow in the local area.
Today we will enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake.
After lunch we will continue on the Ferraria to take a closer look at a unique geological formation along the coast – a warm salt water natural pool. If the weather and sea allows us, we will have some time to enjoy a thermal bath on a natural salt water swimming pool.
Here we will enjoy the adventurous activity of Rock Climbing, fully equipped. Enjoy the sea breeze and the local scenery whilst challenging yourself on the Azores natural terrain.
Day 4 - Saturday 30 March 2019
After breakfast, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport for our departure.
Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from Ponta Delgada to London Gatwick.
A private coach will meet you at the airport on your arrival to transfer you back to your school (optional service).