8 Days
São Miguel


Super active and fun holidays! 

This  8-day experience in São Miguel Island is a tailor-made package also available for kids from 8 years old. You will be able to experience a whale and dolphin watching tour, kayak or Stand Up Paddle and cycle around one of the most famous lakes in the Azores and a lot more. 

In addition to this, we will take you to what is considered to be the most beautiful part of São Miguel island: Nordeste, as well as the mysterious geothermally active region of Furnas. Do you still want more? Then let’s hike in Faial da Terra and discover a waterfall where you can bathe in, and also the wonderful Fogo lake. 

This is with no doubt a full week of adventures that you will remember for a long while.


São Miguel Island (see itinerary below)


Full week (8 days)

Tour Rates

From 452€
The multi-day tours are subject to availability of the presented activities.

Daily Departures


Check In Times

Dependent on your arrival


Year round (minimum 2 participants)

Level of Difficulty


Vessel Types

Zodiac or Catamarans + Jeeps (Land Rover & Toyota) & Vans (Ford Transit)

Minimum Age

8 years old

Tour Details

DAY 1Arrival to Ponta Delgada and transfer to your Hotel. Free day.

DAY 2 – Hiking tour to Sete Cidades Volcanic Complex with pick up. (Full-day tour). 
We will explore the West side of São Miguel Island hiking about 11km in one of the most astonishing lakes on the Island.

  • Walking around the volcanic crater with the view over the several lakes and over the sea.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Passing by the south coast with a stop in Ponta da Ferraria with bathing possibility in naturally warm water heated by the volcanic activity in the Atlantic Ocean. 
  • Drop off at your Hotel.

DAY 3 – Free morning. (we suggest a city tour in Ponta Delgada)
Jeep tour to Fogo Lake in the afternoon (half-day

  • Visit to Fogo Lake, a nature reserve with an incredible blue lake of crystal clear water down a volcanic crater.
  • Visit to Caldeira Velha where you will be able to bathe in hot thermal waters and a natural waterfall. Here you will feel the amazingness of Nature.

DAY 4Full-day tour to Furnas, with a pickup at your Hotel.

  • Visit to the calderas in Furnas
  • Exploring the beautiful Terra Nostra Botanical Garden with bathing possibility in warm thermal waters (35º-40ºC / 95º-105ºF)
  • Lunch with the famous Cozido meal.
  • Visit to the village of Furnas to see the fumaroles and to try several natural sparkling waters with different tastes and properties.
  • Return to Ponta Delgada by the North Coast of São Miguel Island where you will stop in different viewpoints.
  • Visit to Gorreana Tea Factory.
  • Drop off at your Hotel

DAY 5 – Whale and dolphin watching from Ponta Delgada (half-day tour)

  • Our marine biologists will give a briefing before going to the ocean for about 3 hours looking for cetaceans.
  • Meet some of the 28 cetacean species present in the Azores. 

Free afternoon 

DAY 6 – Hiking tour to Faial da Terra with pick up (full-day tour) 
Faial da Terra is a small village located in the South East of São Miguel island. This trail is not recommended for people with knee or ankle problems. 

  • Visit to Sanguinho, an abandoned village
  • Hike for about 6 km and discover the beautiful waterfall of Salto do Prego. Bathing possibility in the waterfall’s cold waters.
  • Light meal
  • Drop off at your hotel

DAY 7 – Van or Jeep tour to Nordeste with pick up (full-day tour)

Nordeste is considered to be the most beautiful part of the island by many locals. Discover this wonderful region with us.

  • Visit to Salto do Cavalo’s viewpoint. 
  • Visit to the town of Nordeste
  • Lunch in a local restaurant 
  • Return to Ponta Delgada passing by viewpoints. 
  • Drop off at your hotel

DAY 8 – Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

  • Transfer airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Transportation for the activities outside of Ponta Delgada
  • English or Portuguese speaking guides. If you prefer another language, please inform us about it;
  • Briefing before the experiences;
  • Marine biologist on board during the ocean tours;
  • Lunch included on day 2, 4, 6 & 7
  • Full-day hiking tour to Sete Cidades
  • Half-day jeep tour to Fogo Lake
  • Full-day tour to Furnas 
  • Half-day whale watching trip
  • Full-day hiking tour to Faial da Terra
  • Full-day van or jeep tour to Nordeste
  • Rain jackets and waterproof pants if necessary on the whale watching tour
  • Life vest mandatory on zodiac boats.

Note: if you wish, Futurismo can also arrange accommodation.


  • Light meal on days 2 &
  • Cozido lunch on day 4 – starter, Cozido, dessert and drinks included. Cozido contains beef, chicken, pork, spicy sausage, blood sausage, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrot, cabbage, green kale and yam. All cooked during 6 hours with natural steam only.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant on day 7 – starter, fish or beef, dessert and drinks included. 

*Vegetarian options on request. If you have a special diet or food restrictions, please inform us at least 24h before the tour.


  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater
  • Raincoat
  • Walking boots or shoes
  • Swimming suit and towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack and bottle of water to refill

Q: How do I get to the Azores?
A: There are direct flights from Lisbon and Porto. Europe, USA and Canada.

Q: Which level should I expect from the activities planned during the package?
A: They are relatively easy level, however the hiking tour to Faial da Terra is considered medium level because of the steep narrow path.

Q: From what age children can join this package? 
A: This package is available for children from 8 years old because of the hiking tours that are complicated for younger children. 

Q: In which language is this tour?
A: Mainly Portuguese and English. If you do prefer another language, please contact our travel experts

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