Because of their geographical isolation in the Atlantic, the Azores have remained largely undiscovered by visitors from Europe and North America; and for good reason: they are secluded, peaceful, and uncontaminated by the passage of time.
An enchanting archipelago of nine emerald green islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal (1,500km) and North America, the Azores are an ideal vacation destination (3,900km). Historically, the Azoreans have made significant contributions to Portuguese culture, and the islands have produced many influential individuals. When visiting the Azores, you can travel back in time and experience the natural beauty and tranquilly of these nine fascinating islands.
The key to understanding the Azores is found in the natural beauty of the archipelago and the pristine nature that can be found within its borders. With its lush green rolling hills, vibrant pink Azaleas, crystal blue waters, a profusion of purple hydrangeas, and sheer black volcanic rocks, the area is a rainbow of colours, with photographic opportunities around every corner!
Since every island is distinct, taking a multi-island tour is a must for anyone who wants to fully appreciate the variety of attractions on offer.
Among the many activities available are excellent whale and dolphin watching, a truly fascinating geological history tour, swimming with dolphins, birdwatching, diving, off-road jeep safaris, walking and cycling. There is also a variety of accommodation options. All of these activities, on the other hand, are designed to have the least amount of environmental impact possible.
Where else in Europe can you take part in such a diverse range of activities throughout the year in such breathtaking surroundings. The Azores are very much nature's own playground, gardeners, artists, and photographers who are passionate about their craft will be in their element.
It is possible to combine a stay in the Azores with a trip to Madeira or the Portuguese mainland. Holiday durations of three, seven, ten, eleven, and fourteen nights are available.
There is always the option of being flexible, with tailor-made itineraries spanning all nine islands that can include as little or as much as you desire.
Discovering the unique beauty of the Azores and the distinct character of each island offers visitors the opportunity to travel through an area of spectacular natural scenery. With so many islands to choose from and so many different geological formations, first-time visitors would be wise to consider a pre-arranged itinerary of the archipelago. This itinerary can include six islands (Sao Miguel de Alcântara, Flores, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, and Terceira) with an excursion on each of them.