The local trips are from SaoMiguel:
The Lake of Fire (Lagoa do Fogo) and Ribeira Grande - a drive through the capital - Ponta Delgada on the north-eastern part of the island of Sao Miguel. Scenic roads leading to the small town of Ribeira Grande cross farm areas of the island. Ribeira Grande is the oldest and largest city of the north coast. The route runs along mountain roads to the top of Pico da Barrosa mountain, where you can enjoy an amazing view of the Lake of Fire, one of the most beautiful on the island. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, you can see the western part of the island, where there are more than 100 small volcanoes. Before returning to the capital, a visit to a pineapple plantation. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 22 EUR, child 2-12 y.o. - 50% discount, child up to 2 y.o. - free of charge.
Jeep Tour - a Jeep tour around the island of Sao Miguel lets you enjoy unique landscapes. The unfrequented roads run between crystal-clear streams, tall mountains and gentle valleys. Green, flourishing hydrangeas and small towns cause you to loses track of time. Jeep Tour is a way to discover the beauty of nature, explore the kindness of the locals and experience a great adventure. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 56 EUR.
Observation of dolphins and whales – the location of the island in the north of the Ocean attracts up to 24 species of whales and several species of dolphin. The excursion is a chance to encounter these fascinating creatures. The crew of the Whale Observation Station will be happy to answer any questions about marine life and the rich history of whaling in the Azores. This Eco Adventure is designed for the active, tourists who like adventure, who can swim and would like to "touch nature". Duration: approx. 4 hours. Price - approx. 56 EUR.
Crater Lake Sete Cidades – the road to the lake runs through a very scenic village, rises up to the main crater of an extinct volcano, in some places reaches the height of 580 m above sea level. From the summit of the crater with a circumference of 12 km, you can admire two lakes: blue, reflecting the sky and light green, which is influenced by the colour of the vegetation that covers the walls of the crater. On the way back, a stopover at the famous Antonio Borges Botanical Gardens, where there are European and tropical specimens of trees. A visit to a pineapple plantation - explanation of the process of the cultivation of this fruit. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 22 EUR, child 2-12 y.o. - 50% discount, child up to 2 y.o. - free of charge.
Furnas Valley - a visit to a pineapple plantation and an explanation of the process of the cultivation of this fruit. Pineapple liqueur tasting. Transfer towards Ribeira Grande - the oldest city in the north of the island. Road through Santa Iria and a tea plantation to the top of Pico do Ferro, offering a magnificent view of Furnas Valley. A visit to Terra Nostra Park (subtropical flora). Lunch in the hotel. Then the opportunity to see one of the phenomena of the Azores - 23 hot mineral springs. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, drive through the picturesque town of Vila Franca do Campo, which was once the capital of the island. Day trip Price – approx. 58 EUR, children 2-12 y.o. - 50% discount, children under 2 y.o. - free.
Trips are organized from Terceira Island:
Praia da Vitoria and Biscoitos - day trip; depart towards the nature reserve Monte Brasil. Drive next to the main UNESCO-listed tourist attractions. Stop at Pico das Cruzinhas Belvedere where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area. Then a visit to the oldest chapel in the Azores. Drive to the city Praia da Vitoria. A short stroll through the charming streets of the city. The tour ends with a visit to a local winery with wine tasting. Price – approx. 55 EUR.
Angra do Heroismo - half-day trip; stroll through the centre of Angra do Heroismo - the capital of Terceira Island, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. On the route: cathedral, city hall, museum. Stop at the marina with a magnificent view of the fortress of St John. Possibility of buying local handicrafts. During the trip there will be an opportunity to sample local delicacies. Price – approx. 13 EUR.
Bike tour - Biscoitos - level: medium, approx. 17 km, duration: approx. 4 h, on the route: fruit orchards, Laurel forests, pastures. The route runs through areas where a volcano erupted in 1761. Price – approx. 48 EUR.
Bike tour - coast - level: medium, on the route each participant will have the opportunity to admire the architecture of Porto Martins and feel the refreshing ocean breeze. While riding through the enchanted places of Terceira, you can feel the old colonial atmosphere of the island. Stop and opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the ocean. Price – approx. 38 EUR.
Hiking tour - Biscoitos - level: medium, the route begins in the central part of the island and ends in Biscoitos. Amazing landscapes, a testimony to the rich folk culture and ocean in the background are the main advantages of the trip. Price – approx. 43 EUR.
Hiking tour - Pico Rachado - level: medium, on the trail you can enjoy the wonderful variety of landscapes, and a gorgeous view of Santa Barbara extends from the top of Pico Rachado. Possibility of visiting the cave Algar do Carvao - the only place in the world where you can see the inside of a volcano. Price – approx. 43 EUR.
Hiking tour - Rocha to Chambre - level: difficult; one of the most spectacular hiking trails in Terceira. A visit to the centre of the island delights with the magic of landscape and surprises with diversity. A stroll through the varied landscapes leads to the top of the island. Possibility of visiting the cave Algar do Carvao the only place in the world where you can see the inside of a volcano. Price – approx. 43 EUR.
Jeep Tour - a Jeep tour around Terceira Island lets you enjoy unique landscapes. Jeep Tour is a way to discover the beauty of nature, explore the kindness of the locals and experience a great adventure. During the trip lunch with a traditional meal available only on Terceira Island. Price – approx. 70 EUR.
Observing whales - the location of the Island attracts as many as 24 species of whales. The excursion is a chance to encounter these fascinating creatures. This eco-adventure under the watchful eye of the captain and biologists is designed for active people, who like tourist adventures and who would like to touch nature. Price – approx. 43 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.