Hiking the Azores: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Learn about the Azores’ island beauty as you join expert naturalists on hikes to the woodlands, thermal spring pools, caves and volcanic landscapes of Europe’s best-kept secret.
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Program No. 23579RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Lush, green landscapes as far as your eye can see. Waterfalls pouring into cool lakes. Soft footprints along black sand beaches and steamy thermal pools surrounding epic craters. Welcome to the Azores: An adventurer’s wonderland filled with colorful nature, beautiful birds and unspoiled scenery. Join naturalists on hikes through this remote archipelago to learn about its treasures along narrow paths, inside fascinating caves, through botanical gardens and alongside natural pools. Nicknamed “Hawaii of the Mid-Atlantic” for its unreal, verdant landscapes, explore the Azores on foot to uncover the precious secrets of this natural paradise.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to 5 miles a day on sometimes uneven terrain with elevations up to 2,460 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join a naturalist as you walk inside Algar do Carvao, a one-of-a-kind ancient magma chamber.
  • Venture around a volcanic crater to “Vista do Rei” (The King’s View) and marvel at the Twin Lakes and Sete Cidades town below.
  • Immerse yourself in 31 acres of gardens, grottoes, streams and thermal pools as you explore the world renowned Terra Nostra Botanical Park.
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Daniel James Edward Torres
Originally from London, Daniel moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2003. After fourteen years living in Brazil, he and his family returned to the UK. Born to a Brazilian father and an English mother, he is fluent in both English and Portuguese and is an English as a foreign language teacher. Over the past 14 years, he has established a career as a songwriter and performer in Brazil, releasing countless albums and writing and recording a number of songs for Brazilian TV shows and movies.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Pedro Cordeiro
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