the azores

 

 

 

 

7 days, 6 nights ON THE ISLAND OF SAO MIGUEL

 

important info

Tour dates: June 20-26, 2020

Current price: $2,099

+ tour overview

The Azores is an Atlantic Archepelago and autonomous region under the flag of Portugal. Often called, 'The Hawaii of Europe,' The Azores' infamy comes from an incredibly lush landscape filled with rolling green hills, protected coastal reserves, natural hot springs, waterfalls, and a plethora of tea plantations, lavender fields and more.

This tour with VoyEdge RX is perfect for getting off the beaten path and touring the absolute best of the main island of Sao Miguel and touring with a group.

From group fitness activities, to hiking, the early summer is the best, brightest and greenest time of the year to visit The Azores. With a nearly perfect climate, the region boasts some of Europe's most incredible culinary dishes as well.

Are you ready for this?

+ WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Led and guided by multiple VRX staff
  • Pick up and drop off at Ponta Delgada airport (PDL) at the beginning and end of the trip
  • All ground transportation and accommodations
  • All breakfasts, all lunches, and three group dinners
  • All gym drop-ins and/or travel workouts (all optional)
  • Multiple hiking excursions
  • Thermal bath excursions
  • National Park entrances
  • Canyoning activity
  • A professional photographer, plus access to all photos after the tour at no extra cost

+ NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to and from Ponta Delgada (PDL). Once you book, we will work with you on getting the best deals (If you would prefer, we can book flights for you. This will be an additional fee).
  • Some dinners
  • Drinks on the nights out
  • Some optional activities on the free day
  • Travelers Insurance

+ WHERE YOU WILL GO

  • Salto Do Cabrito Waterfall
  • Caldéira Velha
  • Sete Cidadés & Mosteiros
  • Furnas
  • Terra Nostra Gardens
  • Ponta do Cintraõ
  • Congro & Saõ Bras Lakes
  • Salto do Cavál
  • Salto de Prego
  • Ribeira dos Caldeirões
  • Castelo Branco

+ ACCOMMODATIONS

  • All accommodations are three-star hotels or above and booked as double occupancy rooms. If you are a solo traveler booking, you will be placed in a room with someone of the same gender and similar age range.
  • If you are a couple or booking as friends, you will automatically be placed in the same room together for the duration of the trip.
  • If you would like PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS please select that option during checkout and $150 extra per night will be added to your invoice. Please note, private accommodations may not be available during the entire duration of this tour.
  • If you are a group, please specify under the 'notes' section of your booking who you would like to room with who.
  • Hotel names cannot be given out until after you have signed up for this tour. All hotels are centrally located to the activities and excursions on this trip.

+ FLIGHTS

  • Flights are not included for this tour and customers are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from Ponta Delgada
  • You will want to fly IN to Ponta Delgada (PDL) anytime on June 20, 2020 or before
  • You will want to fly OUT of Ponta Delgada anytime on June 26, 2020 or later

You may choose to arrive early or stay late, if you wish. Please note that you will be responsible for booking your own transportation, activities, and meals if you are arriving early or staying late. You have the option of having VRX book you a hotel room and adding the cost to your invoice for a small fee.

+ FITNESS & ACTIVITIES

Daily hikes, workouts and CrossFit box drop-ins are part of this tour and included in the price. You do NOT need to be a CrossFit athlete in order to sign-up, although daily workouts and fitness options are available for you to participate in. We welcome all ages, abilities, fitness levels and only require you to be willing to step outside your comfort zone and try new things while on this tour.

+ MORE INFO & CUSTOM TOURS

This trip requires a minimum of 10 people to sign-up in order for it to be led as a 'group tour' on behalf of VoyEdge RX. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants at least 150 days out from the tour, you will have the option of either getting a full refund, the ability to transfer to another tour at no charge or having us book this tour as a private tour for you. Meaning, you can still do this tour as a solo participant while VRX books everything for you and 'digitally' guides you through these destinations with a custom, made-for-you itinerary with a PDF and daily check-ins with our team.

Love this tour, but the dates do not work for you? Go on it anytime of year with you and your loved ones by creating a custom tour with VoyEdge RX. We plan it all out, book everything, and you go on the adventure of a lifetime. For more information, please reach out to us at: staff@voyedgerx.com

+ PRICING OPTIONS & DISCOUNTS

The current price for this tour is $2,099 and you must place a $300 deposit to secure your spot. After booking, you will receive an invoice for the price of the tour sans the booking deposit plus any applicable taxes.

VoyEdge RX offers two pricing methods: Early Bird Rate and Regular Rate. Early bird rates are first come, first serve and are usually limited to the first five spots of any tour. Regular bookings are at the regular rate price of the trip. If you have a promo code, you may use it at any time. Discounts may not be combined.

Group leaders, please email us at: staff@voyedgerx.com before booking.

Group discounts are as follows

  • Group of 5-9 = 4% off per person
  • Group of 10+ = 7% off per person
  • Military, First Responders, & Veterans = 4% off your invoice
  • Repeat customer = 3% off your invoice
  • Refer a friend = $35 off your invoice per person after you sign up.

Group leaders must contact usfirst to receive the percentage discount

+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SIGN UP?

In order to sign up, you must put down a $300 deposit (that goes towards the overall price of your trip). From there, VoyEdge RX will send you an invoice for the remaining balance for you to make payments as you wish. All invoices must be paid off at least 90 days before the trip kicks off, otherwise a 10% fee is applied.

After you sign up, you will also enjoy monthly trip updates about the tour from our team, help with flights, and other insider travel tips from our community and fellow travelers.

Please see the bottom of this page for information on group discounts, referral rates, and other information.

Any questions? Email us at: staff@voyedgerx.com Or call to book: 617.866.9573

Please see our FAQ'sand Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy, refunds and more

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 ITINERARY

arrive in Sao Miguel

JUNE 20, 2020

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June 20, 2020 - welcome to PARADISE

Welcome to Sao Miguel, the biggest island of The Azores! This incredible island, located 850 miles off coast of Portugal, is overflowing with secret waterfalls, volcanic mountain peaks, lush greenery, hot thermal baths, and SO MUCH MORE! Once you arrive, VoyEdge RX guides will pick you up from the airport and bring you back to our hotel for the week in the capital city of  Ponta Delgada. Settle in, refresh, and get ready for a local walking tour and an included traditional group dinner to welcome you to paradise!

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

WATERFALLS & THERMAL BATHS

JUNE 21, 2020

June 21, 2020 - HIKES, WATERFALLS, BEACHES AND A BREWERY

It’s time to dive in! Literally! This week you will be traveling via jeeps with the friendliest, most knowledgeable locals that will be with us every step of our adventure and will show us some incredible ‘off the beaten path’ spots. After an optional morning workout, our first stop is a hike through Salto do Cabrito, one of the best waterfalls on the entire island. Getting to this spot is an adventure itself but it will be well worth the trek into the dense jungle.

After that we head to Caldeira Velha - a refreshing swim in these thermal waters is said to make you look 10 years younger! Plus, you will have some breathtaking viewpoint stops along the way to take in the beauty of the landscape. After an included lunch, you will head out for another hike and finish up at the beach. Afterwards, you will make your way back to the hotel for the evening and stop at one of the best local breweries on the island. Cheers!

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

SETE CIDADES + LOOKOUT SPOTS

JUNE 22, 2020

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june 22, 2020 - SETE CIDADES AND POSTCARD MOMENTS

Getting in the swing of things! Welcome to Day 3 - AKA, can you pronounce that, yet? After an optional morning workout, you will set out for Sete Cidades on the west coast of the island filled with lakes, craters, and so much natural beauty, you will hardly believe your eyes.

Kick off the day with a hike around some beautiful lakes, pause at some lookout points and then make your way into the Sete Cidades crater where you’ll stop for an included lunch. Inside the crater, there are two different colored lakes, green and blue, where you will have the opportunity to relax, swim and kayak before the group drives back to the hotel for the evening. Take a breather back at the hotel to refresh before making your way into town for an included group dinner!

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

BOTANICAL GARDEN & EUROPE’S ONLY TEA PLANTATION

JUNE 23, 2020

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june 23, 2020 - BOTANICAL GARDEN, TRADITIONAL COZIDO, TEA PLANTATION

Botanical gardens and tea plantations…you have plenty to see today and will jump into the jeeps for a stop at Nossa Senhora da Paz Chapel, one of the most interesting chapels in the world with fantastic views from the highest point. Then you willy make our way to the internationally renowned Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, built in the 18th century and enlarged in 1935.

Feel free to bring your bathing suit and relax in the famous thermal water pool nourished by volcanic hot springs. After that you will sit down for an included traditional Cozido lunch, where the food is placed underground and cooked by the steam from the hot springs. Afterwards you will continue on to a lookout point stop on our way to a local tea plantation - the only tea plantation in Europe, by the way! Be prepared to learn about the tea making process along with some delicious samples and, if you wish, pick up some parting gifts!

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

 

CANYONING

JUNE 24, 2020

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june 24, 2020 - CANYONING

Today you will make your way to experience one of the most unique activities on the island: Canyoning! This adrenaline inducing adventure will give you the opportunity to rappel down a canyon and dive into stunning pools at the bottom, if you so choose. This is designed for any and every fitness level and you’ll be fully equipped with experienced guides the entire time. After your heart rate settles, you’ll enjoy an included lunch to replenish your energy before heading to the coast to explore some of the most stunning vantage points Sao Miguel has to offer.

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

NATIONAL WATERFALL PARK

JUNE 25, 2020

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june 25, 2020 - WATERFALLS FOR DAYS

After an optional morning workout, you will start the day with a scenic drive to some incredible lookout points to take in the majestic sights. Then the group will embark on an incredible hike through Salto do Prego, a 2.3 mile hiking trail that will take you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls on this side of the island where there will be an included picnic lunch. After lunch, you will continue chasing waterfalls as the group heads to Ribeira dos Caldeirões, an immensely gorgeous National waterfall park. Afterwards, you will head back to Ponta Delgada and have an included group farewell dinner and celebrate all the good times thus far.

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

DEPARTURE DAY

JUNE 26, 2020

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june 26, 2020 - FREE MORNING AND DEPARTURE DAY

Welcome to the last day of the trip! Depending on when your flight is, you may spend the morning on the beach, exploring the town or simply relaxing before heading home. VoyEdge RX will provide transportation back to the airport and there will be an optional morning workout if your flight is in the afternoon or evening.  Safe travels home, and we cannot wait to see you on the next adventure!

Avg. temp in Sao Miguel in June = 65 F / 18 C

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