Embark on a mesmerizing 10-day excursion through the captivating Azores Triangle Islands—Faial, Pico, and São Jorge. Our thoughtfully crafted itinerary seamlessly combines relaxation, cultural exploration, and thrilling adventures to provide an unforgettable experience.
OVERVIEW: Let us guide you on this 10-day adventure through the Azorean Triangle Islands of Faial, Pico, and São Jorge, where relaxation, cultural discovery, and thrilling escapades intertwine seamlessly. The journey begins on Faial, allowing for a day of rest before diving into Horta’s history with a city walking tour. Take in the beautiful and diverse landscapes of Faial with a full day tour. A ferry ride to Pico ensues, unveiling volcanic landscapes and historical wonders. The itinerary presents a choice on Day 5—hike Pico Mountain, partake in whale-watching, or savor a leisurely day to simply restore.
Continuing the adventure to São Jorge via ferry, a walking tour of the port town of Velas sets the stage for exploring the island’s hidden gems and natural beauty. Day 8 unveils one of the best hikes in the Azores, leading to Fajã da Caldeira Santo Cristo with a picnic lunch. Enjoy a free day for personal exploration, rest and savor your remaining time or opt to return to Faial. The expedition wraps up on Day 10 with departures from São Jorge or Faial, leaving unforgettable memories of a well-balanced Azorean odyssey filled with diverse experiences.
Immerse yourself in the unique charm and natural beauty of each island with our thoughtfully curated itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrival to Faial Island: Rest and Recover Arrive on Faial Island and take a well-deserved day to rest and recover, preparing for the adventures ahead.
Day 2 – Horta Exploration: Local Cuisine and City Walking Tour Indulge in local flavors with lunch at a charming restaurant before delving into the rich history of Horta during a half-day city walking tour. (Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 3 – Faial Island Discovery and Ferry to Pico Embark on a full day tour of Faial Island, soaking in its scenic wonders, before boarding a ferry to Pico Island. (Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 4 – Pico Island Immersion Discover the allure of Pico Island with a full day tour, exploring its volcanic landscapes, vineyards, and historical sites. (Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 5 – Choose Your Adventure on Pico Take your pick between hiking up Pico Mountain, whale-watching, or simply enjoying a leisurely day in Madalena. (Breakfast included)
Day 6 – Ferry to São Jorge and Porto Ton of Velas Embark on a ferry trip to São Jorge Island, followed by a delightful walking tour of Porto Ton of Velas. (Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 7 – São Jorge Island Exploration Experience the unique charm of São Jorge with a full day tour, uncovering its hidden gems and scenic landscapes. (Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 8 – Hike to Fajãs a Caldeira Santo Cristo Embark on one of the best hikes in the Azores, leading you to the breathtaking Fajãs a Caldeira Santo Cristo. Conclude the day with a picnic lunch and a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner included)
Day 9 – Free Day on São Jorge (or Return to Faial) Enjoy a free day to explore São Jorge at your leisure or opt to return to Faial Island by ferry.
Day 10 – Departure from São Jorge (or Faial Island) Bid farewell to the Triangle Islands as you depart from São Jorge (or Faial Island), cherishing the memories of an unforgettable Azorean adventure.
Join us on this immersive exploration of Faial, Pico, and São Jorge, where each day unfolds a new chapter in the story of these captivating islands.
PRIVATE GROUPS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Embark on a truly personalized Azorean adventure by organizing a private group for you and your closest friends or family members! Gather a group of four or more and delve into the enchanting Triangle Islands of Faial, Pico, and São Jorge at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary, choosing departure dates that suit everyone’s schedule. Immerse yourselves in the natural wonders, cultural richness, and thrilling activities these islands have to offer, all while creating cherished memories together. Our expert guides will tailor the experience to your group’s interests, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable journey. Whether you seek a family reunion, a milestone celebration, or a bonding adventure with friends, a private group expedition is the perfect way to share the magic of the Azores with those closest to you. Let us turn your Azorean dreams into a personalized reality!
Azorean Triangle Adventure
|2024 Departure Dates
| May 3 & 31
October 11 & 25
| June 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23
September 6 & 20
|Cost per Person
10 Days (and 9 nights)
Faial, Pico and São Jorge Islands
(Based on Double Occupancy)
|1 700 €
|1 900 €
|2 200 €
Individual arrival and departure dates can be adjusted by approximately one day, allowing you the convenience of tailoring your schedule without affecting the core itinerary.
- Faial: Azoris Faial Garden Hotel in Horta
- São Jorge: Cantinho Das Buganvilias
- Pico: Vila Barca in Madalena or Pico Dreams in São Roque
Payment and Refund policy:
Payments are normally made in Euros via bank transfers. Credit card payments can be accepted but require a 3% processing fee charged by the credit card companies that has not been factored into the pricing.
Refund Policy: Due to logistical and service provider commitments we are not able to provide a full refund once your reservation has been confirmed and paid. However, if a cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to the start date we will provide a 50% refund. We strongly encourage you to consider using an independent travel & medical insurance provider to ensure that costs & any inconveniences resulting from unexpected trip or flight cancellations and delays are minimized.
As you embark on our exhilarating Azorean Triangle Adventure, we want to ensure you make the most of every moment. The itinerary offers fantastic hiking opportunities, revealing the natural beauty of these islands. To fully enjoy these experiences, participants should be in good health and comfortable traversing uneven terrains and trails ranging from 5-8 km, involving approximately 2-4 hours of walking at a time.
For those considering the ascent of Pico Mountain, a higher level of fitness and endurance is necessary due to the challenging nature of the climb. The breathtaking views from the summit make it a rewarding endeavor, but we want to ensure all participants are adequately prepared.
In addition to fitness considerations, please ensure you have the proper clothing, including layers for changing weather conditions, and sturdy hiking shoes suitable for varied terrain. Hiking poles can provide additional stability and support during the trails. If there is any uncertainty about your fitness level or the gear required, we encourage you to watch our informative videos. They provide a glimpse into the terrain and challenges you might encounter during the hikes and in particular the Pico Mountain climb. By familiarizing yourself with the conditions and ensuring you have the right gear, you can make an informed decision about your participation in these activities.
Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our top priorities, and we are committed to ensuring that every participant has a fulfilling and memorable experience in the Azorean paradise. Prepare for adventure, and we look forward to exploring the islands together!
VIDEO: São Jorge – Hike to Fajã da Caldeira Santo Cristo from Fajã dos Cubres (below)
- MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL…. with optional unique experiences that can be added to your travel plans including:
- Marine Life Observation, Canyoning or Scuba diving along the coast of São Jorge Island
- Experience breathtaking hikes through lush, green vegetation, beautiful volcanic craters and spectacular cliffs
- Enjoy countless sites to simply relax and revitalize