Nature and Gardens
of the Azores

We’ve prepared this special tour to discover the luxuriant nature of the volcanic island of São Miguel and its gardens and parks, created following the romantic ideals of landscape transformation. You will explore authentic botanical sanctuaries, gathering several species from all around the world, which have thrived here thanks to the island’s climate and its volcanic soil. You will also get the chance to visit private gardens, which are normally closed to the public.  All around you, a dreamlike atmosphere awaits: ponds are formed in volcanic craters, geysers and thermal waters unleash the underground forces. And the palette of greens with the woods, the pastured and tea plantations is only interrupted by the leafy Hydrangeas, in blue or rose, the floral ex libris of the archipelagos.

This tour is truly special during the flowering period of the camellia from January to April.


Day 1bt_mais_aboutdays

Upon your arrival at São Miguel, Ponta Delgada, you will be welcomed by our local guide who will take you to the Lagoa do Fogo, where you will have your first contact with the fascinating volcanic landscape of …


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You wake up in a comfortable room inside the park, and our day starts with a guided visit to the Terra Nostra Park, the most important and arguably, the most beautiful garden of Azores. The Terra Nostra is one of the 5 Portuguese gardens …


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Today you take the road that runs along the coastline and head to Ponta Delgada. On your way, you will make a few stops to admire the views at Vila Franca and at Lagoa and you will take a look at the gorgeous Metrosideros and Pittosporum at the …


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Today you will head to the famous Lagoa das Sete Cidades, a volcanic crater where two twin lakes – one blue, the other green – have formed. This is without a doubt an incredible place that inspires the contemplation of nature.