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Internationale groepsreis Walking in the Azores with Madalena Patacho

Step into otherworldly landscapes unlike anywhere else on earth with this gentle walking tour led by Naturalist Madalena Patacho through the treasures of Portugal’s remote Azores islands.
8 dagen vanaf € 2.799,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts and 5 lunches are included.Breakfasts are buffet style with a variety on offer including bread, jams, cereals, and tea and coffee. Some of the lunches provided are picnic style, whilst others are taken at traditional restaurants where we can sample some traditional dishes such as the Cozido das Coldeiras. In the evening, the leader will recommend local restaurants that serve traditional Azores food, which can be a selection of meat or fish with vegetables and potatoes or rice. Vegetarians are well catered for in Azores as long as the hotels are advised in advance.

Activities

  • Natural Wonders
  • Wildlife Walks
  • Walking & Trekking
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8 dagen vanaf € 2.799,-

Route 8 daagse wandelvakantie Walking in the Azores with Madalena Patacho

Step into otherworldly landscapes, ecological wonders and geological diversity unlike anywhere else on earth with this gentle walking tour led by Naturalist and renowned guide Madalena Patacho through the treasures of Portugal’s remote Azores islands. While Madalena has led tours across the globe, it’s truly sharing her passion for the treasures of her homeland and people that she looks forward to the most. She will immerse you in the history, culture, cuisine and biodiversity of this emerald green archipelago and this particular region is a world leading example of sustainable tourism by both land and sea. Enjoy volcanoes, hot springs, vineyards, beaches, whale watching, historic botanical gardens, tea plantations and – even opt to spend a day and pilgrimage to climb Portugal’s Mt. Pico if you dare. With food so incredible it’s worth the trip; enjoy wines from vineyards just down the way, mouth-watering seafood, mind-blowing local cheeses, farm fresh produce and sustainable seafood fresh from the sea – Madalena cannot wait to share with you all the jewels of the Azores.  Madalena Patacho [[{"fid":"266036","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on the implementation of a responsible tourism project.Madalena’s biggest passion is traveling the world and connecting with different cultures, exploring the wilderness, and embracing local experiences. Since graduating, she has traveled to Central & South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Arctic. When she is not on an expedition exploring the world, she is a naturalist at the aquarium, Oceanário de Lisboa, raising awareness on ocean conservation and biodiversity.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Ponta Delgada.
  2. Dag 2 - Walk around Lake Furnas; afternoon visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens and tea plantations.
  3. Dag 3 - Morning flight to Faial; visit to Scrimshaw Museum and trek from Trupes do Capelo to the Capelinhos volcano.
  4. Dag 4 - Day trip to Pico; walk through UNESCO heritage site of the Santa Luzia Vineyards or take an optional climb to the summit.
  5. Dag 5 - Ferry to Sao Jorge; trek to explore the Faja dos Cubres; evening return to Faial.
  6. Dag 6 - Free time for optional whale watching excursion; evening flight to Sao Miguel.
  7. Dag 7 - Morning transfer to Praia; trek to Lagoa do Fogo; afternoon visit to Sete Cidades to the Vista do Rei.
  8. Dag 8 - End Ponta Delgada.
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