Azorean adventures to broaden horizons
Sunvil highlights the top activities for 2018 –
Sunvil has launched its 2018 Azores programme, featuring tailor-made trips and exciting activities which capture the best experiences available on the Portuguese archipelago. Those with an adventurous side can enjoy thrilling trips to discover the stunning scenery and captivating wildlife found across the nine Azorean islands.
Here are Sunvil’s top adventure ideas available on these delightful islands, which benefit from the warmer water of the Gulf Stream and a wide range of cetacean visitors:
Go on a coastal adventure – Canyoning
A popular extreme sport with fans all over the world, enjoy the best of the Atlantic’s spectacular scenery by walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming along coastlines, waterfalls and canyons. Guided by experts, this activity is available on São Miguel, Santa Maria and São Jorge, each of which offers a variety of canyoning routes. Price from £66 pp*.
Test your strength – Rock Climbing
Explore the intriguing geological landscape of Ferraria on São Miguel, formed during volcanic activity, by traversing a fully-equipped rock-climbing wall. With routes of varying difficulties, and led by an instructor, this challenge is ideal for both beginners and experts. After an exhilarating climb, relax in nearby natural thermal pools in the ocean. Price from £38 pp*.
Connect with the blue planet – Swimming with Dolphins
Embrace nature by swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat in the Atlantic Sea. Available on the islands of Faial and São Miguel, guests can spot the Common, Bottlenose, Risso and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, among others, in the company of expert guides. Price from £66 pp*.
Paddle tranquil waters and visit new shores – Kayaking
Explore the Azores’ fantastic coastlines by kayak. First-timers can take advantage of the excellent conditions at Praia da Vitória Bay on Terceira, stopping to swim in three locations and finishing on the beach with a warming Azorean tea. Alternatively, São Jorge offers a variety of kayak tour routes, which combine stunning scenery with opportunities to visit coffee plantations or to bathe in natural rock pools. Price from £67 pp*.
Walk inside volcanoes – Hiking Holiday on São Miguel
Explore startling emerald green crater lakes, lava caves, bucolic villages and exotic vegetation brought back from all five continents, courtesy of the 15th century Portuguese explorers, with plenty of opportunities to swim in natural waterfalls on the seven-night Walking Inside Volcanoes trip. Spend four nights in the charming four-star Terra Nostra Garden Hotel, situated next to the impressive botanical park, and three nights at the Azoris Royal Garden Hotel in Ponta Delgada. Price from £1,064 pp (two sharing), including flights (Gatwick), seven nights’ B&B, all transfers, and six half-day self-guided walks with trail descriptions and maps.
To see the full range of activities available on The Azores, including bike tours, diving, Jeep tours, self-guided walks, whale and dolphin watching trips and more, and to pre-book, visit www.sunvil.co.uk/azores.
For more information, to speak to an expert or to book, call Sunvil on 020 8758 4722.
*Prices include activity equipment and the services of an instructor or guide
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