Join us for an exclusive Seacoast Science Center action-packed Family Eco-Adventure to the Azores, Portugal, April 20-28, 2019!
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019
The Azores, a nine-island archipelago in the mid-Atlantic about 875 miles west of its Portuguese homeland, are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and green pastures. Discover the islands’ natural and social history and gain a better understanding of how our one World Ocean has shaped communities across globe.
We will experience land and sea through unique adventures, from kayaking crater lakes and whale watching on São Miguel to hiking dormant volcanoes on Faial Island and walking through Azorean Wine Country, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will kayak, swim, bike, hike, zip-line, surf, and raft through some of the most incredible places in the world!
We will also:
Go on a Sea Safari
The waters that surround the Azores Islands are teeming with marine life and we’ll search for whales, dolphins, turtles, and sea birds.
Refresh and Relax in Natural Hot Springs
Natural hot springs are one of the archipelagos’ most famous features. You can relax in ones connected to your hotel, swim in ones in the ocean, and even use their heat underground to cook dinner.
Explore Ponta Delgada
Hike around the twin volcanoes and blue and green crater lakes of Sete Cidades and meet a local farmer on a Five Senses Cultural Immersion Tour.
Walk Through UNESCO Vineyards on Pico
The vineyards of Azorean Wine Country received UNESCO designation in 2004 to preserve their beautiful and unique landscape.
Venture Around Furnas
Hike to abandoned villages, visit the only working tea plantation in all of Europe, and journey to different centers of geothermal activity and learn about the science behind it.
São Miguel Island
April 20-24, 2019
São Miguel Park Hotel
April 24-26, 2019
Hotel do Canal
São Miguel Island
April 26-28, 2019
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
$3,999 per person, double occupancy (age 13 and up)
$4,999 adults, single occupancy
$3,800 children age 12 and under (trip recommended for ages 8+)
A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot. Full payment is due by January 10, 2019.
Included in price: airport transfers for all guests on scheduled arrival and departure dates, hotel accommodations for 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners, 2 Inter-Island flights, all excursions and equipment as included on itinerary, travel insurance, and taxes.
Price does not include: international flights, transfers for dates other than scheduled arrival/departure, additional nights, alcohol or soft drinks, and tips for guides and drivers.
DO NOT BOOK YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT until you have received confirmation and information regarding group travel arrangements.
Participants must sign and return the Booking Conditions and Payment Terms form upon paying deposit. Please mail to Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870, fax to 603-433-2238, or email to [email protected].
This action-packed trip is sure to be a lifetime favorite!
This trip has been prepared by Thomson Family Adventures exclusively for the Seacoast Science Center.
A portion of your trip-cost is tax-deductible, as it supports the Seacoast Science Center!