Eco-Adventure: The Azores

Join SSC Program Director Henry Burke and friends on an eco-adventure to the Azores, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the Macaronesia region of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Our original trip sold out, so we added a new session: September 26-October 8

with optional 3-night Lisbon post-tour extension!

  • Double: $5,299/pp
  • Single: $6,099/pp
  • Upgrade to Elite Airfare, Business Class: additional $4,190

Deposit and Full Payment Requirements: Deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation, and by February 26, 2024. Final Payment Due August 4, 2024.

Price Includes: Transportation from SSC (leave your car at SSC)  to Logan International Airport, Round Trip Air from Logan, Inter-flights from Joao Paulo II, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers, activities, and 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 7 dinners.

Azores waterfall

Azores: Jewels of Portugal

Prepared exclusively for Seacoast Science Center by Collette.

Join SSC President Jim Chase on an eco-adventure to the Azores, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the Macaronesia region of the North Atlantic Ocean. Stay in eco-friendly lava stone houses of Aldeia da Fonte, Pico Island. Traverse the dirt paths of the Sete Cidades caldera and gaze upon the twin lakes. Swim in natural volcanic pools, and by zodiak, venture out into the blue Atlantic, keeping your eyes open for up to 25 species of whales.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Day 1: Overnight Flight from Boston to Portugal

Day 2: São Miguel. Your adventure begins on São Miguel, the largest of the nine volcanic islands. In the afternoon, enjoy a private whale watching tour, featuring a presentation on conservation.

Day 3: Ponta Delgada. Get to know Ponta Delgada, the capital city of São Miguel and traverse the dirt paths to the Sete Cidades caldera’s highest point on an off-road adventure.

Day 4-5: São Miguel. Learn about traditional willow basket making, enjoy the thermal waters at the Terra Nostra pool or embark on a guided visit to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden. Enjoy lunch cooked by Earth’s volcanic heat and visit a tea plantation. Taste Azorean gin and a home-hosted dinner at a local village.

Day 6: São Miguel, Madalena, Pico. Fly to Pico, one of the most unique Azorean islands, and visit the Pico Wine Museum. Stay in a rustic lava stone house and enjoy dinner, cliffside.

Day 7: Pico. Walk at Lagoa do Capitao and look out over Sao Jorge Island, and visit a whaling museum.

Day 8: Pico, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira. Fly to to Terceira and say hello to the colorful capital of Angra do Heroismo (UNESCO) with a local guide.

Day 9-10: Friday-Saturday, October 11-12, Terceira. Swim in natural volcanic pools of Biscoitos, visit the “Cavern of Coal,” and explore this beautiful location and its delicacies at your own pace. 

Day 11-12: Terceira to Lisbon. Travel to Lisbon, city of the seven hills, and the starting point of many of its 15th century explorations, and enjoy a special farewell dinner.

Day 13: Fly home

Required Forms, Deposit, and Payment

Please fill out the required forms found at the end of the Detailed Trip Booklet with Full Itinerary (find button link above). Payment should be made directly to Collette, as found in the packet.

Sustainability is a key value of all Seacoast Science Center programming including our EcoAdventures. Please know that a portion of your travel fee is applied to purchase carbon offsets from Sustainable Travel International to mitigate the environmental impact of this tour.

 

Notes

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Logan Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $449 per person

All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from BOS.

Questions

If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact Henry Burke, Program Director, at h.burke@sscnh.org.

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.