The Azores, a botanical paradise

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One can imagine a "botanical tour", to admire the lush vegetation that the mild and humid climate of the Azores favours year-round. Nature lovers, to your reservations!

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Port of Horta, Faial Island. Ascension on Pico Island. <p>View of the São Jorge coast.</p>

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  • Furnas
  • Angra do Heroísmo
  • Serreta
  • Horta
  • Pico
  • São Jorge
  • Fazenda de Santa Cruz
  • Serra de Santa Bárbara
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Details of the stay: The Azores, a botanical paradise - 10 days

Day 1 : São Miguel

Walk in the Pico da Vara nature reserve and in the botanical park of Furnas.

Day 2 : Towards Terceira

Transfer to Terceira. The public garden of Angra do Heroísmo offers many lush plants and a unique atmosphere.

Day 3 : Serra de Santa Barbara

Walk to Serreta and then walk to Serra de Santa Barbara.

Day 4 : Towards Horta

Transfer to Horta on Faial island. The city botanical garden deserves the visit: the endemic vegetation of the archipelago is very well represented.

Day 5 : Villages of Faial

Visit of the villages around Horta, which abounds with famous Hydrangeas on the island.

Day 6 : Pico

Transfer to Pico and journey on the road from the inside, which crosses the east island in west between carpets of foam, camellias and many endemic plants.

Day 7 : Ascension of the volcano

The brave aventureront in an ascent of the volcano, the heights of which have a very specific flora.

Day 8 : São Jorge

Transfer to São Jorge. Descent to fajãs with lush vegetation and splendid flowers. It is these flat and fertile subsidence that have been developed in terraces so typical of traditional Azores.

Day 9 : Flores Flores

Transfer to Flores, the island of flowers.

Day 10 : Fazenda Forest Park

Visit of the forest park of Fazenda and the Fajã of Lopo Vaz.

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