The Azores, a botanical paradise

Trip description

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!

Day 1: Sao Miguel

Day 2: Towards Terceira

Day 3: Serra de Santa Barbara

Day 4: Towards Horta

Day 5: Villages of Faial

Day 6: Pico

Day 7: Ascension of the volcano

Day 8: Sao Jorge

Day 9: Flores Flores

Day 10: Fazenda Forest Park

Day 1 : Sao Miguel

Day1 : Sao Miguel ©FMB -

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

Day 2 : Towards Terceira

Day2 : Towards Terceira ©vidalgo -

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

Day 3 : Serra de Santa Barbara

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

Day 4 : Towards Horta

©Chloé OBARA

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

Day5 : Villages of Faial ©HeadSpinPhoto -

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

Day 6 : Pico

Day6 : Pico ©Stonjy - Fotolia

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

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

Day 8 : Sao Jorge

Day8 : Sao Jorge ©Associação de Turismo dos Açores

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

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Transfer to Flores, the island of flowers.

Day 10 : Fazenda Forest Park

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

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