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Azores: Hike and Explore a Tropical Paradise (#2246)

Date and Time

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Thursday, October 27, 2022

Location

Azore Islands,
International,
Portugal

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Join us for an 11-day adventure to hike, explore and experience the culture of this botanical Eden that rivals Hawaii in botanical diversity yet maintains an old world maritime culture. We will visit three islands, historic fishing villages, magnificent gardens, impressive volcanoes and hidden lakes. Songbirds, whales and dolphins are common sights in this mid-Atlantic treasure. Delight in renowned Portuguese wines and authentic local dishes. These islands have so far escaped the onslaught of massive tourism. We will walk along narrow cobbled streets with red roofed townhouses, ornate shutters and wrought iron balconies. We´ll make visits to Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial Islands - staying in comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels throughout, all with pools. Transfers by private and public bus, taxis, inter-island air and ferry connections are all included. By participating on this tour, you are creating opportunities to enhance aspects of rural tourism to the Azores lesser travelled region praised for its authenticity. Bring your curiosity, your sense of adventure, and your camera!

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $3,625 member / $3,725 non-member

Related Link(s):

2246 Prospectus

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Azore Islands

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Full

Difficulty

Hiking 4 Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Larry is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel and NH Excursions (Hiking) committee. He leads hikes in New England throughout all four seasons and is the Director of the AMC NH Winter Hiking Series. He has lived in four countries outside the US and visited over 40 others located on all seven continents. He has co-led Adventure Travel trips to Switzerland and Southwest US.