The price for this tour (excluding flights) is:

Lajes do Pico 3*** Hotel Bela Vista, en-suite room with balcony and sea views  £890 pp (see below) Single person supplement £185

Luxury clifftop top Villa, en-suite room with balcony and sea views £950 pp (see below) Single person supplement £120

Tour duration: 7 nights

Maximum tour group size: 14 persons

Flights: For information on how to book your flights please click visit our link on the left

 The price per person includes:

  • Return airport transfers from Pico airport to your accommodation
  • 5 half day trips to sea (responsive to conditions to optimise sightings and research opportunities)
  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast included
  • Island tour and optional walking trails
  • Group meal with whale researcher guide at the beginning and the end of the tour
  • Full guide services throughout the holiday
  • Marine biology talks and presentations

Extra activities can be booked with our guide locally including popular island tours.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

We have carefully selected the following accommodation for our guests on this tour. Please choose from the following 2 options:

1. Lajes do Pico Hotel Bela Vista 3***

Please visit the following link to view more information about this hotel www.lajesbelavista.com

2. Luxury Clifftop Villa with gardens & private pool

Beautifully designed this split level cliff top villa has pretty terraced gardens and a large 17 x 18m swimming pool. Inside there is an open plan lounge with kitchen and dining room together with a large sun terrace overlooking Pico bay. Rooms are en-suite and you will be served a delicious traditional breakfast with fresh local produce. View our gallery of images of our villa below.

3. Aldeia da Fonte ****

You can upgrade to this beautiful hotel which has a unique and dramatic setting, perched on cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. It is renowned as one of the top hotels in the Azores and is classed 4**** The villas are nestled in the beautiful mature gardens. This “Nature Hotel” is the perfect way to enjoy the blue of the ocean and the green of the gardens.  The hotel has a sauna and Gym, natural salt water swimming pool and access to the sea.

It consists of separate villas made of the local volcanic stone set in beautiful landscaped gardens. It is a haven of tranquillity, beauty and rustic charm where you feel the island’s elemental origins and breathe the unpolluted ocean air. It is surrounded by forests and vineyards and has fabulous views of the spectacular volcano which is dormant. Its landscaped gardens lend themselves to socialising in the garden-restaurant under vines and orange trees. There are also many magical and tranquil hidden away places to relax in hammocks or gaze out to sea. There is also a swimming pool and barbecue looking out to the ocean. Dolphins and whales can often be sighted from here. The owners and staff are friendly and hospitable hosts and the hotel has a very good standard of comfort and amenities. The hotel has a reasonably priced, excellent restaurant serving local fish and seafood, superb international cuisine, and offers an extensive and imaginative vegetarian selection.

The Rooms
The accommodation comprises private en-suite twin rooms with tv, and seating area. There are also studio en suite rooms which are bigger than the twin have two beds, sofa chairs, tea making facilities, a fridge and many have access to a terrace with views to the ocean or gardens. The suites are like private apartments. They have a master bedroom with a separate lounge with sofa bed (third person) and armchairs with a kitchen and bathroom. This is ideal for three sharing. The bedroom, lounge and bathroom all lead to a private entrance hall.

Other facilities
Our guests have use of the swimming pool which is situated in a dramatic location looking out to the ocean. It is a saltwater pool and is a perfect spot to relax and read a book or for the children to play. There is a gym, sauna and relaxation area as well as a masseuse by request.

There are two bars, one with a large lounge with sofas, a library and internet café. The hotel has WiFi. There is a shop with local artisan crafts. The hotel can arrange a cultural tour of the island with the wife of the owner of the hotel who is an expert on local history, culture, flora and fauna. She is the inspiration behind the gardens which are very beautiful. There are many nature walks in the forests nearby. Access to the sea for swimming is a 5 minute walk from the hotel along the cliff path.

The restaurant

The hotel restaurant is situated inside or during the summer you sit outside under the vines on the terrace. Our guests love the food which is renowned as the best restaurant on the island. Local fish and meat dishes are served as well as a wide range of international and vegetarian cuisine. The meals are all freshly prepared so take time over your meal which will be served by the restaurant staff. The wine menu has a selection of impressive local wines.

 

Please visit this link for more information about Aldeia da Fonte:  www.aldeiadafonte.com/en/home