Adult price from £1,275pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: The Azores

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Ages 8 and above (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • Transfers: all transfers included
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in Hotel São Miguel Park with the option to upgrade to Marina Atlântico
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Sete Cidades Adventure Tour, whale watching, Vila Franca do Campo visit*, thematic tour to Furnas, minibus tour to Fogo and canyoning (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

* If you are travelling outside 15th June to 15th September you will visit the Oficina Museu instead


Lose yourself in nature, activities, and culture in the Azores with this brilliant seven-night active family summer getaway, based in the city of Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel Island.

You will begin with an adventure tour to the Sete Cidades Lake, kayaking on its crater lake and mountain biking in the nearby area. There will be an amazing whale-watching tour over the Atlantic waters, as well as lagoon-snorkelling* at the Vila Franca Islet. Continuing with wildlife activities, an undisputed highlight of this holiday has to be swimming with dolphins in their ocean habitat – an unforgettable experience in every sense of the term!

There will be a chance for you to get acquainted with the island’s volcanic side at Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, where you will bathe in a hot spring. At Furnas, you can taste a traditional cozido stew, cooked using natural steam from the ground. This mix of regional vegetables and juicy meats is only one Azorean delicacy you will be able to sample.

The outdoor reserves and territories of the island will be yours to explore during this trip. Try your hand at canyoning in Ribeira dos Caldeiraes Natural Park, walk over the black sands of Santa Barbara Beach, and take a dip at the Caldeira Velha waterfall. There is also the opportunity to look around the mysterious Gruta do Carvao, the longest of the lava tunnels on Sao Miguel.

Your hotel for the duration of this exciting family activity holiday will be Sao Miguel Park: superb four-star accommodation close to the centre of Ponta Delgada, with indoor and outdoor pools, and splendid spa facilities. You can also upgrade to the Marina Atlantico hotel, which sits right on the waterfront and offers brilliant views over the marina. 

*Snorkelling equipment is not provided, so we recommend bringing your own 

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We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Local festival: the festivities of the Holy Christ of Miracles (Santo Cristo dos Milagres) are taking place from the 2nd until the 9th of May 2024, so some places will be a bit busier than normal.

Pricing note: the prices listed below are based on a family of four sharing a double room at the São Miguel Park Hotel. Other sharing options are available including one adult sharing with one child, please ask our Travel Experts for a quote.


Departure dates between
Tue 09 Jul 2024 Adult price (per person): £1395.00
to £1565.00
Child (age 8 - 12): £765.00
to £865.00
Sat 20 Jul 2024 Adult price (per person): £1375.00
to £1545.00
Child (age 8 - 12): £765.00
to £865.00
Sat 26 Oct 2024 Adult price (per person): £1275.00
to £1435.00
Child (age 8 - 12): £765.00
to £865.00

Departure days are either Saturday or Tuesday, please ask our Travel Experts for more information

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 to maximum 21 people approximately

Please note: if you choose to travel by catamaran during the whale watching, the maximum group size is 76 people.

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum and maximum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

It is vitally important that you advise us prior to departure of any medical or dietary condition relating to any member of your party so that we may notify our local staff before you arrive. We recommend only drinking bottled water from bottles with unbroken seals and be vigilant about the use of ice in drinks and ice cream.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are correctly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc.) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

The Azores - additional trip dossier information

You will be spending a lot of time in and on the water. To make your holiday more comfortable we recommend the following:

- Take waterproof shoes or 'aqua' shoes

- We suggest you take seasickness tablets with you, in case a member of your family becomes seasick (especially on the zodiacs)

- The water in some of the natural pools is rich in iron and may discolour your swimwear so we do not recommend wearing newly purchased swimwear!


Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:


Please note: our payment and cancellation terms will be unique to each booking – they will be confirmed with you at the time of quotation. The terms listed above are noted as a guide only

Traveller Reviews

  • Too Many Lovely Moments 08 October 2022 by Dr Rogerson and Family

    There were too many lovely moments for any of them to be the most memorable. We really loved our tour leader Eulalia, who stood out and made a real difference to us having a great family holiday. The service was brilliant and the family travel experts were knowledgeable and helpful, and we had all of the pre-travel documents that we needed.  We were on a one-family tour which worked best for
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  • Whale Watching was Extra-Special 07 October 2022 by The Cubberley Family

    Whale watching was the most memorable part of the holiday for us and our favourite activity that we took part in. Our room and the service were brilliant. We would like to thank Maria who made this a special holiday. The Family Travel Experts were extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions that we had. We had everything we needed before we travelled and had more than enough
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    information to enable us to have a fantastic family holiday.
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  • Amazing holiday, perfect for us. 19 October 2019 by The Tebbs Family

    Amazing holiday, perfect for us. There were 3 parts to our holiday that made it the best ever. Firstly the itiniery, country and activities. Secondly our fantastic guide Rodrigo - I cannot speak highly enough of his manner, kindness, knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile. We met some of his family too which was a great help during a medical incident and lovely for the children. The third
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    was the fantatsic family we met - like minded so the trip attracted us both and we had a ball and will no doubt stay firm friends.
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  • Couldn't fault the experience in any way. 17 August 2019 by The Miles-Kingston Family

    It was exceptionally well thought out and organised. The local Futurismo reps (Eulalia Pacheco and Marisa Camara) where exceptionally good - knowledgeable, organised, excellent with the kids, very good fun and looked after us well. The weather and sea conditions caused them to have to rearrange most activities on a daily basis but still they managed to get all planned activities in and the whole
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    group were extremely relieved to get the whale watching and dolphin swimming activities which had been cancelled twice, in on the last (very long!) day due to Eulalia's efforts.
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  • The Azores exceeded all my expectations 10 August 2019 by The Hughes Family

    An action packed week. The pace of the week was spot on with a nice mixture of activity and more relaxing excursions. Our guides (Eulalia and Maria Ines) were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble, they knew the itinerary inside out and ensured every single activity took place without a single hitch. Please pass on my personal thanks to them and their bosses at Futurismo - I was very impressed
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    with their professionalism and commitment to excellent customer service. Accommodation and breakfasts at the hotel were very good. - I thought it was a first rate trip. I'm a very experienced traveller and can safely say this was a very professionally organised trip. I'd recommend this trip to anyone looking for an active holiday with family. The Azores exceeded all my expectations - Sao Miguel is a fantastic and beautiful place....I just hope it can retain its relatively unspoilt and laid back character. Keep doing what you're doing! As mentioned, I found Futurismo to be a really first class local operator and was also impressed by their commitment to ecologically aware tourism....they clearly care about their environmental impact and protecting the ecosystem of the Azores.
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  • Another fantastic holiday 27 July 2019 by The Button Family

    Another fantastic holiday with Activities Abroad that was full of unique and memorable experiences. The local guides, Eulalia and Rodrigo, were brilliant. Great fun, very knowledgeable, and very well organised. The excellent planning and organisation by the team made it a stress free holiday.

  • I couldn't fault any aspect of the experience 20 July 2019 by The Hadoke Family

    The whole experience was fantastic. Activities Abroad were informed, efficient and prompt with communications. It made organising the holiday straightforward and reassuring. I couldn't fault any aspect of the experience; the holiday was a great mix of activities with the right amount of rest/ free time included. The Local Rep was excellent - friendly, informed, efficient, and relaxed. I have never
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    been on an organised holiday like this before; it made the trip far more interesting, relaxing and stimulating than would have been possible if we had gone under our own steam. Our (teenage) children stated that it is the best holiday they have been on. I would like to highlight our Rep, Maria Inez Pavao, she was superb, combining a friendly style with excellent knowledge about the Islands and marine life. When the marine activities had to be re-arranged because of the weather she did this with no fuss in a way that meant we were able to complete everything within the week with no stress or rush. She is a credit to you and to Futurisma. We had a great time. Thank you.
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  • The whale watching and swimming with dolphins were amazing. 13 July 2019 by The Inman Family

    We have been on (and really enjoyed) 4 previous Activities Abroad holidays and we all agreed this was the best. Eulalia our guide was excellent. She was fun, informative thoughtful and gave us the opportunity to fully appreciate this beautiful island. The Futurismo activity guides were knowledgeable and obviously cared about the wildlife and environment. The whale watching and swimming with
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    dolphins were amazing. Thecanyoning company was excellent. The equipment was the best we’ve ever had when canyoning and the guides were lovely. Swimming with dolphins was a unique and unbelievably thrilling experience. Every aspect from the boat ride out to the sight of such huge pods to actually being in the water with the dolphins was amazing.
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  • From the moment we met our guide, Eulalia, to the point we said goodbye was first class 13 July 2019 by The Paterson Family

    This was a wonderful holiday, very well organised with an excellent guide - Eulalia. She did everything she possibly could have to make our trip enjoyable. As a local, she was able to provide an insight into the Island that was utterly charming. From the moment we met our guide, Eulalia, to the point we said goodbye was first class. Thank you all. Also the advise re hotels I was given was very
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    accurate and I appreciate this very much.
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  • Swimming with dolphins - an amazing experience 06 July 2019 by The Scott Family

    Overall, an excellent trip. Futurismo were fantastic in how they operated, and the tour guide herself (Maria) was superb. I've marked the Accommodation section as "Good" rather than "Excellent", because while the hotel and rooms were nice, the brochure showed upgraded rooms with balconies. Not a significant issue for us, and didn't detract from the overall experience. Swimming with dolphins - an
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    amazing experience, and we were lucky enough to be able to do it in such a small group that we had a lot of time with them. I'll repeat - well done to the Futurismo team out in Sao Miguel..
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  • Canyonning at then end was a great send off 25 May 2019 by The Tomlinson Family

    Eulalia was an absolute gem of a guide, so friendly and knowledgeable, she made every day enjoyable. . Rodrigo her colleague equally so. Canyonning at then end was a great send off. We followed it by all going to the Ribiera Grande beach after, without out guides. May be worth adding that to the intinery.

  • Lava Lands and Swimming with Dolphins 25 May 2019 by The Colclough Family

    Great holiday. The two reps were outstanding, they made a big difference, they were fabulous.

  • Our best family holiday, ever! 25 May 2019 by The Richardson Family

    We booked this holiday with Activities Abroad hoping for the best as it was our first experience of a group holiday.  We need not have had any qualms at all - the two other families were absolutely lovely and our hosts were fabulous.  All our needs were taken care of and all the activities were well structured and appropriate for all members of our family (we went with our two boys aged
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    12 & 8).  The hotel was clean and the food was good.  We absolutely loved our week in the Azores and our experience with Activities Abroad - so much so in fact that we have booked a winter holiday with them for next year!  Highly recommended. 
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  • We will do this again for sure 25 August 2018 by Besh & Jaiden Nijhar-Brown

    It was fantastic - my son and I had an amazing time! We will do this again for sure - thank you very much!

  • It was easily the best holiday we have been on 25 August 2018 by The Stubbles Family

    My only disappointment with the holiday was that no whales turned up when I went on the whale watching trip. We saw plenty of common dolphins but no whales. However, I can't blame activities abroad for that fact that the Whales didn't make a showing that day, just bad luck. Otherwise, the holiday was absolutely excellent. It's difficult to choose just one as they were all enjoyable, swimming with
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    dolphins was awesome but if I had to pick one only, it would be the canyoning on the last day. Both of my teenage sons and myself thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. It was easily the best holiday we have been on. our guides were exceptional, Maria Inez and Eulalia (not sure if I spelled the names correctly). They looked after us all and were very professional, providing excellent service. I can't speak highly enough of them.
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  • The activity guides and tour hosts for the week were excellent. 25 August 2018 by The Haley Family

    The activity guides and tour hosts for the week were excellent. They had a great manner, making for a for a relaxed but organized holiday. They were very knowledgeable but if they didn't know something they would go away and find the answer and come back to you.

  • I must say that we enjoyed every activity. 18 August 2018 by The Franklin Family

    I would like to say that our guides Carina and Suyzanna were brilliant very knowledgeable, patience and great company. They gave 110% and are a credit to the company.

  • Both my daughters have already asked to go back 18 August 2018 by The Graham Family

    Swimming with majestic Dolphins, an experience never to forget. But I also felt that every day was magical, particularly the day we spent at Sete Ciudades, gorgeous scenery, and canyoning which WAS a massive thrill! Both my daughters have already asked to go back, which is a testament to their enjoyment, and ours. We will definitely look to book another holiday with AA as it was so fun-filled and
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    hassle-free, just what every parent needs! Our group and guides were also a fantastic bunch of people making it a perfect recipe for success.
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  • All the activities were brilliant 04 August 2018 by The Sutton Family

    All the activities were brilliant, and felt even better for 2 reasons - the other 2 families on our trip were great fun, and secondly, our 2 guides were fantastic. Carina and Syuzanna were excellent and I suggest you always request them for your groups!

  • Very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and really enabled us to make the most of the holiday. 28 July 2018 by The Wynde Family

    The administration went very smoothly. The accommodation was good though the double room was on the small side. Maria, our guide, was excellent - very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and really enabled us to make the most of the holiday.

  • We had a brilliant holiday and a real adventure 28 July 2018 by The Bandeira Freire Family

    Canyoning and dolphin swimming were two great highlights. The two guides: Karina and Paulo were absolute stars.

  • The Azores 19 August 2017 by Jane Rivers

    The dolphin watching was a unique experience. All the activities were great to do and try - some for the first time. The holiday was well organised and our guide Paulo could not have been nicer.

  • This was a fantastic holiday which was enjoyed by every member of our family. 05 August 2017 by The Wickham Family

    Booking with Activities Abroad meant that everything was taken care of and we made the most of every minute of the holiday. We enjoyed every activity and the Azores were truly beautiful. Our activity guides were absolutely brilliant, they ensured they everyone was happy and safe. Triin was exceptional, everyone was sad to say goodbye to her at the end of the holiday. We loved the dolphin swimming,
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    the canyoning, the hot pool in the sea. We saw lots of dolphins including a tiny baby - the baby was less than an arms distance away from me at one point - wonderful! The canyoning brought everyone together as a group and most of us braved all the jumps - so glad we did this activity. The activity reps were fantastic on the boats with the smaller kids.
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  • Our guides were excellent 29 July 2017 by The Shields Family

    We had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities. We did enjoy the canyoning, which was made even more special by the excellence of the guides, Paulo and Bruno. They were particularly brilliant with my 6-year-old, who was very nervous at the start, but laughing and loving it by the end. Our guides were excellent, Maria was particularly knowledgeable and nothing was too much
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  • Amazing Azores! 22 July 2017 by The Surtees Family

    We had a wonderful holiday in the Azores - what a beautiful place! Every trip was executed flawlessly (despite a bit of rain!). Our guides Maria and Roduerigo were amazing - so helpful and kind always going the extra mile for everyone, Maria's knowledge of her country is unrivalled! The very best days we had were, without a doubt, the canyoning and whale/dolphin watching - the kids loved every
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  • We'll never do an all-inclusive, sit around the pool again. 22 July 2017 by The Mooney Family

    We loved the canyoning. Great scenery, location. Something different than we have never done before. Challenging, thrilling, fun! 10/10. The day at the lake; cycling and kayaking which was preceded by a dip in the boiling hot coastal "lava" pool was a very close second 9.5/10. The hosts for our tour, Maria and Rodrigo, were just brilliant.... especially Maria. Nothing was too much trouble for her.
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    Her passion and knowledge for the island made the holiday so much more relevant and interesting. I thought we were going on an activity holiday but came back feeling like I'd been on the best Geography Field trip ever. My kids, 19, 14 and 14 all agreed that this was a brilliant holiday....we'll never do an all-inclusive, sit around the pool again.
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  • The scenery was spectacular 27 August 2016 by The Allen Family

    Sandy was a very knowledgeable and overall a fantastic guide. I loved the whale watching and swimming with dolphins (and so did the kids). My daughter's favourite activity was the canyoning. The scenery in the Azores was spectacular.

  • We loved it 20 August 2016 by The Limbrick Family

    Absolutely lovely guides, Albert and Sandy. Most enjoyable activity: Canyoning. We all loved it. Also great guides, especially Theresa who was very kind and calm.

  • The guides were absolutely excellent 13 August 2016 by Helen Scott

    The guides were absolutely excellent, especially Maria who made our holiday so informative and enjoyable. We loved the whale watching and canyoning, but all if it was excellent. An excellent holiday, though there was only the two of us we were made to feel very welcome.

  • We had a very special holiday. 13 August 2016 by The Badger Family

    I cannot praise Maria and her team enough. We had a very special holiday. Most enjoyable activity: Canyoning and swimming with dolphins. Tea plantation was also fascinating. Dolphins we were lucky with. The other family with us were great fun and we saw common and bottlenose dolphins and a loggerhead turtle at a distance from the boat. Canyoning: I had been a little nervous about but I absolutely
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    loved it. My youngest also liked canyoning the best. We were very well looked after. Hotel great. Well organised - info good provided before and during. Coach driver Daniel very patient and safe.
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  • Thanks for arranging a great holiday. 13 August 2016 by The Tutt Family & the Forrester Family

    As we are nearing the end of our holiday I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we have enjoyed it. The activities were really well organised and the Azores is an amazing place with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. We are having such a wonderful time thanks in no small part to our guide, Sandy, who has been quite outstanding and is a real credit to Activities Abroad.
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    She is exceptionally knowledgeable about the Azores (well everything actually), good natured and humorous. She is also adaptable, having had to go out of her way to drive to an animal rescue centre to drop off an abandoned kitten that my daughter had found. I speak for the whole family when I say we feel lucky to have had Sandy for the whole week.
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  • An experience we will never forget 06 August 2016 by The Harraghy Family

    Swimming with dolphins was amazing and extremely well managed by the skipper on our boat. An experience we will never forget.

  • Amazing experiences 30 July 2016 by The Roper Family

    Whale watching, swimming with dolphins, snorkelling - great fun, amazing experiences to enjoy and share. Tour guides were absolutely fantastic, particularly Maria, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Difficult to improve 30 July 2016 by The Curry Family

    Canyoning was a surprising hit amongst our family and we were particularly impressed with the ability of the activity guides to cater for a wide range of abilities. Whale watching came a close second, as we were fortunate with the weather conditions and the knowledge and skills of all those involved in the team. The holiday manages to combine activities to please adults and children alike and
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    gives a great introduction to the wonderful Azores. It would be difficult to improve, as changing anything would mean missing out on something!
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  • A really great holiday. 30 July 2016 by The Barr Family

    This was a really great holiday. Our guide Inez was very knowledgeable, very helpful and very passionate about the island.

  • Simply amazing 23 July 2016 by The Dunn Family

    This holiday was simply amazing. The partner company in the Azores, were extremely professional and their staff very personable. Their knowledge was fantastic and their enthusiasm contagious. We were looked after by Sandy and Albert and couldn't have asked for more from a guide. All equipment used was of a professional standard and we never once questioned our safety even though we were at times
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    doing things we'd never done before. As a family, we were blown away by the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins and even swam with a Hammerhead shark! The ethos and methods used ensure that the wild animals remain wild and their natural behaviour are not affected. It was an honour to be in the water with these creatures and our guide Albert worked very hard to find them for us whilst keeping a safe distance. If you want to visit the most beautiful part of this planet and feel truly alive, then this is the place for you. 
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  • A fabulous holiday 23 July 2016 by The Smith Family

    I want to express my thanks to all of you for giving us such a wonderful trip to remember. The smile on my daughters face as she emerged from swimming with the dolphins will last a lifetime. My son and I would especially like to thank you for ensuring the gluten free options it really allowed us to enjoy the holiday without problems. The guides were exceptional, friendly, caring, fun and
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    informative and a true asset to the company. The exceptional organisation, trips and equipment showed the companies attention to detail; a fabulous holiday - glowing recommendations to friends. Will definitely be looking at more of your adventures can't wait to see where you may take us next time.
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    Experience real adventures enjoyed safely

    Family friendly destinations and accommodation

    Maximising your precious family time


    Family time, not screen time

    Family memories to treasure

    For toddlers, young children, teenagers & adults alike

    Enjoy the company of like-minded families


    Family owned and run

    Proudly Independent

    Personal, hands-on service

    Fair and sustainable work ethos


    We research the holidays so you don’t have to

    ATOL and ABTA Financial protection available

    Customers rate us 4.8/5 Stars

    Award-Winning: Best Travel Company for Adventure Holidays 2023

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