Adult price from £1,515pp
All prices include: flights, 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?

  • Flights: direct return flights from London Stansted to João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada (flight routes subject to change)
  • Transfers: all transfers included
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in Hotel São Miguel Park
  • 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, snorkelling with dolphins, jeep 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 São 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 snorkelling 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 Caldeirões Natural Park, walk over the black sands of Santa Bárbara Beach, and take a dip at the Caldeira Velha waterfall. There is also the opportunity to look around mysterious Gruta do Carvão, longest of the lava tunnels on São Miguel.

Your hotel for the duration of this exciting family activity holiday will be São Miguel Park: superb four-star accommodation close to the centre of Ponta Delgada, with large rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and splendid spa facilities.



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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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Please note: The prices listed below are based on a family of four sharing. Other sharing options are available including one adult sharing with one child, please ask our Travel Experts for a quote.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Sat 06 Apr 2019 Adult price (per person): £1515.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1340.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1080.00 Enquire
Sat 13 Apr 2019 Adult price (per person): £1540.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1360.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1105.00 Enquire
Sat 25 May 2019 Adult price (per person): £1765.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1485.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1230.00 Enquire
Sat 06 Jul 2019 Adult price (per person): £1765.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1485.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1230.00 Enquire
Sat 13 Jul 2019 Adult price (per person): £1730.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1450.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1450.00 Enquire
Sat 20 Jul 2019 Adult price (per person): £1770.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1510.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1250.00 Enquire
Sat 27 Jul 2019 Adult price (per person): £1845.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1565.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1305.00 Enquire
Sat 03 Aug 2019 Adult price (per person): £1855.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1575.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1320.00 Enquire
Sat 10 Aug 2019 Adult price (per person): £1770.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1510.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1250.00 Enquire
Sat 17 Aug 2019 Adult price (per person): £1756.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1485.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1230.00 Enquire
Sat 24 Aug 2019 Adult price (per person): £1800.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1520.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1265.00 Enquire
Sat 19 Oct 2019 Adult price (per person): £1565.00 Child (13 - 18yrs): £1395.00 Child (age 8 - 12): £1125.00 Enquire


For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 to maximum 16 people

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor-made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures, you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases, we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.

Single supplement

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Suitable for

This holiday has a specified minimum age. In some cases, however, younger children may be able to participate in the holiday but may not be able to take part in all of the activities. Please note that there may also be younger children staying at the hotel. Please speak to our Travel Experts for more details. 

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations, you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Traveller Reviews

  • We will do this again for sure - thank you very much! 25 August 2018 by The Nijhar-Brown

    It was fantastic - only drawback was the food at the hotel.....the restaurant choices were excellent though 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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