Sao Miguel Holidays
Island Tours - Sunvil is able to pre-book the following guided minibus tours on São Miguel
For 10-days between 19-28 June the island of Sao Miguel will be hosting the 3rd Fest Azores festival; an event which aims to highlight local produce and flavours through 10 extraordinary evening meals.
Is there a better way to explore the seabed and marine life than in a glass bottomed boat?
Sao Miguel, the largest of the nine Azorean islands, is only 65km long and 14km wide. With a picture book landscape interspersed by historical towns and small villages, it is ideal for a touring holiday.
The islands of the Azores, with their mild climate (day time temperature ranging from 14-22 degrees), are the most wonderful islands for walking. So why not join a guided walk for the day.
The islands of the Azores, with their mild climate (day time temperature ranging from 14-22 degrees), are the most wonderful islands for walking.
Swim with dolphins in the blue Atlantic waters around Sao Miguel Island. The four species of dolphin that are regularly sighted here are Common, Bottlenose, Risso and Atlantic Spotted.
A mere glimpse of a dorsal fin can have you beaming for hours. So why not hop on a Zodiac in search of cetacean activity – 24 of the planet’s 80 species of whales and dolphins have been sighted off the coast of the Azores.
Sunvil is able to pre-book the following private taxi tours on Sao Miguel. Tours can also be tailor-made to suit the individual requirements of our clients, please telephone us for a quotation.
Enjoy an unforgettable adventure filled with caves, volcanic drop-offs, underwater arches and an abundance of both Atlantic and Tropical fish life – parrot fish, groupers, sting and eagle rays, moray and conger eels, barracudas, amberjacks, turtles and dolphins. A fully equipped PADI dive centre is based at the Hotel Caloura in Caloura.
Tee-off on one of two golf courses on São Miguel - Furnas, 4km from the Hotel Terra Nostra Garden, Furnas Lake Apartments and Quinta da Mó or Batalha, a 20-minute drive (12km) from Ponta Delgada and the Quinta de Santana.
Take a scenic ride on a horse and carriage at a typical family-run farm where you can taste a variety of local produce including cheese, marmalade, pate, tea and traditional biscuits. Watch how they make the delicious home-made sweet bread and, whilst the bread is baking, take a tour of the farm – where you can even milk a cow.
Experience the fabulous Geological History Tour of Sao Miguel, expertly escorted by an enthusiastic Englishspeaking geologist. A unique insight into these stunning green islands which will give you a new and clear perspective of just how these diverse landscapes were formed. See, touch and learn the secrets of this volcanic archipelago in a fun and entertaining day trip around the island.
This tour will appeal to beginners and long-time bird enthusiasts alike. Escorted by an ornithologist, you will observe birds and learn about their behaviour and diet all within a magnificent landscape. Spot chaffinches, blackbirds, blackcaps, grey wagtails, shearwaters and canaries along the route.
Enjoy an unforgettable drive along the islands’ best trails. Driving through trees and pastures often overlooking the Atlantic ocean you will discover places and landscapes of rare beauty not often encountered by the average tourist. During the trip there will be several stops with time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.