School Geography Trip to the Azores
A slightly warmer, but no less interesting, alternative to Iceland, a geography school trip to the Azores will teach your students about changing landscapes and land use!
In the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores is an archipelago is made up of a group of nine volcanic islands, each with its own particular landscape and culture. Often described as one of the best island destinations for sustainable tourism in the world, the Azores are Europe’s westernmost point and home to the first island communities in the Atlantic. The dramatic landscapes are littered with beautiful flora and productive vineyards.
São Miguel is the largest island and is renowned for its green landscapes, scenic lakes and the vibrant city of Ponta Delgada. Our geography school trips normally focus on São Miguel, but we can arrange trips to the other islands of the Azores, where different aspects of the curriculum can be studied.
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Visit a tea factory
Visit Caldeira Velha
Stop en-route at Sete Cidades
- 4 nights' full-board accommodation
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Full-day guided tour to Furnas with lunch (<em>Cozido das Furnas) </em>and entrance to Terra Nostra Garden
- Full-day guided tour to Nordeste with lunch
- Full-day guided tour to Sete Cidades, visit to Gruta do Carvão, with lunch
- Half-day guided tour to Lagoa do Fogo with entrance to Caldeira Velha
- Itinerary planning service
- Return airport transfers in resort
- Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
This waterfall of warm, ionised water is on the northern slope of the Fogo Volcano. There is also an environmental in… Read more
Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo
Explore the Furnas area and sample a local delicacy, the “Cozido”, a type of stew. Prepared in volcanic calderas, this… Read more
Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre
The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre offers a wonderful insight into the lagoon ecosystem and its native flora and… Read more
Gorreana Tea Factory
The Gorreana tea plantation is the only remaining tea plantation in Europe and has been owned by same family since 1883.… Read more
Gruta do Carvão
The Gruta do Carvão is the largest volcanic cave on the island of São Miguel. Here you'll see lava stalactites and s… Read more
Visit the spectacular Sete Cidades, a volcanic area in the west of the island of Sao Miguel. Home to diverse volcanic s… Read more
Terra Nostra Park
This botanical garden sits in the Furnas Valley, which is actually a volcanic crater. It became popular among tourists a… Read more
Walking Trail of Salto do Cabrito
The walking trail of Salto do Cabrito is a small circular route beginning/ending in the area of Caldeiras of Ribeira Gra… Read more
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Situated in the centre of charming port city of Ponta Delgada with its cafes, shops and restaurants, the Hotel Sao Miguel could be the perfect base for exploring the Azores archipelago.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded ensuite rooms, each with TV, free wifi and hairdryer.
Students will take their continental-style buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room.
After a day's sightseeing or shopping, students can socialise in the games room, or have a swim in the hotel pool (bathing caps needed).
In the centre of the administrative capital of the Azores, close to shops, restaurants and places of interest, the Ponta Delgada Youth Hostel could provide all your group needs for exploring the Azores archipelago.
Situated in a former monastery, after a day's sightseeing, students can relax and socialise in the gardens or TV lounge or have a game of billiards. (chargeable)
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms with access to shared bathrooms. Teachers will share twin rooms.
The Oakwood School, July 2019Your staff - Armelle, Rachel, and anyone else I contacted with your company directly were outstanding. The service in terms of information, support and the info pack were truly excellent, ensuring a well-structured and planned tour. Any emails I sent were replied to promptly and thoughtfully. You clearly have a strong staff with experience and a good sense of care / thought. Thank you.
Laura Lucas - Tour Adviser
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