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.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight to Ponta Delgada via Lisbon

Transfer to accommodation on the island of Sao Miguel

Evening meal at accommodation

2

Full-day Furnas Lake tour including a hike around the lake

Cozido das Furnas lunch, cooked underground by volcanic heat

Visit a tea factory

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Lagoa do Fogo with Salto do Cabrita walking trail

Visit Caldeira Velha

Free afternoon or book an additional excursion, such as whale watching

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Full-day visit to Gruta do Carvao

Stop en-route at Sete Cidades

Visit to Mosteiros

Evening meal at accommodation

5

Return flight to the UK

Arrive back in the UK

5 days, 4 nights Price from £779 pp
  • 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 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
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  • VAT at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Caldeira Velha

Caldeira Velha

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This waterfall of warm, ionised water is on the northern slope of the Fogo Volcano. There is also an environmental… Read More

Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo

Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo

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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

Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre

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The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre offers a wonderful insight into the lagoon ecosystem and its native flora and fauna.… Read More

Gorreana Tea Factory

Gorreana Tea Factory

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The Gorreana tea plantation is the only remaining tea plantation in Europe and has been owned by same family since… Read More

Gruta do Carvão

Gruta do Carvão

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The Gruta do Carvão is the largest volcanic cave on the island of São Miguel. Here you'll see lava stalactites… Read More

Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades

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Visit the spectacular Sete Cidades, a volcanic area in the west of the island of Sao Miguel. Home to diverse… Read More

Terra Nostra Park

Terra Nostra Park

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This botanical garden sits in the Furnas Valley, which is actually a volcanic crater. It became popular among tourists at… Read More

Walking Trail of Salto do Cabrito

Walking Trail of Salto do Cabrito

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The walking trail of Salto do Cabrito is a small circular route beginning/ending in the area of Caldeiras of Ribeira… Read More

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