Walking in the Azores : crater lakes and volcanic pools
    • Portugal - Azores
    • 8 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • From April to October
    • 2 - 5 travellers
      • Comfort
      • Trip code : L1201

Walking in the Azores : crater lakes and volcanic pools - trip info

    . EU members: valid passport or identity card
    . British passport holders : for further Brexit Travel advice please check here
    . Other nationalities: consult the Portuguese consulate/Embassy of your country of origin.
    . We advise you to also bring a photocopy of your original documents and keep them with you during your trip separate to the original ones.

    . No vaccine is required, but it is recommended to be up to date with all universal vaccinations: diphtheria, tetanus, polio.
    . Malaria is absent in mainland Portugal, Madeira and the Azores.
    . Other risks: If, as in all European countries, the traveller is not exposed to "exotic" health risks, the behavioural or environmental risks may be the same as elsewhere.
    . Practical info: Health infrastructure is, of course, satisfactory everywhere, but the cost of care in some private facilities requires checking all the clauses of the insurance contract before departure. 

    IMPORTANT COVID19 – update 23/04/2021
    Entry requirements to the Azores
    . When planning your trip to The Azores, it is important to know the local regulations in force in terms of prevention and containment of COVID-19. Passengers flying to the Azores archipelago will be subject to one of the following options:
    1. Submit proof of testing to COVID-19 up to 72 hours prior to flight departure
    2. Perform test on arrival and stay in prophylactic isolation until the result is obtained
    3. Return to the destination of origin or travel to any destination outside the Region, fulfilling, until the time of the flight, prophylactic isolation in a hotel indicated for this purpose.
    4. If the stay is 7 days or more : a second PCR test must be performed on  the 6th day from the date SARS-CoV-2 first test (passenger must contact the health services to know date and time).
    5. If the stay is 13 days or more  : a third PCR test must be performed on  the 12th day from the date SARS-CoV-2 first test (passenger must contact the health services to know date and time).
    => Click here to find more info about The Azores regulation and upload the guidelines for a safe travel to the Azores

    Inter-island travel :
    . For inter-island connections, it is currently only mandatory to present a negative result for COVID-19 for passengers departing from São Miguel to one of the 8 other islands.

    Preparing your return journey :
    . It is your responsibility to check the conditions of return to your country of origin (negative PCR test, quarantine, etc.).
    . If you need to present a negative PCR test to return to your country, it is possible to carry out this test in one of the private laboratory on Terceira and/or Sao Miguel island
    . The PCR test costs 90-100 € per person. The results are obtained within a minimum of 24 hours (by email ).
    .  In a general way, it is your responsibility to also check with the competent authorities in your country of residence what the rules are for leaving and returning home : 
    . UK - Travel info PRO here  + Travel advice here  + here  + here
    . USA - Travel advisories here
    . Canada - Official Global Travel Advisories here
    . Autralia – Travel advice here

    . As you are travelling abroad, it is your responsibility to have an adequate valid travel insurance
    . Bring a copy of it, and please forward us all information (company name, contract number, and international 7/7 assistance contact)

    . As the archipelago is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and in the anticyclonic zone of the same name, the temperatures are fairly mild and constant throughout the year between 14° in winter and 25° in summer. However, the temperature felt can vary according to the humidity level, which is always quite high in the archipelago.
    . The weather can change quickly in the same day and it is very common to have all 4 seasons in 24 hours! So always remember to go out with glasses, hat and a rain jacket.
    . From November to March, there can be long periods of bad weather with heavy rain or even storms. It is therefore preferable to plan your trip between April and October to benefit from more stable weather (but even in July and August showers can occur!).
    . We recommend the weather websites: http://www.meteociel.fr/ + name of the town

    . Voltage: 220-240V. We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items on:http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

    . For the UE members: since June 2017, a European traveler with a cell package in his home country can use his mobile phone at national rate in the 27 countries of the European Union without fear of having his bill skyrocket. However, limits are set by operators to avoid any excess use. The agreement signed between the EU and its telephone operators also concerns the consumption of 3G or 4G internet data, the volume of which can be used at no extra cost depending on the price of the national package (please inquire).
    . For other nationalities, please contact your operator before leaving. 
    . Alternatively, you can buy a sim card upon your arrival in Madeira to get on the local network. 

    . The Azores are part of Portugal and therefore part of the €uros zone.
    . ATM are available all over the island and card is accepted in most shops and hotels.
    . Tipping is not included in the restaurants / bars. Tipping is entirely voluntary and should be dependent on good service.
    . Shops are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some shopping malls are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Walking in the Azores : crater lakes and volcanic pools
      • Portugal - Azores
      • 2 adults (2x795€)
      • 0 children (0x795€)
    • 8 days
    • Comfort
Total 1590€
Deposit 500€