July 2018 | By Delta Vacations |
Escape to an unforgettable destination filled with adventure this summer.
Take in breathtaking islands, unique cultural experiences and natural wonders in The Azores. This majestic paradise is located approximately 930 miles from Lisbon, Portugal and is comprised of nine islands filled with natural wonders and costal formations that will appeal to nature lovers and travel seekers alike. Home to award-winning natural parks, marine reserves and sustainable tourism, the islands of The Azores each provide its own distinctive, charming character.
These once-uninhabited and remote islands are home to the peaks of some of the world's tallest mountains, reaching from deep beneath the Atlantic. Some of the islands' best views can be seen from the ocean, where whale-watching against the backdrop of a volcanic landscape and the Atlantic sky provides a premium seat to watch silhouettes of humpback and sperm whales above the ocean´s surface.
As you breathe in the splendor this small archipelago has to offer, you will excite in the abundance of outdoor activities, from swimming in Caldeira Velha Waterfall’s natural pool, hiking in the Lagoa de Fogo Nature Preserve or surfing in the Ribeira Grande Beach. From the beaches of Praia da Vitoria to the bustling marina of Horta, to the bubbling volcanic ground "ovens" of Furnas, The Azores offer unparalleled--and unusual--adventures to discover.