• Passeio à Ilha Graciosa - Açores
  • Passeio à Ilha Graciosa - Açores
  • Passeio à Ilha Graciosa - Açores

graciosa island

tour to graciosa island - azores

This is the second smallest island of the Azorean archipelago. This tour’s purpose is to get acquainted with this island and enjoy its natural beauties. The trip between São Jorge and Graciosa islands will be made in a semi-rigid boat which will provide a fun ride and the possibility to observe dolphins and/or wales.   

Trilho pedestre no perímetro da cratera da Furna do Enxofre, na Ilha Graciosa - Açores

Graciosa Island has an elongated forma because of its 12.5 length kilometres and the 7 max width kilometres from Northeast to Southeast. Its 4 391 inhabitants (data from 2011) are spread by its 60.66 km2  that constitute the island’s surface. It is the northerner island of the Central Group of the Azorean archipelago and the closest island is São Jorge at 37 km distance. Graciosa’s highest point is in the South edge of the island’s Caldera with 405 metres in the coordinates 39º 01' 18. 165" latitude, North and 27º 58'00.29" longitude, West.

 

Graciosa Island is classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, it’s the second smallest of the archipelago and it’s also the one with less relevant landform, with several plane areas and soft mountains. White Stones (Pedras Brancas), White Mountain (Serra Branca) or White Clay (Barro Branco) are toponyms of the island that are related to the presence of a volcanic rock, the trachyte, common in the Island and once altered, rotten by the years, gets a whitish coloration, the reason why the Island is called the White Island.              

Furna do Enxofre na Ilha Graciosa - Açores

In this tour we will make a pedestrian trail, a van tour to the Island and some sight-seeing. We will also taste the Island’s good gastronomy in a scheduled lunch.   

tour programm

06h:00 - Meeting Point at Fajã do Ouvidor or Calheta Pier - São Jorge Island;

06h:30 - Boat departure to Graciosa Island;

07h:00 - Meeting Point at Fajã do Ouvidor Pier - São Jorge Island (Departure from Fajã do Ouvidor – North coast);

07h:30 - Boat departure to Graciosa Island;

08h:30 - Arrival at Graciosa Island - Praia of Graciosa;

09h:00 - Transfer to Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

09h:15 - Visit to Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

10h:00 - Start of the Pedestrian Trail – around the caldera - Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave), 6,5 Km (Perimeter) | difficulty: Easy;

12h:30 - End of the Pedestrian trail (Caminho das Rilheiras);

12h:30 - Transfer;

12h:45 - Visit to Termas do Carapacho (Carapacho Hot Waters);

13h:00 - Thermal water baths - Termas do Carapacho(Carapacho Hot Waters);

14h:00 - Lunch – Dolphins Restaurant - Carapacho;

15h:30 - Van Tour trip to Graciosa Island with visits;

18h:15 - Visit to Graciosa cheesecake factory;

18h:30 - End of the tour - Práia;

19h:00 - Boat departure to São Jorge Island;

20h:00 - Arrival to São Jorge Island - Fajã do Ouvidor or Calheta pier.

     Our services final

 

activity’s information

Médio

difficulty level

Localização da Atividade

Graciosa Island

Distância Total do percurso

walking trail 6,5km

Ínicio do Percurso

start: S. Jorge island

end: S. Jorge island

Viagens de Barco

include

Almoço

include

Tempo total de atividade

total time  14h

price

150

min. px

min. reserve 10 px

programme dates

june 2019

Sunday 30

 

30% discount (coupon code AVT30)

july 2019

Monday 29

august 2019

Saturday 24

september 2019

Sunday 22

additional information

programme activities

Boat trip;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Pedestrian trail;

Visit to Graciosa cheesecake factory;

Tour around the Island;

Bathing in Carapacho thermal waters.

what to bring to the activity

Comfortable light clothes;

Wind shear;

Cap and hood;

Comfortable light shoes;

Tennis shoes to use in the activities;

Slippers for the end of the program;

Hot jacket for the boat trip;

Swimsuit/shorts;

Backpack under 25L;

Water (1/5L);

Camara.

 

included in the activity

Boat trip (São Jorge / Graciosa / São Jorge);

Transfers in Graciosa Island;

Insurance;

Pedestrian trail;

Lunch;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Van Tour trip to the island;

Bathing in Carapacho thermal waters;

Guides and drivers;

Lunch (Self Service – main course, 1 drink and 1 coffee);

Gift Aventour.