• Passeio à Ilha Graciosa - Açores

Tour to Graciosa island

Enjoy a fun challenge with us for a Tour to the White Island with multi-activities and discover the beauty of Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago.

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.   

Walking Trails in Graciosa Island - Azores

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 Cave in Graciosa Island Azores

Arriving at the island of Graciosa in the Azores, we start our adventure with a walking trail at the perimeter of Furna do Enxofre cave with 6.7 km long. We will finish this walking tour at Termas do Carapacho with a visit and take a bath in thermal waters at 40º. A moment to relaxing before lunch.

In the afternoon and after lunch, we will visit Furna do Enxofre cave, which is a Natural Monument of the Azores and one of the largest lava caves in the world, with the main characteristic of a perfect dome ceiling that covers it, formed by lava prisms.

We will also have horse riding, with a professional instructor that will be one of the highlights of this tour. After a tour around the island of Graciosa, stopping at the main points of interest, we will finish this tour at the cheesecake factory of "Queijadas da Graciosa" where they could buy this typical sweet already famous in the world. The return is in the afternoon, with the boat crossing the channel between the islands of Graciosa and São Jorge.

 

TOUR PROGRAM

Activity’s information

Nível Médio

hikking  6,5Km

Caminhada de aproximação e saída

hikking 01h30

Tempo total de atividade

total time: full day

Ínicio do Percurso

start: são jorge

finish: são jorge

Regresso de barco

trips  between islands

6 years

Almoço

lunch

40

Program Dates

June 2020

Sunday 28

 

July 2020

Sunday 26

August 2020

Sunday 30

September 2020

Sunday 13

Additional information

Programme activities

Boat trip;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Pedestrian trail;

 Horse Riding;

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;

 Horse Riding;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Van Tour trip to the island;

Bathing in Carapacho thermal waters;

Credited Guides and drivers;

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

Gift Aventour.

PRICES
6/+ PERSONS
GROUPS +12 PERSONS
PRICES

Minimum of 6 persons for the Ilha Graciosa program. We also do it in private.

6/+ PERSONS
GROUPS +12 PERSONS