Luxurious gardens, soothing hot springs, and quaint villages: explore the breathtaking and unspoiled islands that await just a short hop from mainland Portugal with Moon Azores.
Choose the right island for you with strategic, flexible itinerariesfor exploring individual islands or combining them into a longer trip, including coverage of Porto and Lisbon
The top outdoor adventures: Go diving or snorkeling in deep crystalline water, soak in a steaming hot spring, or cave-dive into the depths of an extinct volcano. Hike the shoreline of Sete Cidades Lake, go on a whale-watching tour, or summit the epic, snow-capped Mount Pico
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Wander past the cobbled squares and whitewashed walls of São Miguel and marvel at the Old Gates to the city, admire exotic plantlife in the sprawling Terra Nostra Park, and shop for authentic Gorreana tea. Savor fresh seafood and local charcuterie, browse traditional cheeses at a morning market, and taste local Verdelho wine on Pico Island
Expert advice from long-time Portugal resident Carrie-Marie Bratley
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Background information on landscape, history, and cultural customs of each island
Handy tools such as visa information, a Portuguese phrasebook, and tips for seniors, women traveling alone, families, and more
With Moon’s practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the Azores.