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VISITING: The Azores BROCHURE CODE: 5514
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Pass nine nights travelling around the Azores island ‘triangle’ of Faial, São Jorge and Pico. Guided day tours will show you all the highlights, from the great volcanic Caldeira crater and the idyllic Sete Fontes Forest Park to the famed Criação Velha vineyards and the Gruta das Torres lava cave. There will be a hike to the Caldeira do Santo Cristo lagoon, with the option to add further hikes to your itinerary. You can also book additional land and water-based activities.

What's included?

  • Transfers: transfers to and from airports and activities
  • Ferry: ferry from Faial to São Jorge, ferry from São Jorge to Pico Island
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Hotel do Canal, 3 nights in Hotel São Jorge Garden, 3 nights in Hotel Caravelas
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: day tour of Faial Island by jeep, day tour of São Jorge, Caldeira do Santo Cristo hike, day tour of Pico Island with wine tasting (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Situated in the centre of the Azores archipelago, the islands of Faial, São Jorge, and Pico make a triangle rich in natural beauty and local culture. This nine-night holiday gives you a full introduction to the region, with three nights in each location and visits to the prime attractions.

On a jeep tour of Faial, you will see the mighty volcanic crater of Caldeira which rises above the island. There will be a trip to the sea-facing Capelinhos volcano and the iconic Ponta dos Capelinhos lighthouse which stands below. While exploring Sao Jorge, you can look forward to the greenery of Sete Fontes Forest Park and the picture-perfect viewpoints of Fajã dos Cubres and Fajã do Ouvidor, as well as a series of welcoming local villages with handicrafts and traditional cooking.

Pico Island is famous for its wine production, and no trip would be complete without getting a taste – literally and figuratively! You will be shown the Criação Velha vineyards, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also spend time with a producer of Verdelho do Pico wine, with the chance to try a sample.

The natural environment of the Azores makes it perfect for outdoor activities. We have included a scenic hike to Caldeira do Santo Cristo, where you can take a dip in its soothing lagoon. You can also add additional Faial-based hikes to your itinerary – these include a walk around the Caldeira crater, a tour of ten volcanoes, and a journey along the Levada aqueduct route. Please see the ‘Personalise’ section for more information.

You can also book to go whale and dolphin watching or swimming with dolphins – both must-try activities in this part of the world, which is famed for its marine mammal life. Our optional activity selection also features thrilling canyoning and sea kayaking trips, not to forget a unique session of coasteering – more information can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section.

You will travel between the islands by ferry, taking in ocean vistas as you go. Throughout the trip, your accommodation will be in hotels based on or close to the coast, adding an Atlantic touch to your stay.


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Key facts

Duration:9 nights
Pace:Balanced
Suitable for: Anybody over the age of 18. See our terms for further information.
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  • On arrival, you will be collected by our representative and transferred to Hotel do Canal, which faces the Atlantic waters. You can talk over your itinerary for the holiday and pick up recommendations for local attractions to visit during your spare time. Why not head to one of the nearby restaurants for a pleasant seaside dinner?

  • After your first Azorean breakfast, you will be treated to a day tour of Faial by jeep. Your guide will take you to the volcanic Caldeira, an immense crater from which you can look out to the ocean and admire the neighbouring Pico Island.

    A trip will also be made to the volcano of Capelinhos on the tip of the Capelo peninsula, as well as to the famous Ponta dos Capelinhos lighthouse and the volcano information centre that sits at its feet. Going to the top of the lighthouse, you will be able to better appreciate a new section of Faial Island, its dark, rocky terrain formed in 1957 during an eruption.

    After this, you will be taken back to the city of Horta, looking around its marina and also stopping by Peter Café Sport, renowned amongst the international sailing community. Lunch will either be had at the café or an eatery close by.

    Returning to your hotel, you can freshen up before heading out for dinner.

  • With breakfast finished, you will have the day free. You might like to explore more of Horta or to simply unwind in the hotel Jacuzzi. Better still, you can continue your adventures on Faial by booking an optional half-day or a full day hike on one of the island’s scenic routes. You can return to the Caldeira and walk around its rim, follow the old Levada aqueduct system ringed by greenery, or go on a challenging ten-volcano tour. Please see the ‘Personalise’ section for more information.

    Enjoy a final lunch and dinner on Faial before travelling to São Jorge tomorrow.

  • Having had breakfast, you will be transferred to the harbour for a ferry ride to São Jorge via Pico Island (ferry departs at 8 am). Have your cameras at the ready for snapshots of the Atlantic as you make your way across. The journey will take around two hours in total.

    After being taken to your hotel and checking in, you can get straight to island activities. Abseil down waterfalls and slide along streams during a session of canyoning, or try the unique sport of coasteering along the shore. You can also kayak over the sea, travelling to attractions in the area. All these optional activities can be booked with us in advance and include lunch – please see the ‘Personalise’ section for more information.

    You will either stay at Hotel São Jorge Garden or can upgrade to an apartment at Cantinho das Buganvilias. Please see the ‘Accommodation’ section and speak to our Travel Experts to find out more.

  • Breakfast leads into a day tour of São Jorge, featuring several of its most prominent sites. Marvel at the handicraft work of Ribeira do Nabo before continuing to the welcoming villages of Urzelina and Manadas. A stop will be made at the eighteenth-century Santa Barbara Church before breaking for lunch in a Calheta village restaurant.

    You will then spend the afternoon being shown the pretty parish of Ribeira Seca and the coffee plantation of Fajã dos Vimes. This comprehensive tour also includes trips to the viewpoints of Fajã dos Cubres and Fajã do Ouvidor, not to mention the Sete Fontes Forest Park with its splendid natural sights.

    You can finish off the day by visiting a local restaurant or trying your hotel’s excellent cuisine.

  • Today you'll have three options available for you as you explore Caldeira do Santo Cristo.

    This area is stunning and offers spectacular coastal views and exotic flora and fauna.

    The first option is a truly rewarding 10km walk. After a transfer of around 45 minutes you will begin you walk at a height of 700m on the Serra do Topo hillside. The route is initially steep as you descend (so this is ideal is best suited to regular walkers as walking poles and sturdy booked are recommended) but the views are well worth it and the gradient does become more gentle. When you reach the Caldeira do Santo Cristo you can take a dip in the lagoon and enjoy a picnic lunch as you will have passed the 6km mark. The lagoon is formed by a natural sea wall of volcanic rock. From here is it a further 4km to Fajã dos Cubres, where the walk ends. Fajã translates as ‘strip of land’ and you will see that this location is aptly named as it is a small strip of flat land with the peaks on one side and the sea on the other.

    Option two is a relaxed walk from Fajã dos Cubres to Caldeira do Santo Cristo which is much flatter (100m in elevation approximately) and covers a total of 8km (4km each way). Lunch and swimming at Caldeira are both included.

    Lastly, if you’d prefer not to walk, then we can arrange for you to take the transfer to the start point at Serra do Topo to enjoy the views and just descend back in the vehicle (this does not allow for a visit to the Caldeira do Santo Cristo and so lunch and swimming are not a possibility on this option). A visit to Fajã dos Cubres is included.

    Please let our travel experts know your preferred option at the time of booking.

  • After breakfast, you will be taken to the harbour for the ferry to Pico Island, once again being treated to beautiful views of the water. The ferry ride will take one hour and twenty minutes in total, following which you will be transferred to Hotel Caravelas in the town of Madalena.

    You can then spend time acquainting yourself with Madalena or walking by the coast. You might prefer to swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool before considering some dining options – the choice is yours.

  • Breakfast will be followed by a tour of Pico Island, starting with the highly regarded vineyards of Criação Velha, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. From here, your guide will take you to the magnificent Gruta das Torres lava cave, born from volcanic activity and naturally shaped from cooled magma. Returning to vineyard culture, you will then spend time at a local wine producer of ‘Verdelho do Pico’, learning about the craft and sampling the finished product.

    After lunch in a nearby restaurant, your tour will take you around more spectacular lava-formed structures and let you experience more of Pico's natural life. There will also be time to see the island’s smaller villages and historic fishing ports.

  • With breakfast done, you can spend your last full day in the Azores trying out more exciting optional activities. The archipelago is internationally famed as a site for whales and dolphins, and no visit to this part of the world is complete without a trip to spot them in the wild. Try a stunning whale and dolphin watching tour and feel the thrill of seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Even better, you can book to swim with dolphins and get a closer experience. If you prefer dry land or have been fully taken by the hiking bug, we have options to go trekking the Caminhos de Santa Luzia or to climb up Pico Mountain. Please see the ‘Personalise’ section for more information.

  • After a last Azorean breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home.

Included in price

Hotel do Canal

Nights: 1-3

Based in the city of Horta on the island of Faial, Hotel do Canal gazes over bay waters, with the coast of Pico Island and its grand mountain filling the background. This four-star accommodation has rooms with stylish red and wooden interiors. It also boasts excellent fitness and wellbeing facilities, as well as a selection of delicious meals in its on-site Clipper Restaurant. Horta’s attractions are within short walking distance, including the famous Peter Café Sport.

Hotel facilities

  • Unwind with a massage or relax in the hotel’s sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Clipper Restaurant provides a range of splendid dishes for you to try
  • You can admire Atlantic views while enjoying a cold beverage at the bar
  • Keep up-to-date using the free Wi-Fi in Hotel do Canal

Room type

Double room

These come with a double bed or twin beds. The bathroom has a shower, bathtub, toilet, and hairdryer. The room also has free Wi-Fi, a cable television and a telephone, air-conditioning, and a minibar.

Single room

These come with a single bed. The bathroom has a shower, bathtub, toilet, and hairdryer. The room also has free Wi-Fi, a cable television and a telephone, air-conditioning, and a minibar.

Image credits: Hotel do Canal

Hotel São Jorge Garden

Nights: 4-6

With an outdoor sea-water pool and pleasant greenery, Hotel São Jorge Garden is a paradise. The natural swimming pools just five minutes away on foot and the delights of Velas town are close by. Rooms have a cream and wood décor and each come with their own balcony, looking over the hotel garden and the Atlantic waters. Splendid views can also be enjoyed from the hotel’s panoramic breakfast room.

Hotel facilities

  • Cool off in the hotel’s outdoor seawater pool or lounge by the side in the sunshine
  • A cool drink from the bar is perfect in the warm Azorean weather
  • Make the most of the open views from the panoramic breakfast room
  • You can stay connected using free Wi-Fi in public areas of the hotel

Room type

Twin room

These come with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet, and hairdryer. The rooms are air-conditioned with a telephone and television, and also have their own balcony with a garden and ocean view.

Single room

These come with a single bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet, and hairdryer. The rooms are air-conditioned with a telephone and television, and also have their own balcony with a garden and ocean view.

Image credits: Hotel São Jorge Garden

Hotel Caravelas

Nights: 7-9

A ‘caravela’ or ‘caravel’ is a small Portuguese ship – a fitting name for this hotel, which faces the Atlantic Ocean from its location on Pico Island. Each room has a private balcony with either an ocean or a mountain view, adding a scenic touch to your stay. Hotel Caravelas also has a lovely outdoor pool and a welcoming restaurant, with many other eateries to be found nearby.

Hotel facilities

  • Have a sun-soaked swim in the hotel’s outdoor pool
  • Fill up at a breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant
  • You can get some wonderful pictures from your panoramic hotel balcony
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas helps you stay in touch with friends and family

Room type

Double room

These come with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, a balcony with an ocean or mountain view, air-conditioning, a flat screen satellite television, and a minibar.

Image credits: Hotel Caravelos

Other options

Cantinho das Buganvilias

Supplements from: £20pp

For an especially wonderful time on São Jorge Island, upgrade to stay at Cantinho das Buganvilias. This resort sits on a clifftop with marvellous panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean, which can be further appreciated while dining in its restaurant. The spacious apartments at Cantinho das Buganvilias are fully furnished and air-conditioned. In your spare time at the resort, you can try out its inviting infinity pool and hot tub. You can also arrange transfers at a small cost, should you wish to see more of the local area.

Hotel facilities

  • Get a homely feel during your holiday with the Cantinho das Buganvilias apartments
  • Take in coastal views while tucking into a meal at the resort restaurant
  • Spend time in the infinity pool and invigorating hot tub
  • You can choose from an assortment of hot and cold drinks at the bar
  • Free Wi-Fi means you can instantly share all your Azores updates

Room type

One-bedroom apartment

These come with a double bed or twin bed arrangement and a sofa bed for four people and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub, toilet, and hairdryer. There is a kitchenette with all required equipment, and a dining area. The apartments also have a flat screen television, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

Two-bedroom apartment

These come with a double bed or twin bed and sofa bed arrangement for six people and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub, toilet, and hairdryer. There is a kitchenette with all required equipment, and a dining area. The apartments also have a flat screen television, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

Superior two-bedroom apartment

These upper floor apartments come with a double bed or twin bed arrangement and a bed sofa for four people, and a balcony with a lovely view. They have a bathroom with a shower and hydro massage tub as well as a toilet and hairdryer. There is a kitchenette with all required equipment, and a dining area. The apartments also have a flat screen television, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

Image credits: Cantinho das Buganvilias

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Half-day Caldeira hike (day 3)

From £52pp

Sat in the middle of Faial Island is the Caldeira: a great volcanic crater 2000 metres in diameter, with a depth of 400 metres. This easy guided hike takes you around the crater rim, with views of both the inside and outside of this incredible natural feature.

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Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes (approximately)
Distance: 7 kilometres (around 4.3 miles)


Other options

Activities

Full-day Pico mountain climb

From: £72pp

For a real challenge with rewarding views, you can book to make your way up Pico Mountain on this guided full-day excursion. Beginning at Casa da Montanha, the ‘Mountain House’ at an altitude of 1200 metres, you will follow your guide to the summit, where a lunch break will be had. Should weather allow, you will be treated to a spectacular view of the surrounding four islands and the gleaming Atlantic Ocean – a fitting and fulfilling way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Azores.

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As this trail is steep and rocky throughout, we do not recommend it for people with knee or ankle problems.

Difficulty: Hard
Hike duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes (approximately)
Hike distance: 10 kilometres (around 6.2 miles)

Half-day levada hike (day 3)

From: £52pp

The Levada aqueduct system on Faial Island stretches to about ten kilometres, forming a hiking trail rich with natural sights. It is a much-praised work of engineering, part of which was damaged in an earthquake of 1998. You will walk up to and return from this area on an easy eight-kilometre guided route, taking in the Azorean fauna and flora that can be spotted along the way.

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Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes (approximately)
Distance: 8 kilometres (around 5 miles)

Half-day canyoning (day 4)

From: £156pp

São Jorge Island offers a variety of waterfalls and streams which are perfect for exploring on a canyoning trip. Following a thorough safety briefing and training, you will be guided on a natural course of jumps and slides, abseiling like adventurers and making your way through the water by either walking or swimming – all with the help of an experienced guide team.

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You will be provided with helmets, wetsuits, and canyoning equipment. Be sure to wear a bathing suit or swimming shorts as well as waterproof boots. Carrying a towel and a change of clothes and footwear for after the activity is essential.

A packed lunch consisting of a sandwich, a bottle of juice, a bottle of water, a chocolate bar, and a piece of fruit is included in the activity price. Dietary requirements can be catered for – please let us know in advance.

Difficulty: Medium
Duration: 4 hours
Minimum age: 18 years
Maximum group size: 6 people

Half-day sea kayaking (day 4)

From: £32pp

Kayaking the waters around the Azores is a fantastic way to appreciate the coastal beauty of the islands and enjoy the Atlantic environment. There are three guided routes that you can choose from.

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Go two-and-a-half kilometres from Calheta to Fajã Grande and you will finish at a pretty beach area with its own natural pool, as well as a bar with views of the ocean and Pico Island.

On the five-kilometre journey from Calheta to Fajã das Almas, the group will be treated to delightful panoramas of Pico Island. On arriving at Fajã das Almas, there will be time to relax on the beach and visit the local café.

Travel the seven-kilometre route from Calheta to Fajã dos Vimes and you will be stunned by the grandeur of the cliffs that line the shore. Reaching your destination, you will have a chance to look around the area’s famous coffee plantations and taste what they grow, as well as to see local handicrafts.

You will use sit-on-top two-person kayaks and will receive full safety instructions and training before setting off with your guides. In addition to the kayaks, you will be provided with paddles and life vests. Be sure to wear a bathing suit or swimming shorts as well as waterproof footwear. Carrying a towel and a change of clothes and footwear for after the activity is essential. We also recommend keeping sunscreen and a cap with you.

A packed lunch consisting of a sandwich, a bottle of juice, a bottle of water, a chocolate bar, and a piece of fruit is included in the activity price. Dietary requirements can be catered for – please let us know in advance.

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum age: 18 years

Maximum group size: 6 people

Distance/price:
2.5 km: £65
5km: £59
7km: £32

Half-day whale and dolphin watching

From: £50pp

Observing cetaceans in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience, and the Azores is internationally recognised as one of the best places to do so. On this three-hour excursion, you could spot members of over 25 different whale and dolphin species, depending on luck and the time of year. Turtles and aquatic birds might also be spotted along the way, making it a superb marine wildlife opportunity.

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Prior to boarding the boat, you will be given a full safety briefing by your guiding team of biologists, as well as information on the different whales and dolphins and rules for respectful observation. Life vests will be provided, and we recommend wearing comfy, waterproof clothes supplemented by warm layers and waterproof jackets. It is also well worth carrying a hat, sun cream, and water.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum age: 18 years
Group size: Maximum 30 people

Half-day dolphin swimming

From: £64pp

Swimming with animals as intelligent and elegant as dolphins is simply magical. Wave goodbye to the television screen, watching first-hand how they glide underwater and hearing for yourself how they communicate.

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On this boat trip, you will be given a full safety briefing and learn how to use snorkelling equipment. You will also learn about the dolphins and how to swim responsibly with them in a natural environment. Your guides will then take you to a prime dolphin-swimming location. With luck, a dolphin group will be located, and you can get into the water to join these incredible creatures! Everyone will head into the water two at a time, and this will be done on three occasions during the trip.

Please bring swimwear, a towel, a hat and sun cream, and water.

Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Minimum age: 18 years
Group size: Maximum 8 people per boat

Full-day Caminhos de Santa Luzia hike

From: £46pp

This full-day guided excursion is definitely one for lovers of history and culture – and also for lovers of wine! The Santa Luzia hiking route takes you over old paths once used by people to transport goods around Pico Island. In some places, marks left by horse carts from long ago can still be seen, lasting as a connection to the past.

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The route will also take you through a couple of the island’s famous vineyards – these being of such cultural importance that UNESCO has listed them as a World Heritage Site. The day will be rounded off with a visit to a local wine producer, as well as to the Wine Museum – perfect for any oenophiles.

Difficulty: Medium
Hike duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes (approximately)
Hike distance: 10.5 kilometres (around 6.5 miles)

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying a deposit but, the provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

 

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Maximum group size of 8 people

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.



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