6 independent reviews for Azores tour, island explorer

Reviews for Azores tour, island explorer

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review 3 Jul 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Four different species of dolphins in enormous pods spectacular, we loved the tea plantation and kayaking in the crater lake, we also really enjoyed learning about the work marine biologists do in the Azores too.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you do book in advance as many activities are popular. You also need to accept that the weather may cancel your plans! A trip on the rib gets you closer to the action than the bigger boats. Do take the opportunity to see the volcanoes and the geothermal places the island is so beautiful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We certainly got to see what sort of things happen locally but Iím not sure we improved the environment local people although they were all very friendly and we did buy mementos.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It really was just sometimes breathtakingly beautiful and wonderful to be so close to such a natural beauty.

review 22 Apr 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Viewing 2 Finback whales at close quarters while on one of the boat trips. Also relaxing in the geothermal pools in Furnas. Magnificent scenery and botanics there.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

One of the boat trips was a bit rough due to the weather. If you do suffer from sea-sickness, select a calm day! Recommend that you explore Sao Miguel Island (not just Ponta Delgada) to get the most out of your holiday. For a 10-day holiday, a visit to the other islands not really practical (due to distance) - requires another visit!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Made use of lots of local services, particularly restaurants and other food outlets, to boost the local economy. Seeing dolphins/whales in their natural environment, certainly preferred to a 'sea-life' centre.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent and would certainly recommend to others.

review 20 Oct 2021

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Using the thermal pool at Terra Nostra under the stars!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Wander out to the local bars and cafes as the locals are really hospitable.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The holiday definitely benefited local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent!

review 2 Nov 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing the whales & dolphins

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If sea is calm do as many boat trips as you can .. seas can get rough quickly and stay that way for a few days

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes .. definitely benefited local people .. hotels & shops use way too much disposable plastic but recycling very prominent

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent

review 2 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

All of it really but maybe the trips were the standout.. exceptionally good. Great whale and dolphin viewing, and the land tours were very interesting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Hire a car for the day and explore the spectacular wilderness coastline and stunning waterfalls.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

2 out of 3 yes. Not sure flying 3.50 mins reduced environmental impact, but the development of tourism is needed in this part of the world, to ensure the young people have a future.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was fantastic, all elements were superb and the hotel staff were very professional and everything kept very clean. The operator's partner is an excellent ground provider, though could maybe introduce life on the Azores a little more. We were 2 adults and 3 under teens children and everyone had a wonderful time.

review 28 Sep 2019

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