Discover Pico Island

Whale-watching, wine-tasting and walking on Pico Island

Discover Pico Island

Pico Island is representative of everything that makes the Azores archipelago so appealing: dramatic landscapes shaped by volcanic activity, wonderful food and wine, fascinating marine life, and lots of scope for adventure! On this 7-night privately guided itinerary you’ll enjoy the best that Pico has to offer, as you explore its famous vineyards, experience whale-watching from its coast and surrounding waters, and climb to the summit of its highest peak, the eponymous Mt Pico.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Sao Miguel

    Arrive Ponta Delgada airport on Sao Miguel Island, the largest island in the Azores archipelago, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Marina Atlântico.

  2. Day 2: Fly to Pico Island

    Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Pico Island (08:45 - 10:35). On arrival on Pico, you will be met and transferred to the 3* Caravelas Hotel in Madalena, Pico’s capital.

  3. Day 3: Full-day whale watching

    The seas around the Azores are among the cleanest on the planet and home to spectacular marine life, including several varieties of whale. Indeed, their numbers are so plentiful that the Azores has become one of the most renowned destinations in the world for whale watching.

  4. Day 4: Half-day wine tour

    The first settlers in the Azores arrived in the 15th century and brought with them a selection of grape varieties. Vineyards were built on the western side of Pico island where the soil was poor.

  5. Day 5: Mt Pico Climb

    Today’s highlight is a climb of Mt. Pico – the ultimate island challenge! Accompanied by a professional guide, you will start at 1230 m and ascend over 1100 m to the summit.

  6. Day 6: Free day

    Today is free for you to explore the island independently by bicycle or on foot.

  7. Day 7: Full-day whale watching from Madalena

    Today you will have another full day of whale watching, going out in the morning and returning to Madalena harbour for lunch at a local restaurant, before heading out again in the afternoon.

  8. Day 8: Departure

    You will be met after breakfast and transferred to Pico Airport for your flight to Sao Miguel and connecting flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation. For family and group rates, please contact us.

8 days from £1420pp


8 days from £1420pp

On the roof of Africa

We had the best time ever. All 3 parts of the holiday (Kili/Pongwe/Stone town) were exceptional.