Azores Island Hopping

Azores Island Hopping

14 Days
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Azores Island Hopping

14 Days Starting in Ponta Delgada and ending in Horta

Visiting:

Ponta Delgada

,

Sete Cidades

,

Flores Island

,

Fajã Grande

,

Praia da Vitória

,

Percurso pedestre Baías da Agualva - PR2TER

,

São Jorge

,

Fajã dos Cubres

,

Miradouro da Fajã do Ouvidor

,

Horta

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

2: Leisurely and Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

AZ

Group size:

10 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2610

$2486 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Discover the best of five Azores unspoilt islands; Sao Miguel, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Flores and Faial. This gentle walking holiday explores the beautiful and varied landscapes; crater lakes, extinct volcanoes, vineyards, thermal springs and craggy coastlines. Crater walk with stunning views of the twin blue and green lakes, opportunity to take a boat trip alongside whales and dolphins and follow a hydrangea lined path down to this unique lagoon

Highlights

  • Sete Cidades - Crater walk with stunning views of the twin blue and green lakes

  • Whale watching - Opportunity to take a boat trip alongside whales and dolphins

  • Faja dos Cubres - Follow a hydrangea lined path down to this unique lagoon

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Join trip in Ponta Delgada, on the island of Sao Miguel
Location:

  Ponta Delgada


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive in Ponta Delgada, Located on the harbour of Sao Miguel, the Azores largest island, Ponta Delgada is a charming historic city with narrow cobbled streets and some interesting buildings worth a visit, such as the Municipal city hall with its reflecting pool in the city centre of Baixa.
For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 7pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Ponta Delgada at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive at João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada (PDL) which is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Should you miss the meeting, your leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.
If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to take a stroll along the harbour front promenade past the 16\super th\nosupersub century fort to the marina or visit the Convent and Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Esperança with its unique quadrangular tower.

icon Day 2: Enjoy lakeside walk, lunch among volcanic scenery and visit thermal pools
Location:

  Ponta Delgada


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Basing ourselves at Ponta Delgada, the island's capital, we spend our first 3 days exploring Sao Miguel - the largest of the islands we visit. We use a mixture of local and private buses to transfer us to and from our walks. For our first day walking we drive to the north side of the island. We make a stop at Gorreana, Europe's oldest and only remaining tea factory and continue to Lagoa das Furnas where we take a short walk of approximately forty-five minutes on the shores of the lake, stopping to see the natural ovens (cavities in the rock). In the huge hollow of Furnas Valley, diverse volcanic activity has also created thermal springs and boiling mud pools. For lunch today we'll enjoy a traditional Cozido cooked in the volcanic fumeroles.

We also have time to visit the botanical gardens of Terra Nostra, planted over 200 years ago which has an outdoor thermal pool in which you may like to take a dip. Back on the bus we continue to a viewpoint to Lagoa de Fogo, the island's highest crater lake, where we will stop to take photos before continuing back to Ponta Delgada.

icon Day 3: Walk around Sete Cidades, see the colourful crater lakes
Location:

  Sete Cidades


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning we drive to the Sete Cidades volcano for a beautiful walk within and around this iconic crater. The 500-metre deep, three-mile long volcanic crater contains two lakes, Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul, one blue and one green.

The trail starts at Vista do Rei viewpoint,heading along the crater ridge until the parking lot of Várzea. Throughout the walk, there are views of the Sete Cidades lakes to the right and views over the coastline of Sao Miguel Island and the sea to the left.

Today's leisurely five kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 270 metres of ascent and descent. The last section of the trail before the village is quite inclined and can be slippery.

icon Day 4: Free day; optional boat trip to look for whales
Location:

  Ponta Delgada


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today is left free to explore more of the island on and off shore. You may wish to do one of the many walks around the island, options include the Salto do Cabrito trail (seven-and-a-half kilometres) to the waterfall or a linear route that connects the village of Sao Vicente Ferreira and Calhetas on the north coast (six-and-a-half kilometres). Another option is to take a whale searching trip.

Today's optional leisurely seven-and-a-half kilometre walk on the Salto do Cabrito trail is expected to take around two hours with 230 metres of ascent and descent.

icon Day 5: Fly to Santa Cruz on Flores Island; optional boat trip
Location:

  Flores Island


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today we take a short flight to the island of Flores. On arrival it's just a ten minute walk to our hotel (our luggage is transferred by taxi). After checking in to the hotel we plan to take an orientation walk around Santa Cruz das Flores. The island is well known for an abundance of flowers, it was even named after them, and our walks will be relaxed to allow plenty of time to make the most of the natural environment. Weather allowing, there's the option this afternoon of taking a boat trip along the coast to view the dramatic cliffs cape.

icon Day 6: Enjoy spectacular West Coast views on a hike to Faja Grande
Location:

  Fajã Grande


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast today we'll take a short transfer to Fagjazinha, the starting point for today's walk. We'll be following the PR02 route to Faja Grande. Leaving the village of Fagjazinha we'll walk north to Mosteiro village, with views of the cliffs a constant to our left. After Mosteiro we'll move inland slightly and continue walking until we reach the beautiful waterfall of Poco da Ribeira do Ferreiro and a small watermill house powered by the water. As we near Faja Grande there are small bathing areas which give us a chance to dip our feet, or alternatively wait until the walk is over and brave the refreshing Atlantic waters! After some time to relax we'll transfer back to the hotel.

Today's moderate 11 kilometre walk is expected to take around is expected to take around four-and-a-half hours with 450 metres of ascent and 715 metres of descent.

icon Day 7: Fly to Terceira Island where we stay in Praia da Vitoria
Location:

  Praia da Vitória


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


An inter-island flight via Horta brings us to the island of Terceira. During our stay here, our base will be the small harbour settlement of Praia da Vitoria. Praia was one of the first points colonized on the island of Terceira and after checking in to our hotel there's time to head out for a stroll its peaceful streets before dinner.

icon Day 8: Walk to Baias de Agualva; disocver Biscoitos lava pools
Location:

  Percurso pedestre Baías da Agualva - PR2TER


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today we head for the northern regions of the island by private bus. From Quatro Ribeiras the walk follows the contours of the coast with marvellous views out to sea. We arrive at Biscoitos (ther is the option to take the bus for the last section which is along an asphalt road), where there is the chance to swim in the lava rock pools. In the late afternoon we return to Praia da Vitoria stopping at the Serra do cume viewpoint on the way for views over the patchwork interior.

Today's leisurely 4 kilometre walk is expected to take around one-and-a-half hours with 220 meters of ascent and descent.

icon Day 9: Visit Angra do Heroismo town before flying to Sao Jorge Island
Location:

  São Jorge


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Straight after breakfast this morning we cross the island to the largest settlement on Terceira, the old town of Angra do Heroismo. Angra was the first settlement in the Azores to receive city status, in 1534, and remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance town planning. It was the Azores seat of government until the early 19th century and its palaces and churches are the legacy of it's supremacy. A walk up to the fort gives good views over the harbour and the narrow streets of the old town are well worth exploring at your own pace. Time allowing there's also the option to walk a circular trail to Monte Brasil (visible from the town) before before we drive to the airport for our afternoon flight to Sao Jorge.

This curiously elongated island is some 56 km long, but only 8 km wide, having been created by a series of linear volcanic eruptions. The island remained almost isolated for many centuries, due to the lack of shelter offered to ships. After transferring to our hotel, we are free to wander the streets of the small maritime community of Velas, where we are based. Alternatively we can take an optional walk to the old whale watching tower which is positioned on a volcanic crater from where we can enjoy views down on to Velas town (2hrs).

Today's leisurely optional eight kilometre walk to Monte Brasil is expected to take around three hours with 350 meters of ascent and descent.

icon Day 10: Walk through Caldeira de Cima gorge down to Faja dos Cubres
Location:

  Fajã dos Cubres


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


We spend two full days walking on Sao Jorge, a place of precipitous cliffs, narrow valleys and tiny coves. On our first day, we'll head from Velas to the north side of the island. A stunning walk starting from the 700m high ridge of Sao Jorge leads us through the beautiful gorge of the Caldeira de Cima and down to the coast. From here we follow the rocky coastline passing the Caldeira de Santo Cristo Lake walking to Faja dos Cubres. Fajas are the small plains at the foot of the steep coastal cliffs which are dotted with traditional hamlets and fertile orchards.

Today's moderate 10 kilometre walk is expected to take around four with 295 metres of ascent and 960 metres of descent.

icon Day 11: Free day with a choice of optional walks including ridge walk down to Faja Ouividor
Location:

  Miradouro da Fajã do Ouvidor


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Our second day is left free for optional walks, and your tour leader will advise on the various possibilities. Views of the surrounding islands are excellent from Pico da Esperanca ridge walk (1,053m) in the centre of the island, while a walk along the fajas on the south coast of the island offers a contrast in scenery from the north.

Today's moderate optional 20 kilometre ridge walk is expected to take around five hours with 420 metres of ascent and 1,230 kilometres of descent.

icon Day 12: Take the ferry to Faial Island; explore Horta
Location:

  Horta


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning, we cross by ferry to the charming island of Faial, where the harbour is often full of yachts, half way through their transatlantic crossing. The remainder of the day is free to stroll the streets and harbour of Horta, there is a circular walk from the hotel on the Monte da Guia headland which provides views over town, our tour leader will provide directions.

Our accommodation for the last two nights at the modern Azoris Faial Garden Hotel is a relaxing way to end this walking holiday. Set within an extensive landscaped garden with coastal views and an inviting outdoor swimming pool.

Today's leisurely optional four-and-a-half kilometre walk is expected to take around two hours with 160 meters of ascent and descent.

icon Day 13: Full day excursion of the island. Walks at the Caldeira and Capelinhos volcano
Location:

  Horta


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today we explore the Ilha Azul, taking a tour of the island by private bus. We head to the stunning Caldeira often shrouded in cloud, where we view the lush green-carpeted crater and walking along its edge . The views over the island are particularly impressive in summer, when the wild blue hydrangeas that form many of the hedges are in flower. We then continue to the western end of the island to visit the Capelinhos volcano, now extinct, where we can walk around or visit the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre. Later we return to Horta, an attractive little town with some good restaurants.

Today's leisurely seven kilometre Calderia trail is expected to take around two-and-a-half hours with 280 metres of ascent and descent.

icon Day 14: Trip ends in Horta, Faial Island
Location:

  Horta


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Horta.
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Horta at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Horta Airport (HOR) which is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

What's Included

  • Meals

    Breakfast: 13 Lunch: 1

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Fully Guided

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

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Are airport transfers included in this tour?

All customers that travel on an Explore group trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates.

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we would be delighted to book extra nights before the start or at the end of your trip, please let us know your requirements at the time of booking.

    What is the maximum group size?

    16

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, if you want your own room.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    See trip notes

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, internal flights

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

    Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Being a responsible company is a large statement, something that has to be entwined within the very fibre of a company. Discover the charities and partnerships we support as part of this at https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainability/charities-and-partners

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    We want to be as clear as and as honest as possible about what happens if you decide to that you no longer wish to travel on your trip. Our booking conditions have details of the costs you’ll incur when you cancel-these charges depend on how long it is before your planned departure.

    What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

    Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

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Azores Island Hopping

Mandy deserves to be nominated for Explore rep of the year.

Mandy deserves to be nominated for Explore rep of the year.


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Sarah

08-Mar-2018

Azores Island Hopping

We found the islands, the people and the scenery spectacular. Would definitely recommend it.

We found the islands, the people and the scenery spectacular.

Would definitely recommend it.


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Perry

22-Sep-2019

Azores Island Hopping

I look forward to my next Explore holiday!

I look forward to my next Explore holiday!


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Yvonne

08-Feb-2018

Azores Island Hopping

A most enjoyable visit to five fascinating islands. We found food much cheaper than in the UK, which was welcome, since there are quite a few expenses for ....more

A most enjoyable visit to five fascinating islands.

We found food much cheaper than in the UK, which was welcome, since there are quite a few expenses for extra activities.

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Marion

06-Aug-2018

Azores Island Hopping

No because I had a great holiday (apart from the covid19 PCR tests we had to have).

No because I had a great holiday (apart from the covid19 PCR tests we had to have).


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Laura

09-Sep-2021

Azores Island Hopping

I have wanted to visit the Azores for 20 years. I am so glad O chose to make the journey with Explore -one of the most memorable and special places ....more

I have wanted to visit the Azores for 20 years.

I am so glad O chose to make the journey with Explore -one of the most memorable and special places on our planet.

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Thank you again Explore.

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Kathleen

06-Oct-2018

Azores Island Hopping

As my first trip with Explore, I was impressed with the overall experience, the guide, accomodation and general thoroughness (lack of joining notes apart, as already mentioned).

As my first trip with Explore, I was impressed with the overall experience, the guide, accomodation and general thoroughness (lack of joining notes apart, as already mentioned).


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David

19-Nov-2019

Azores Island Hopping

This was aod holiday. We would consider using Explore for future holidays - this trip was greatly enhanced by the quality of the guide, Tania.

This was aod holiday.

We would consider using Explore for future holidays - this trip was greatly enhanced by the quality of the guide, Tania.


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Matthew

26-Aug-2019

Azores Island Hopping

No because I had a great holiday (apart from the covid19 PCR tests we had to have).

No because I had a great holiday (apart from the covid19 PCR tests we had to have).


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Laura

09-Sep-2021

Azores Island Hopping

I enjoyed this trip very much. Great destination,od itinerary and I was lucky with the person sharing my room and with the group overall. Thank you

I enjoyed this trip very much.

Great destination,od itinerary and I was lucky with the person sharing my room and with the group overall.

Thank you


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Paul

10-Oct-2019

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  • Free Date Changes

    Explore! allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Explore! requires a minimum deposit of 10% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of explore! charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: 90% of booking price.

    At 13 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Azores Island Hopping

14 Days Starting in Ponta Delgada and ending in Horta

Visiting:

Ponta Delgada

,

Sete Cidades

,

Flores Island

,

Fajã Grande

,

Praia da Vitória

,

Percurso pedestre Baías da Agualva - PR2TER

,

São Jorge

,

Fajã dos Cubres

,

Miradouro da Fajã do Ouvidor

,

Horta

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

2: Leisurely and Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

AZ

Group size:

10 - 16

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2610

$2486 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $124

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New York

United States

What do you love most about New York?

"This city has got everything to offer. Literally, everything is there haha! Thanks to the skyscrapers and the American flags it's like walking in an American movie. "

Favourite time of year to visit New York

"We visited NYC in March and it was pretty cold! Summer can get pretty warm so I would say May/June would be the perfect time to visit the Big Apple."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Without a doubt, my favourite thing was enjoying the spectacular view from the top of The Rock! We booked our ticket right before sunset so we had a daytime, sunset & nighttime view!"

@jasononcamera's Top Tips

"Go for a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, it's free! You will get an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty."

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    22 Countries

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    Java, Indonesia

  • Dream Destination:

    Chile

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  • A 20-year old who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera

Pangandaran Regency

Indonesia

Cultural

What do you love most about Pangandaran Regency?

"Talking to the locals and playing football with them, laughing with them and sharing stories despite their English isn't the best is probably my favourite part of visiting Pangandaran."

Are there many tourists?

"I was walking on the main beach for 2 hours and didn't see one other tourist. I was doing a tour the next day and we were in a very small group of 5 foreigners. I love being 'the only' tourist! "

@jasononcamera's Top Tips

"Take your time to walk on the black sand beach to watch the local life and definitely visit the Green Canyon. Not many people have heard of this place but it is absolutely amazing!"

Favorite photo of Pangandaran?

"Here it is!"

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  • Travel Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    22 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Java, Indonesia

  • Dream Destination:

    Chile

  • About them:
  • A 20-year old who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera

Bali

Indonesia

Photography

What do you love most about Bali?

"Of course, Bali is a very popular destination and sometimes it's packed with (too many) tourists, but it's touristy for a reason. It's such a beautiful island with so many picture-perfect places!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"My favourite activity in Bali was climbing Mount Batur in the middle of the night to watch the sunrise on top of the volcano. We were even lucky enough to see Mount Rinjani on Lombok in the distance! "

Must pack items for Bali

"Don't forget to bring warmer clothes! Especially in Northern Bali, it can get colder and you will need a jacket for sure! This photo was taken on top of a mountain and trust me, it was pretty cold..."

Bonus...

"Combine your Bali trip with a few days on Nusa Penida. Every photographer wants to take a photo of the T-rex-shaped cliff but... watch out when flying your drone. The signal is very sketchy!"

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  • Travel Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    22 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Java, Indonesia

  • Dream Destination:

    Chile

  • About them:
  • A 20-year old who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera

Reykjavík

Iceland

Adventure Tours

@travellustlarry's Top Tips

"Be sure to take the lift up to the top of Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. You are rewarded with great 360-degree views of the city's colourful buildings, snow-capped mountains and the Atlantic Ocean."

Must pack items for Reykjavík

"Pack for every eventuality of weather! The weather is very, very changeable - so be prepared for rain, snow, sun and blustery winds!"

Favourite time of year to visit Reykjavík

"Winter is spectacular... the whole country is covered in snow and ice. If you get a clear, crisp day you will see the country at its best."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Do a day tour from Reykjavik. Go EXPLORE! You will see geothermal areas, geysers, pumping waterfalls, black sand beaches, tectonic plates, lava tubes & ice caves to name a few - spectacular! "

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  • Adventure Traveller
  • Countries Visited:

    60 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia

  • Dream Destination:

    Ethopia , Iran , Namibia, Georgia

  • About them:
  • With 25 years experience of travelling , discovering & exploring our beautiful Planet i look to take the "Road less Travelled" and hope to inspire others to do the same thru my adventures & photos

Java

Indonesia

Active Adventures

What do you love most about Java?

"Java is a true hidden gem where you can still experience the real Indonesia and its culture, without the mass tourism of Bali."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"While Mt. Bromo is the most famous volcano to visit on Java, Ijen Crater is definitely my favourite! Start hiking at 2 am with a gas mask around your neck and wait for sunrise on top of the crater ring."

Does Java have white sand beaches?

"YES! I had the best time on the undiscovered island of Karimunjawa. It's an absolute must when visiting Java!"

What is your wildest memory of your time on Java?

"After watching the sunrise at Mt. Bromo, we were driving through the Black Sand Dessert and I was flying my drone while sitting on top of the Jeep with 2 of my friends. I will never forget that!"

@jasononcamera's Top Tips

"Talk to the locals (they are so friendly), try the street food (it's so good and so cheap) & last but not least: take your time to take it all in because you will get blown away by this beautiful island!"

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    22 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Java, Indonesia

  • Dream Destination:

    Chile

  • About them:
  • A 20-year old who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera

Wadi Musa

Jordan

Hiking

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Catching a glimpse of the Treasury for the first time is a magical moment!"

What do you love most about Wadi Musa?

"Petra is huge, there are so many highlights: the Monastery, Royal Tombs, the Amphitheatre & more..."

Is Petra a family-friendly destination?

"Absolutely, it’s fun and probably a history lesson they will never forget!"

@traveltheworldwithmykiddies's Top Tips

"- You need at least two days to visit the whole historical site - Visit the Siq and Treasury with an official guide, so you know all the stories! - Be prepared for a lot of hiking!"

Favourite time of year to visit Wadi Musa

"Winter, the weather is perfect for hiking and it’s not too crowded."

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    36 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Wadi Rum Reserve

Jordan

Trekking

Benefits of a tour guide for Wadi Rum Reserve

"You can’t visit the desert on your own. A local guide will show you all the magical spots!"

@traveltheworldwithmykiddies's Top Tips

"Ask your guide for the best sunset spot! Eat a traditional Bedouin meal. Stay at least 2 nights. Enjoy the peace, there is no WiFi or phone connection here!"

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  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    36 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Faroe Islands

Hiking

Must pack items for Faroe Islands

"To get to Drangarnir and Tindholmur, make sure you're with a guide! As far as the hiking is concerned, bring layers (around 3 should be fine), as well as lots of water and some food!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The road in Streymoy ends in the town of Tjørnuvik. This town is located in a valley, boasting its very own beach, and a great view of the North Atlantic!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"Visiting the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy island was surreal. Plush green landscapes and adoring sheep families join you on this 1-hour hike. I had it entirely to myself too!"

@ck_the_explorer's Top Tips

"Views like this are found by hiking up to Klakkur, a viewpoint near Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands. Seeing the salmon cages in the distance and Faroe's 2nd largest city is quite the experience."

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The old town Torshavn, in the capital of the Faroe Islands, still has old turfed homes in perfect condition. These houses are reminiscent of Faroese ancestors!"

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  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    59 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Iceland, Faroe Islands, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Stockholm

  • Dream Destination:

    Patagonia

  • About them:
  • I'm from Washington DC but currently call Sweden my home. I'm a self taught photographer and drone flyer and enjoy switching the fluorescent lights in my lab with golden hour in any destination.

Amsterdam

Netherlands

What do you love most about Amsterdam?

"The architecture with the canals are so amazing! The whole city has a really charming vibe!"

Favourite time of year to visit Amsterdam

"Amsterdam is truly an all year destination! "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"- Avoid the peak season - Book in advance - Get the Amsterdam city card - Try the stroopwafel - Get lost in the canals - By some flowers in the market"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    29 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    New York

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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  • Influencer
  • Countries Visited:

    4 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️