Whales & Dolphins of Azores...
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003 2211 or 01543 258631
These itineraries are flexible and can be extended suit your
3 days London to London
1. Depart London
Depart London bound for Horta in the Azores, flying via Lisbon. On arrival you
will be met and transferred to the Hotel Horta, a comfortable 3- star hotel,
which will be your home for the next 2 nights.
Days 2 & 3. Whale and dolphin-watching
The Azores are a volcanic island chain, lying 1500 kilometres west of Portugal
in the North Atlantic. They have a justifiable reputation as one of the finest
places to watch whales and dolphins in the Northern Hemisphere. There will be
two whale and dolphin-watching trips. These are on board fast Zodiac-style craft
and give you the best opportunity to get close to some of the wonderful
creatures that frequent these seas. The Azores are most famous for Sperm Whale
sightings, as the area is used by females as a calving ground. However you may
also see Pilot Whale, Common, and Bottle-nosed Dolphin, together with the more
elusive False Killer, Pygmy Sperm, Fin, Blue, and Orca Whales, as well as
Rissos Dolphins. You may even catch a glimpse of sharks and turtles in the
clear seas that surround these islands. Your afternoons will be free for you to
explore the town of Horta and its surroundings. You can of course book further
whale and dolphin watching trips for the afternoons and pay locally.
Day 4. Homeward
The morning is free for sightseeing and shopping, or for the hardened
enthusiast, another optional whale or dolphin watching trip. At lunch time you
will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight via Lisbon.
To check availability on this tour
please call us on 0845 003 2211 or 01543 258631
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