Pico Island Private Tour (the Azores)

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Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)

Pico Island

Price from: 125.00 euros

On this private tour you will explore the splendor of Picos Island in Azores. Visit the old Whales Factory, also a handicraft exhibition and a cheese factory...
  • English-Speaking Guide and fully equipped transportation
  • Visit the old Whales Factory, also a handicraft exhibition and a cheese factory.
  • Discover Pico Island, the second largest in the Azores and one that is home to Portugal's highest mountain.



General Overview

Country: Portugal
Region: Azores Islands
City: Pico Island
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 2 - 8 People
Price from: 125.00€


The Island of Pico is the second largest in the Azores and here you can find the highest mountain in Portugal, also called Pico, at 2,351m. Often referred to as the Mountain Island, Pico forms one of the points of the so-called "triangle islands", being the most southerly of the central group of the archipelago, and just 6km from Faial.

The extensive lava fields that characterize the island’s landscape, which the local population calls "lajidos" or "cookie lands" form the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2004. 

The immense volcanic cone of Pico Mountain, the third largest volcano in the Atlantic, imposes itself on the island’s landscape. Inside its main crater, there is a cone of lava designated Piquinho, on top of which fumaroles permanently vent steam to remind us of its volcanic nature. 

It is on Pico that one of the largest visitable lava tubes in the world is found, in the Gruta das Torres, which stretches for five kilometres and is embellished by various types of lava stalactites and stalagmites, and ridged walls.

For lovers of geotourism, there are other must-see sites to visit: the Furnas (geothermal sites) of Frei Matias, Silveira and Montanheiros; the “Mysteries” of Santa Luzia, Prainha and S. João, formed by lava from volcanic eruptions that occurred in the sea and were joined to the island; and also the Arcos do Cachorro, an impressive grouping of lava perforated by numerous tunnels and caves through which the sea passes creating a maelstrom.

Pico is a land with a strong whaling tradition, and various handcrafted items of whale bone and tooth, as well as straw hats, flowers from fish scales and wooden miniatures of whaling boats are all good ideas for souvenirs.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
pico island

  • 8:30AM (to be confirmed) Transfer from the hotel to Cais da Horta.
  • Ferry departure for channel crossing towards Pico Island (approx. 20 minutes).
  • Arrival in Madalena reception / assistance by our local representatives.
  • Beginning of the tour with passage in Cabeço Chão.
  • The first stop will be at Arcos do Cachorro to observe magnificent sea caves.
  • Continuation through the area of ​​the “Mysteries”, extensive lava fields, until S. Roque.
  • The excursion continues through the interior road, crossing the island to the Captain's Lagoon and
  • then to Lajes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, visit to the Whaling Center - the first place on the island to be populated with a visit
  • dos Baleeiros (closed on Mondays).
  • Return to Madalena along the southern road, visiting São Mateus Church, Lace House and
  • Cheese factory. Return to Magdalene.
  • Board the speedboat towards Faial Island.
  • 04:00PM approx Arrival at Horta and transfer to the Hotel.


Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • Transportation hotel/tour/hotel
  • Ferry Horta - Madalena - Horta
  •  English-Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees when with Guide (Museu dos Baleeiros)
  •  (L) Lunch
  • Local Taxes


  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  •  Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

Pick up

  • Horta, Faial
  • Madalena, “Pico”

Drop off

  • Horta , Faial
  • Madalena “Pico”

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 72 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 72 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable





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