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Azores - meet big whales & wild dolphins in their natural habitat 🐋

Guided trip

Silke will take the lead and plan your journey for you. Just sit back and enjoy the adventure.

Cost per TripMate

€1,584
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For more than 10 years I spend a couple of months each summer in Pico Island/Azores to be close to the dolphins and whales in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Let me show you the volcanic treasures of the island and connect you with the joyful gifts of the dolphins all around. We leave for the ocean by small boats after a sensitive introduction and approach the animals in an observing manner. We follow their invitation to come close by entering their natural habitat respectfully if they share their gifts with us - their choice! Observing local whales and experiencing the marine life is one part of this unique trip - the island itself with the endemic plant world and volcanic traditions is the grounding part of this journey! At this time of the year local regional cultural festivals and the beginning wine harvest-season are unique additional experiences we might join in with lots of friends all around! 📍 The trip includes 10 nights in shared double-room, transports from/to airport or ferry on arrival/departure, transport to/from ocean-trips in Lajes do Pico, 3 halfday ocean-trips with marine-biologist and cetacean-workshops, 1 fullday island tour by car or van including lunch, my personal experienced guiding in the sea and on land. I will love to welcome you and introduce you to the hidden treasures! I am currently living in Portugal and discovering amazing spots to travel. I am planning some beautiful trips to Pico island in the magic archipelago of Azores - a secret holiday spot!. I am totally flexible with the locations you want to visit in Pico since I know the island pretty well because of spending each summer in the island for a couple of years. Summer is the best season to travel there so let's do it, I speak Portuguese so I will become your personal translator and guide to adapt to the culture❗ 📍 About the trip: I am looking for 6 TripMates to join me on this adventure of getting to know the dolphins and whales right next to us (Girl/Boy). We will be staying in shared rooms/apartment in the south of the island - a great location in Pico. I will meet you at the ferry terminal or in the airport so you can start falling into the holiday-modus immediately after arriving! During this trip I will give you a real Azorean local experience mainly in the ocean and in nature and also eating local food, joining local events and spending time in crystal clear natural pools and hiking in the volcanic highlands 🥾 💰 What is included in the price: - 🏡 10 nights Accommodation (shared double-rooms or single room w/supplement)🏡 - 🚙Transportation upon arrival & departure and to/from the ocean-trips🚙 - 🐬3 halfday ocean-trips with small boat or zodiac to discover and observe the whales and meet wild dolphins together with marine specialist and biologist 🌊 - 🚙1 fullday Island-trip by car/van including lunch 🥗 - 🙋‍♀️ I will be with you and share my experience and connect you with the treasures of the dolphins, the whales, the island and the local uniqueness 🌞 Costs arising by additional ocean-trips, local activities like diving, sailing, quad-tours, transport & food shall be paid on spot⛵🌋🚤🚲🎨🏊‍♀️🏇🤿 We can explore local restaurants or prepare & share meals together in typical Azorian style BBQ🍹 There will be also periods to spend time on your own and relax🧘 We can decide locally for food and other extra costs and split later during the trip. The price for food per person for every day approximately would be 10-20 euros if we are reasonable. Are you as excited as me? Send me a message and let me know 💌
Trip Itinerary
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Day 1-2

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Pico Island

Day 1-2

Welcome to Pico and Azores! We dive deeply into Atlantic scenery to connect with the treasures of the ocean and the volcanic island. Climbing the Pico mountain (2.351m) is optional and going deep by visiting the lava-tunnels and caves gives valuable space for meditations and stillness. During the o...

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Day 2-3

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Pico Island

Day 2-3

An diesem Tag erkunden wir die nähere Umgebung und kommen von Land aus in Kontakt mit dem Ozean, um uns behutsam auf die Begegnungen mit den Meeressäugern einzustimmen. Wir finden in Kontakt mit der üppigen Natur und unserer Nachbarschaft

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Day 3-4

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Pico Island

Day 3-4

Nach einer persönlichen Abstimmung und Einweisung starten wir zu unserer ersten Ozeantour, um mit den Walen und Delfinen in Kontakt zu kommen. Hierbei werden wir von Biologen und Ozean-Spezialisten begleitet (Meeressäuger-Workshop inkl)

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Day 4-5

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Pico Island

Day 4-5

Wir unternehmen an diesem Tag unsere zweite Ozeantour und haben in Abhängigkeit vom Wetter und der Stimmung der Tiere vielleicht das Glück, den Delfinen in ihrem Element zu begegnen

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Day 5-6

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Pico Island

Day 5-6

An diesem Tag erkunden wir während einer gemeinsamen ganztägigen Inseltour die Höhe...

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Day 6-7

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Pico Island

Day 6-7

Dieser Tag steht zur freien Verfügung, um das Erlebte zu verarbeiten und Raum für Entw...

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Day 7-8

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Pico Island

Day 7-8

An diesem Tag unternehmen wir die dritte Ozeantour und lassen die gewonnenen Eindrücke wirken, um uns voller Spass am Oceanlife zu erfreuen

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Day 8-9

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Pico Island

Day 8-9

Die zusätzliche Ozeantour (fakultativ) ermöglicht uns noch einmal den intensiven Kontakt zu den Meeressäugern vor Pico als Quelle reiner Lebensfreude und Superpower. Alternativ kann das Tauchen, Quad fahren durch den Dschungel, Reiten, Wandern, Segeln, Baden an einer kristallklaren Badestelle oder Kreativität beim Töpfern oder Malen genossen werden

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Day 9-10

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Pico Island

Day 9-10

Dieser Tag steht zur freien Verfügung. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, einen halbtägigen Au...

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Day 10-11

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Pico Island

Day 10-11

Abreise von Pico oder Beginn einer individuellen Verlängerung

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Silke

52 years old

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Landscapes - diversity - contrasts of this world inspire me since my youth to many long and short stays in different countries and continents. Colors, scents, sounds and the feeling to participate fully and completely in life in grandiose nature, in teeming cities, with people - animals - plants - full of vitality fascinate me again and again. I prefer to travel in a small group from 4 to 10 like-minded people and I like to take over the organizing as travel=happiness-guide :)

Profile description: Landscapes - diversity - contrasts of this world inspire me since my youth to many long and short stays in different countries and continents. Colors, scents, sounds and the feeling to participate fully and completely in life in grandiose nature, in teeming cities, with people - animals - plants - full of vitality fascinate me again and again. I prefer to travel in a small group from 4 to 10 like-minded people and I like to take over the organizing as travel=happiness-guide :)

What is included

Accommodation
Other & Apartments & Bed & Breakfast
11 days trip
Pico Island, Pico Island & 8 more
Transportation
Boat, Trekking

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