School Geography Trips to The Azores
A rumbling mass of beauty and volcanic galore
A far-flung archipelago of green-coated calderas, enchanting blue lakes and steaming fumaroles, the Azores is a rare mass of beauty that hums with volcanic origin. Scattered like stepping stones in the mid-Atlantic, these other-worldly islands are somewhat untouched, beckoning explorers to unearth their geographical treasures.
In this case, the biggest may well be the best as you journey to the largest island, Sao Miguel. Home to the best bits of the Azores, it’s a land laden with hot springs, forest-ringed lakes and quaint fishing villages. Rich in volcanic studies and geothermal gems, a school geography trip to the Azores is the ultimate adventure.
Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Flight to the Azores
Gruta do Carvao lava tube
Explore Ponta Delgada before evening meal at hotel
Whale and dolphin watching boat trip
Volcanological & Geothermal Observatory, Agua de Pau Volcano, Pico Vermelho Geothermal Power Station, hot springs and Lagoa do Fogo
Evening meal at hotel and walk to Parque Atlantico shopping centre
Sete Cidades Volcano with lakeside cycle ride
West Coast Sao Miguel
Explore Ponta Delgada then evening meal at hotel
Evening meal at hotel and Fun Files quiz
Based on 5 day, 4 night tour for 30 members (+3 free places) travelling September 2019. Subject to availability.
- Return flights from UK to the Azores
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Full board accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Gruta do Carvao Lava Tube
- Whale & Dolphin Watching
- Vulcanological & Geothermal Observatory
- Agua de Pau Volcano
- Pico Vermelho Geothermal Power Station
- Lagoa do Fogo
- Sete Cidades
- Furnas Valley
- Lagoa das Furna Fumaroles
- Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens
- Gorreana Tea
- Arruda Pineapple Plantation
- Field Study Tutor
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Excursions in Azores
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Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education
- Changing Places
- Climate Change
- Coastal Systems & Landscapes
- Ecosystems & Biodiversity
- Environmental Changes
- Geographical Skills
- Global Governance
- Globalisation & Global Systems
- Marine Environments
- Natural Hazards
- Plate Tectonics
- Resource Management
- Tectonic Processes, Landscapes & Hazards
- Water & Carbon Cycles
- Weather & Climate
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
What would happen if our flights are delayed or cancelled?
In the event that your flights are cancelled or delayed by the airline, then the airline will offer us an alternative flight for your group and payment under the delayed departure section of your insurance would be applicable. EU airlines and carriers are subject to the EU Directive regulation 216/2004. Insurance policies do cover delayed flights and in the first instance party leaders would need to call the insurance company for further details.
For groups travelling with our insurance (provided by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd) we would be able to call on your behalf. Delayed cover through Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd entitles each person to claim up to £100, dependent on the length of delay, which can then be used to offset any additional expenses that may have been incurred.
We will offer your group continued support via our 24-hour emergency phone; we will liaise with our contacts at the relevant airline and accommodation centres, if necessary, and continue to communicate with you throughout until your flight departs.
Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?
Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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