Azores Island Adventure

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Experience the natural beauty of the Azores Islands as well as the culturally rich capital of Portugal, Lisbon. This trip is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and history lovers!

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About the Trip

Experience the natural beauty of the Azores Islands as well as the culturally rich capital of Portugal, Lisbon. The trip will visit three of the nine islands: São Miguel, Faial, and Pico. Each picturesque island is distinctly different with magnificent landscapes, mouth-watering foods, and exciting outdoor activities to enjoy. Hike along volcanic calderas, take to the sea for a whale watching excursion, relax in thermal springs and warm oceanic pools, kayak in volcanic crater lakes, explore lava caves, and marvel at the highest mountain in Portugal, Mount Pico. With barely 5% of its land developed, the Azores are a must-see locale for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. After this amazing outdoor adventure, we will visit the beautiful capital of Portugal, Lisbon, to experience the history and culture that makes Portugal so special.

Where You Go

Azores, Portugal

What to Know

Interest in outdoor adventures; Hiking experience; Passion for environmental stewardship; Love of learning about history and exploring new cultures

The Dates

June 4 - June 17, 2023 (includes arrival and departure days in Boston)

You must be entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade – or have just graduated – to participate.

What to Bring

Packing list to be provided after acceptance

The Cost

Program Fee: $5500
Program Fee includes airfare from Boston to Azores. You will have to provide your own transportation to Boston.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $300
(This deposit is included in your trip Program Fee, not in addition to it.)

Final payment due: December 1, 2022

Cancellation Policy: https://www.gsctx.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsctx/documents/Programs/GSCTX_Trip_Destination_Cancellation_Policy.pdf

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Contact Information

Sherry Wolfe
travel@gsctx.org
1-800-733-0011