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BIRDWATCHING & WILDLIFE PORTUGAL BIRDWATCHING & WILDLIFE AZORES Spot flamingoes in the Algarve Keep an eye out for whales Birdwatching in the Algarve 7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1369^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Departing: October 17, 2019. Holiday code: AB302 All breakfasts and dinners Free bar open 11 hours a day Five birdwatching excursions Birdwatching host and Saga host Fruit and water in your room on arrival Porterage at your hotel Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Shuttle bus l l l l l l l l l Whale Watching in the Azores 14 nights from £2719^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ Departing: May 18 (£2719) and Jun 1, (£2719), 2019. Holiday code: AWI25 Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 14 dinners excursions as described including three half day whale watching trips and a full day tour to Furnas and Nordeste Five wildlife-themed talks from your host Expert wildlife host/tour manager Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l l l Your Programme Discover the birds of the Algarve on this special holiday with five visits to areas ranging from wetlands to steppe: Lagoa dos Salgados (half day). This coastal freshwater lagoon is an 'Important Bird Area' with some 200 species recorded here including the flamingo, glossy ibis and Squacco heron. Ria Formosa (full day). Over 300 species of bird can be found in this stunning wetland, plus some 30,000 migratory visitors and wintering species such as the Red-crested Pochard. Sagres (full day). The Sagres peninsula in the far south west is noted for raptors, including the booted eagle, plus steppe, seabird and migratory species. Eastern Algarve (full day). The Castro Marim wetlands are one of Portugal's most important wetlands where over 200 species visit or reside. Baixo Alentejo (full day). The steppe landscape of Alentejo province includes the Special Protection Area of Castro Verde. Look out for great and little bustards as well as raptors, including kites and even eagles. Packed lunches are included on full-day visits. Vidamar Resort Algarve QQQQQ This locally rated 5-star hotel has a restaurant, coffee and snack bars, and free bar open from noon to 11pm serving selected local drinks. Facilities include two outdoor saltwater pools, gym, and spa (charges apply). 260 bedrooms ACTIVITY LEVEL Fin whales, humpback whales, sperm whales and dolphins are just some of the wonderful cetaceans that you'll be watching for on this special wildlife holiday in the unspoilt islands of the Azores. Day 1: UK-São Miguel. Fly to Ponta Delgada for a four-night stay at Hotel Marina Atlantico (4Q). Day 2: São Miguel. Whale watching trip to Ponta Delgada Bay. Day 3: São Miguel. Optional excursion to Sete Cidades lake. Day 4: São Miguel. Visit Furnas and Nordeste. Day 5: São Miguel-Faial. Fly to Faial for a four-night stay at the Hotel do Canal (4Q) in Horta. Day 6: Faial. Join a whale-watching excursion. Day 7: Island tour. Optional tour to the Capelinhos Museological Nucleus and volcanic crater. Day 8: Pico. Visit the whaling museum and cetaceans observation base on Pico Island. Day 9: Faial-Terceira. Fly to Angra do Heroismo for a four-night stay at the Terceira Mar Hotel (4Q). Day 10: Terceira. Whale-watching trip. Day 11: Terceira. Island tour including Monte Brasil peninsula and the summit of Serra do Cume. Day 12: Terceira. Optional visit to the volcanic cave of Algar do Carvão. Day 13: Terceira-São Miguel. Fly to São Miguel, stay a further two nights at the Hotel Marina Atlântico. Day 14: São Miguel. Optional whale-watching excursion. Day 15: São Miguel-UK. Fly back to the UK. SAVE £50 on all advertised departures when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Birdwatching in the Algarve. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Flights from Gatwick to Faro with the scheduled services of British Airways. § A reduction of £20 (7 nights) or £54 (14 nights) applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation, to travel from a local airport or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (all subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. Please note this holiday involves some long but rewarding walks. SAVE £50 on all advertised departures when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Whale Watching in the Azores. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Flights from Gatwick to Ponta Delgada with the scheduled services of Azores Airlines. § A reduction of £54 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 056 6078 or visit saga.co.uk/special-interests19 Please quote SPN34 51