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Perched in the Atlantic Ocean northwest of Madeira, the nine-island archipelago forming Portugal's Azores is fast gaining popularity as an unspoiled vacation paradise where nature rules. Here are your options for outdoor adventures in the Azores.


Hiking & Canyoning

Hiking trails are plentiful across the volcanic interior of the Azores, from trekking up Mt. Pico for the chance to spot rare Azorean bullfinches to seven-hour hikes past waterfalls and beaches to the fumarole fields (hot springs) at Furnas. Less taxing options include a circular walk around Fogo Lake on São Miguel, with plenty of swimming opportunities for kids. Those interested in canyoning can canyon down waterfalls in Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park (Parque Natural Ribeira dos Caldeirões) and traverse the area's canyons, crater lakes, and lava rock caves.


Deep-Sea Fishing

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the waters around the Azores teem with life. Big-game fishing is big business, with the season running from April until October. During these months, boat tours head off daily into deep waters off São Miguel to chase down yellow-fin tuna, swordfish, and blue marlin; experienced crew members are on hand to encourage and instruct novices on technique.


Dolphin and Whale Spotting

The sheltered waters around the Azores are ideal for sailing tours, including romantic sunset trips along the Ponta Delgada coastline of São Miguel with regular chances to swim with bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins if the weather and sea conditions are right. Eco-friendly whale-watching adventures run year-around, and sightings are virtually guaranteed between July and September. Turtles and flying fish are also often encountered.


Swimming and Snorkeling

Due to their volcanic history, the waters around the Azores are warmed by thermal springs; head to Ponta da Ferraria on São Miguel to swim in water heated to a comforting 82°F (28°C). The cold-water reefs that surround each island abound with fish, coral and color, and São Jorge is one of the best destinations for snorkeling. Expert instructors at the island’s dive center provide safety gear and make several trips out to the reef per day.

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HD ATV Sete Cidades Tour from Ponta Delgada
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HD ATV Sete Cidades Tour from Ponta Delgada

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Go on a thrilling quad bike adventure from Ponta Delgada with stunning views over the Sete Cidades valley and the twin lakes. Get your adrenaline-pumping on this half-day, small-group tour designed for all age groups and experience levels. Enjoy the security of knowing that a guide, helmet, insurance and gasoline are all included in this exciting excursion.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.09
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São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch

São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch

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Discover the west side of São Miguel island with ease on a full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves, this tour covers Lake Fogo, Caldeira Velha, Mosteiros, and Sete Cidades, home to the vivid Lago Azul and Lago Verde. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.78
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Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour
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Azores Whale Watching & Islet Boat Tour

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With sightings possible all year round, the Azores Islands are one of the best places for whale watching in the Atlantic. Set sail around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo on a cruise, accompanied by a marine biologist guide, and look out for sperm and pilot whales, bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.04
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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

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Discover the east side of São Miguel island, home to volcanic landscapes and geothermal wonders, on a scenic day trip from Ponta Delgada. With a small group, visit Furnas Lake (Lagoa das Furnas) and opt for a soak in the thermal pools (own expense). Admire panoramic views and be dazzled by Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and the gorgeous northeast coast. Plus, eat a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal grounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.78
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Full-Day Whales & The Princess Ring Islet (incl. Lunch)

Full-Day Whales & The Princess Ring Islet (incl. Lunch)

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Set out on a full-day whale watching tour from the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo. Learn about the behavior of dolphins and whales during the boat journey and then relax over lunch in a seafront restaurant. Return to the marina for a ride on a traditional fishing boat to see the Princess Ring Islet. Enjoy free time for swimming and snorkeling.
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  • 8 hours
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$101.98
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Quad Biking - Sete Cidades from North Coast (Half Day)

Quad Biking - Sete Cidades from North Coast (Half Day)

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On this tour you will be the driver of an quad / ATV and this will probably be the best way to feel and experience this part of São Miguel Island. This tour will take you to the highest points of the mountains that surround Sete Cidades Volcano. The itinerary is On and Offroad and you will have the opportunity to visit some of the trails that are part of the Azores Airlines Rallye. If the weather is good, you can count on awesome views to the lakes and the ocean. This will make you feel as you are on the top of the world. Our team of experient guides will ensure your safety and provide brief explanations at each stop. You can expect adventure! Itinerary: * Fenais da Luz ( North cost) * Pico da Cruz (845 meters altitude) View to Lagoa de Santiago, lagoa Rasa and Sete Cidades lagoon. * Vista da Rainha/Miradouro das Cumeeiras ( View point for Sete Cidades, Green and Blue Lagoon) * Cerrado das Freiras * Passing by Capelas village * Fenais da Luz  
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada
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8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada

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Discover the Azores at your own pace with a private full-day tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set off for a 4x4 adventure that can be customized according to your preferences. Skip the hassle of a rental car and learn about the island’s history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$225.43
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Small-Group Ponta Delgada Food Tour in Azores

Small-Group Ponta Delgada Food Tour in Azores

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Spend a few hours exploring Ponta Delgada’s rich culinary offerings on this guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide at Portas da Cidade, sample local specialties and learning about Azorean food culture while stopping by local markets and eateries like Mercado da Graca, Louvre Michaelense, and O Principe dos Queijos. Enjoy complimentary tastings and drinks along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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$84.80
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Half day tour Sete Cidades

Half day tour Sete Cidades

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See the massive volcanic crater of Sete Cidades on a half-day tour with an informative guide. Cast your eyes over the sweeping landscape punctuated by the blue and green Empadadas and Canario lakes. You’re treated to multiple viewpoints overlooking the crater and south coast of the island. Enjoy morning tea and snacks with pick-up and drop-off included from your Ponta Delgada hotel or the cruise port.
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  • 4 hours
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$32.20
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Azores: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades - Blue & Green Twin Crater Lakes

Azores: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades - Blue & Green Twin Crater Lakes

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When your cruise ship docks in São Miguel Island, experience the best of the Azores’ natural beauty on this shore excursion. Follow the rugged coastline to Canary Lake and the Seven Cities volcano with your guide, and admire uninterrupted views over the spectacular landscapes. Breathe in the scent of wild azaleas and hydrangeas, and visit a local pineapple plantation—with pickup and drop-off at the port included on your tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$48.31
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São Miguel, Azores - Private Tour 9 hours in 4 seats car

São Miguel, Azores - Private Tour 9 hours in 4 seats car "Exclusively for You"

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If you’ve got limited time in Sao Miguel, and you’d like to plan a personalized day tour, this is the perfect option. Avoid waiting around for other travelers, and instead, enjoy a tour with just your party and a private driver. You can customize your day based on your interests, or ask your guide for recommendations. Potential highlights include Furnas, Nordeste, Sete Cidades, or Lagoa do Fogo.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Furnas Night-Time Experience with Thermal Baths and Dinner
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Furnas Night-Time Experience with Thermal Baths and Dinner

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Spend a relaxing evening at the Poça da Dona Beija thermal baths in Furnas during this nighttime excursion from Ponta Delgada. Bathe in the natural pools, enjoy a guided nature walk, and feast on Cozido das Furnas, a traditional Azores meat and vegetable stew boiled underground in volcanic steam from the hot springs. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Ponta Delgada.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Among Whales Dolphins and Volcanoes Full Day Tour With Lunch
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Among Whales Dolphins and Volcanoes Full Day Tour With Lunch

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Combine a whale-watching trip with a visit to an active volcano during this 8-hour tour of the Azores from Ponta Delgada. Travel up the coastline to Cadeira Velha and Lagoa do Fogo, looking for marine wildlife. Visit an active volcano to learn about its history and current form. Buffet lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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$130.49
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Half-Day Faial Island Tour from Horta

Half-Day Faial Island Tour from Horta

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Without a private vehicle, it’s difficult to tour Faial Island in a day. By providing private transportation and guided commentary, this guided tour is a great solution for visitors. It includes all of the Faial Island locations you most want to see such as the Faial Caldeira, Capelinhos volcano, and plenty of viewpoints overlooking the beautiful Blue Island, plus fun facts and Faial history from your guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Whale Watching in the Azores, Terceira Island | OceanEmotion

Whale Watching in the Azores, Terceira Island | OceanEmotion

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It’s possible to spot whales and dolphins around the Azores Islands all year round and a marine biologist guide will ensure you maximize your chances. Set sail on a 3-hour cruise from Angra do Heroísmo, enjoy spectacular views of the islands’ beaches and bays.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Outdoor Nordeste & waterfall Tour with Lunch
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Full Day Outdoor Nordeste & waterfall Tour with Lunch

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Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Sao Miguel on this full-day tour to Nordeste. With the comfort of a small group, explore the island’s lush gardens, stunning vistas and rushing waterfalls. Meet charming locals and learn about the fascinating geologic history of the island. Additionally, learn about the cultural heritage found in Nordeste, including its handicrafts and gastronomic delights.
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  • 8 hours
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Hidden Gems of São Miguel Island Full Day Tour
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Hidden Gems of São Miguel Island Full Day Tour

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Get off the beaten track and discover the hidden gems of São Miguel island during this full-day excursion from Ponta Delgada. Join a small group and drive through the lush landscapes of the inner island, away from the crowds. Stop at waterfalls, mountain tops, cliffs, a secluded beach, and much more without any difficult walks, making it suitable for every type of traveler.
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  • 8 hours
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$69.78
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Azores São Miguel | Furnas & Nordeste with lunch included

Azores São Miguel | Furnas & Nordeste with lunch included

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Explore the volcanic region of Sao Miguel Island on this half-day tour. Visit a pineapple plantation in Arruda and learn about how the fruit grows in this unique climate. Drive straight to the center of the crater to explore the Sete Cidades Parish and check out the various viewpoints to admire the stunning panoramic views of the island.
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  • 8 hours
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$84.80
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Azores - Airport Transfer from Ponta Delgada city
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Azores - Airport Transfer from Ponta Delgada city

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Private airport transfer from your hotel in Ponta Delgada city. Price per vehicle with capacity of 4 passengers. You will be taken to your destination by a professional driver in a comfortable sedan vehicle. When booking your transfer, and after selecting date and number of travelers, you will be asked to select a time. This will be your pick up time at your hotel or accommodation in Ponta Delgada city. We recommend that you select a time not less then 2 hours before scheduled departure time. Your journey to the airport will take approximately 10 minutes. We can adjust / confirm pickup time whenever necessary.
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  • 10 minutes
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$16.10
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Azores - Airport Transfer to Ponta Delgada city
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Azores - Airport Transfer to Ponta Delgada city

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Private airport transfer to your hotel in Ponta Delgada city. Price per vehicle with capacity of 4 passengers. You will be taken to your destination by a professional driver in a comfortable sedan vehicle.
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  • 10 minutes
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Full Day Outdoor Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour with Lunch

Full Day Outdoor Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour with Lunch

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Get your camera ready for this full-day tour of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo with lunch. See the stunning volcanic crater, filled with an emerald lake, and its surrounding vistas. Enjoy lunch, then stop at the Lagoa do Fogo mountain for some of the region’s most impressive views of the lake and various shores of the island. Nature lovers won’t want to miss this.
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  • 8 hours
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$69.78
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Island Center - Fire Lake, Thermal Pool, Vila Franca, Pineapple & Tea (Private)
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Island Center - Fire Lake, Thermal Pool, Vila Franca, Pineapple & Tea (Private)

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We will go up the tallest volcano of the island, only accessible by car. On the top you have the best view over its stunning caldera and lake waters. We will be standing really high, so as clear the sky, clearer will be the view. On our way down the north slope, you will have a access to the most tropical thermal pool in the island (ticket included). Warm water, waterfall and luxurious green vegetation. Spend time here and bathe, it´s an unique experience! Afterwards we will find the beautiful "Cabrito Waterfall" and the tea plantation on the bottom of the north slope. You can taste the most amazing Azorean tea, traditionally crafted while overlooking the green lines of tea overlooking the ocean. Now we will head to the south slope and visit the oldest village on the island, and learn about it´s stone church and rock islet. If you tasted the tea we must end this experience with the king of the island, learn everything about the most delicious pineapple in the world!
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  • 5 hours
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$192.15
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Half-Day Hike: Ribeira Funda Watermills & Waterfalls

Half-Day Hike: Ribeira Funda Watermills & Waterfalls

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Lace up your boots for a half-day hike walk around the scenic Ribeira Funda. With a guide, you’ll discover the trails that might be difficult to find alone, taking in watermills, waterfalls, and sweeping views over the São Miguel coastline. Nice touch: The tour is limited to just eight people per group for a more intimate and sociable walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.56
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Best of Ponta Delgada Walking Tour with Botanical Garden
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Best of Ponta Delgada Walking Tour with Botanical Garden

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On a walking tour of Ponta Delgada, you'll see the main attractions of the city, which is the capital of the Azores. Visit a botanical garden, see artwork, and learn a bit about the local history and culture.
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  • 4 hours
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$37.57
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Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

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Without extensive knowledge of the local area, it can be tricky to know the exact place where dolphins can be found in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores. With this tour, benefit from expert guidance, and travel in a boat to the natural habitat of dolphins. Have a chance to get out and swim once there has been a sighting, and visit a great coastal snorkeling spot too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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