Full Day
Duration
Lunch included
Lunch
Furnas
Location
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Departure of Ponta Delgada city. We drive to Furnas along the south coast of the island in direction of Vila Franca do Campo. A short stop is made at the viewpoint called Pisão at Água de Pau village. From this viewpoint you are able to see the sea and a small village named Caloura an area with a small fishing port and natural pool. Following to Vila Franca do Campo, first capital of the island in 1444, we stop at the viewpoint of Senhora da Paz, a chapel on the hill with a magnificent view over the village, the sea and the islet of the same name of the village, formed by a volcanic eruption. We proceed the tour to furnas where the lake welcomes us at the entrance of the village. Is along one of the edges that we appreciate the removal of the famous stew, cozido das furnas, from the boilers (entrances fees not included). Before lunch, we visit Terra Nostra botanical garden (entrances fees not included), a pool where you can enjoy 1 hour to bath in warm thermal waters or just walk in the garden. Time for lunch , furnas portuguese stew or you can choose another dish.  After lunch we follow to Furnas village center’s to watch other boilers with boiling water and taste the typical waters that run on different spouts. We continue the tour to return to Ponta Delgada along the north coast, stopping at the viewpoint of Fico do Ferro which overlooks Furnas lake and village located inside a crater. We visit the tea plantation and factory Gorreana, unique in all Europe, open since 1883, where we can taste the famous green and black tea of the island. The last stop is made at the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can watch a unique view of the north coast and the sea, ideal for photos. With this last stop we end our tour and return to Ponta Delgada.

Conditions we offer you:

All tours starts and finish at your hotel.

Full day tours – from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm.

All payments are made directly to the tour guide,in cash, on the end of the tours.

No deposit is required when services are booked.

In case you have an itinerary in mind already, just let us know and we´ll be very pleased to personalize a tour for you. For more information please contact us.

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
8 September, 2020

Our first trip to sao miguel was last august and we had the good fortune of having pedro as our guide. Our family of four, parents and two teenagers, spent two days with pedro touring the island. He took us to places we never would have seen, comfortably and safely. In fact, the remainder of our stay was spent going back to our most favorite beaches, towns, and restaurants that pedro had shown us during the two day tour. The best part was that our kids really had fun. Pedro had my son try to milk a cow and help take out the cooking pot at the furnas. Pedro was very good company – it was very easy to be comfortable and relaxed with him. His spoken english is great and his personal information and knowledge of local history and culture even better.
Pedro also was willing to detour to the beautiful, little village of my grandfather, a memory that i will always treasure. It was a highlight of the trip for me.
When we return to sao miguel, we know we will call pedro to guide us. We couldn’t have been in better hands. We recommend his services enthusiastically and without hesitation.

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