Furnas & Nordeste: Full-Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

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Furnas & Nordeste: Full-Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

From $93.01 per person

Explore the highlights of Furnas and Nordeste, the east of São Miguel Island. Visit the tea factory, Furnas, admire the hot springs, discover the beautiful waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeirões and the impressive Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint in Nordeste.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the famous thermal pool in Furnas
  • Taste the last natural tea on the planet and learn how it is made
  • See how the locals cook the famous cozido
  • Visit the highlights of Furnas and Nordeste
  • Enjoy a stress-free day
Full description
After pick-up at 9:00 AM and a briefing, cross the island to the north coast. Make your first stop at Samta Iria viewpoint, and head to the Tea Factory Porto Formoso. Enjoy a splendid view over the bay, a magnificent garden and a tea tasting. Head back to the road, and stop at the Pico do Ferro Lookout on top of the Furnas Volcano crater to admire the interior of the volcano, the village and the Furnas Lake. Begin your journey into the crater and stop for a hike or a dip in the botanical garden, and the Terra Nostra or Poça da Dona Beija thermal pool. Admire Furnas Lake, where Cozido das Furnas are made using the heat of the volcano. Taste this typical and famous food at a local restaurant. After lunch, hike in the area of ​​the boilers and visit the many volcanic manifestations, taste some of the many mineral waters, or stop for a traditional liquor taste. See the Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões and its watermills, a magnificent waterfall, and the trail that winds along the river. Visit the Northeast Village, admire the Bridge of seven arches, and the Vista dos Barcos Lookout. Stop at the Ponta do Sossego, an authentic garden by the sea, to observe the vastness of the ocean. Return to your hotel at around 6:00 PM.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Insurances
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Traditional lunch, drinks, dessert and coffee
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Swimsuit, towel and flip flops are strongly advised if you plan to include a thermal experience
    • Viewpoints at higher altitudes may be windy and chilly, the use of an rain jacket is advised especially during the cold weather
    • Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    When we booked the trip, we didn't know how large our group will be, so it was a nice surprise that there were only 7 of us, and we could travel in a small van. The guide was friendly and helpful, the lunch was plenty (actually double the size we would have needed), and the sights were beautiful. I can only recommend this activity to fellow travelers.

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    September 4, 2019

    We were picked a little after 9 am. Our guide gauged what we have seen so that he could show us other and different places. We went to see how cozidos are cooked followed by a visit to the tea plantation. We really liked Furnas and had some sweetcorn boiled in the sulphur water (tasty). We were shown around 14 springs and we tried the water from each one of them. I don't think we would have done that without the guide. He was able to explain to us about the water and taste. Furnas is beautiful. The lunch (cozido) was absolutely delicious. We then visited the original Bolos Levedos bakery (sweet bread; so fresh). We visited the lake in Furnas and then went up to the viewpoint. Nordeste was next and we really enjoyed the waterfall and watermill. Because of the weather (fog and rain) we could not go to the lighthouse. Overall, we liked this tour as it is well organised and what we were shown beautiful. Our only recommendation would be for bottled water to be provided.

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    August 29, 2019

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    We initially picked this tour since it was the only one to specifically mention the tea factory and were pleasantly surprised by how many places we were able to fit into one day that we really wanted to see. I wouldn't suggest this tour for those seeking a very regimented approach to touring the island as it really is all based on what you want to do instead of following a specific itinerary. John was great at answering all of our random questions, so we learned much more than we would have by just renting a car. Lunch was also delicious.

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    October 21, 2018

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