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Furnas: East São Miguel Island Nature Tour

4.6 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Prime Azores

Furnas: East São Miguel Island Nature Tour

Activity provider: Prime Azores
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From US$ 76.24 US$ 68.62 per person

Discover the central and eastern areas of São Miguel island on a guided tour. Explore Gorreana, Furnas, Vila Franca, the pineapple plantations, and enjoy the spectacular scenery throughout the tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, German, Spanish
Pickup included
The tour guide will be at the entrance of your hotel 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the views of Furnas Lake
  • Enjoy bathing in the hot springs
  • Stop at various impressive viewpoints
Full description

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your tour of the beautiful natural landmarks of São Miguel. Discover a region abundant with beautiful scenery, lush landscapes, and fantastic viewpoints. Take a tour of Plantações de Chá Gorreana, the oldest tea plantations in Europe. See the only fields of tea in Europe, and whilst at the plantation, you can sample the tea for free and roam around the fields. After that, head to Furnas to explore the valley and take a dip in the hot springs to relax a bit and connect with nature. After visiting the hot springs, stop for lunch in Furnas. Try the famous cozido mixed meats or many of the other options on the menu. After lunch, visit the lagoon and roam around a bit to enjoy the surroundings.

When the visit to the lagoon is finished it's time to head to Vila Franca to have a look at the world-famous islet. Finish the tour in Ponta Delgada with a visit to the pineapple plantations.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Portuguese, German, Spanish

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Map

    • Portable power bank

    • Information booklet: English, German, Portuguese, French

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Bring swimwear if you wish to swim on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

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This was my favourite tour of the ones I did while on the island. It packs in so many stops and they're all very different so it stays interesting throughout. Please note that the lunch isn't included in the price but the restaurant we were take to was great with several vegetarian options as well as the cozido and all drinks were included in the 15€ price. The hot springs and pineapple plantation were both highlights as well as the stop at Furnas lake for a short walk. We arrived back about 2 hours later than scheduled though and so did our friend's who did it the next day. I'd recommend all visitors take this tour if you want to see a huge amount of the island without feeling rushed.

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August 3, 2022

I had such a wonderful time on this tour. The guide, Andre was so personable and so knowledgeable and he truly enjoys showing off his island and it shows. And he was able to answer all of the questions about anything island related. Such a wealth of knowledge. I could not have asked for a better experience. My favorite moments of the day were the hot baths and the pineapple farm. The island is beautiful with the colors shining bright throughout. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you Andre for such a wonderful day and such an amazing spirit!

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July 28, 2022

Hicimos el tour con Andre y fue inmejorable! Es un recorrido súper bonito e interesante sin llegar a ser cansado. Las explicaciones del guía eran muy entretenidas y curiosas, además, resolvía todas las dudas con amabilidad. Es 100% recomendable si vienes a las Azores. Un guía estupendo.

September 1, 2022


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