Guided tour

Furnas: Night Thermal Pools & Food Experience

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Azores4travel

Furnas: Night Thermal Pools & Food Experience

Activity provider: Azores4travel

From US$ 68.61 per person

Be prepared for the most typical Azorean experience with this unique thermal pool and food tour. During your time in Furnas, be sure to access the healing powers of the thermal pools whilst tasting some of the local culinary specialties.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick ups can be done anywhere in Ponta Delgada city. Contact the local partner if you are staying outside Ponta Delgada to arrange a pick up or meeting point.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feast on a typical Azorean dish
  • Try night-time bathing in therapeutic water
  • Admire Caldeiras das Furnas
Full description
For many years now, people have come from near and far to soak in the therapeutic hot springs of Furnas, a must do on many people's bucket list - this tour is designed to make sure you get that and so much more. This tour takes place at night when it is peaceful, and the air temperature is adequate for this kind of magical experience. After a pick up from your accommodation in Ponta del Gada, you will be taken to the iconic thermal pools, Poça da Beija. This experience will start at the end of the day until around midnight, be prepared for the best evening of your trip. Before visiting the thermal pools, you will visit a place where local cooks prepare the famous 'cozido' (stew). Your dinner will be truly memorable as you feast on a Portuguese stew cooked in pots, dipped into the floor as they cook for several hours in volcanic heat. In addition to this, you can admire the Caldeiras das Furnas, multiple boiling water and mud springs and mini-geysers. You can even try the mineral water or have a cup of local tea using the natural hot water.
Includes
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Ponta Delgada area)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance
  • Dinner, full meal, includes alcoholic Beverages
  • Thermal pools fee
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
    •  Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    •  This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    •  Bring towels and a swimsuit for the Hot Springs baths
    •  Please bring your camera
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 41 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5

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    You receive much more than you book, our experience was amazing! Eleutério gave us a guided tour of the Island of São Miguel while driving to our dinner spot in Furnas. He shared facts about the history, the geography and the geology of the Azores, as well as tips for our stay. He also made the dinner experience even more interesting by bringing some traditional azorean appetizers, so don’t eat beforehand. Honestly, go to this tour hungry! The hot springs were absolutely amazing! Really fun and relaxing after dinner, just make sure to wear an old swimsuit as it may get stained. Finally, you are in for a surprise! You will do a leisure walk to check some of the secrets or Furnas and will end the night in style. I highly recommend this tour!

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    June 29, 2022

    Terio was a wonderful guide. He was right on time to pick us up. He drove us to dinner and brought extra wine, cheese, and homemade bread. The meal was delicious! We had 1.5 hours in the hot springs. He then took us on a walk through some of springs that are in Furnas town. He made a surprise drink at the end, which was super good.

    June 29, 2022

    We had an amazing time in Furnas. The cozido was amazing and Eleuterio was incredibly knowledgeable about the city, it’s history, and the best spots to visit on the rest of São Miguel. He was also immensely thoughtful and went out of his way to make sure our experience was special. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a relaxing evening experience filled with fun and small surprises!

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    June 18, 2022

    Product ID: 342936