Day trip

Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Green Visions Tours

Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Green Visions Tours
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From US$ 68.38 per person

Spend the day in the scenic wilderness of the Furnas Valley and discover the easternmost of the 3 active central volcanoes on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Sample the famous local stew of "cozido na caldeira" cooked in the volcanic soil.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel, hostel or other accommodation in Ponta Delgada.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful south coast and east of São Miguel island
  • Enjoy a geothermal bath where the water is naturally heated by the volcano
  • Enjoy the traditional Portuguese Cozido das Furnas cooked in the volcanic soil of the Furnas Valley
  • Visit Europe's only tea plantation
Full description
Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Stop at the village of Lagoa en route and visit a traditional pottery. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo. Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley, go to the lake to enjoy a lunch of authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish. Next, go to the belvedere of the Pico do Ferro for a panoramic view of the valley. Return to Ponta Delgada via the island's north road, and stop at the site of Europe's only tea plantations and tea factory.
Includes
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada pick up and drop-off
  • Any extras not mentioned in "what's included"
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Flip-flops
  • Shorts

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available on request
  • All pick-ups from hotels, hostels and other accommodations in the Ponta Delgada area are free of charge and start at 09:00. Pick-ups from outside the Ponta Delgada area are subject to an additional charge of €20 per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Nuno, our guide, was excellent. Kind, funny, and a true local who imparted all the rich history of the island on the group. He was patient with us, fun, and engaging. We also met other travellers on the trip who we'll remember forever! This expedition was definitely the highlight of our trip.

June 11, 2022

Hugo was a wonderful tour guide! He made the tour fun and informative. It was a very small group and friendly. And it included a delicious lunch I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience part of the island! Hugo also picked everyone up at their hotels, which was extremely convenient.

June 7, 2022

Amazing experience

We had a fantastic day out. Our guide Nuno told us all about Sao Miguel with enthusiasm. He gave us time to look around at the sights. We have been very impressed by the beautiful island. Furnas was a real experience with the springs and later lunch (Cozida stew) in the restaurant. Absolute must!

July 26, 2019

Product ID: 62420