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Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Full-Day Furnas Excursion

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Full-Day Furnas Excursion

Activity provider: InAzores Tours & Transfers
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Discover the best of the famous thermal area, Furnas, on Sao Miguel Island. Visit Vila Franca do Campo Village and Furnas Valley. Relax in the hot springs and check out the Gorreana tea plantations.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit São Miguel Island's most famous thermal area, Furnas
  • Let your worries slip away with a day on island time
  • Taste the favorite local dish, cozido, a meat stew cooked using natural heat
  • Wander through the verdant beauty of the tea plantations
  • Take advantage of the regenerative powers of the thermal pools
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Depart from Ponta Delgada for a full-day adventure on São Miguel Island. A dip in the Furnas thermal baths is sure to make you forget all your worries. Get a taste of local flavor with a traditional lunch. Take in some great island views and cap off the experience with a visit to Gorreana tea plantations.

Following hotel pickup, head to Vila Franca do Campo, the once capital of the island and home to the Azores' best-known sweets and quintessentially magnificent landscapes. The tour then continues to Furnas Valley, with the option of a thermal bath in the morning.

Visit the terra nostra botanical garden and soak in the pool and jacuzzis or choose to relax in the natural pools of Poça da Dona Beija. Check out the boilers in the center of the parish.

Lunch, served in a local restaurant, will be the famous Cozido das Caldeiras (Furnas stew). Continue on to the Pico do Ferro viewpoint, overlooking the largest and oldest volcanic crater on the island.

Descend to the north side of the island, stopping to visit the Gorreana tea plantations with the chance to taste and purchase tea. Stop at the Santa Iria belvedere for more classically Portuguese views of the countryside and the Atlantic before returning to Ponta Delgada.

Includes
  • Local English and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Pickup at your accommodation in Ponta Delgada
  • Tea tasting
  • Insurance
  • 8-hour tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (starter, traditional stew main course, drinks, dessert, coffee)
  • Entry to Terra Nostra and Dona Beija Thermal Pools
  • Entry to Furnas Lake
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Flip-flops
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Visibility at the viewpoints depends on the weather conditions
  • The itinerary is subject to changes
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Well-being at all costs...from a volcanic island springs from the thermal waters: hot, rich in iron, they invite us to become one in order to emerge strengthened and rejuvenated. A unique experience to discover together with the tasting of the local pot au feu cooked with volcanic steam.

June 5, 2022

Product ID: 410752