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São Miguel Island: 2-Day Guided Island Tour with Meals

1. São Miguel Island: 2-Day Guided Island Tour with Meals

2x Full-days Package excursions Furnas + Nordeste + Sete Cidades + Fogo Lake (4 Tours in 2 days) 1st Full Day tour to Furnas & Nordeste. (8 hours tour)) 2nd Full Day tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo. (8 hours tour) As the reservation calendar only allows you to mark 1 day at a time, the 2nd day of the tour will be automatically reserved for the following day Ex; if you book for the 8th of May, automatically the 2nd day of the tour will be the 9th. What will make your reservations on the 8th and 9th of May. *The order of days tours may be changed. Our local gastronomy will be represented on both days. On the day of Furnas & Nordeste tour, we will have the opportunity to lunch the famous “Furnas Stew”, cooked in volcanic soil for 6 hours, and also have the opportunity to see taking out our pot from the interior of the volcanic soil, and all the volcanic manifestations existing there. On the day of Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo tour, lunch will be served as a “Buffet” with different meat and fish dishes. (Full lunch on both of 2 days of activities with starters, drinks, dessert and coffee included) In these 2 days of activitiest, you will have the privilege of having a general view of the most iconic places of the entire “green” island, from which stand out the emblematic viewpoints such as Vista do Rei in Sete Cidades, (winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal ) or Pico do Ferro, where you can see from the top of the crater one of the most active volcanoes in the Azores archipelago and learn all about its eruptive history with more than 100,000 years. You will also have the opportunity to relax in hot thermal pools, heated by Furnas volcano, at one of the biggest and best Botanical Parks in Europe, Terra Nostra Park. Also the visit to Pineapple and Tea Plantations will be a “must”. In the Northeast area, we will visit the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its 5 water mills and its imposing and majestic waterfall, entitled “Véu da Noiva”. We have selected the best TOP places to visit throughout São Miguel island in Sete Cidades, Furnas, Lagoa do Fogo and Nordeste areas, making in a 2 full days activities the most complete experience as possible at São Miguel Island in Azores

Furnas: Tea Plantations, Lake and Volcano Guided Tour

2. Furnas: Tea Plantations, Lake and Volcano Guided Tour

Explore São Miguel's Natural Wonders: Tea Plantations, Hot Springs, and More! Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of São Miguel with our guided tour, starting right from your accommodation. Immerse yourself in lush landscapes, stunning vistas, and captivating landmarks throughout your journey. Begin your adventure with a visit to Gorreana Tea Plantation, Europe's oldest tea plantation, and enjoy complimentary tea tasting amidst the picturesque plantation. Stroll through the tea fields, taking in the serene surroundings. Next, make your way to Furnas, where you'll explore the enchanting valley and indulge in a soothing dip in the hot springs, a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature. After your revitalizing hot spring experience, enjoy a traditional lunch in Furnas and have the famous “Cozido das Furnas” or explore the diverse menu options available. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk around the picturesque lagoon to fully embrace the natural beauty. Continue your journey with a visit to the viewpoint of the world-renowned islet of Vila Franca, known for its unique charm and allure. Finally, conclude your unforgettable tour in Ponta Delgada with a visit to the captivating pineapple plantations. Book now to embark on an unforgettable adventure through São Miguel's natural wonders!

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Northeast Highlights Full Day Tour

3. Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Northeast Highlights Full Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the stunning landscapes of the North-East of São Miguel island along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa. Discover how the Azoreans live in the Furnas volcano's mouth and in Nordeste in a small group tour atmosphere. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by minivan, travel to the gorgeous Santa Iria viewpoint located on north shore. Refresh your adventure with a morning stop and tea tasting at Gorreana Tea Factory, the last 100% natural tea plantations on earth. Contemplate the beauty of the tea plantations undulating through the hills. São Miguel has the only two tea plantations in Europe Venture to the picturesque Nordeste to visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park. A watermill museum, cascading waterfalls and experience this Azorean heritage in a magical setting, capturing the essence of local life and immersing yourself in the island's vibrant past. Next, head to the mystical Furnas Valley, where geothermal wonders await to be amazed by the enchanting charm of this place while seeing fumaroles and bubbling springs, a testament to the island's volcanic soul. Furnas is considered to be one of Europe's largest hydropolises due to its wide variety of mineral and thermal springs. One of these is Terra Nostra, a hot spring appreciated for its medicinal benefits. To personalize your Furnas volcano adventure, we have two options; • Relax in the thermal waters, or visit one of Europe's most beautiful botanical gardens (Terra Nostra) to customize your day tour. (Entrance not included tickets on place) • For food lovers, you can enjoy the most authentic dish in the Azores, Furnas stew, (Cozido das Furnas) which is cooked in volcanic soil and perfectly crafted to tantalize your taste buds. (not included, available as option) Travel to the geothermal area of Furnas (Caldeiras). Marvel as the actives hot springs with boiling waters and mud release steam into the air creating a magical landscape. Admire the volcanic crater at Furnas Lake before returning to your original starting point, passing by the former island capital, Vila Franca do Camp. Take a small marina walk or try the island's unique pastry, the queijada da vila.

São Miguel: Furnas and Nordeste Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. São Miguel: Furnas and Nordeste Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Starting through Ponta Delgada, along Avenida do Mar, following the beaches of Água D´Alto, until we reach the first capital of the island, Vila Franca do Campo, stopping at the viewpoint of Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo where we can see its incredible islet, the result of an underwater volcanic eruption and where the Red Bull Cliff Diving has been running for 3 years, now; After this short break, we will drive to the bucolic Lagoa das Furnas (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense), area where the famous “Cozido das Furnas” is cooked in volcanic soil for 6 hours, and here we can observe the removal of the pots from the volcanic ground by local restaurants. We will also visit the various fumaroles and boilers from that area; Back on the road and towards the parish of Furnas you can optionally relax in pools of hot springs, over 30 degrees, that spur incessantly from railway springs. This is an experience of thermal charisma, with the option of the client and alternative, between Poça da Dona Beija) and the pools of Parque Terra Nostra, where in addition to being able to swim, you can also visit its amazing Botanical Garden Terra Nostra Park, considered one of the best and largest in Europe. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense); Lunch Break (Lunch included) After lunch, a pedestrian visit to the the center of the parish of Furnas; Driven north of the Island, next stop will be at the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park, one of the most visited areas in the Nordeste area, with its 5 Watermills and her amazing waterfall; The last stop of the day, will be the tea route, until the tea plantations and their factories. A view of the splendid bay, a magnificent garden and a smiling welcome for a tea tasting at the Gorreana Tea Factory or Porto Formoso Tea Factory.

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour of Furnas Valley

5. São Miguel: Full-Day Tour of Furnas Valley

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel or accommodation. Leave Ponta Delgada and make your first stop at Vila France do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel located on the south coast. Here, taste the famous Queijada da Vila pastry, a type of cheesecake created by nuns. Next, head toward Furnas Valley and spot volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles, near Furnas Lake as you arrive. Find out how the true gastronomic specialty of Azores, the famous Cozido das Furnas, or Furnas stew, is cooked. Follow this with a visit to the Terra Nostra Garden and have the opportunity to experience a thermal bath before lunch is served. After lunch, see more volcanic phenomena in Furnas village, as well as the fumaroles in a mix of hot and fresh waters, some with medicinal properties. On the way up to the mountains, stop to admire the amazing over Furnas Valley from Pico de Ferro's viewpoint. Then, visit the Gorrean tea plantation and its factory in Ribeira Grandes, on the north coast. Taste two kinds of tea found in São Miguel, black and green. Finally, make your last stop at Santa Iria's viewpoint to have a gorgeous view over the north coast. Take some photos and capture great memories before being dropped off back at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the tour.

Furnas & Terra Nostra Botanic Park Guided Tour w/ Hotsprings

6. Furnas & Terra Nostra Botanic Park Guided Tour w/ Hotsprings

Explore Furnas crater lake, village, local food, geysers, see beautiful botanic garden, exotic and rare plants, end with a hot springs thermal bath surrounded by Nature! Meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in at the specified time. The day starts with a short briefing and van tour up the Furnas volcano crater down to the mystic Furnas valley and lake, stopping for sightseeing and photos. Have lunch in a village restaurant, taste the most genuine island meal - an authentic geyser-cooked “cozido”. Visit nearby volcanic activity and fountains of mineral water. Have one hour free to explore the beautiful village’s streets, featuring crossing rivers, watermills, chapels and fountains. At 15:30 meet the guide at Terra Nostra Gardens gate, and start a walking botanical journey showcasing a singular collection of plants and flowers of cultural and historic value from all around the World. End with a relaxing mineral-infused and beautiful thermal pool surrounded by wonderful nature. No matter what season or level of expertise there’s always something interesting for everyone to enjoy. The gardens are exuberant all year with impressive century-old trees, huge collections of colorful, rare and strange plants, specialty gardens, beautiful avenues with sculptures and fountains, and dazzling year-round blooms of fragrant flower tones for the eye, nose, and camera! Your tour is tailored according to season’s highlights and special events occurring.

Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

7. Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

Join us on a thrilling expedition to the thermal village of Furnas, where you can indulge in the distinguished thermal springs and natural pools. Commencing with a visit to Terra Nostra Park, a botanical garden with a longstanding history of over two centuries, where you can relish the natural hot water pools and savor the celebrated “cozido,” an archetypal delicacy originating from Furnas, cooked using the scorching heat of the earth. After indulging in a delectable lunch at a local eatery, we will proceed to the distinguished Furnas boilers, where you will discover an array of hot springs. Additionally, we will explore the Gorreana tea factory, which happens to be the sole tea manufacturing facility in Europe that still employs traditional tea-making methods. This is a matchless expedition, tailored for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural marvels of the island of São Miguel.

Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

8. Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

Embark on an unforgettable São Miguel Island tour that combines natural wonders, cultural delights, and relaxation. The activity start time is adjusted to the arrival time of your cruise ship, regardless of the arrival time and pick-up / drop-of is guaranteed for all cruise travelers from Ponta Delgada cruise terminal lounge where our tour Guide will be waiting, holding a sign with your name on it. During this 5 to 6 hours max. Tour, you will discover the most beautiful viewpoints of São Miguel island, have the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself in the famous Terra Nostra thermal pool naturally heated by the volcano, wander among fumaroles and volcanic hot springs, taste the last 100% natural tea in the world and visit one of the pineapple plantations, unique in the world for producing the fruit in glass greenhouses. Your day starts with a scenic drive to Sete Cidades, where you'll witness the breathtaking twin lakes and learn the captivating legend of their creation. The adventure continues to Furnas, renowned for its geothermal wonders, where you can visit Terra Nostra Park to admire the botanical gardens and relax in the natural thermal pool (optional & self expense). A visit to the world's only pineapple plantation produced in a sub-tropical climate and a visit to the world's last all-natural tea plantation will complement your day and introduce you to two of the Azores' most famous products. (on the extended tour) Our São Miguel Island tour is meticulously designed for cruise travelers, ensuring a timely return to the Port of Ponta Delgada (5 -6 hours max. Tour) so you can reboard your ship with cherished memories of a day filled with natural beauty, cultural discoveries, and indulgent cuisine. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of São Miguel in a single, unforgettable day.

São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

9. São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

Embark in an adventure exploring São Miguel island. Visit Furnas volcano, sete Cidades volcano, Fogo volcano, Nordeste and more. Experience the best of what the island has to offer on in a 2-day tour pack experience from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa. Your adventure starts with our pick up from your hotel doorstep or a nearby pick up point to maximize your holiday time. The tour will be divided between the east and west side and during two days, you will discover all the beauty of this island and learn why it is called the Hawai of Portugal, the majestic lava rock formations will amaze you. Your first day of the tour can be either the east or west side and you will be informed in advance. On the West side, the Sete Cidades volcano and its famous landscapes will be the main attraction, but don't think that's all, the Lagoa do Fogo volcano holds one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Azores. Being a nature reserve, all rental cars are currently banned from this place and this is a great way to visit São Miguel's icon. On the East side, the Furnas volcano and all its volcanic activity will amaze you, this exotic volcano holds many mysteries and places that you will wish to explore for much longer. Here, you have the opportunity to personalize your tour with a visit or bath to the Terra Nostra botanical garden (entrance fee not included). Add to that a visit to Nordeste to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its beautiful waterfalls, the unique tea plantation in Europe and the last 100% natural tea plantation in the world.

Private Full Day Tour to Furnas with Lunch

10. Private Full Day Tour to Furnas with Lunch

Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo. Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley you will enjoy a memorable botanical garden from the 18th century where you can swim in this hot thermal and therapeutically pool. From there you will gonna taste one of the most iconic meals of the island, the authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish. Next, we will visit the viewpoint 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.

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Terra Nostra Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

São Miguel Island: 2-Day Guided Island Tour with Meals

São Miguel Island: 2-Day Guided Island Tour with Meals

2x Full-days Package excursions Furnas + Nordeste + Sete Cidades + Fogo Lake (4 Tours in 2 days) 1st Full Day tour to Furnas & Nordeste. (8 hours tour)) 2nd Full Day tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo. (8 hours tour) As the reservation calendar only allows you to mark 1 day at a time, the 2nd day of the tour will be automatically reserved for the following day Ex; if you book for the 8th of May, automatically the 2nd day of the tour will be the 9th. What will make your reservations on the 8th and 9th of May. *The order of days tours may be changed. Our local gastronomy will be represented on both days. On the day of Furnas & Nordeste tour, we will have the opportunity to lunch the famous “Furnas Stew”, cooked in volcanic soil for 6 hours, and also have the opportunity to see taking out our pot from the interior of the volcanic soil, and all the volcanic manifestations existing there. On the day of Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo tour, lunch will be served as a “Buffet” with different meat and fish dishes. (Full lunch on both of 2 days of activities with starters, drinks, dessert and coffee included) In these 2 days of activitiest, you will have the privilege of having a general view of the most iconic places of the entire “green” island, from which stand out the emblematic viewpoints such as Vista do Rei in Sete Cidades, (winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal ) or Pico do Ferro, where you can see from the top of the crater one of the most active volcanoes in the Azores archipelago and learn all about its eruptive history with more than 100,000 years. You will also have the opportunity to relax in hot thermal pools, heated by Furnas volcano, at one of the biggest and best Botanical Parks in Europe, Terra Nostra Park. Also the visit to Pineapple and Tea Plantations will be a “must”. In the Northeast area, we will visit the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its 5 water mills and its imposing and majestic waterfall, entitled “Véu da Noiva”. We have selected the best TOP places to visit throughout São Miguel island in Sete Cidades, Furnas, Lagoa do Fogo and Nordeste areas, making in a 2 full days activities the most complete experience as possible at São Miguel Island in Azores

Furnas: Tea Plantations, Lake and Volcano Guided Tour

Furnas: Tea Plantations, Lake and Volcano Guided Tour

Explore São Miguel's Natural Wonders: Tea Plantations, Hot Springs, and More! Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of São Miguel with our guided tour, starting right from your accommodation. Immerse yourself in lush landscapes, stunning vistas, and captivating landmarks throughout your journey. Begin your adventure with a visit to Gorreana Tea Plantation, Europe's oldest tea plantation, and enjoy complimentary tea tasting amidst the picturesque plantation. Stroll through the tea fields, taking in the serene surroundings. Next, make your way to Furnas, where you'll explore the enchanting valley and indulge in a soothing dip in the hot springs, a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature. After your revitalizing hot spring experience, enjoy a traditional lunch in Furnas and have the famous “Cozido das Furnas” or explore the diverse menu options available. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk around the picturesque lagoon to fully embrace the natural beauty. Continue your journey with a visit to the viewpoint of the world-renowned islet of Vila Franca, known for its unique charm and allure. Finally, conclude your unforgettable tour in Ponta Delgada with a visit to the captivating pineapple plantations. Book now to embark on an unforgettable adventure through São Miguel's natural wonders!

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Northeast Highlights Full Day Tour

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Northeast Highlights Full Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the stunning landscapes of the North-East of São Miguel island along with its coastline on a full-day sightseeing tour from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa. Discover how the Azoreans live in the Furnas volcano's mouth and in Nordeste in a small group tour atmosphere. Following a pickup from listed hotels or guesthouses by minivan, travel to the gorgeous Santa Iria viewpoint located on north shore. Refresh your adventure with a morning stop and tea tasting at Gorreana Tea Factory, the last 100% natural tea plantations on earth. Contemplate the beauty of the tea plantations undulating through the hills. São Miguel has the only two tea plantations in Europe Venture to the picturesque Nordeste to visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park. A watermill museum, cascading waterfalls and experience this Azorean heritage in a magical setting, capturing the essence of local life and immersing yourself in the island's vibrant past. Next, head to the mystical Furnas Valley, where geothermal wonders await to be amazed by the enchanting charm of this place while seeing fumaroles and bubbling springs, a testament to the island's volcanic soul. Furnas is considered to be one of Europe's largest hydropolises due to its wide variety of mineral and thermal springs. One of these is Terra Nostra, a hot spring appreciated for its medicinal benefits. To personalize your Furnas volcano adventure, we have two options; • Relax in the thermal waters, or visit one of Europe's most beautiful botanical gardens (Terra Nostra) to customize your day tour. (Entrance not included tickets on place) • For food lovers, you can enjoy the most authentic dish in the Azores, Furnas stew, (Cozido das Furnas) which is cooked in volcanic soil and perfectly crafted to tantalize your taste buds. (not included, available as option) Travel to the geothermal area of Furnas (Caldeiras). Marvel as the actives hot springs with boiling waters and mud release steam into the air creating a magical landscape. Admire the volcanic crater at Furnas Lake before returning to your original starting point, passing by the former island capital, Vila Franca do Camp. Take a small marina walk or try the island's unique pastry, the queijada da vila.

São Miguel: Furnas and Nordeste Full-Day Tour with Lunch

São Miguel: Furnas and Nordeste Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Starting through Ponta Delgada, along Avenida do Mar, following the beaches of Água D´Alto, until we reach the first capital of the island, Vila Franca do Campo, stopping at the viewpoint of Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo where we can see its incredible islet, the result of an underwater volcanic eruption and where the Red Bull Cliff Diving has been running for 3 years, now; After this short break, we will drive to the bucolic Lagoa das Furnas (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense), area where the famous “Cozido das Furnas” is cooked in volcanic soil for 6 hours, and here we can observe the removal of the pots from the volcanic ground by local restaurants. We will also visit the various fumaroles and boilers from that area; Back on the road and towards the parish of Furnas you can optionally relax in pools of hot springs, over 30 degrees, that spur incessantly from railway springs. This is an experience of thermal charisma, with the option of the client and alternative, between Poça da Dona Beija) and the pools of Parque Terra Nostra, where in addition to being able to swim, you can also visit its amazing Botanical Garden Terra Nostra Park, considered one of the best and largest in Europe. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense); Lunch Break (Lunch included) After lunch, a pedestrian visit to the the center of the parish of Furnas; Driven north of the Island, next stop will be at the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park, one of the most visited areas in the Nordeste area, with its 5 Watermills and her amazing waterfall; The last stop of the day, will be the tea route, until the tea plantations and their factories. A view of the splendid bay, a magnificent garden and a smiling welcome for a tea tasting at the Gorreana Tea Factory or Porto Formoso Tea Factory.

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour of Furnas Valley

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour of Furnas Valley

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel or accommodation. Leave Ponta Delgada and make your first stop at Vila France do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel located on the south coast. Here, taste the famous Queijada da Vila pastry, a type of cheesecake created by nuns. Next, head toward Furnas Valley and spot volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles, near Furnas Lake as you arrive. Find out how the true gastronomic specialty of Azores, the famous Cozido das Furnas, or Furnas stew, is cooked. Follow this with a visit to the Terra Nostra Garden and have the opportunity to experience a thermal bath before lunch is served. After lunch, see more volcanic phenomena in Furnas village, as well as the fumaroles in a mix of hot and fresh waters, some with medicinal properties. On the way up to the mountains, stop to admire the amazing over Furnas Valley from Pico de Ferro's viewpoint. Then, visit the Gorrean tea plantation and its factory in Ribeira Grandes, on the north coast. Taste two kinds of tea found in São Miguel, black and green. Finally, make your last stop at Santa Iria's viewpoint to have a gorgeous view over the north coast. Take some photos and capture great memories before being dropped off back at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the tour.

Furnas & Terra Nostra Botanic Park Guided Tour w/ Hotsprings

Furnas & Terra Nostra Botanic Park Guided Tour w/ Hotsprings

Explore Furnas crater lake, village, local food, geysers, see beautiful botanic garden, exotic and rare plants, end with a hot springs thermal bath surrounded by Nature! Meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in at the specified time. The day starts with a short briefing and van tour up the Furnas volcano crater down to the mystic Furnas valley and lake, stopping for sightseeing and photos. Have lunch in a village restaurant, taste the most genuine island meal - an authentic geyser-cooked “cozido”. Visit nearby volcanic activity and fountains of mineral water. Have one hour free to explore the beautiful village’s streets, featuring crossing rivers, watermills, chapels and fountains. At 15:30 meet the guide at Terra Nostra Gardens gate, and start a walking botanical journey showcasing a singular collection of plants and flowers of cultural and historic value from all around the World. End with a relaxing mineral-infused and beautiful thermal pool surrounded by wonderful nature. No matter what season or level of expertise there’s always something interesting for everyone to enjoy. The gardens are exuberant all year with impressive century-old trees, huge collections of colorful, rare and strange plants, specialty gardens, beautiful avenues with sculptures and fountains, and dazzling year-round blooms of fragrant flower tones for the eye, nose, and camera! Your tour is tailored according to season’s highlights and special events occurring.

Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

Join us on a thrilling expedition to the thermal village of Furnas, where you can indulge in the distinguished thermal springs and natural pools. Commencing with a visit to Terra Nostra Park, a botanical garden with a longstanding history of over two centuries, where you can relish the natural hot water pools and savor the celebrated “cozido,” an archetypal delicacy originating from Furnas, cooked using the scorching heat of the earth. After indulging in a delectable lunch at a local eatery, we will proceed to the distinguished Furnas boilers, where you will discover an array of hot springs. Additionally, we will explore the Gorreana tea factory, which happens to be the sole tea manufacturing facility in Europe that still employs traditional tea-making methods. This is a matchless expedition, tailored for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural marvels of the island of São Miguel.

Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

Embark on an unforgettable São Miguel Island tour that combines natural wonders, cultural delights, and relaxation. The activity start time is adjusted to the arrival time of your cruise ship, regardless of the arrival time and pick-up / drop-of is guaranteed for all cruise travelers from Ponta Delgada cruise terminal lounge where our tour Guide will be waiting, holding a sign with your name on it. During this 5 to 6 hours max. Tour, you will discover the most beautiful viewpoints of São Miguel island, have the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself in the famous Terra Nostra thermal pool naturally heated by the volcano, wander among fumaroles and volcanic hot springs, taste the last 100% natural tea in the world and visit one of the pineapple plantations, unique in the world for producing the fruit in glass greenhouses. Your day starts with a scenic drive to Sete Cidades, where you'll witness the breathtaking twin lakes and learn the captivating legend of their creation. The adventure continues to Furnas, renowned for its geothermal wonders, where you can visit Terra Nostra Park to admire the botanical gardens and relax in the natural thermal pool (optional & self expense). A visit to the world's only pineapple plantation produced in a sub-tropical climate and a visit to the world's last all-natural tea plantation will complement your day and introduce you to two of the Azores' most famous products. (on the extended tour) Our São Miguel Island tour is meticulously designed for cruise travelers, ensuring a timely return to the Port of Ponta Delgada (5 -6 hours max. Tour) so you can reboard your ship with cherished memories of a day filled with natural beauty, cultural discoveries, and indulgent cuisine. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of São Miguel in a single, unforgettable day.

São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

Embark in an adventure exploring São Miguel island. Visit Furnas volcano, sete Cidades volcano, Fogo volcano, Nordeste and more. Experience the best of what the island has to offer on in a 2-day tour pack experience from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa. Your adventure starts with our pick up from your hotel doorstep or a nearby pick up point to maximize your holiday time. The tour will be divided between the east and west side and during two days, you will discover all the beauty of this island and learn why it is called the Hawai of Portugal, the majestic lava rock formations will amaze you. Your first day of the tour can be either the east or west side and you will be informed in advance. On the West side, the Sete Cidades volcano and its famous landscapes will be the main attraction, but don't think that's all, the Lagoa do Fogo volcano holds one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Azores. Being a nature reserve, all rental cars are currently banned from this place and this is a great way to visit São Miguel's icon. On the East side, the Furnas volcano and all its volcanic activity will amaze you, this exotic volcano holds many mysteries and places that you will wish to explore for much longer. Here, you have the opportunity to personalize your tour with a visit or bath to the Terra Nostra botanical garden (entrance fee not included). Add to that a visit to Nordeste to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its beautiful waterfalls, the unique tea plantation in Europe and the last 100% natural tea plantation in the world.

Private Full Day Tour to Furnas with Lunch

Private Full Day Tour to Furnas with Lunch

Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo. Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley you will enjoy a memorable botanical garden from the 18th century where you can swim in this hot thermal and therapeutically pool. From there you will gonna taste one of the most iconic meals of the island, the authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish. Next, we will visit the viewpoint 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.

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Thank you Rafael! There were two days of rain, not exactly the best for this type of tour, but our guide Rafael was always in a very good mood, and I learned some history and culture of the Azores. I highly recommend it!

Wonderful! The place is "magical"! For those who like nature, the ideal tour. Our guy (José) was very friendly and attentive! The local stew was the highlight of the experience.

Rafael was a very friendly and amazing guide. He let us enjoy everything without rushing and show us all the best places and told us amazing stories. He made the tour very satisfying.

Very informative rep., good general knowledge and excellent fun, looked after us extremely well - thank you

André guided us through the eventful day in a multilingual and competent manner.