Join your guide as they pick you up from your Ponta delgada hotel at 9am. You will hop into an off road-capable 4x4 and head out into the northeast countryside, winding along dusty roads that lead to the 'priolo' (bullfinch) habitat and into the most well-preserved area for endemic species. Hear about the island's geologic history. Later, see the Neo-Gothic features of the Ponta delgada's historic parish before grabbing lunch at a locally loved restaurant. The restaurant has typical Azorean food (similar to Mediterranean cuisine) and several options between fish and meat, stew, and grilled foods.
In the afternoon, your tour heads to the rugged headlands and rocky shorelines to witness waterfalls, enjoy the views of the sea, and experience nature's force in the Azores. As we head back to your hotel, we will stop at the tea factory and enjoy a cup of tea.
Points of interest and stops during this tour include: Povoao village, Tronqueira, Ponta do Sossego view point, Boca da Ribeira, Nordeste Village, Ribeira dos Caldeires, Arnel Lighthouse view, and Por do Sol view point among other stops. Bathrooms are available on most stops. In general the tour will take about 7 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Our 4X4 Vehicle is acomfortable jeep eight-seater,with six seats available for tour. The vehicle normally a land cruiser is fully-equipped with fire extinguisher, first aid kit and other safety equipment.
The tour ends at approximately 4PM with drop off at your original starting point.