São Miguel East Tour - Ponta Delgada

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Overview

Discover the East half of São Miguel, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Nordeste, tea plantations and a lot more!Observe the volcanic springs, enjoy tremendous views across Furnas lake and town, be impressed by the magnificent cliffs of Nordeste (East coast) and a learn how Azorean tea is made.Tour offers many opportunities to taste local cuisine, including  “bolos lêvedos” of Furnas, “queijadas” of Vila Franca, a cup of tea and the fruit liqueurs.Personalized attention only possible in a small group.Expert guide to answer all your questions throughout the day.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money

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Be at ease with your 9:00am morning pick-up from your hotel to meet your guide and join a small-group (up to 8 people) for an amazing personalized day trip to the East half of São Miguel island.

Enjoy a spectacular view from Nossa Senhora da Paz, a secluded church in the mountains, which overlooks the entire town of Vila Franca do Campo and the islet in the sea ahead. Quick stop in town to get the famous local 'queijadas' (pastries) fresh from the bakery.

Discover Furnas, a magical town built inside a volcanic caldera and enjoy some of the volcanic delights that the volcano offers to the locals. Immerse in the relaxing thermal pools (optional, not included), observe the boiling 'fumaroles' (smoking holes) in action and watch the famous 'cozido' stew being pulled off the volcanic soil before enjoying it in a local restaurant for your included lunch.

In the afternoon, get to the crater’s top to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Furnas lake and town. Continue to Nordeste, the east coast of the island, with some majestic cliffs and make a mandatory stop at Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall.

Finish with an afternoon cup of Azorean tea (complimentary) and learn how tea is made in a traditional tea factory.

Inclusions for São Miguel East Tour

  • Lunch (cozido stew, drink of choice, dessert, and coffee)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels)
  • Bottled water
  • Expert driver/guide

Exclusions for São Miguel East Tour

  • Thermal pools (optional)
  • Any service not mentioned as being included

Itinerary:

Full itinerary of the tour:- Ilhéu Vila Franca do Campo (view from the town)
- Nossa Senhora da Paz viewpoint
- "Queijadas" (pastries of Vila Franca do Campo)
- Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake)
- Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (volcanic springs)
- Watching removal of "cozido" food from the ground
- "Cozido" lunch, including wine (or drink of choice), local pineapple for desert and coffee
- Pico do Ferro viewpoint over entire Furnas Valley
- Ponta do Arnel (Nordeste)
- Natural Park of "Ribeira dos Caldeirões"
- Gorreana Tea Plantation (guided tour about tea process)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Instant confirmation at time of booking

Pick-up information required upon booking

Hotel pick-up is provided in Ponta Delgada city, please inquire about any other pickup locations for an additional fee

Pickup in Ponta Delgada takes place between 9am and 9:15am

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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34 reviews by the users

  • We had a great time visiting Furnas, spending time in the thermal pools and the botanical garden, having some traditional stew for lunch, and then spending time at the breathtaking waterfalls of Nordeste. To finish off the tour, we visited the Gorreana Tea plantation and factory. This is family-friendly all-day trip, and our guide Ricardo was very laid-back and friendly.

  • Highly recommended. Ricardo was excellent guide. Views were breathtaking. Cozido lunch was perfect.

  • It was a rainy day and we tried to enjoy as much as we can since we could not control the weather. The places are beautiful but the tour guide we had was not that great, forgot his name, he kept on telling jokes instead of introducing the scenery. The things he talked about has nothing to do with our tour.

  • Ricardo was very personable and fun. It was like a friend giving us a tour of San Miguel. We had a personal, private tour, and he played along with our antics. Charlie's Angels, lol!

  • Perfect!

  • The tour was amazing! We would recommend it to anyone who wishes to explore Sao Miguel. Our guide, Mario, was excellent - very informative and attentive. Thank you to the wonderful tour provider, Pure Azores, and especially to Mario!

  • We made 9 stops on this all day tour--Furnas Lake, thermal springs, Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens with thermal bathing, a tea plantation, amazing scenes on the Northeast coast, and a spectacular waterfall overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed a traditional stew made in a cauldron that cooks in the thermal pools! Our guide, Nono, was knowledgeable, and like all Azoreans we met, as nice as anyone could be. We felt like we were in great hands.

  • An excellent day spent with Miguel. He is an outstanding guide, with a very deep knowledge of the places, history and those small bits and pieces that make the difference between a routine and the extra mile in appreciation of a place. This experience is also true for the other trip we took at São Miguel West Tour

  • Great trip, incredibly readable and good guide who took us to places that would not even be included in the trip. Very nice places, best on our entire trip to the Azores.

  • Our travels took us to 4 of the Azores Islands at each stop we purchased Tours. This tour was fabulous this gentlemen was wonderful
    he took time to point out all interesting points and educational facts as we went along. He was very well informed very polite and professional. We enjoyed this tour tremendously as at the same he had a sense of humor. I regret I can not remember his name. But we travelled on May 8th, 2017 the office will be able to confirm the driver/ guide. Lunch was included and fabulous.

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