Day Trip to Sao Miguel and Lakes

Day Trips & Excursions in Portugal

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You can explore and get to know Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas on the same day, because we have combined the Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas Tours in one, which allows the visitor not to have many days, during their stay, Know our island better.From Morning we start the tour of Lagoa do Fogo, with special mention for the following stops: Historic center of Ribeira Grande, Natural Park of Caldeira Velha and the viewpoint of Lagoa do Fogo.By 12pm, we will be in the village of Furnas, where you can watch the famous "Furnas stew" in vulcanic soil and at high temperatures, which is a good suggestion for your lunch.After lunch, we will visit the village with a highlight, for the fumaroles, the boilers and the tea factory of the gorreana. 
On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, we have to highlight the architecture of the city, pass by the Viewpoint location which overlooks part of the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel, the start -mos rising to observe the Lagoa do Fogo, we will stop in the Caldeira Velha natural park, which offers visitors a relaxing stroll, having a direct contact with nature, having at its disposal two eras of train waters, whose temperatures vary between 35 ° at the new epoch and 25 ° in the older era and along the cascade, followed by Lagoa do Fogo, a pond of very blue waters, surrounded by a dense and lush vegetation endemic, and the lagoon highest of the island of Sao Miguel (Situated in the Pico da Barrosa).When we shift to the Furnas, known for beautiful Valley, due to its paradisiacal scenery, this village has a lot to offer us, namely its Lagoon, the Terra Nostra Botanic Garden, the Thermal Pools of th Donna Beija, the fumaroles and the hot springs, we have the opportunity to visit also the Vila Franca do Campo, highlighting its your island and the Chapel of Our Lady of Peace, on the way from the town center of the Furnas village, the Lake as mandatory stop, due to its surroundings and natural beauty and there, We will attend the ritual of the withdrawal of The Stew, cooked on volcanic soil that appears at high temperatures, allowing cooking in the same soil. which later will be able to be your taste it option.Dismiss Furnas, through the Iron Peak Lookout and as next stop, following the visit to the tea factory, where you will get to know the complete process of tea production, As well as the opportunity to drink a tea made in the factory.The Sta Iria viewpoint, point of interest landscaped and History, which provide us a nice view of the northern coast and on the main mountains of the island of Sao Miguel, being our last stop before returning to Ponta Delgada.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees in Natural Park Caldeira Velha

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
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