São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

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4.8 out of 5

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Discover the East half of São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall, tea plantations and more!Observe the volcanic fumaroles in action, enjoy tremendous views over Furnas lake and town, be impressed by the cliffs and waterfalls of Nordeste (East coast) and learn how Azorean tea is made.Lunch is the famous "cozido", the local stew slow cooked in the volcanic soil, with drinks, dessert and coffee also included!!Possible to swim in the thermal pools in Furnas (optional, not included). • Personalised attention only possible in a small group (8 people max). • Expert guide to answer all your questions throughout the day. • Book together with São Miguel West tour, to guarantee seeing the absolute best of São Miguel in just 2 days!
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 and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo in the sea ahead.Continue to Furnas, a magical town built inside a volcanic caldera and enjoy some of the volcanic delights that the volcano offers to the locals. Observe the boiling 'fumaroles' (smoking holes) in action at Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas and watch the famous 'cozido' stew being pulled off the volcanic soil before enjoying it in a local restaurant for your included lunch. Still before lunch, some free time is allowed that you can use to visit Parque Terra Nostra or relax in the thermal pools of Poca Da Dona Beija (entrance to these attractions is not included), or explore more geothermal sites in Furnas town.In the afternoon, get to the crater’s top to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint. 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 the famous Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

What’s included

  • 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

What’s not included

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


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