Discovering São Miguel in 2 days

Highlights

DEPARTURE TIME

All pick-up starts between 9:00 and 9:20 am.

DURATION

2 full days of 8 hours of tour each.

PICK-UP | DROP-OFF INCLUDED

  • Included between Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Lagoa;
  • Outside the included zones, an additional charge can be applied.

ITINERARY

The order of days can be changed depending  on availability

LUNCH INCLUDED IN BOTH DAYS

1 Day tour to Furnas & Nordeste

Meal at local restaurant with the traditional stew, with the customer being able to choose another dish (starters, main course, drinks, dessert and coffe included).

2 Day tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo

Meal in a local restaurant, served as a “Buffet” with different meat and fish dishes (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee included).

ACTIVITY KIND

Tour shared with other participants, when justified.

*Would you like to book a Private & Exclusive Tour, alone, with family or friends, please click here.

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Children under 10 years old.

CANCELLATION

Free up to 24 hours before the tour starts.

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS IN 2 DAYS TOUR:

  • Visit one of the most emblematic belvederes of São Miguel, the Vista do Rei, known for having been there on July 6, 1901, King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia;
  • Explore the volcanological activities of one of the most active volcanoes in the Azores, as well as all its eruptive history over 100,000 years old;
  • Relax in natural hot spring pools. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense);
  • Admire the imposing Véu da Noiva Waterfall, on the Ribeira dos Caldeirões, located in the Parish of Achada in the Northeast Council;
  • Admire the pure nature of Lagoa do Fogo’s lush volcanic crater with its turquoise waters from its incredible viewpoint;
  • Visit one of only two tea plantations / factories in Europe.

Join us on a 2 full-days excursion to the most iconic places on São Miguel island.

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. (entrance to Lagoa das Furnas not included).

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. (Towels provided free of charge, upon prior request) *entry not included, available by choice or at the customer’s expense.

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 & NORDESTE DAY TOUR  “THE ENCHANTED GARDEN”

DESCRIPTION:

After pick-up at your hotel or accommodation (free service between the cities of Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande), from 9:00 until 9:20, we start the Furnas & Nordeste circuit, in the daytime. whole, “The Enchanted Garden”;

We will start your tour 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 also at the viewpoint of  Sra. da Paz where from the top, we can see its incredible islet result of an underwater volcanic eruption and where the Red Bull Cliff Diving has been running for 3 years, now. From there we will also be able to see all the village center.

After this short break, time to 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 to Furnas parish you can will optionally be able to relax in thermal pools of hot springs, over more than 30 degrees.

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 center of the parish of Furnas to visit its various fumaroles, boilers and taste some mineral springs there;

Driven north of the Island, next stop will be at the imposing Pico do Ferro viewpoint, where you can see the magnitude of the Furnas volcanic crater and her lake;

Continuing the trip, next stop is 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;

After an incredible full day tour to Furnas & Nordeste, it is time to return to your accommodation.

POINTS OF INTEREST IN THIS TOUR:

  • Avenida do Mar (Ponta Delgada);
  • Vila Franca do Campo beach/Água D´Alto beach;
  • Sra. da Paz viewpoint to admire from the top the village and the islet of Vila Franca do Campo;
  • Furnas Crater / Lagoon / Fumarolas / Boilers / Springs / Furnas stew  area (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense);
  • Dona Beija’s Hot Springs (bath) or Terra Nostra Park Botanical Garden (for visiting or bathing) (Entries not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense);
  • Freguesia das Furnas parish/boilers/fumaroles/water springs;
  • Pico do Ferro Viewpoint / Furnas Volcanic Crater;
  • Nordeste/ Ribeira dos Caldeirões / Natural Park / Water Mills / Waterfall;
  • Tea Factory & Plantations, Porto Formoso or Gorreana, with tea tasting.

SETE CIDADES & LAGOA DO FOGO DAY TOUR “THE POWER OF NATURE”

DESCRIPTION:

After pick-up at your Hotel or Accommodation (free service between the cities of Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande), from 9:00 until 9:20, we start the Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo circuit. / West, all day long “The Force of Nature”.

This will be the perfect opportunity to discover why the Seven Cities was the winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, as well as the power of Nature generated by Fogo volcano, currently used to produce +/- 40% energy. to São Miguel Island.

Rediscover with us the legend you once made of the Seven Cities, an incredible creation of Nature, as it was the scene of a legendary history and its romantic forbidden love, between a princess and a shepherd, who rejected by the king, made the two lovers, with their tears, formed the two lagoons, located inside the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades, where is the blue and green lagoon, with the colors of the eyes of the two lovers, as well as the quiet parish of Sete Cidades, with 800 population.

First stop of this full-day circuit, will be at Pico do Carvão viewpoint, from where we will be able to see the north coast (Ribeira Grande) and south of the island (Ponta Delgada) of São Miguel Island, against the backdrop of a vast expanse of volcanic cones between the incredible Sete Cidades volcano and the majestic 900-meter-high fire volcano.

Then we will continue to one of the most emblematic viewpoints of São Miguel, in the Azores, Vista do Rei, known as the King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia.

Time to continue your incredible all-day circuit into the massive volcanic interior of the Sete Cidades, considered one of the most incredible locations on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, amid epic paths and flanked slopes of hydrangeas.

See for yourself the Santiago Lagoon, located in the Sierra Devassa, deep in a volcanic crater of the Sete Cidades massif, surrounded by verdant mountain cliffs and over different species of fauna and flora.

If you have never known what it is like to be inside a volcanic crater, then this is yet another reason to book this incredible full day guided tour of the Seven Cities and the Lagoa do Fogo. Admire the Seven Cities Lagoon at a must stop on the famous bridge that divides it, in the center of a volcanic crater.

Breathe nature in the quiet parish of Sete Cidades and visit São Nicolau church.

With a heart purified by nature, head with us to the Escalvado viewpoint, situated on a pyroclastic cliff, where from the top, we can admire the Monasteries and Ferraria, generated by the volcanic force of this area.

Lunch break (lunch included).

After lunch, time to return to head towards the second highest point of the island of São Miguel, at 900 mts, where is located the viewpoint of Pico da Barrosa, from where you can see the north coast with its city of Ribeira Grande and the city of Ponta Delgada on the south coast of the island, as well as the entire amazing Lagoa do Fogo crater.

Going down the north coast, the next stop will be at the Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint.

Next and very relaxing will be at the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Center for visiting. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense).

Visit to the Historic Center of Ribeira Grande.

The last stop of your full day tour will be at the Pineapple Plantations to learn the whole process of growing pineapple in greenhouses and see for yourself why pineapple is considered the King fruit in Sao Miguel, and the Azores.

This will undoubtedly be the best 9 hours of vacation in Sao Miguel, Azores, after a full day visit to the Seven Cities and Lagoa do Fogo (West Circuit).

Depending on weather conditions and with a view to better enhancing and ensuring the utmost experience of our customers, visit orders may be changed.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST IN THIS TOURS:

  • Pico do Carvão viewpoint;
  • Viewpoint of the King / Sete Cidades Volcanic Crater / Sete Cidades Lagoon;
  • Santiago Lagoon viewpoint;
  • Stop at the center of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades bridge;
  • Parish of the Seven Cities – St. Nicholas Church;
  • Viewpoint of Escalvado (view of the Monasteries and Ferraria);
  • Pico da Barrosa viewpoint 900 metros (volcanic crater view of Lagoa do Fogo / North and South of São Miguel Island);
  • Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint;
  • Caldeira Velha (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense);
  • Visit to the pineapple plantation in greenhouses.

Depending on the weather conditions and in order to better maximize and ensure the maximum experience of our customers, the order of visits and days tous may be changed.

Included

INCLUDED

Local Guide;

2 x Full lunch (Furnas stew & traditional buffet).

Pick-up at your accommodation between Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande;

Child seat available by prior request, please note that use is required by Portuguese law up to 12 years old or 36 kg;

Insurance;

2 full days tour of 8 hours each;

Live Commented Tour;

 NOT INCLUDED

Entrances to Parks and/or Thermal Pools.

Lake entrance.

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