Nordeste – “10th Azorean Flowered Island”

Highlights

DURATION

9 hours.

PICK-UP | DROP-OFF

  • Included between Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Lagoa;
  • All pick-up starts between 9:00 and 9:20;
  • Outside the included zones, there may be an additional charge.

50% OFF

Children under 10 50% discount on all tours.

CANCELLATION

Free up to 24 hours before the tour starts

CAPACITY

8 Seater Shared Tour

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Marvel at the majestic Northeast Florida Nature, considered an island of the Azores, with its incredible flower-filled viewpoints;
  • Admire an imposing waterfall of Véu da Noiva, in Ribeira dos Caldeirões;
  • Explore the Ribeira dos Caldeirados Natural Park located along the Ribeira dos Caldeirões watercourse and its 5 existing watermills;
  • Feel at ease in the sea, without the watchtower of Whale Watching, where a whale watch post was not passed, and there is also the reproduction of an old watch post and a niche in honor of Our Lady of Fatima;
  • Visit the incredible viewpoint of Salto da Farinha, where you can observe a magnificent waterfall;
  • Walking tour of Vila do Nordeste, high category of Villa by D. Manuel I, on June 18, 1514, where it is possible to see a century-old seven-arch bridge and see a Mother Church of St. George built in 1796, where not its interior there are images of the extinct 1642 Franciscan convent and a 16th century image of the orago;
  • Stop at the imposing Arnel Lighthouse, which is in the fishing area of ​​Vila, Nazaré. With 15 meters in height and a range of twenty-five miles, it was the first to be built in the Azores;
  • Visit one of only two tea plantations/factories in Europe.

NORDESTE – 10TH AZOREAN FLOWERED ISLAND

DESCRIPTION:

After pick-up at your Hotel or Accommodation (free service between the cities of Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande), from 9:00 am until 9:20 pm, we start the full-day Northeast circuit, “ The tenth Azorean flowering island ”heading to one of the most flowery areas of São Miguel Island and home to the natural habitat of one of Europe’s rarest birds, the Priolo.

First stop north of the island will be in the Ribeira Grande volcanic zone to see the area where the “Ribeira Grande stew” is cooked in volcanic soil and all its volcanic manifestations in the surrounding areas. Also here in the same area, optionally, you can relax in a thermal water tank, in Termas da Ribeira Grande (entrance not included, available by choice or on behalf of the client).

After this incredible stop we will go to the Santa Iria viewpoint, where you can see superb escarpments overlooking the Atlantic, which was staged on August 3, 1831 in the Battle of Ladeira Velha, where D. Pedro IV’s troops defeated those of the his brother D. Miguel, paving the way for the concession of Évora Monte that ended the Civil War between liberals and miguelists.

Afterwards, we will travel along the verdant Tea Route on the north coast of the island called the “Verde” island of the Azores for a tea tasting and visit the only tea plantations in Europe, the Gorreana tea factory that started in 1883 by Ermelinda Gago da Câmara and his son José Honorato or the Porto Formoso tea factory, founded by Amâncio Machado Faria e Maia, who worked between the 20th and 80th century. In 1998, rehabilitation works were initiated by the current owners.

After this well-deserved stop and with renewed energies, we will enjoy a sumptuous view of the Furnas volcanic crater through the Salto do Cavalo Viewpoint, at the far end of the Northeast Council.
This is followed by the Watchtower, Vigia das Baleias, formerly a whaling spot of whales, used as such until mid-1986, when the last whaling factory in the Region was closed, and following directives and entry. of Portugal in the EEC, European Economic Community.

Later, we stop at Salto da Farinha Viewpoint, a name given when milling cereals in the past, and from where you can see a waterfall of about 40 meters, more visible in the winter months.

Lunch break (lunch included).

After lunch, stop at the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park, one of the most visited areas in the Northeast, where its 5 watermills, its magnificent waterfall, and the trail that winds along the river stand out.

Walking Tour, or in a car through the arteries of Vila de Nordeste, elevated to the category of Villa by D. Manuel I, on June 18, 1514, where we can see the centenary Bridge of Seven Arches and see the Mother Church of St. George built in 1796, where inside there are images of the extinct Franciscan Convent of 1642 and a 16th century image of the orago.

A visit to the Vista dos Barco viewpoint, from where we have a view of Ponta do Arnel and its Lighthouse, the oldest in São Miguel.

Time to go to one of the most emblematic viewpoints in the Northeast, A Ponta do Sossego. An authentic garden by the sea, perched on a cliff by the sea where we observe the immensity of the ocean, much used to watch the sunrise.

Back on the road, we have the destination of Ponta da Madrugada Viewpoint, another breathtaking view.

And finally, the first settlement in São Miguel, Azores stopped at Vila da Povoação, with 2424 inhabitants and discovered by Diogo de Silves in 1427, and its settlement began in 1444, with Gonçalo Velho Cabral as its governor.

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

POINTS OF INTEREST IN THIS TOUR:

  • Ribeira Grande boilers;
  • Ribeira Grande cooking zone;
  • Ribeira Grande hot springs (entrance not included);
  • Santa Iria viewpoint;
  • Tea Factory and Plants, Porto Formoso or Gorreana, with tea tasting;;
  • Salto do Cavalo viewpoint;
  • Vigia das Baleias viewpoint;
  • Salto da Farinha viewpoint;
  • Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park / Water Mills / Waterfall, etc
  • Nordeste Village / Sete Arcos bridge/ Matriz of São Jorge Church;
  • Vista dos Barcos viewpoint;
  • Ponta do Arnel Viewpoint / Arnel Lighthouse;
  • Viewpoint / Park Ponta do Sossego;
  • Viewpoint / Park Ponta da Madrugada;
  • Village Village / Porto / Center;

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Included

INCLUDED

Local Guide;

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

 Tea tasting;

 Bottle of water or soda;

Free internet on board;

Chargers available for, smartphone, tablet, etc.;

Umbrella;

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

Insurance;

9 hours tour;

Live Commented Tour;

Lunch included (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee).

NOT INCLUDED

Tickets for Thermal Pools (+ 8 € per person).

Information

NORDESTE – 10TH AZOREAN FLOWERED ISLAND

WHY BOOK WITH US THIS CIRCUIT?

We do not only sell circuits … but a set of experiences. We are well aware that when it comes time to choose a tour, you have more options and they all claim to have and be “the best”, but what sets us apart from all the others?

This circuit lasts for 9 relaxing hours instead of the 8 hours practiced by most companies because we want and are required to give our customers the fullest possible set of experiences during their full day visit to the Northeast, and That is why we have filled this tour even more by adding more extra stops such as: The Caldeiras, the areas for cooking cooked on volcanic soil and the Ribeira Grande Hot Springs, where you can optionally relax in a hot water tank. We want you to take time out of your vocabulary on this day… don’t worry, we have the right time to start, but not to end. We are proud to say that we have the best value / circuit practiced in the market, so even if it is cheaper, we equal the price.

We are not a big company… we don’t have big cars… but a GREAT SERVICE.

Book your Nordeste Tour now, and let us honor you as part of our family, even for a day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Comfortable shoes;
  • Swimsuit preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and may change the lighter colors;
  • Bath towel preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and can change the lighter colors.

DO YOU KNOW THAT:

– In some viewpoints located at higher altitudes can make it colder and windier, it is recommended to wear a warmer garment. Do not forget that in the Azores you can do all 4 seasons in one day;
– If you need to make changes or cancel, you can call +351 919 607 160 24/7;
– Cancellation is free until 24 hours before the start of your tour.
The only way to book tours with us is online.

BE CAREFUL THAT:

  • Your hotel receptionist may possibly try to convince you to cancel your activity with us, to recommend one selected by her / her, claiming it is the one they usually recommend, because customers “love this company very much”;
  • Did you know that you cannot find activity information flyers displayed in most hotels, and they are stored in a closet or drawer and are only exposed to the public, “the company (s) that pays the highest commissions;
  • Our flyers are available only at airport and downtown tourist offices.
  • 95% of our bookings are made directly through digital platforms. “We are tech natives and not migrants.”
  • The remaining 5% comes through agencies, specially selected by us, for resale of our products.“What we would pay in hotel / accommodation commissions, we prefer to invest in the improvement, duration and quality for our customers, in services. or products ”after all the customer is the pillar of our business, not a hotel / accommodation receptionist.

6 reviews for Nordeste – “10th Azorean Flowered Island”

  1. Paulo C

    Passeios organizados e flexívies Estive alguns dias em São Miguel e fiz 3 passeios de dia inteiro. Não gosto muito de grupos grandes, pelo que foi óptimo estarmos sempre em grupos pequenos, 4 pessoas já a contar com o João, o nosso guia que foi sempre muito profissional (o que é bom quanto a horas de recolha por exemplo) e ao mesmo tempo muito amigável sem ter aquela atitude de repetição de alguns guias. Para além disso e tratando-se de grupos pequenos há sempre mais flexibilidade o que é uma mais valia. Gostei muito!!!!

    Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal

  2. Van S

    AMAZING TOUR COMPANY IN AZORES!! Azores Dream Tours are an amazing company that offers different tours in Sao Miguel. My travel buddy and I booked a tour with another company before shopping around. A few hours after booking, we noticed a pamphlet at our hostel of this company. This company offered the exact same tours at half the price of the others!!! We were able to cancel the expensive tour (thank god) and book with this tour. The guide, Joan, was AMAZING. It felt more like travelling with friends than being in a tour (because personally, I dont usually go for tours because I like doing my own thing). However, Joan was very flexible and we stopped anytime I wanted to take a picture. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company!

    Ottawa, Canadá

  3. KurtisAung

    Perfect 2.5 Days Guided Tours My experience with Azores Dream Tours was nothing less than perfect, and couldn’t have been any better. I took up 3 tours with this company (0.5 day Seven Cities lake, 1 full day Fire Lake and Furnas hot springs tour, and 1 full day Nordeste tour), and was able to enjoy pretty much everything I’ve wanted without any hiccup or trouble.

    I was accompanied by Rui for all the tours and he was very central to why it made the these days very enjoyable for me. He’s a careful driver who’s extremely familiar with the roads in São Miguel, and that made me feel very safe. He also made sure to bring me to all the popular viewpoints AND some lesser known ones along the way only locals like himself knows and it was very appreciated! I managed to snap many, many beautiful photos throughout the tours. And whenever we stopped at viewpoints and attractions, I was never rushed so I had all the time to take pictures until I’m satisfied. Really appreciated this!

    All in all, if you’re considering a tour of São Miguel, look no further! Azores dreams is the company to go for! I found this company on TripAdvisor here as well, decided to go with them due to their positive reviews from prior customers and had no regrets! I will happily do another tour with them again when I get another chance to visit the beautiful São Miguel Island again in the near future!

    Singapura, Singapura

  4. Manuela P

    Excelentes passeios! Visitei São Miguel pela altura das festas do Sr Santo Cristo. Fiz 3 passeios vistando toda a ilha ficando muito satisfeita com a atenção e disponibilidade do nosso guia . Aconselho vivamente !

  5. BrankaS

    Exploring Sao Miguel with a local – priceless Choosing Azores Dream Tours for exploring Sao Miguel was the best choice we could have made.

    At first we planned to book only a full day trip to Nordeste, and rent a car for the next 3 days, but Joao was such a great guide (as a matter of fact we felt more like that we are wondering around with a friend) that we got stuck with him for the rest of our stay at Sao Miguel 🙂

    On three full day and one half they tours he took us to all the famous and (more importantly) to the hidden gems of the island, he never complained to stop for a photo or refreshment, and we learned so much from him. About the history, nature, legends and the way of life at this paradise island. And of course of the food 🙂

    Joao made our stay at Sao Miguel a perfect experience and we would definitely recommend Azores Dream Tours to every first time traveller to Azores.

    Liubliana, Eslovénia

  6. Roxanne Franklin

    Spent 2 full days with John and it was like touring with a good friend! Relaxed conversation, and he took us to see amazing sights! He knew great places to stop for coffee, food, and traditional Azorean cupcakes.
    Not only was our tour amazing, he also gave us plenty of tips for our upcoming trip to France!
    Definitely recommend this tour company if you are ever in Sao Miguel, Azores!

    Yorkton (Saskatchewan)

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