Van Tours: Furnas (full day)

Location: São Miguel
From $77.37 per person

Date and Participants

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About the Experience

Beginning of the tour towards the first capital of the island of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, with a short stop for tasting the famous "Queijadas da Vila" (traditional pastry). The tour follows into the Furnas Valley, to visit the Terra Nostra Park, possibly the best example of the romantic 18th century gardens in the Azores. Here, in addition to walking through paths surrounded by vegetation from around the world, there's time to enjoy a thermal bath in the outside pool. Before lunch, we will visit the calderas area next to lagoa das Furnas, where we can have a close look to secondary volcanism phenomena and watch the Cozido getting out of the land and learn how to cook it underground.. The Cozido will be our lunch, and will be served at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will learn and experience the way in which the inhabitants of this parish live with a dormant volcano, while visiting the area of hot springs and fumaroles, and where you can sample the waters that come directly from the rocks. Return to Ponta Delgada will be made by the North Coast, with passage and stop at miradouro do Pico do Ferro, a viewpoint with superb views of the parish and lagoa das Furnas.

Schedules and meeting points:

  • 09:00 - Hotel Reception (in Ponta Delgada)
  • 09:30 - Vila Franca do Campo
  • 10:30 - Terra Nostra Park
  • 12:30 – Caldeiras at Lagoa das Furnas
  • 13:00 – “Cozido“ lunch in restaurant
  • 14:30 – Calderas at Furnas village
  • 15:30 – Pico do Ferro viewpoint
  • 17:00 – Arrival at Ponta Delgada and end of activity

Price includes:

  • Vehicle with capacity for 8 passengers
  • Lunch
  • Guide / driver
  • Insurance (Personal Accident and Liability)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Type of tour: Full day - 8 hours

Recommended equipment:

Comfortable and closed shoes, comfortable clothing, light jacket, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, backpack, camera, swimming suit and towel.

Minimum age: N/A

(until 18 years must be accompanied by parents or guardians, , or bring a written permission).

Notes:

The performance of the activities are subject to weather conditions and logistics.

 

 

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Changes to the reservation

  • The company has the right to modify or cancel your reservation, whenever there are adverse weather conditions.
  • The company has the right to modify or cancel your reservation, whenever the minimum number of participants is not met.
  • The company will have access to the contact information of the hotel where the client is accommodated, whenever this information is available (to facilitate the contact).
  • The company may contact the client up to 1 day before in order to communicate any eventual alterations.
  • In case it wasn't possible to contact the client, the alterations will be communicate when the client reaches the company's headquarters.