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Azores Tour to Furnas and Terra Nostra Park - Full Day

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Furnas Fumaroles in Azores, Island
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Introduction

Furnas is one of the most famous and beautiful spots on the island of São Miguel with a history of volcanic activity that has left a legacy of particularly impressive natural hot springs, calderas, and fumaroles. Book now this tour and come experience this incredible place!


   Daily    7,30 hours
Highlights

Visit the beautiful region of Furnas.

  

Get involved by the phenomenal landscapes of Terra Nostra Park.

  

Enjoy the typical lunch of the island: Cozido.

  

Get to know the only tea plantation in Europe.

Key details

LANGUAGE

This tour is available in Portuguese and English. Other languages according to availability. 

DURATION

Approximately 7:30 Hours. 

PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCAL

Pick up and drop off included at selected hotels in Ponta Delgada – to be confirmed. 

Pickups at a different location require a previously confirmation - subject to an additional fee.  

SCHEDULE

To be confirmed after the booking.

Description

If you want to feel and experience the volcanic origins of the Island this tour was made for you! Come with us to Furnas, a magical place in the Azores.

We start our day by visiting the Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, a place where the locals cook the famous “Cozido” – a special meal cooked only with the steam of the Earth. After watching this unique way of cooking, we continue with a walk that crosses a stream and circles the lakeside. During this walk, we have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of endemic flora species.

Continuing our tour, our next stop will be the town of Furnas, where you will see all the fumaroles and mineral springs that contain water with different tastes. Don’t leave before enjoy the typical lunch that is served in a local restaurant. The lunch is going to be the famous Cozido – you can’t miss the chance to taste this typical dish.

Following this tasteful lunch, our afternoon is going to start at Terra Nostra botanical garden that is famous for its extraordinary collection of native plants on the Azores, as well as others from all over the world that have adapted to the local garden conditions. At the end of the visit, you are invited to bathe in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool that has a temperature of 35-40º C, a superb experience!

On the way back to Ponta Delgada we stop at several beautiful viewpoints on the North Coast and also at the only tea plantation in Europe where we will be able to visit the working tea factory and have a lovely break to taste the tea. Visitors can wander the plantation and factory, learning how the machines work, sampling tea and get lost in the gift shop that is full of local products like homemade jams and fruit liqueurs.

Included

  • Pick up and drop off included at selected hotels in Ponta Delgada.
  • Nature guide.
  • Walk along the famous Lagoa das Furnas.
  • Typical lunch in a local restaurant – Cozido.
  • Visit Terra Nostra Botanical Garden with thermal bath possibility.
  • Visit the fumaroles.
  • Visit the tea plantation.
  • Insurance (personal accident and liability).

Excluded

  • Personal expenses.
  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Additional info

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants.
  • Bathing included according to the weather conditions.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit, and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Please reconfirm your starting time and location 48 hours before the tour.
  • Living Tours Porto contacts: [email protected]  | +351 228 320 992.

Nearest town

Ponta Delgada

Nearest Airport

PDL - Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada

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