Day trip

São Miguel East: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

São Miguel East: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From $76.02 per person

Discover the highlights of the eastern half of São Miguel Island, including Furnas, Vila Franco do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões, and the Northeast coast.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the most active geothermal park of the Azores in Furnas
  • Taste the famous "cozido" stew, slow cooked under the volcanic soil
  • Enjoy an amazing view from the chapel of Senhora da Paz
  • Be mesmerized by the beauty of Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and natural park
  • Discover the high cliffs of the northeast coast of the island
Full description
Following pick-up, start the drive to Furnas. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the southern coast of the island until you get to the historical town of Vila Franca do Campo. Here, reach a secluded chapel in the mountains, Senhora da Paz, to enjoy a spectacular view of the town and small island before continuing to Furnas. In Furnas, walk along geothermal fields and observe smoking volcanoes (possible to swim in thermal pools for extra fee). Watch as your lunch, the famous local cozido, is pulled from the cooking holes in the volcanic soil. In the afternoon, get to the top of the volcanic crater at the viewpoint of Pico do Ferro, which offers views of Furnas and its lake. Next, head to the northeastern side of the island to see the coast of high cliffs and waterfall of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Make your way back to Ponta Delgada along the north coast of the island with a final stop at the breathtaking lookout of Santa Iria.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Traditional lunch, alcoholic drinks, dessert and coffee
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation within 5 kilometers of Ponta Delgada city center
  • Water bottle
  • Entrance to thermal pools (€6)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Posto de Turismo - Ponta Delgada, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 9500-769 Ponta Delgada, Portugal (Tourist Information Center).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please bring your swimsuit, towel and flip flops
  • Please bring warm clothes. Viewpoints at higher altitudes may be windy and chilly
  • Please wear sturdy shoes for brief walks in dirt
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 212 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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very cloudy / rainy in the afternoon meaning we couldn't see or do much! Tour guide tried to accommodate but was definitely left underwhelmed. Not sure what else could be done, as options for things to do on Sao Miguel are very limited anyway, perhaps a partial refund (£5-10 p/ person) would help.

August 4, 2021

We spent our second tour from Pure Azores with our guide from the first tour João and 2 other people who had been on a tour with him before. It was a delightful day with great weather and great company. The cozido was a great experience and tasted wonderful. Highly recommend both the west and east island tours and João as your guide!

February 23, 2020

we had an awesome trip with miguel!! the east side of the island is absolutely beautiful, I was blown away by the sights! I also enjoyed the break to use the thermal pools and lunch was delicious. miguel was a fabulous guide and gave us lots of tips for what to do and see in the azores.

September 19, 2019

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