Day trip

Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

4.9 / 5

78 reviews

Activity provider: Green Visions Tours

Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

Activity provider: Green Visions Tours

From US$ 72.31 per person

Spend the day in the scenic wilderness of the Furnas Valley and discover the easternmost of the 3 active central volcanoes on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Sample the famous local stew of "cozido na caldeira" cooked in the volcanic soil.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel, hostel or other accommodation in Ponta Delgada.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful south coast and east of São Miguel island
  • Enjoy a geothermal bath where the water is naturally heated by the volcano
  • Enjoy the traditional Portuguese Cozido das Furnas cooked in the volcanic soil of the Furnas Valley
  • Visit Europe's only tea plantation
Full description
Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Stop at the village of Lagoa en route and visit a traditional pottery. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo. Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley, go to the lake to enjoy a lunch of authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish. Next, go to the belvedere of the Pico do Ferro for a panoramic view of the valley. Return to Ponta Delgada via the island's north road, and stop at the site of Europe's only tea plantations and tea factory.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee at Furnas Lake
  • Cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada pickup and drop-off
  • Terra Nostra Botanical Garden entrance fees (€10,00 per person)
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Flip-flops
  • Shorts

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available on request
  • All pick-ups from hotels, hostels and other accommodations in the Ponta Delgada area are free of charge and start at 09:00. Pick-ups from outside the Ponta Delgada area are subject to an additional charge of €20 per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

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

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Wonderful tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the island and local fare. The day we took the tour, the north side of the island was extremely cloudy so he altered the trip and took us south. It was ABSOLUTELY worth it and truly stunning. We still hit all of the stops but we’re able to experience a more scenic side of the island. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour. We had a rental car and still opted for this to have the conversations and share knowledge with our guide. Would do this again

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July 15, 2022

We had a fantastic tour with Nuno who was the perfect guide. He took his time and we never felt rushed at all. He was knowledgeable of all of the places we visited. It was a small group of 7 people. We visited the highlight of the eastern part of the island including the tea plantation and the thermal pools of Furnas. We had a fantastic tradition Azorean lunch in Furnas. We saw how it was cooked in the thermal ground in Furnas. It was so much fun.

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July 12, 2022

Like others have said, this trip was wonderful. The first best part to the special day was pick-up directly at my hostel. Hugo was friendly and made our small group feel right at home together. It was my last day in Sao Miguel and I wanted to make the most of it. This trip fulfilled that: the spectacular views and surprise stops kept coming throughout the day. For instance, I did not expect to see 3 of the places we ended up seeing during the day, on top the main attractions we were expecting. Hugo allowed us to take our time at each stop. It made for a special day.

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July 5, 2022

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