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São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

4.8 / 5

54 reviews

São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

From US$ 79.41 per person

Explore as much of São Miguel Island as possible in one day, with stops at all the best views, and experiences on the island.

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
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel in Ponta Delgada area.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the Azores
  • Climb mountains, and bathe in waterfalls
  • Taste some of the best food and drinks of São Miguel Island
  • Explore as much as possible during your limited time in an action packed day tour
Full description
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes. From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a stop will be made at Pico de Ferro’s viewpoint. Arriving in Furnas Village you will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles. You will then be able to have some lunch and eat the delicious famous Cozido das Furnas (or Furnas Stew), a gastronomic dish of Azores. After lunch, a stop in the Furnas Lake to see how the famous stew is cooked, then take a walk near the beautiful lake. Returning to Ponta Delgada and passing by Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located in the south coast, a last stop will be made at Ermida da Nossa Senhora Paz to enjoy the view to the famous Ilheú da Vila Franca. The tour will finish at your hotel or at the harbor.
  • Entrance fees to Caldeira Velha and Furnas Lake
  • A meal of Furnas Stew
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • 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
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel
    • Swimwear
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 54 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had an amazing day. Our guide, Mario, was lovely, patient, well informed and a pleasure to spend the day with. All the island highlights are included in the tour, you get a really good feel for the place when you are only on the island for a short time. Well worth the long day!

    October 20, 2021

    The tour was very nice. We were picked up on time and had a very nice guide. It was just a shame that we didn't have enough time to bathe at the hot springs. The lunch break, on the other hand, could have been shortened somewhat. Alternatively, one could have briefly discussed where the focus should be in the small group.

    January 16, 2020

    We were picked up from the hotel and had a very nice day on the island. We were able to convince ourselves of the beauty and the many facets of the island. Our guide told us a lot about fauna, flora and island customs. But also things from everyday life. Everything very relaxed. And then we ate the famous stew. Delicious. All in all a successful day.

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    September 28, 2019

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