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São Miguel East: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

São Miguel East: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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From US$ 72.24 per person

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Discover the highlights of the eastern half of São Miguel Island, including Furnas, Santa Iria Lookout, Ribeira dos Caldeirões Waterfall, and the Northeast coast.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from accommodations in Ponta Delgada between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM. Please be ready at 9:00 AM at the front door of your accommodation. If you are staying outside of Ponta Delgada, then you can request a pickup for an additional fee (please contact the local supplier directly to arrange this), or make your own way to the meeting point at the Tourist Information Center.
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 Santa Iria lookout
  • 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

Explore the highlights of the western half of São Miguel island on a guided tour by van. Discover the hot springs at Furnas, the waterfall at Ribeira dos Caldeirões, as well as the remote rugged beauty of the Nordeste region.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the northern coast of the island until you get to the Santa Iria Lookout, with a spectacular, ample view of the north coast in both directions, before continuing to Furnas.

Find yourself in Furnas and admire a spectacular panoramic stop to gaze over the lake and town. Descend where you will be given the choice of visiting the geothermal fields and tasting the sparkling waters, or bathing in the hot springs, for an additional fee.

Next, discover a traditional way of cooking as your lunch of cozido (stew) is pulled from the warm volcanic soil. In the afternoon, continue the journey eastward, with a stop at the charming waterfall of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. 

Explore Nordeste, the most unexplored and rural part of the island. Visit two amazing lookouts over the high cliffs that characterize the East coast of São Miguel, before returning to Ponta Delgada.

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 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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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 314 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The trip with Catia was amazing. I booked both East and West. There were so many surprisingly interesting viewpoint on the east side of the island. We stopped for lunch (cozido). Plenty of tasty food and drinks with the option for vegetarians also. The trip does not require too much walking and the hiking boots/shoes were not necessary. There ate water bottles for you and also umbrellas in the van.

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August 8, 2022

We went on the east tour with Joao, he was super patient with us while struggling to find the meeting point. The tour consisted of very nice places worth visiting, the nature was beautiful and Joao is very knowleadgeable and made the tour a real experience. The food (cozido) was also beyond our expectations. All in all the tour is a real must-do, we are very happy to have taken part in it. Joao was our best guide ever, thank you Joao!

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July 20, 2022

Had a wonderful time with our guide, João. He was super informative and entertaining! Definitely recommend this tour company - we got to see so much from the van and also walk around at different stops to see the hot springs and lakes. We also tried some of the different waters and local alcohol and food :) Thanks from the USA - Elizabeth, Joe and Stephanie

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July 16, 2022

Product ID: 64878