Day trip

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$ 73.76 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 eastern 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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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 387 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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What a great day. The east side of the island with all its thermal activity is fascinating. Lunch was a stew cooked in a thermal oven, hole in the ground. Our guide was very nice. When we arrived at the pickup he asked us if we had brought swimsuits and told us we would be disappointed if we couldn’t go in the thermal waters. He took us back to our hotel so we could pick up what we needed. I would highly recommend this tour and Pure Azores tour company.

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October 29, 2022

Our guide was the most lovely person I met on the island, Cathia, always smiling and looking to give us the best experience and willing to do something extra just for us. You feel how much she loves her job and her birth place, Sao Miguel. We enjoyed amazing views, tasty food, her sunny company, local tales, stunning gardens with waterfalls, hot thermal baths in exotic gardens with beautiful flowers and eventually the beauty of the Fado in the car at the end. There is nothing negative to say so I just want to recommend this tour with Cathia, she does an awesome job. Abregada Cathia!! Warm regards from Belgium.

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September 28, 2022

We had a great day under the perfect guidance of Fernando. The island irself is magical but when you go around on a very good tour with very knowledgeable, cheerful, helpful guides, then it is priceless. We enjoyed the beauties of this amazing island with Fernando a lot. Thank you

September 18, 2022

Product ID: 64878