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  1. Portugal
  2. Azores
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Santa Iria Lookout

São Miguel East: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 64878
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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
Duration 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 within 5 kilometers of Ponta Delgada city center
  • Water bottle
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to thermal pools (€6)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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 154 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

Pure Azores Tours

Product ID: 64878