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

São Miguel East: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 64878
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
Starting time 9:00 AM
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 175 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We spent our second tour from Pure Azores with our guide from the first tour João and 2 other people who had been on a tour with him before. It was a delightful day with great weather and great company. The cozido was a great experience and tasted wonderful. Highly recommend both the west and east island tours and João as your guide!

February 23, 2020

we had an awesome trip with miguel!! the east side of the island is absolutely beautiful, I was blown away by the sights! I also enjoyed the break to use the thermal pools and lunch was delicious. miguel was a fabulous guide and gave us lots of tips for what to do and see in the azores.

September 19, 2019

Great island + amazing guide (john) = awesome day!

A great day. Saw many things with great information, legends and stories of the local guide (john) along the way. During the trip you get to visit many highlights of the island and there is more than enough time to take some pictures. The trip was well over 8 hours and we went with a small van. Which makes it nice because you can get to know the other people on the tour as well and share some experiences about the island. During driving John will tell many stories and interesting facts! Ps. Wines during lunch were very nice too, local sparkling vino! ;)

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September 11, 2019

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Pure Azores Tours

Product ID: 64878