1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Furnas
  4. Gorreana Tea Factory

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour of Furnas Valley

Product ID: 198910
Explore as much as possible of São Miguel Island in one day, with stops at all the best views and experiences on the island. Visit the Furnas Lake and Terra Nostra Garden. Taste a stew cooked underground and experience a bath in the hot springs.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up included from Ponta Delgada City center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Gorreana Tea Factory to try two types of tea
  • Have a stunning view of Furnas Lake
  • Stroll through the Terra Nostra Garden
  • Take a dip in the hot springs
  • Eat a typical Furnas stew
Full description
Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel or accommodation. Leave Ponta Delgada and make your first stop at Vila France do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel located on the south coast. Here, taste the famous Queijada da Vila pastry, a type of cheesecake created by nuns.

Next, head toward Furnas Valley and spot volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles, near Furnas Lake as you arrive. Find out how the true gastronomic specialty of Azores, the famous Cozido das Furnas, or Furnas stew, is cooked. Follow this with a visit to the Terra Nostra Garden and have the opportunity to experience a thermal bath before lunch is served.

After lunch, see more volcanic phenomena in Furnas village, as well as the fumaroles in a mix of hot and fresh waters, some with medicinal properties. On the way up to the mountains, stop to admire the amazing over Furnas Valley from Pico de Ferro's viewpoint.

Then, visit the Gorrean tea plantation and its factory in Ribeira Grandes, on the north coast. Taste two kinds of tea found in São Miguel, black and green. Finally, make your last stop at Santa Iria's viewpoint to have a gorgeous view over the north coast. Take some photos and capture great memories before being dropped off back at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Lunch with drinks, dessert and coffee
  • Entrance fee in Furnas Lake
  • Entrance fee in Gorreana Tea Factory
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please bring swimsuit for thermal bath experience
Customer reviews
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It was a great day out

February 19, 2020

Very lively tour with lots of information! "Personal Guide" for 2 people. Very friendly tour guides.

October 27, 2019

The well chosen destinations and very enjoyable routes

August 9, 2019

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Azores On Travel

Product ID: 198910