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This was, for me, the perfect tour and Hugo the best guide ever. We got an in-depth perspective of this side of the island, complete with a bit of geological history and stories about the Azores and its people and history from this native Azorean who cares deeply about his home and its environment. The locations we visited were breathtaking and the food cooked in the Furnas volcanic steam was among the best I had while in the Azores. Most importantly, Pure Azores always keeps the groups small, which gives the group some flexibity. If you dislike huge bus tours that just give you enough time to run out and snap a selfie, this one's for you! I will certainly do more tours with Pure Azores the next time I visit and I will recommend it to my family and friends.
Hugo was the perfect guide-informative, passionate and aware of all his passengers, even though we were only four. The lunch cooked in one of the fumaroles was excellent with a good mix of meats and vegetables. Wash it dawn with a good drop of Portuguese red wine. ( this was included in the price) Various side stops to buy local sweet bread and other sweet treats added to experiencing the island. The tour had a bit of everything as well as voiding Lake Furnas and several smoking geysers -a tea plantation, an unsuccessful but windy look for whales, a waterfall and water wheels. Great day out at a good price.
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! ;)
A great, but tiring, 10 hour day of fabulous views and experiences, led by the fun, hard-working guide, Mario. The van was hot and stuffy in the back, and the view outward was limited. The morning pick-up was 40 mins. late as other clients had to be picked up first from the north coast. It was hard to endure the constant inane remarks from my American companions, though they were kind and courteous to me.
I had the pleasure of having Miguel (from Spain) as my guide on this tour. He was informative, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was incredible and we saw many beautiful sites on the east side of Sao Miguel island. I can't recommend this tour enough.