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São Miguel: Furnas Crater Volcano and Hot Springs

São Miguel: Furnas Crater Volcano and Hot Springs

From US$ 67.92 per person

Experience a magnificent crater volcano, hot springs, and thermal waters. Enjoy a tea tasting in one of two tea plantations in Europe.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the volcanological activities of one of the most active volcanoes in the Azores
  • Visit one of only two tea plantations or factories in Europe
  • See for yourself why Furnas Valley is considered by experts to be the largest hydropolis in the world
  • Experience the incredible fumaroles, boilers, and hot springs in the Furnas Volcano
Full description
Benefit from pickup at the Ponta Delgada cruise ship terminal at 09:00 AM or 01:00 PM, and then travel along the south coast before heading north to Graciosa. Get breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from the Santa Iria lookout.  Next, visit a tea factory at the last natural tea plantation in the world. Start your ascent to the volcanic crater of the active Furnas do Enxofre and get far-reaching views from the Pico do Ferro viewpoint.  Walk inside the volcano to marvel at the cones, hot lava activity, and mineral springs. Taste a traditional liquor at a local shop and discover the natural kitchen where the locals cook their unique stew using the heat of the volcano in a hole in the ground. Soak up the impressive views of the lake before driving back to the cruise ship terminal at Ponta Delgada.
  • Pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

When your ship docks at the Turistic Port: Cruise ships dock at Ponta Delgada cruise terminal. When you leave the ship, you will pass through the security room reaching the terminal hall, where our local guides welcome you, holding a sign with your name. If we have several cruise ships at the time: Only 1 ship can dock at the time at the tourist port. In this case the other cruise ships will dock at the commercial port, you’ll need to take the shuttle out of the commercial port, and we will be at the first exit shuttle stop in town, holding a sign with your name.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain jacket
Customer reviews

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Spectacular!! This was by far the best excursion we’ve ever taken. John was waiting for us immediately upon disembarking, he is so knowledgeable and entertaining. He made sure we saw as much as possible during our 4 hour tour. It also cost half as much as the ships excursion. Definitely worth every penny!!

October 23, 2019

Victoro was a great guide. He truly loves his country and loves to give info and tours about it. He was aware of our group’s needs and made every stop very enjoyable. He as swerved our questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. We would highly recommend this tour and guide.

October 30, 2019

January 2, 2019

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