São Miguel East Van Tour

São Miguel East Van Tour
  • 8 hours
  • Starts at 9:00
  • 8 people per van (temporarily 5 during covid-19 pandemic)
  • €65 per adult, €35 per child


  • Views from Senhora da Paz and Pico do Ferro
  • Observing the volcanic activity in Furnas
  • Bathing in thermal pools (optional)
  • "Cozido" stew for lunch
  • Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall
  • Northeast coast high cliffs

What's Included

  • Pick-up/Drop-off (only Ponta Delgada)
  • Lunch (food, drinks, dessert and coffee)
  • Water bottle


This tour covers the main highlights of the east half to São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões and the Northeast coast. Combine it with our West Tour, to see the whole island in only 2 days!


Departing from Ponta Delgada, road trip along the pleasant south coast of the island until Senhora da Paz, a beautiful chapel on the mountains with a splendid view over the entire town of Vila Franca do Campo and its majestic islet.


Continue to Furnas, a town built inside a volcano crater, that provides many delights to the local inhabitants, which you’ll also have the chance to enjoy in this tour! From bathing in the thermal springs (optional, not included), to observing the steamy geothermal activy or watching your lunch (the famous “cozido”) being pulled from the warm volcanic soil, experiencing Furnas is something you’ll never forget!


In the afternoon, enjoy spectacular scenic views over Furnas lake and town, before continuing east to the beautiful waterfall of Ribeira dos Caldeirões, another mandatory stop of São Miguel island.


Return to Ponta Delgada along the Northeast coast of the island, stopping at breathtaking lookouts of the high cliffs.

Meeting Point

If staying in Ponta Delgada city, please wait for pick-up at your accommodation between 9:00 – 9:20. 

If staying outside of Ponta Delgada city, please come meet us at the tourism office in Ponta Delgada downtown or contact us to request a pick-up for an additional cost.

What to Bring

  • Warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores and are worse at high viewpoints)
  • Sturdy shoes (tour requires short walks on ground floor)
  • Bathing suit and towel in case you plan to do the thermal pools

Why Book with us

Small Groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

Book directly with a local provider and make sure your money supports the local economy, instead of going to big multinational companies

Choose the Best​

We are the top choice in São Miguel island, with a consistent track record of satisfied customers from all corners of the world