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 that lays in the sea ahead.
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 observing the steamy mud pools in activity to bathing in the thermal springs (optional, not included) 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.
If staying in Ponta Delgada, pick-up is included at your accommodation.
If staying outside Ponta Delgada, the meeting point is the Tourism Office in Ponta Delgada downtown. Contact us if you wish to request a pick-up for an additional cost.
Pick-ups take place between 9:00 – 9:20. Please be ready at 9:00, but don´t worry if we take another 15-20 minutes to reach your location.
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