Day trip

São Miguel East: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

São Miguel East: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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From US$ 69.43 per person

Discover the highlights of the eastern half of São Miguel Island, including Furnas, Santa Iria Lookout, Ribeira dos Caldeirões Waterfall, and the Northeast coast.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from accommodations in Ponta Delgada between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM. Please be ready at 9:00 AM at the front door of your accommodation. If you are staying outside of Ponta Delgada, then you can request a pickup for an additional fee (please contact the local supplier directly to arrange this), or make your own way to the meeting point at the Tourist Information Center.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the most active geothermal park of the Azores in Furnas
  • Taste the famous "cozido" stew, slow cooked under the volcanic soil
  • Enjoy an amazing view from Santa Iria lookout
  • Be mesmerized by the beauty of Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and natural park
  • Discover the high cliffs of the northeast coast of the island
Full description

Explore the highlights of the western half of São Miguel island on a guided tour by van. Discover the hot springs at Furnas, the waterfall at Ribeira dos Caldeirões, as well as the remote rugged beauty of the Nordeste region.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the northern coast of the island until you get to the Santa Iria Lookout, with a spectacular, ample view of the north coast in both directions, before continuing to Furnas.

Find yourself in Furnas and admire a spectacular panoramic stop to gaze over the lake and town. Descend where you will be given the choice of visiting the geothermal fields and tasting the sparkling waters, or bathing in the hot springs, for an additional fee.

Next, discover a traditional way of cooking as your lunch of cozido (stew) is pulled from the warm volcanic soil. In the afternoon, continue the journey eastward, with a stop at the charming waterfall of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. 

Explore Nordeste, the most unexplored and rural part of the island. Visit two amazing lookouts over the high cliffs that characterize the East coast of São Miguel, before returning to Ponta Delgada.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Traditional lunch, alcoholic drinks, dessert and coffee
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation within 5 kilometers of Ponta Delgada city center
  • Water bottle
  • Entrance to thermal pools (€6)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please bring your swimsuit, towel and flip flops
  • Please bring warm clothes. Viewpoints at higher altitudes may be windy and chilly
  • Please wear sturdy shoes for brief walks in dirt
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 253 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Wonderful experience! Our host Hugo was very informative but in a way that showed how proud he is of his home island. We tried the mineral baths and then went to lunch where he and the restaurant accommodated the dietary restrictions if one of the group. Every stop he filled our heads with knowledge and our eyes with beauty. Thank you from California ❤️

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May 17, 2022

It was a great tour. Our guide Philip did everything to make this day memorable for a long time, and of course the incredibly beautiful landscapes of Sao Miguel Island was the main highlight! Thank you for the most delicious lunch, for interesting stories and cool views! This is the day when you never cease to be surprised by nature and smile of everything you see and hear (regardless of the weather) :)

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May 17, 2022

Great sunny day, beautiful views and João was amazing! He was friendly, had a nice sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable of his lovely country:) We managed to experience all beautiful sights and had delicious lunch. Highly recommend both the west and east island tours and João as your guide! :)

February 15, 2022

Product ID: 64878