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São Miguel: Furnas & Terra Nostra Park Guided Tour w/ lunch

1. São Miguel: Furnas & Terra Nostra Park Guided Tour w/ lunch

Explore Furnas crater lake, village, local food, geysers, see beautiful botanic garden, exotic and rare plants, end with a hot springs thermal bath surrounded by Nature! Meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in at the specified time. The day starts with a short briefing and van tour up the Furnas volcano crater down to the mystic Furnas valley and lake, stopping for sightseeing and photos. Have lunch in a village restaurant, taste the most genuine island meal - an authentic geyser-cooked “cozido”. Visit nearby volcanic activity and fountains of mineral water. Have one hour free to explore the beautiful village’s streets, featuring crossing rivers, watermills, chapels and fountains. At 15:30 meet the guide at Terra Nostra Gardens gate, and start a walking botanical journey showcasing a singular collection of plants and flowers of cultural and historic value from all around the World. End with a relaxing mineral-infused and beautiful thermal pool surrounded by wonderful nature. No matter what season or level of expertise there’s always something interesting for everyone to enjoy. The gardens are exuberant all year with impressive century-old trees, huge collections of colorful, rare and strange plants, specialty gardens, beautiful avenues with sculptures and fountains, and dazzling year-round blooms of fragrant flower tones for the eye, nose, and camera! Your tour is tailored according to season’s highlights and special events occurring.

Ribeira Grande: Guided E-Bike Tour

2. Ribeira Grande: Guided E-Bike Tour

Travel along a comprehensive route through the heart of Ribeira Grande and its surrounding landscapes. Join an insightful e-bike tour and learn about the area from your guide as you ride along. Come across historic landmarks, panoramic viewpoints, and gorgeous beaches. Start with a safety briefing and learn how to use your e-bike. Put on your protective gear and head into the Ribeira Grande city center for a short walking tour. Observe the architecture of the older buildings, including the Holy Spirit Church, the 8 Arches Bridge, and the City Hall and clock tower. Begin cycling by a small canal and along tree-lined roads, passing by pastures with horses and cows. Ride up gentle ascents on typical volcanic gravel, accompanied by the sound of rushing water coming from the many nearby springs. Arrive at the Fajã do Redondo Dam and stop for a closer look. Take the road down to Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande. Find 9 holes in the ground, used for the confection of stews and other local delicacies that are made using the heat of the volcano. Just a few meters away, reach the thermal baths of Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande, dating back to the 19th Century. Following a cobblestone road, pass by backroads built by Azorean forefathers, with a variety of flowers and trees making this a very scenic ride. Arrive at the viewpoint of Coroa da Mata, then cross the main road to admire views of the northern coastline from the Viewpoint of St Iria. Move on to a dirt track, wind your way through quaint village streets and pastures, and reach the Port of St Iria. Take in this old fishing port, once the primary waypoint for northern commerce. Appreciate the volcanic coastline up close, with small islets, caves, and massive rock formations. Finally, encounter the unique black-sand beaches of Monte Verde and Areal de Santa Bárbara. Relax and enjoy a refreshing dive into clear waters after a morning of cycling. Note: The minimum height required for this activity is 1.50m.

From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour

3. From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour

Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Vila Franca do Campo. During your stop at Vila Franca do Campo, you’ll get the chance to see its beaches and inlets. After your stop at Vila Franca do Campo, you’ll visit Lagoa das Furnas. Here you’ll try the famous cozido das Furnas at a local restaurant. Cozido das Furnas is a meat stew that is cooked in the ground, making for a tasty lunch. Visit Parque Terra Nostra, which is a thermal spa and resort. In Furnas, you’ll also visit Caldeiras das Furnas, a complex of volcanic thermal hot springs. Afterwards, head to the Pico do Ferro lookout point for panoramic views of the island. Before the tour comes to an end, you’ll visit the local tea factory, Gorrena, and stop at the Santa Iria viewing point.

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