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São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

4.8 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: OnTravel Azores

São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

Activity provider: OnTravel Azores
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From US$ 71.83 per person

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Explore as much of São Miguel Island as possible in one day, with stops at all the best views, and experiences on the island.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel in Ponta Delgada area.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the Azores
  • Climb mountains, and bathe in waterfalls
  • Taste some of the best food and drinks of São Miguel Island
  • Explore as much as possible during your limited time in an action packed day tour
Full description
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes. From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a stop will be made at Pico de Ferro’s viewpoint. Arriving in Furnas Village you will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles. You will then be able to have some lunch and eat the delicious famous Cozido das Furnas (or Furnas Stew), a gastronomic dish of Azores. After lunch, a stop in the Furnas Lake to see how the famous stew is cooked, then take a walk near the beautiful lake. Returning to Ponta Delgada and passing by Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located in the south coast, a last stop will be made at Ermida da Nossa Senhora Paz to enjoy the view to the famous Ilheú da Vila Franca. The tour will finish at your hotel or at the harbor.
Includes
  • Entrance fees at Furnas Lake
  • A meal of Furnas Stew
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees at Caldeira Velha
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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This was a great tour! Daniella and John are experts on Sao Miguel and the Azores - we learned so much and had a great time. The day was thoughtfully planned and our guides even checked on the weather throughout the day to ensure we were visiting landmarks at the most opportune times. The van was clean and comfortable for a full day trip. Highly recommend to Sao Miguel visitors!

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July 22, 2022

Our tour guide was super fun and the tour itself was flexible enough to appeal to what we were interested in (more/less time in places & we stopped for pastries). Even though the weather was not sunny, the island was still beautiful and we got to see almost everything. This is a great fast tour if you don't have too much time!

May 21, 2022

We were a family of 4 on a cruise to Sao Miguel for a day. We were on the way with our guide Rui and a nice English lady. We were on Sao Miguel for the 1st time and were guided to all relevant sights. Rui explained and told us a lot. He took his time, we never had the impression that he would rather call it a day. The breaks were great too, we were able to eat, drink, relax and continue talking in peace and quiet. Rui's English was very good, he tried hard for every participant.

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April 19, 2022

Product ID: 100743