Ponta Delgada: 2-Day Highlights Tour on a Volcanoes Route

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Make the most of your time in the Azores on a 2-day group tour that covers both east and west São Miguel. Explore volcanic wonders and lush nature with a local guide and upgrade with the lunch option.

Highlights

  • Visit a 100% natural tea plantation and a pineapple plantation
  • Join extra activities like a thermal bath in the Terra Nostra botanical garden
  • Surprise yourself with the unparalleled beauty of our landscapes
  • Taste the Azorean gastronomy through the option 'Include lunch'
  • Explore waterfalls in Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park

Description

Take advantage of two full-day tour pack at a special price and Join us to adventure the São Miguel island volcanoes route. Visit Furnas volcano, Sete Cidades volcano, Fogo volcano, Nordeste and much more. On the Western side Tour (Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo), start by visiting a pineapple plantation in Ponta Delgada followed by the most scenic viewpoint in the Azores, the 'Vista do Rei' viewpoint stands on the edge of the volcanic crater to witness the beauty of the blue and green lake. Descend inside the volcano, stop at the 'Cerrado das Freiras' viewpoint and Sete Cidades parish. Here you will have free time to explore the picturesque parish, walk along the edge of the lake or enjoy a typical lunch if you have opted for the 'Tour with lunch included' option. Next, stop at Escalvado viewpoint overlooking the ocean, Ponta da Ferraria and Mosteiros Islets. Departure to the north coast to stop at 'Mulher de Capote' liqueur facility for a traditional liqueurs tasting. Start the drive to the edge of Fogo volcano crate with a stop at the 'Lagoa do Fogo' and 'Pico da Barrosa' viewpoints. The last one offers wonderful views over the lagoon and the whole western part of the island. Return to the starting point. On the second day, discover the island East side (Furnas volcano & Nordeste) starting with a morning stop at one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the north coast of São Miguel, Santa Iria. Enjoy a tea tasting by visiting one of the only two industrial tea factories in Europe. Admire all the beauty of the tea plantation, traveling through valleys and mountains where goats clean the bushes. This is not just any plantation, it is the only and last one in the world where no pesticides or fertilizers are used, being 100% natural. Head to the 'Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões' in Nordeste, here, the nature lives! An old water mill park converted into a Natural Park of great beauty with its enormous waterfalls. 'Pico do Ferro' Viewpoint is our next spot to discover what awaits you by admiring the magnificent panoramic view of the interior of the Furnas volcano crater. Visit the famous 'Parque das Caldeiras' close to the lake and learn how the locals cook, using holes in the ground heated by volcanic heat. Take advantage of this break at Lagoa das Furnas, for lunch (available in option: tour with lunch included). Explore the place locally called 'Mouth of the Volcano' where you will find hot spring, countless sources of mineral waters and stroll among boiling waters. You can also enjoy a relaxing bath in the famous thermal pool 'Parque Terra Nostra botanical garden'. Entrance is not included and can be purchased on site (€16 per person). This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe, and its orange waters are a global attraction. The last stop will be in Vila Franca do Campo, which was the first capital of São Miguel, before its destruction in 1522.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off in Ponta Delgada Air-conditioned transportation 1 bottle of water Local storyteller 1-full day tour of the east side of São Miguel 1-full day tour of the west side of São Miguel 2 Lunches buffet and furnas stew with wegetarian option available (if option selected) Alcoholic drinks, juices, water at lunch Pineapple and tea plantation visit with tastings

Important Information

  • You will have the possibility to visit or have a thermal experience on the tour, entrance fees are not included and you should bring your own bathing suit and towel. (10€ per person)
  • Some viewpoints are located in high areas and can be cooler in winter or sunny in summer. Bring a warm jacket or sunscreen, depending on the season.
  • The clients pickup from hotels or accommodation situated in narrow streets in Ponta Delgada's downtown will be made at a pickup point as close as possible to their accommodation. Please contact us for your pickup point.

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