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Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

4.9 / 5

22 reviews

Furnas Valley Full-Day Volcano and Tea Plantation Tour

From US$ 67.72 per person

Spend the day in the scenic wilderness of the Furnas Valley and discover the easternmost of the 3 active central volcanoes on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Sample the famous local stew of "cozido na caldeira" cooked in the volcanic soil.

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Duration 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful south coast of São Miguel island
  • Visit Europe's only tea plantation
  • Enjoy a traditional Portuguese stew cooked in the volcanic soil of the Furnas Valley
Full description
Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Stop at the village of Lagoa en route and visit a traditional pottery. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo. Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley, go to the lake to enjoy a lunch of authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish. Next, go to the belvedere of the Pico do Ferro for a panoramic view of the valley. Return to Ponta Delgada via the island's north road, and stop at the site of Europe's only tea plantations and tea factory.
Includes
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada pick up and drop-off
  • Any extras not mentioned in "what's included"
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
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  • Vegetarian options are available on request
  • All pick-ups from hotels, hostels and other accommodations in the Ponta Delgada area are free of charge and start at 09:00. Pick-ups from outside the Ponta Delgada area are subject to an additional charge of €20 per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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

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Amazing experience

We had a fantastic day out. Our guide Nuno told us all about Sao Miguel with enthusiasm. He gave us time to look around at the sights. We have been very impressed by the beautiful island. Furnas was a real experience with the springs and later lunch (Cozida stew) in the restaurant. Absolute must!

July 26, 2019

Furnas Valley tour --unique experience

Green Visions Tour company provided a wonderful tour of Furnas Valley and a tea plantation. Our driver-guide, Hugo, was great! He stopped at many scenic overlooks along the way to the volcano, to give us a full experience of seeing mountains covered with hydrangeas and agapanthus flowers growing wild ''everywhere'', along with happy dairy cows munching grass. The rocky cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean provided another scenic experience. Once at the volcano, we saw hot, bubbling pools of mud, smelled the sulfur, and watched the volcanic steam billow up into the air. We were right on time to see the special stew that is cooked for 5 hours in large casserole containers, coming out of the ground. Hugo took us to a famous local restaurant for lunch of cozido stew, Sao Jorge cheese, homemade bread, wine, and pineapple dessert. Our next stop was the Cha Gorreana tea plantation. Saw workers picking the tea leaves, and the tea factory producing tea with same equipment for 100 years.

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June 24, 2019

Excellent, again

My review about the Sete Cidades applies to this one, juast changing the name of the guide: "Nuno is a great guide, friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. He showed and explained everything with precision and competence. Always willing to help had all the attention a senior couple needed. Great. Nuno was an excellent companion and in the end we had one more friend. We highly recomend Nunoo to get to know well São Miguel Island." With Nuno and Hugo everything goes well always at an adequate pace. They are reliable and nice people and became our friends in Ponta Delgada,

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March 20, 2017

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