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São Miguel East & Northeast: Furnas & Nordeste Full-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

São Miguel East & Northeast: Furnas & Nordeste Full-Day Tour

From US$ 89.16 per person

Explore the highlights of Furnas and Nordeste, the east of São Miguel Island. Visit the tea factory, Furnas, admire the hot springs, aznd discover the beautiful waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeirões.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience the famous thermal pool in Furnas
  • Taste the last natural tea on the planet and learn how it is made
  • See how the locals cook the famous cozido
  • Visit the highlights of Furnas and Nordeste
  • Enjoy a stress-free day
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in the morning, cross the island to the north coast. Make your first stop at Samta Iria viewpoint, and head to the Tea Factory Porto Formoso. Enjoy a splendid view over the bay, a magnificent garden and a tea tasting. Head back to the road, and stop at the Pico do Ferro Lookout on top of the Furnas Volcano crater to admire the interior of the volcano, the village and the Furnas Lake. Begin your journey into the crater and stop for a hike or a dip in the botanical garden, and the Terra Nostra or Poça da Dona Beija thermal pool. Admire Furnas Lake, where Cozido das Furnas are made using the heat of the volcano. Taste this typical and famous food at a local restaurant. After lunch, hike in the area of the boilers and visit the many volcanic manifestations, taste some of the many mineral waters, or stop for a traditional liquor taste. See the Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões and its watermills, a magnificent waterfall, and the trail that winds along the river. Visit the Northeast Village, admire the Bridge of seven arches, and the Vista dos Barcos Lookout. Return to your hotel in the evening.
  • Local guide
  • Pickup at your accommodation in Ponta Delgada, Lagoa, or Ribeira Grande
  • Liqueur and tea tasting
  • Bottle of water
  • Charging ports
  • Umbrella
  • Child seat available by prior request
  • Insurance
  • Nine-hour tour
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional stew and another dish (starter, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee)
  • Entry to Terra Nostra and Dona Beija
  • Entry to Furnas Lake (Stew area)
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Swimsuit, towel, and flip flops are strongly advised if you plan to include a thermal experience
  • Viewpoints at higher altitudes may be windy and chilly, the use of a rain jacket is advised especially during the cold weather
  • Please remember to wear comfortable shoes
  •  Hotel pickup will be between 9:00 and 9:20 AM
  • Please note that use of child seats is required by Portuguese law for children up to 12 years old or 36 kilograms
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Very friendly guide and picked up at the hotel on time! Fred really gave us a super day!! Got a lot of explanation. Seen and visited more than foreseen everywhere and also enough time to visit everything. Day lasted a little longer than expected cozido was super tasty and a lot! Everything went well!!!

August 23, 2021

Amazing trip. You get to experience so much beautiful and fascinating nature. Our guide (Fred) was great at making a fun atmosphere in the group and knew all that was relevant at the locations. He was even so kind to buy me painkillers due to a headache. So much value for your money

August 6, 2021

When we booked the trip, we didn't know how large our group will be, so it was a nice surprise that there were only 7 of us, and we could travel in a small van. The guide was friendly and helpful, the lunch was plenty (actually double the size we would have needed), and the sights were beautiful. I can only recommend this activity to fellow travelers.

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September 4, 2019

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