Caldeiras Vulcânicas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Azores: Full Day Furnas & Nordeste with lunch (East Tour)

1. Azores: Full Day Furnas & Nordeste with lunch (East Tour)

This is the perfect tour to take you to discover how the Azoreans live in the volcano's mouth. Start your adventure day with a morning stop at the former Island capital, Vila Franca do Campo, for a small marina walk or try the island's unique pastry, the queijada da vila. Next, head to the mystical Furnas Valley, where geothermal wonders await. Soak in the area's enchanting charm discovering fumaroles and bubbling springs, a testament to the island's volcanic soul or a splash of pleasure by soaking in the thermal waters or visiting one of Europe's most beautiful botanical gardens, the Terra Nostra Natural Park and Thermal Pool. This Park is one of the must do thing in Furnas Volcano. (entrance fee not included) Savor a delectable local lunch, the "Cozido das Furnas" also with a vegetarian option and cooked in volcanic soil, perfectly crafted to tantalize your taste buds, this is a unique experience! After lunch break, venture to the picturesque Nordeste to visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park, where a living watermill museum and cascading waterfalls that seem to belong to a fairy tale awaits you, preserving Azorean heritage in a magical setting. Capture the essence of local life, and immerse yourself in the island's vibrant past. On the way back to your hotel, there is nothing better than admiring one of the last two 100% natural tea plantations in the world while enjoying a tea tasting visiting Gorreana tea plantation.

Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

2. Furnas: Thermal Springs & Tea Plantation Day Tour with Lunch

Join us on an exciting expedition to the thermal village of Furnas, where you can enjoy the different thermal springs and natural pools. Starting with a visit to Parque Terra Nostra, a botanical garden with a long history of more than two centuries, where you can enjoy the natural pools of hot water and savor the famous “cozido”, a typical delicacy from Furnas, cooked in the heat of the Earth. . After enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, we'll head to the distinctive Furnas boilers, where you'll discover a variety of hot springs. Furthermore, we will explore the Gorreana tea factory, being the only tea factory in Europe that still employs traditional tea making methods. This is an unparalleled expedition, tailored for those who will immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the island of São Miguel.

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

3. 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.

São Miguel: Full Day Tour to Furnas

4. São Miguel: Full Day Tour to Furnas

Depart from Ponta Delgada for a full-day adventure on São Miguel Island. A dip in the Furnas thermal baths is sure to make you forget all your worries. Get a taste of local flavor with a traditional lunch. Take in some great island views and cap off the experience with a visit to Gorreana tea plantations. Following hotel pickup, head to Vila Franca do Campo, the once capital of the island and home to the Azores' best-known sweets and quintessentially magnificent landscapes. The tour then continues to Furnas Valley, with the option of a thermal bath in the morning. Visit the terra nostra botanical garden and soak in the pool and jacuzzis. Check out the boilers in the center of the parish. Lunch, served in a local restaurant, will be the famous Cozido das Caldeiras (Furnas stew). Continue on to the Pico do Ferro viewpoint, overlooking the largest and oldest volcanic crater on the island. Descend to the north side of the island, stopping to visit the Gorreana tea plantations with the chance to taste and purchase tea. Stop at the Santa Iria belvedere for more classically Portuguese views of the countryside and the Atlantic before returning to Ponta Delgada.

Furnas - Full Day Tour

5. Furnas - Full Day Tour

We have this amazing guided tour to Furnas in full day tour, with the Azorean Stew for a full meal, in one of most unique experience, of food and the thermal baths, this is one of the kind of things you dont want to miss, you must try, this is our recommendation, you gonna loved. In the morning we gonna start the guided tour, where we will visit several tourist places especially in the south side of the island, then we continue towards to the east side of the island to Furnas, where we also have several tourist places to visit around the parish of Furnas and stop there for lunch in local restaurant to eat the Cozido das Furnas (Azorean Stew). In the afternoon, you can try the thermal baths, we make one hour (1H) available for all people to enjoy inside, in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens the Terra Nostra Park, where also can try the termal baths in the pools inside the park, the ticket in this park have a payment of 10€ euros per person. On the way back, we will return along the north side of the island, where we will visit several tourist places especially in the north side of the island, where we also have a visit inside of the tea factory and other viewpoints in the way back to Ponta Delgada.

Ribeira Grande: Guided E-Bike Tour

6. 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.

From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour

7. 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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Well-being at all costs...from a volcanic island springs from the thermal waters: hot, rich in iron, they invite us to become one in order to emerge strengthened and rejuvenated. A unique experience to discover together with the tasting of the local pot au feu cooked with volcanic steam.