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Ponta Delgada: Private Full or Half-Day 4x4 São Miguel Tour

1. Ponta Delgada: Private Full or Half-Day 4x4 São Miguel Tour

Set off on a half or full-day adventure to discover the island of São Miguel in a 4x4 vehicle. With a private tour that can be fully customized, you decide what to do and when. Explore the craters of Sete Cidades, visit the romantic town of Furnas, or discover Lagoa do Fogo. Get picked up from your hotel by your driver/guide to start this incredible experience. A number of itineraries are available that you can discuss with the driver on the day of your tour. Choose to visit the parishes around Sete Cidades, to discover the lakes, craters, and hot springs around the area.  Alternatively, head in the direction of Furnas and take a tour of the most beautiful town on the island. See fumaroles and hot springs as you admire the lush vegetation around Furnas lake. Take a short hike if you wish, and see how traditional pottery is made locally.   If you love nature, then choose to discover the two biggest lakes on Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Explore a 4x4 trail a waterfall, and take a short hike if you like. Witness volcanic activity at Ribeira Grande, a small town in Caldeiras.

São Miguel: Full-Day 4WD Jeep Tour to Furnas with Lunch

2. São Miguel: Full-Day 4WD Jeep Tour to Furnas with Lunch

You’ll travel along many secondary roads, as you explore São Miguel on the way to Furnas. Pass small villages on the southern coastal road before stopping at the Nossa Senhora da Paz chapel for the scenic views over Vila Franca do Campo, the island’s first capital. Be sure to bring a swimsuit on this full-day 4WD tour to enjoy the thermal waters at Poça da Dona Beija. Dona Beija is part of a series of iron-rich hot springs warmed by the volcanic activity that is part of the history of the Furnas Valley. The springs arise from underground thermal aquifers that are in permanent contact with rocks subjected to high temperatures. The average temperature of the water is 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy cozido for lunch, a typical stew-like dish that is cooked for 6-8 hours in the hot springs. After visiting the many hot springs and fumeroles in the Furnas Valley you’ll stop at Pico do Ferro for an overview of the Furnas Crater. Returning along the northern shore, you’ll stop to unwind at a tea plantation. Take a short tour of the factory and sample some of the island’s tea.

Ponta Delgada: Half-Day 4x4 Sete Cidades Trip

3. Ponta Delgada: Half-Day 4x4 Sete Cidades Trip

Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring. Cruise along the forested floor of a massive volcanic crater as you explore Sete Cidades with an experienced local guide. In a rugged 4×4 vehicle, ride between sparkling lakes and bounce down dirt roads that lead to sweeping viewpoints of this stunning and dramatic landscape.

São Miguel Island Private Jeep Tour

4. São Miguel Island Private Jeep Tour

On a private tour you are able to plan your trip. All The beauty of Sete Cidades, Furnas, Lagoa do Fogo, Nordeste can bem visited. Many waterfalls to explore. With a 4x4 Jeep you will be able to explore the Island on many diferentes ways, that other vehicles can nota reach. Pick Up and Stop Off at your hotel in Ponta Delgada, at the airport or even at the Cruise Port. Lunch is not included, but your guide will help you to choose the best food options, regardless the trip you plan.

Full-Day Furnas Azores 4x4 Tour from Ponta Delgada

5. Full-Day Furnas Azores 4x4 Tour from Ponta Delgada

Travel from Ponta Delgada to Furnas Azores on a full-day 4x4 tour on the island of São Miguel. Furnas Azores has a history of volcanic activity that has left behind a legacy of particularly impressive natural geysers, hot springs, calderas, and fumaroles. Along the way, you will visit a number of locations with stunning landscapes and unique and intriguing features, such as Vila Franca do Campo, where you can see the famous islet, a tea factory, and views from various spots. Upon arriving at Furnas Azores, admire the lake and its geysers, which are surrounded by lush nature.

Full-Day Sete Cidades & Ferraria from Ponta Delgada

6. Full-Day Sete Cidades & Ferraria from Ponta Delgada

Set in the middle of a 3-mile (5-km) wide volcanic crater, Sete Cidades’ forest-blanketed slopes and lake scattered valleys are the ideal place for an off-road adventure. Explore the area with a local guide and make a special trip to Ponta da Ferraria, where thermal pools offer unique swimming chances (optional).

From Ponta Delgada: Nordeste Full Day Jeep Tour

7. From Ponta Delgada: Nordeste Full Day Jeep Tour

Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Nordeste for a full-day jeep tour of the region. Stop at Sallto do Cavalo viewing point. The lookout point provides views of the north-eastern side of the island, the Furnas Valley, and the coastline. After your stop at Sallto do Cavalo viewpoint, you’ll head to the Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Located on the the slopes of Serra da Tronqueira, Park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões follows the Ribeira dos Caldeirões water stream. Here you’ll see an abundance of local flora, including ferns and cedar trees. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant located in a Nordeste village. After lunch, you’ll stop at Serra da Tronqueira, where you’ll have panoramic views of the island. Visit Povoação, which was the first populated village on the island. After your visit, stop at Vila Franca do Campo, which is known for its beach inlets.

From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Guided Day Trip & 4x4 Adventure

8. From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Guided Day Trip & 4x4 Adventure

Meet the most romantic town in Portugal. In Furnas, hot spring water is neighbor to the fresh spring water inside a volcano. See vegetation and fumaroles competing. Enjoy Furnas lake shore (a small trail hike can be included if wanted) and see how a traditional Portuguese plate is done in Furnas. Visit and see how the tea is prepared in the oldest factory of Europe, the Gorreana Tea Plantation, where it´s possible to have a taste.

From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Lake Shore 4x4 Guided Day Trip

9. From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Lake Shore 4x4 Guided Day Trip

Visit the most romantic town in all of Portugal. In Furnas, the combination of hot spring water and fresh spring water await you. You can see inside a volcano, where vegetation and fumaroles compete. Enjoy the Furnas lake shore (small hiking trail can be included) and see how a traditional Portuguese plate is done in Furnas (underground stew – lunch ), take a relaxing thermal pool bath and then finish the day with a cup of tea at the tea factory in Gorreana. Besides the lunch hour and the Poça da Beija Stop, along the tour several stops will be made to enjoy important viewpoints. The stops duration can be adjusted but in general not longer than 10 minutes each. In general the tour will take about 7 hours from pick-up to drop-off.

Full Day - Furnas

10. Full Day - Furnas

No nosso passeio às Furnas começamos pela costa Norte ou Sul, dependendo sempre das condições climatéricas, por estradas escondidas e vistas maravilhosas. Uma paragem na plantação de chá é sempre refrescante, a onde se desenha na montanha um jardim, da camélia sinensis, da qual se fabrica no mesmo local, e na única fábrica de chá natural da Europa, desde 1883, o famoso chá dos Açores, Preto ou Verde, cultura esta nos ensinada pelos chineses no século 19. À medida que avançamos para as Furnas existem várias paragens, entre eles o famoso miradouro do Pico do Ferro no cimo da enorme cratera das Furnas. Poderam desfrutar do famoso cozido Acoreano, prato típico cozinhado nas Caldeiras das Furnas, junto á lagoa. Uma visita às Caldeiras, na vila das Furnas, famosas fontes termais e mais diversificadas do Mundo, fará com que sinta o poder de um vulcão adormecido. Um mergulho nas águas termais do JardimTerra Nostra ou Dona Beija das Furnas está disponível se o tempo assim o permitir (taxas de entrada não incluídas no preço). Regressamos pela costa Sul desfrutando de muitos miradouros e praias pelo caminho. Uma paragem na Nossa Sra da Paz para contemplar Vila Franca do Campo, noutros tempos, primeira cidade da ilha de São Miguel não é para ser esquecida. Venha connosco nesta aventura, á descoberta do verdadeiro vulcanismo secundário e paisagens maravilhosas.

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5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

We had Marcio as our tour guide and he was wonderful. He’s a local and able to share a lot of history and fun facts with us. The sites were fun and the meal was the best part. We ended up being the only pair on the tour, but appreciate that the tour wasn’t cancelled. We’d recommend this tour with this company.

Our tour guide, Marcio was an incredible tour guide. He was always making sure we were taken care of. We highly recommend him. Everything about our trip was outstanding. From the scenic view points to the tea plantation, every stop was an intriguing experience.

We had a fantastic private tour around the island. Our driver/guide Jose was extremely firendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the environment and various landmarks. Thank you Jose.. we highy recommend the tour.

It was a lovely trip and a great experience! We visited lots of stops and made the most of the 3,5 hours of the trip. We had a lot of fun. Would highly recommend ☺️

informative and very easy. great service and great driver