Furnas: Night Thermal Pools & Food Experience
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5.5 hours
We were picked a little after 9 am. Our guide gauged what we have seen so that he could show us other and different places. We went to see how cozidos are cooked followed by a visit to the tea plantation. We really liked Furnas and had some sweetcorn boiled in the sulphur water (tasty). We were shown around 14 springs and we tried the water from each one of them. I don't think we would have done that without the guide. He was able to explain to us about the water and taste. Furnas is beautiful. The lunch (cozido) was absolutely delicious. We then visited the original Bolos Levedos bakery (sweet bread; so fresh). We visited the lake in Furnas and then went up to the viewpoint. Nordeste was next and we really enjoyed the waterfall and watermill. Because of the weather (fog and rain) we could not go to the lighthouse. Overall, we liked this tour as it is well organised and what we were shown beautiful. Our only recommendation would be for bottled water to be provided.
Because of the time of year our trip to Turn as was after the sub had gone down so we couldn't see most of the countryside. We expected that. However, the original itinerary included a guided nature walk which we thought might be artificially lit. However, there was no nature walk so we were somewhat disappointed about that. The guide Paolo was excellent and extremely knowledgeable about the island so, although we couldn't see anything on the drive, he kept us involved throughout the evening.
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.
WHAT A GREAT TIME!!! Due to COVID we were the first ones this year and we had the luxury to have Eleuterio for ourselves the whole night. Het told us many curiosities and history about the eiland and everything went smoothly. Very satisfying, informative, fun and incredible experience. We recommend it! Have fun. Greets Piu & Jens
I saw how highly this tour was rated and understood right away. It felt like Bruno invited me as family to know about his island and culture. He has a wealth of knowledge and history and was extremely professional and an amazing guide. I recommend this tour to everyone coming to the Azores.