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Sao Miguel: Vila Franca Do Campo Islet Scuba Diving

1. Sao Miguel: Vila Franca Do Campo Islet Scuba Diving

Kick off your scuba diving experience with a small introduction session during which you will learn all about diving equipment, techniques and underwater communication. Then head out to the sea by boat, allowing a supervised and relaxed way to experience diving.  Your dive will take place at the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Islet, an island formed by a volcano crater. Explore an area close to wrecked cannons from the 16th century and see how nature incorporated them into marine life.

Full-Day Furnas Azores 4x4 Tour from Ponta Delgada

2. 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.

Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

3. Sao Miguel: Snorkeling in Vila Franca do Campo

Go on a boat and embark on a snorkeling experience in the sea. Enjoy the marine life in a supervised and relaxed way.  Receive a brief explanation of the apnea basic concepts, equipment, and swimming techniques. These are theoretical and practical sessions, where safety procedures will be explained.  This activity takes place in the Natural Reserve of Vila Franca do Campo Island, close to the wrecked cannons from the 16th Century.  Come and see what the underwater world has to offer you with the greatest comfort and safety.

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Full-Day Furnas Excursion

4. Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Full-Day Furnas Excursion

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 or choose to relax in the natural pools of Poça da Dona Beija. 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.

Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

5. Azores Swim with Dolphins Atlantic Experience

Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour to swim with bottlenose dolphins on this tour from Vila Franca do Campo. Meet your guide at the Vila Franca do Campo Marina for check-in and equipment setup. After a quick safety and responsible practices induction, board your high-speed boat and head out to sea. Your skipper will be on the lookout for dolphins throughout the journey. When the time comes, get ready to dive into the sea and wait for the friendly dolphins to approach you. On the second part of the tour, travel to one of the island's best snorkel locations. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and see an array of vibrant marine fauna and flora as you explore the seafloor before heading back to the marina.

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What people are saying about Vila Franca do Campo

Nice experience. Good organization and explanation. When diving you are always in the immediate vicinity of the instructor, which gives a super safe feeling. Thanks to Henrique. This was an ideal way to get acquainted with diving! Fantastic environment where you can discover the beautiful underwater world without any experience. Top! Definitely recommend. Best regards to the whole team Christian

We had an amazing time in this tour! Hugo our tour guide was fantastic and took us all around the east part of the island. You get to spend a few hours in the hot springs and gardens and then get to see the other steaming hot springs further down the mountain. Lunch was also fantastic. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!

We had a fantastic day with our guide Rui. Rui is a very nice man who could tell us a lot about the island. We have been to many beautiful places. Rui does everything he can to make your day fantastic. We enjoyed!

Our guide Rui was knowledgeable and fun. We really appreciated the opportunity to support local businesses and learn about the plants and animals of Sao Miguel.

The excursion was amazing, the guide Rui, a fantastic guy, dedicated more time to us than was contracted, he takes you through some magnificent places.