Lagoa de Fogo and Furnas, Sao Miguel

 
 
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Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)

Ponta Delgada

Price from: 100.00 euros

 
On this private tour you will explore the Sao Miguel Island in Azores. Enjoy magnificent views over the Island and Lagoa do Fogo, a lake located in the bottom of an extinct volcano with white sand beaches and very clear waters...
 
Highlights
 
  • Explore Lagoa das Furnas, a quiet and Romanesque lagoon, with the Gothic profile of the Ermida de Nossa Senhora das Vitórias, projected in the waters,
  • Enjoy Terra Nostra Park. It is a romantic view of lakes, winding paths, exotic flowers and old trees, and a thermal water pool.
  • Visit full of flavors at the Fabrica de Licores Ferreira
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Azores Islands
City: Ponta Delgada
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 15 People
Price from: 100.00€
 

Introduction

Furnas is alive with volcanic activity, particularly at the site of the many caldeiras, where visitors can see the steaming geysers and hot bubbling springs (fumaroles) that provide the therapeutic mud and mineral water used for the spa´s treatments. The largest and nosiest of the hot springs is called Pêro Botelho, a 16th century name for the devil.

On the west side of Lake Furnas lies Parque Terra Nostra, an enchanting park laid out more than 200 years ago in the style of an English garden.  The hot springs on the lake´s northern shores are where the islanders have for generations come to cook cozido, a rich meat and vegetable stew boiled underground in a huge pot for between five and seven hours.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND

  • Departure from the Hotel at 9:00 AM 
  • Departure from Ponta Delgada to Lagoa do Fogo, in the Serra de Água de Pau, located in the center of the island, in a crater of an extinct volcano. Surrounded by an idyllic and original island landscape, crystal clear waters and a white sand beach peninsula, the lagoon rests calmly at the base of a volcanic basin.
  • We continue to descend to the city of Ribeira Grande, which preserves an interesting set of examples of Baroque architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries, which characterizes the city so much. Still in the city we can enjoy of a peculiar visit full of flavors at the Fabrica de Licores Ferreira, highlighting the Passion Fruit Liqueur.
  • The tour continues towards Furnas, stopping at places of greatest interest, namely in the Tea plantations to observe the work of the tea and to taste the green and black teas, at Miradouro do Iron Peak; from the latter one can observe a stunning landscape of the largest and oldest crater volcanic island within which the Furnas Valley is located. It's a fantastic environment in which the colorful the flowers are mixed with an exuberant vegetation, originating from the most diverse continents.
  • In the Vale das Furnas, stop at Lagoa das Furnas, quiet and Romanesque lagoon, with the Gothic profile of the Ermida de Nossa Senhora das Vitórias, projected in the waters, and which has volcanic sulphates on one of its banks, authentic “natural kitchens” where the famous boiled stew is obtained, buried in the soil in containers hermetically sealed.
  • Once in Furnas, lunch, “Cozido das Caldeiras”.
  • After lunch, a walking tour in the Terra Nostra Park. It is a romantic view of lakes, winding paths, exotic flowers and old trees, and a thermal water pool.
  • Still in Furnas, a short walk in the boiler area. It is an area of ​​diverse volcanic manifestations, from where boiling water geysers spring and medicinal mud, one of the most spectacular being the Caldeira Pero Botelho.
  • We will return to Ponta Delgada, passing through Vila Franca do Campo, the island's first capital.

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Included

  • Transportation hotel/tour/hotel
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees when with Guide
  • (L) Lunch
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities to Guides and Drivers (not mandatory but given if you have a good time)
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Pick up

  • Hotels in the city centre

Drop off

  • Hotels in the city centre

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 72 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 72 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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