Leaving Ponta Delgada, the first stop will be at Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located in the south coast, where it´s possible to taste the famous pastry – Queijada da Vila (kind of a cheesecake), recipe created by nuns. Arriving at Furnas‘ valley, near Furnas Lake, we will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles and also to see how is cooked the famous Cozido das Furnas (Furnas stew), a gastronomic specialty of Azores. The tour is followed by a visit to Terra Nostra garden (optional) before the lunch having the possibility to experience a thermal bath. At Furnas village is possible to see more volcanic phenomena, where you can see the fumaroles in a mix of hot and fresh waters, some with medicinal properties. On the way up to the mountains we will stop to see the amazing view over Furnas valley, from Pico de Ferro‘s viewpoint. By the north coast, more precisely in Ribeira Grande‘s, we will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where we can taste the two kinds of tea – black and green. The last stop will be at Santa Iria‘s viewpoint to have a gorgeous view over the north coast.
Ticket Entrance for Terra Nostra Garden;
Ticket Entrance for Poça da Dona Beija;
Entrance fees not mentioned;
Hotel pick-up outside the City Center;
|From / To||09.00 - 17.00|