What To Expect
The charming town of Nordeste is the least populated place in Sao Miguel Island, and a treasure trove of virgin paradise unpolluted by human activity. You will not believe the beauty of the magnificent nature you will find! We depart from Ponta Delgada towards the northeast part of the island
From the Santa Iria Viewpoint you will have a fabulous view of the quaint and beautiful town of Nordeste. Here you can find several beautiful churches from different historical periods.
An oasis of natural grandeur awaits you at the Ribeira dos Caldeiroes! Its breathtaking waterfalls, rustic structures and serene bridges will take you away to Nirvana.
After this, we will have lunch at the historical Povoacao village, the first settlement in the land, established by the first explorers of the Azores Islands who were attracted to its clear, sweet waters. Take in the lovely view of the Serra da Tronqueira mountain range, which includes the Pico da Vara, the highest point in Sao Miguel Island.
See the lush laurel forests that cover the area, with glossy, broadleaf evegreen trees in all their might in this virgin land. The site has been declared a site of sustainable development for the preservation of nature, and a home for the endangered species endemic to the Azores Islands, like the Azores bullfinch, a beautiful bird and an endangered species. If you are lucky, you may even spot these creatures up close while you are in the area!
Lastly, visit the historic Vila Franco do Campo, the largest settlement and administrative seat of Sao Miguel Island, the summit of this trip to heaven on earth before returning to Ponta Delgada.
09:00 - Hotel reception
11:00 - Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
12:30 - Lunch in restaurant
15:00 - Serra da Tronqueira viewpoint
15:30 - Povoacao
16.30 - Vila Franca
17:00 - Arrival at Ponta Delgada and end of activity
Roundtrip transfers from Ponta Delgada hotels
Tips and gratuities
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, jacket, water, camera and backpack.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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