What To Expect
We begin the tour with a visit to the Viera ceramic factory, a stronghold of the traditional pottery making ways of the inhabitants of Lagoa do Fogo. Here you will see the meticulously hand-painted ceramics and the ancient oven.
We then continue our journey towards Pico da Barrosa, which provides a spectacular view of Lagoa do Fogo, translated as The Lake of Fire in english. This highlight of San Miguel island is the highest crater lake above sea level in the area.
Afterwards we will descend to the North Coast and stop by the Regional Monument of Caldeira Velha, with its thermal lakes and hot springs. Admire the numerous species of flora and fauna endemic to the Azores. Experience an invigorating soak in the purest waters in the planet! We will enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant in Ribeira Grande.
After lunch, we will walk around the natural and architectural sites that showcase just how diverse Sao Miguel Island is as a one-stop travel spot for all things mystical and beautiful. We cap off the tour with a visit to the one-of-a-kind Mulher de Capote Liquor Factory, known for bottling its liquor in the most interesting and charming sculptures, such as peasant ladies, elderly couples, bulls, hun warriors, cowboys and much more! Taste the wide array of fruit liquors, brandies, and more recently, cream liquors. Something to watch out for would be the Baileys-like Queen of the Islands Golden Edition Liquor. Also the factory is famous for its passion fruit liquor, which is extremely difficult to brew in other countries.
Return to Ponta Delgada is made by the North Coast of the island so you will be able to have another chance to observe this paradise.
09:00 - Hotel reception
09:30 - Pottery factory
10:30 - Pico da Barrosa viewpoint
11:00 - Visit and thermal bath at Caldeira Velha
12:30 - Lunch in restaurant
14:00 - Visit to the historic center of Ribeira Grande
15:30 - Liquor factory tour
17:00 - Arrival at Ponta Delgada and end of activity
Entrance to ceramic factory
Visit to liquor factory with liquor tasting
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratutities
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a jacket, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and backpack.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours and 30 minutes
3 hours and 30 minutes