Full Day Furnas Van Tour with Cozido Lunch and Terra Nostra from Ponta Delgada

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Terra Nostra Park
Terra Nostra Park
Terra Nostra Park
Terra Nostra Park
Terra Nostra Park
Terra Nostra Park
Furnas
Furnas
Furnas Lake
Furnas Lake
The traditional Cozido
The traditional Cozido
The traditional Cozido
The traditional Cozido
Hot springs and fumaroles
Hot springs and fumaroles
Hot springs and fumaroles
Hot springs and fumaroles
Furnas Lake
Furnas Lake
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What To Expect

Experience a leisurely ride by van and experience the scenic wonders of the Ribeira Grande and Lagoa!

Highlights

  • Enter Terra Nostra Park, a fabulous example of 18th century Romantic landscaping

  • Enjoy a traditional Cozido lunch cooked by boiling the stew in volcanic fumaroles!

  • Bathe in the natural thermal pools of Furnas

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours from Sao Miguel Island
Departs From:
Ponta Delgada
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
13392
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Description

We begin our tour to Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of Sao Miguel Island and a stronghold for the Portuguese culture passed down from the island's first explorers. Taste the famous Queijadas da Vila, a traditional pastry first made by the nuns in the convents of Vila Franca do Campo.

We then make our way to Furnas Valley to visit the Terra Nostra Park, whose lush man-made greenery is unbelievably majestic. Feel like you are stepping into Nirvana where all your cares slip away as you lose yourself in the wonder of nature. Who would have known that you would find such an excellent example of romantic 18th century landscaping in the Azores Islands!

Enjoy a thermal bath in the natural hot pools. These natural havens were what first attracted the explorers and discoverers of the Azores Islands, who came upon these warm, sweet, pure waters that make for an unforgettable and invigorating soak.

Next, we will visit the calderas next to the Furnas Lake, where we will witness the traditional Cozido being cooked in the volcanic fumaroles! The locals use the natural boiling water to cook this national dish. Taste the pureness of the naturally cooked stew for an unforgettable lunch!

After lunch, we will visit the area of hot springs and fumaroles, observe the daily life of the inhabitants who live in this volcanic terrain, and enjoy an invigorating bath in the thermal waters. Finally, we will stop at the Pico do Ferro viewpoint where you will experience a magnificent view of the parish and Furnas lake. We will take the North Coast route to return you to your hotel in Ponta Delgada.

Itinerary

09:00 - Hotel reception

09:30 - Vila Franca do Campo

10:30 - Terra Nostra Park

12:30 - Caldeiras at Lagoa das Furnas

13:00 - Cozido lunch in restaurant

14:30 - Calderas at Furnas village

15:30 - Pico do Ferro

17:00 - Arrival at Ponta Delgada and end of activity

Includes

  • Queijadas da Vila pastry tasting

  • Entrance to Terra Nostra Park

  • Bathing in the thermal pools

  • Cozido lunch

  • 8-passenger vehicle

  • Driver guide

  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratutities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a jacket, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and backpack.

  • Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or bring written permission.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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