Furnas

The Azores are classified as the most beautiful destination in Portugal and the most sustainable in the world. The island, like the rest of the archipelago, is from volcanic origin. From the depths of the craters of ancient volcanoes where lakes and woods emerge as a beautiful scene to the legends and myths about the top of the Atlántida to the beautiful views of different shapes to the Atlantic Ocean. The landscapes retain their original purity as the time haven’t passed by.

 

We have a van with 8 seats ideal for your group, friends or family. A comfortable and accessible van with individual air conditioning, with dark windows, DVD monitor and music player. The van is fully adapted and equipped with hydraulic platform lift to transport wheelchair.

About the tour (half day):

The tour starts at Ponta Delgada going to the south coast of the island passing through several viewpoints until we reach Furnas.  We will explore the volcanic complex of Furnas with about 800,000 years of existence. Known for their boilers, geysers and hot springs that forms pools of thermal waters with medicinal effects.

Next to the lake of Furnas we have several boilers, is the place where the famous stew of Furnas is made. Also, in the village we will see hot springs, boilers and we will taste the different mineral waters, used in folk medicine. To remember the best moments of Furnas we will have time to take some photos of the viewpoint of Pico do Ferro.

Finally, we will visit the only factory and tea plantation in Europe ending up our tour at the beautiful view point of Sta Iria at the north part of the island. We will visit one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Do not forget your camera to remember the moments and the unique landscapes. The Azores are a paradise for nature lovers.

 

Highlights:

  • Visit the part of the island that has a dormed volcano with activity;

  • See the boilers and fumaroles in Furnas;

  • Taste several mineral waters;

  • Try several local products;

  • Visit the only tea and plantation and one of the two factories in Europe.

About the tour (full day)

The tour starts on the south coast of the island passing through several viewpoints until we reach Furnas.  We will explore the volcanic complex of Furnas with about 800,000 years. Known for their boilers, geysers and hot springs that form pools of medicinal and thermal waters.

Next to the lake of Furnas we have several boilers, is the place where the famous stew of Furnas is made. After we taste the stew in a local restaurant in the village, we continue the excursion discovering other active parts of this volcano. Also, in the village we will see hot springs, boilers and we will taste the different mineral waters, used in folk medicine.

 

We enter the botanical park of Terra Nostra where you can relax in a pool of thermal water and a gorgeous garden, where you can get lost with the amazing vegetation and flowers. To remember the best moments of Furnas we will have time to take some photos of the viewpoint of Pico do Ferro.

Finally, we will visit the only factory and tea plantation in Europe. And to end our tour the beautiful view on the north coast of the viewpoint of Santa Iria. We will visit one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Do not forget your camera to remember the moments and the unique landscapes. The Azores are a paradise for nature lovers.

Highlights:

  • Be enchanted by the magnificent views along the coast of the island;

  • Unforgettable view of the small islet of Vila Franca do Campo from the top of the mountain;

  • Visit the part of the island that has a dormed volcano;

  • See the boilers and fumaroles in Furnas;

  • Try several local products;

  • Relax in the thermal waters of Terra Nostra Park;

  • Taste several mineral waters;

  • Visit the only tea and plantation one of the two factories in Europe.

Important Information´s:

  • Tour / route subject to changes due to weather conditions;

  • A minimum of 4 people per tour is required;

  • A maximum of 8 people per tour;

  • A short walk if client agrees;

  • Accessible to wheelchairs, please advise at time of booking;

  • Access to Terra Nostra park not included in the price (full day tour);

  • Lunch is “cozido das furnas” , if you prefer another menu advise at the time of booking (full day tour).

Don´t forget:

  • Sunscreen;

  • Sunglasses;

  • Comfortable and waterproof clothing;

  • Comfortable shoes;

  • Bring a bathing suit and towel;

  • Photo camera to remember landscapes.

Duration :

Half Day – 4:00h / Full Day – 8:00h

What´s Included:

  • Briefing;

  • Insurance;

  • Lunch (only full day)

  • Driver / Guide.

Prices

Vehicle Half-day Full-day Extra-hour
Van 50€ per person 70€ per person

For price of the services and bookings contact us please.
VAT will be added at the current legal rate