A great trip of the East side of the Island. Hugo was a great guide and driver. Lunch was fantastic. We had a beautiful day and a good small group of tourists.
Begin your tour with Ponta Delgada hotel pickup. As you head east, visit the Nossa Senhora da Paz, a church hidden high in the mountains around Vila Franca do Campo. Admire the views from the secluded vantage point and enjoy a local pastry, or ‘queijada’.
Then head to the volcanic town of Furnas and opt for a thermal pool experience (not included), or wander its streets, before stopping for a traditional ‘cozido’ lunch. Savor the ground-cooked stew, followed by fresh pineapple and coffee.
Next, enjoy vistas of the Furnas lake and valley from an elevated viewpoint, then onto to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park to view its waterfall, before a tour of the Gorreana Tea Plantation. Relax on your return to town, finishing with hotel drop-off.
The guide was informative and energetic - we learned so much by taking this tour. Pick up at our location was great, lunch delicious (and so interesting given the "cooking by fumarole" approach, everything very well organized. Highly recommended as a way to see the...More
Miguel and Fernando were fantastic. I was staying outside the city so Miguel came to pick me up before the tour and Fernando, who was our tour guide, dropped me off at the end of the tour. Both were very professional and knowledgeable. We had...More
My friend and I were part of a group of 5 tourists, 4 Americans over age 60 and a young Italian. We left from Ponta Delgada at 9am. Our guide, Fernando, was flexible, open, and able to cater to varied interests and physical needs during...More
Very well organized tour. Incredibly pleasant and helpful guide who did everything to make the tourists comfortable, interesting and unforgettable. We looked at the good views of the island, delicious lunch volcanic food, had a good time in good company! Highly recommended! Many thanks to...More