Top things to do in São Miguel

Van Tour - Furnas | Dia Inteiro

Trilhos da Natureza

Min 2, up to 8 people | 7 am | All ages | Lunch included!

Furnas is one of the most popular places on the island of S. Miguel. This tour will offer you the most impressive features of the island when it comes to geological diversity, from its fumaroles to the volcanic calderas that offer landscapes never seen before! We will start our tour contemplating the beaches of volcanic origin and the incredible Azorean sea with its blue and crystalline waters until we reach the bathing area of ​​Caloura, known for its fresh fish.

Then we head towards the oldest capital of the island, Vila Franca do Campo. Here, you can see its famous islet, a volcano that is off the south coast classified as a Protected Area for Habitat and Species Management of the Ilhéu de Vila Franca.

The walls of its crater are covered by endemic vegetation, while inside there is a natural pool with an almost perfectly circular shape, which communicates with the sea through a narrow passage, and is still the privileged stage of Red Bull Cliff Diving.

Before leaving for Furnas, we still have a stop at the most famous viewpoint of this locality, the viewpoint of Nossa Senhora da Paz, from where you can glimpse the entire village as well as its majestic islet. Arriving inside the volcano, we come across the famous Lagoa das Furnas, where one of the most typical dishes of São Miguel is prepared around it, the tasty Furnas stew.

The stew is made up of several ingredients such as: Beef; Pork; Chicken; Chorizo; Black pudding; Potato; Sweet Potatoes; Carrot; Cabbage; Cabbage and Yam.
This dish is cooked inside the active volcano of Furnas and takes about 6 hours to cook.

Soon after we understand the whole process, you will have the opportunity to try the tasty stew. After lunch we can visit one of the most beautiful and famous botanical parks in Europe: Parque Terra Nostra or visit other places in the town of Furnas, such as Caldeiras das Furnas (area of ​​fumaroles and mineral waters). Furnas is one of the world's places with the highest concentration of mineral water springs.

Leaving Furnas, we make a short stop at the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint to appreciate the Caldeira das Furnas. On this tour we will still have the opportunity to visit the only tea plantation in Europe, enjoying a cup of tea overlooking the north coast of the island.

Towards Ponta Delgada we make our last stop at the Miradouro de Santa Iria with a magnificent view over the sea.

  • In the Region
  • >75€


Approximately 7 hours


Small Group
Van Tour