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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the east side of São Miguel island, home to volcanic landscapes and geothermal wonders, on a scenic day trip from Ponta Delgada. With a small group, visit Furnas Lake (Lagoa das Furnas) and opt for a soak in the thermal pools (own expense). Admire panoramic views and be dazzled by Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and the gorgeous northeast coast. Plus, eat a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal grounds.
  • Eastern São Miguel’s scenic highlights from Ponta Delgada with a small group
  • Visit a secluded mountain church and admire views of the island’s coastline
  • See volcanic springs and gas vents in action at Furnas Lake (hot spring is optional)
  • Eat a lunch of traditional stew slow-cooked in the thermal ground
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Lunch (cozido stew, drink of choice, dessert, and coffee)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels)
Bottled water
Expert driver/guide
Thermal pools (optional)
Any service not mentioned as being included
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Ponta Delgada , Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Pick-ups in Ponta Delgada city are included. If staying outside of Ponta Delgada, the meeting point is the tourist information office in Av. Infante Dom Henrique in the city center.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.If staying in Ponta Delgada city, please wait for pick-up at your accommodation between 9:00 - 9:20. We will go to the accommodation you provided at booking, no need to confirm pick-up. If staying outside of Ponta Delgada city, please come meet us at the tourism information office in Ponta Delgada downtown or contact us to request a pick-up for an additional cost.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in the morning, where you board a comfortable 9-seater van, destined for the east side of São Miguel Island. Discover Nossa Senhora da Paz, a secluded chapel set high in the mountains surrounding Vila Franca do Campo town. Arrive in Furnas, a town built entirely inside a volcano caldera, home to volcanic springs, gas vents, and thermal pools. Take the opportunity to relax in the delightful thermal pools of Furnas town (optional, own expense) and revitalize with a "cozido" stew, cooked in pots buried within the thermal grounds. Admire some of the island's best panoramic views of Furnas Lake from an elevated viewpoint. After a stop at the stunning Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall in the natural park, take in the coastal views from a high cliff. Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Miradouro de Santa Iria
One of the best coastal views of the island, from a high cliff, over many miles of the gorgeous north coast
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pico do Ferro Viewpoint
Enjoy one of the best views of São Miguel Island, over Furnas town and lake.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lagoa das Furnas
Explore the geothermal area by Furnas Lake and learn how the famous "cozido" traditional stew is slow cooked using only the natural steam of the volcano.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Caldeira das Furnas
See the geothermal hot springs in Furnas town. Taste sparkling waters rich in iron.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Poca Da Dona Beija
Possibility of enjoy a relaxing thermal bath in natural volcanic hotsprings.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
Check the most beautiful waterfall of São Miguel island.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Farol do Arnel
Reach the Easternmost point of São Miguel island, marked by a very picturesque view of the lighthouse Farol do Arnel at the bottom of a high cliff
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego
Enjoy breathtaking views of the high cliffs on the East coast of São Miguel island from a lookout that is also a colourful garden and picnic area used by the locals
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Instant confirmation at time of booking
  • Pick-up information required upon booking
  • Hotel pick-up is provided in Ponta Delgada city, please inquire about any other pickup locations for an additional fee
  • Pickup in Ponta Delgada takes place between 9:00am and 9:20am
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pure Azores
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The group was just 6 people which it was very comfortable and it felt like being with a friends from the first minute!" See review
  • "Also, the lunch was delicious—you won’t want to miss it or the amazing scenery!" See review

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Just go
Lydia_G
, May 2022
I enjoyed an unforgettable experience in some of the most beautiful places in São Miguel. Our guide Hugo expressed a profound respect for the nature surrounding us. His family’s relationship with the island offered a glimpse into local life across generations. Due to prompt pickups we were afforded extra time to explore Terra Nostra gardens and soak in the hot springs, both of which were the highlight of my trip, followed by a sublime meal of cozido and friendly conversation, ending with a birthday candle for me. With waterfalls and plenty of lookout points along the way, I had the time of my life.
star-5
Lovely trip
Jo_D
, Apr 2022
This was an excellent tour. The guide was very informative. The tour was nicely paced and visited some great locations - particularly enjoyed the hot springs at Furnas and the views at Nordeste.
star-5
Excellent tour
PAVEL_I
, Apr 2022
We spent a wonderful day along the East Coast of Sao Miguel island.The landscape, the weather and, above all, the great company of Hugo, our guide, made the trip an unforgettable one. We wholeheartedly recommend this tour and Hugo as a competent guide and pleasant companion.
star-5
Fantastic trip
Natalia_O
, Apr 2022
We loved the trip. Our guide Hugo was fantastic. You could clearly see how he loves Azores which made me appreciate the visited sites even more. I would recommend doing both West and East tours if you have time
star-5
Great place and company
Ana_A
, Feb 2022
My sister and i booked this tour as well as the West Side tour with the same company a few days ago. Well first of all we were very lucky because the weather was great and we got to see all the amazing places in Azores. Very unique landscape, truly heaven on earth. Also we had the same tour guide Philip for both tours he was amazing. A very kind and knowledgable guide. I totaly recommend this company!!
star-5
Great tour but horrible manager
Vytautas_K
, Feb 2022
The guide Fernando was amazing! I really enjoyed the views and the places visited. However, the company's manager ignored even three messages from me via WhatsApp even though I saw that he had read the messages...
star-5
A great day visiting so many places. My guide, Felipe, was great! And the vehicle was comfortable. I recommended it.
Josephine_C
, Dec 2021
I enjoyed Lake Furnas, the sulphuric springs, the tour of the town of Furnas, having lunch and having the cozido, driving in the east side of the island. Seeing the views and enjoying the beautiful greenness of the island.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don't pause to consider - just book it!
Val_W
, Nov 2021
What a wonderful day - thank you to Miguel for being the best tour guide ever. This tour was such a memorable experience and we saw some breathtaking views. The thermal bath was a lovely touch and lunch was delicious! Miguel knew absolutely everything and took care of us. I am so glad I booked this trip - the reviews on here are true. Book this tour and you'll get the best tour on the island. I also did the West side and together I feel like I had such a thorough experience of Sao Miguel. Book these guys, they are the best! I cannot thank them enough.
star-5
A day we’ll spent
Peter_A
, Nov 2021
Philip was a very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide who made the day enjoyable despite the changeable weather on this beautiful island..As part of the tour saw lunch being cooked by volcanic heat and bathed in a very brown but warm thermal pool. The full day west of the island tour is also worth doing if your time on Sao Miguel is limited.
star-5
The Best Memory of the Azores
Claudio_G
, Sep 2021
I had a wonderful day in the eastern part of São Miguel Island in spite of the weather, which was rainy, and I have to thank for this the kindness, the sympathy, the patience and the professionalism of our guide Miguel Abad of Pure Azores!!!
star-4
Nice way to have an overall view of the east side
Barbara_S
, Sep 2021
Combined with the west tour is a good way to explore the island if you don’t have a car. You stop at the most famous places and view points. I would have appreciated a bit more time for the free program, cause one hour to do the thermal bath and the botanical garden is too short. Also during the stop at Caldeiras do Ribeira it would have been nice to take the short walk and see the mills. Overall it was good and our guide Filipe was very nice and knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience!
Glenn_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Phillipe, was very knowledgeable. He couldn’t do enough for our group. Great experience! Felt like got a great perspective on the eastern half of San Miguel.
star-5
Great tour!
Ellen_R
, Sep 2021
Great tour with Filipe - he was a friendly, informative and fun guide! Super way to see this part of the island efficiently
star-5
Amazing tour and guide
Eric_F
, Aug 2021
It was the best tour that I ever had! We made a very nice group, the guide explained to us a lot of things about when he grows up and nowadays, and to think about it while you’re watching the lovely island it’s just hillarious!!! The guide had a lot of flexibility about what we want/prefer as a group and he knows all about the island! I 100% recommend this tour! Pd: you cannot blink, if not you’re going to lose something jaja
star-5
I recommend this tour
Fatima
, Jul 2021
Filipe , an excelent guide, friendly and always so helpful. Thanks so much. A marvelous day, different experiences and spectacular wiews.
star-4
Amazing tour
JanWillem_B
, Jul 2021
This amazing tour allows you to see many wonderful places in the east on the island in just a short time. It included taking a bath in a geothermal pool in Furnas and a excellent traditional meal. There where amazing views. Are guide had many interesting stories about the history of the island
star-5
A really great trip!
Jessica_S
, Jul 2021
Had an amazing time on this tour. The tour guide, João, was really friendly and enthusiastic about the island. We saw so many beautiful views and the weather stayed great for us all day. The food was very good, a unique experience. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE - We will come back for more!
Carlos_M
, Nov 2020
We had such a wonderful time with Filipe during our trip to the Azores. Even though it was raining all day (which was a pity) we still had an unbelievable time with him around the island of São Miguel. We visited different landmarks of the island, including the calderas, where we could experience for the first time Vulcanic activities very closely and later to try the traditional "cozido", cooked under the volcanic steam in the ground. Filipe an amazing person, very funny, passionate, and wise. He shared in detail every information about the Azores. For instance, curious facts, local culinary, culture, history, and much more. We learned so much! Filipe gave us an unforgettable memory of the Azores and we strongly recommend it to everyone! We will come back for more. Thank you!
star-5
East Sao Miguel Tour
Peter_S
, Mar 2020
Fantastic tour. Such a friendly, and knowledgable tour guide. He did a great job, making the group feel relaxed. We saw so much of the island. Amazing!
star-5
Gorgeous views!
Debie_A
, Feb 2020
Felipe was an incredible host! The weather was a little iffy but when we got to each stop it seemed to clear for us! Excellent driving, excellent knowledge and excellent food! Take the tour!!

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