Traveling by van is one of the most convenient ways to make the most of your time in Furnas Valley. Known for its volcanic attractions like calderas, the valley is also home to beautiful, lush greenery worthy of a nature photographer's attention. See the power of Mother Nature on this fun, scenic trek -- make your reservation today.
This Furnas tour starts with a trip toward Sao Miguel Island's first capital: Vila Franca do Campo. You'll not only get to learn about this area's rich history but you'll also get to try a popular local treat: Queijadas da Vila, a beloved traditional pastry. Once you're done here, you'll continue toward the famous Terra Nostra Park, comprised of 18th-century gardens that are a sight to behold. Expect to walk on scenic trails and even enjoy a thermal bath.
There's more fun to be had as you visit area calderas for a closer look at some fascinating landscapes. You'll also be introduced to another local treat: cozido. This traditional stew is heated using volcanic steam; it's an impressive process. This cozido will actually be your lunch, and you'll get to enjoy it at a nearby eatery.
The final part of the Furnas Valley tour provides more insight into what it's like to live as a local in an area with a dormant volcano. You'll have the opportunity to capture photos of more calderas, hot springs and other interesting attractions before returning to Ponta Delgada through the north coast.