Furnas Valley Island Tour by Van

Furnas Valley Island Tour by Van
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $99.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (approximately 7 EUR each way, not included) may be needed to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided A local pastry tasting and a cozido lunch is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes and a light jacket. We also suggest bringing water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a backpack, and a towel.
Restrictions Guests ages 18 years and younger must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian, or have some form of a written authorization from them.

Furnas Valley Island Tour by Van

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 like 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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
A Trip into Paradise
June 04, 2019
This was an absolutely perfect day. Our guide was delightful as he took us all over parts of the island we had not seen before. The Botanical Garden was very Jurassic Park like and the steaming pool looked like it would be a real treat but none of us did. The valley with all the humerals was fantastic and learning that is how our lunch would be cooked shocked all of us. Speaking of lunch, it was fantastic, delicious and huge. The Tea Plantation was a surprise and a delight. We learned to really appreciate the island and the lovely, friendly, kind people.
Reviewer: Nancy Foster
5 Stars