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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

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Discover the East half of São Miguel island, including Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and the beautiful northeast coast!

Observe the volcanic mud pools in action, enjoy tremendous views over Furnas lake and town, dazzle with the beauty of Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall.

Lunch is the famous "cozido", the local stew slow cooked in the volcanic soil, with drinks, dessert and coffee also included!!

Possible to swim in the thermal pools in Furnas (optional, not included).
• Personalised attention only possible in a small group (8 people max).
• Expert guide to answer all your questions throughout the day.
• Book together with São Miguel West tour, to guarantee seeing the absolute best of São Miguel in just 2 days!
  • Visit São Miguel’s iconic sights, including Nossa Senhora da Paz, Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall, and Furnas
  • Lunch of slow-cooked stew plus drinks, dessert, and coffee included
  • Travel with ease to the distant and remote locations, with hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Guide provides personalized attention only possible in a small group (8 people max)
What to Expect
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. 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 dessert and coffee. Next, enjoy vistas of the Furnas Lake and valley from an elevated viewpoint, then onward to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park to view its waterfall. Soak up one of the best coastal views of the island from a high cliff, then relax on your return to town, finishing with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
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.


  • Nordela Airport, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Portugal

Ponta Delgada Cruise Terminal
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Lagoa das Furnas
  • Thermal pools (optional)
  • Any service not mentioned as being included
  • Entry/Admission - Poca Da Dona Beija
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Phillipe ensured we saw and experienced all of the highlights of the tour. Very kind and considerate ensuring everyone’s safety at all times. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jemacdonell
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked both the east and west tours for two separate days through TA (Pure Azores Tours). The landscape was stunning on both tours, so be sure to do both. Make sure, though, you do them both with Pure Azores. Why? The tours were extra...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank ConstantTrekker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Joao as our tour guide. To put it simply he was AMAZING! He went above and beyond for our trip. He made sure we got to see all the breath taking sites weather permitting. Not if but when I return to Sao Miguel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank kjusseaume06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this tour. Miguel was amazing guide; very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We had a wonderful day.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Lina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had both West and East San Miguel day tours with Pure Azores. Hugo and Miguel were excellent guides. All steps: pickup, drop off, lunch were very smooth and convenient. Guides always tried to convey very flavor of Azores, explaining natural, historic, cultural, and daily...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank M7918RGvladimirb
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7 September 2019|
Response from kjusseaume06 | Reviewed this property |
No the lake is not closed to travelers. However no one is allowed to swim in any of the lakes on the island. You can go kayaking there I believe.
3 August 2019|
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Response from robe0284 | Reviewed this property |
No, the East tour does not include the tea plantation. They just drive by it. It used to include the plantation but they changed for more time in the thermal baths I guess.
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