São Miguel Azores – Furnas Private Excursion
Marvel at the beauty and power of Furnas Volcano on this small group private tour for up to 4 or 8 people. Visit the hot springs and the lake and watch how locals cook using the heat from the volcano.
You will be picked up around 9 AM and after a small briefing with your guide. You will head to the north coast stopping at Santa Iria Belvedere to admire the beauty of the north side of the island before visiting the Porto Formoso or Gorreana Tea plantation for a morning tea. Next, it’s time to hit the road to Pico do Ferro Belvedere for a panoramic view of the Furnas Volcano crater and lake. Then, visit the “natural kitchen” of Furnas to learn how the locals use the heat from the volcano to prepare a unique food, the “cosido” (stew), and then stop for lunch, if you wish.
After lunch, it’s time to visit the enchanted Furnas Valley, full of hot springs and mineral waters and, if requested, stop for a thermal bath in Poça da Dona Beija (entrance not included- 4€ person) or admire the Terra Nostra Botanic Garden and thermal pool (entrance not included- 8€ person).