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Van tour to Furnas - Thematic tour - full day

Description

On this tour we feel and experience the volcanic origins of the Island in Furnas, a magical place. We start by visiting the Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake Calderas), a place where we cook the famous “cozido das Furnas” (a very special meal cooked only with the steam of the Earth) and continue with a soft walk that crosses a stream and circles the lakeside. During this walk we have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of endemic flora species. Next we visit the town of Furnas, with its fumaroles and hot springs that contain water with different tastes. The Cozido meal is served in a local restaurant. After lunch we visit the centenery Terra Nostra botanical garden that is famous for its extraordinary collection of native plants on the Azores, as well as others from all over the world that have adapted to the local garden conditions. At the end of the visit you are invited to bathe in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool that has a temperature of 35-40ºC, an exquisite experience! On the way back to Ponta Delgada we stop at several beautiful viewpoints on the North Coast and also at the only tea plantation in Europe where we will be able to visit the working tea factory and have a lovely break to taste the tea. 

Location

Ponta Delgada - Furnas - Ponta Delgada
Duration
Duration
7h30m
Difficulty
Difficulty
Easy


Recommendations

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Lunch in a local restaurant: "Cozido" meal. 



70

Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Circling Furnas lake on foot
  • – Tasting the typical "Cozido" meal
  • – Swimming in an iron-rich hot water swimming pool
  • – Visiting the fumaroles
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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