Spend the day in the scenic wilderness of the Furnas Valley and discover the easternmost of the 3 active central volcanoes on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Sample the famous local stew of "cozido na caldeira" cooked in the volcanic soil.
What to Expect
Depart Ponta Delgada and journey along the south coast of São Miguel before heading towards the Furnas Valley to experience its dramatic volcanic landscape. Stop at the village of Lagoa en route and visit a traditional pottery. Marvel at the former capital of the island at Vila Franca do Campo.
Upon arrival in the Furnas Valley, go to the lake to enjoy a lunch of authentic cozido na caldeira (traditional Portuguese stew) cooked using the heat of the volcanic soil. Savor the ingredients characteristic of this typical dish.
Next, go to the belvedere of the Pico do Ferro for a panoramic view of the valley. Return to Ponta Delgada via the island's north road, and stop at the site of Europe's only tea plantations and tea factory.
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Know Before You Go
• Vegetarian options are available on request
• All pick-ups from hotels, hostels and other accommodations in the Ponta Delgada area are free of charge and start at 09:00. Pick-ups from outside the Ponta Delgada area are subject to an additional charge of €20 per person