Furnas Day Tour
Sao Miguel Island, Azores
Prices: Adult £85, Child £50
Furnas is the epicentre of the geothermal activity of Sao Miguel. One hour drive from the centre of Ponta Delgada through lush countryside, will take you to the geo-thermal pulse of the island. Full of bubbling hot mud pools, hot springs, steaming fumaroles and thermal hot water falls. Dine on the local meat stew “Cozido das Furnas” buried underground and cooked using natural heat. The tour will also include a swim in the stunning hot thermal pool set in a botanical garden (designed 100 years ago by the Kew gardeners). The Furnas volcano has remained active since its last eruption in 1630, this is what creates the breath-taking impact. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, you will be taken along the north coast of the island and will make a stop at the only commercial tea plantation in Europe.
If Furnas sounds like the place for you, then you can find this tour in the following holidays: Blue Whale Exclusive Tour, Sao Miguel, Ocean Discovery, Blue Whale Discovery, Island Explorer, Be a Marine Biologist For A Day (Family Research Holiday) and Flexible Whale Watching Holiday. If this tour is not included in the holiday, you are booking and you wish to add it to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and also at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability. To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure). The tour is 7.5 hours (only full day tour available for this) and they start at 9 am.
(suitable for all ages)
The tours to Furnas and Sete Cidades were really impressive and showed what a beautiful and unique place the island is. We really felt that we got to know the island really well and the local tour guides ensured that we saw as much as possible.
Authentic cuisine pleasant ambience. The Cozido meal at the Caldeira das Furnas was a simple but lovely experience. The ambience was accentuated by the diversity of people on the tour and the way our guide blended the atmosphere. – Ada Sam April 2022
“The trip to Furnas was spectacular, and so much more than we anticipated with the tea plantation, crater lakes, botanical gardens and bathing in the orange iron water. We also saw much more of the island than we expected that day as we travelled there on the south side and back on the north (or vice versa). Sao Miguel is a beautiful island all in all.” – Richard Rose-Casemore May 2022
On Friday we did the full day trip to Furnas, definitely the best geothermal site. As a family we were fascinated by the Victorian equipment still being used in the tea plantation we visited in the morning. Seeing the fumaroles and eating the food cooked in them was a real novelty. We swam in the pools in the afternoon, which was great again. These ones had much more iron in them than the ones at Lagoa do Fogo so it was important not to have our ‘best’ swimming costumes and towels on that day as they got a bit stained. – Sally Smart April 2022