7 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Ponta Delgada: Explore The Picturesque Furnas Valley
Hop into van tours which are a comfortable and complete way to explore the landscapes and heritage of our island, in the company of those who live and know how to share the secrets of more than 5 centuries of history, traditions and living in an island.
Begin the tour towards the first capital of the island of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, with a short stop for tasting the famous "Queijadas da Vila" (traditional pastry) with the Ponta Delgada tour guide.
The tour follows into the Furnas Valley, to visit the Terra Nostra Park, possibly the best example of the romantic 18th-century gardens in the Azores. Here, in addition to walking through paths surrounded by vegetation from around the world, there is time to enjoy a thermal bath in the pool.
Before lunch, you will visit the area of Caldeiras next to the Furnas lake, where you will attend demonstrations to the traditional Cozido and learn how to cook in the Caldeiras. The Cozido will be your lunch and will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will know and experience the way the inhabitants of this parish live with a dormant volcano.
Visit the area of springs and fumaroles, and where you can taste the waters that come directly from the rocks.
The return to Ponta Delgada will be made by the North Coast, with a stop at Gorreana Tea Factory.
Portuguese Ponta Delgada guide/driver
Insurance (personal accidents)
Recommended Equipment: Comfortable shoes and clothing, light jacket, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, backpack, camera, swimming suit and towel.
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