Terra Nostra Gardens & Furnas Hot Springs

Terra Nostra Gardens & Furnas Hot Springs

5 hours | Azores Islands (Ponta Delgada) | P D L - 2 1 0
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Terra Nostra Park
  • Ribiera Grande
  • Caldeiras (hot springs) & Furnas Lake
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Experience São Miguel's botanical and geothermal wonders during this active, half-day guided excursion via motorcoach. View the island's oldest town, the picturesque colonial Ribeira Grande. Stroll through the breathtaking grounds of Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens, which feature lovely trails circling beautifully groomed lakes and streams, plantations of hydrangea and camellia, extensive grottoes, and century-old trees. Visit Furnas Valley, a geothermal wonderland of hot springs, mud pools, and geysers which emit steam heavy with the smell of sulphur. See caldeiras venting and the mineral waters flowing from spigots scattered across the volcanic landscape. Learn how locals use these steaming pools in cooking. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the summit of Pico do Ferro Belvedere, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the volcanic Furnas Valley. Your scenic drive back to Ponta Delgada will take you past the village-port of Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection.

It is advisable to note that from the bus parking area to the summit of Pico do Ferro, there is about 5/10 minute walk on an uphill inclined road

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit for Ribeira Grande

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:30
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Photo stop for Pico de Ferro Belvedere

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:15
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit to Terra Nostra Garden

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:15
Time at site: 01:00
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 20
Steps: 10
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Visit to Fumas Hot Springs

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 00:20
Time at site: 00:25
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 10
Restroom available: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship on a narrated scenic drive

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 45
Travel time: 01:15