Furnas Tours

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An ancient volcanic zone that has been active for more than 100,000 years, Furnas is a hotbed of thermal activity. The lush area has been attracting spa visitors seeking the water’s healing properties since the 19th century. Close to three active volcanos, citizens of the Portuguese parish use the hot springs, geysers, and other hotspots for a variety of activities—including the cooking of a traditional meal of vegetables and stew underground, called cozido. Heated by the volcanic steam, the dish can take up to seven hours to prepare.

Towns sit scenically in and beside large calderas or volcanic craters. There are more than 30 different hot springs, each with their own varying temperature and level of volcanic activity. The heated thermal mineral waters and mud baths are thought to still have therapeutic properties. Furnas makes up one of several small towns on the largest and most populated island of the Azores. There is also a beautiful lake in Furnas that is worth seeing.

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Furnas is located on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. Most flights arrive in Ponta Delgada, from which it's about a 40-minute drive to Furnas.
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Address: Furnas, São Miguel, Portugal, Portugal
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Shore Excursion: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada

The unspoiled natural attractions of Sete Cidades, Furnas and Lagoa do Fogo boast some of the prettiest natural scenery in the Azores, but reaching the remote sites without local knowledge is a challenge. When your cruise ship docks in Ponta Delgada, choose the destination of most interest and embrace the Azores’ great outdoors. Explore volcanic craters and hot spring wells, with round-trip travel from the port in Ponta Delgada included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.24 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$55.24 USD

Azores 4x4 Private Shore Excursion from Ponta Delgada

Make the most of your time at shore with a private tour of Ponta Delgada. Choose from three regions—Sete Cidades, Furnas, and Lagoa do Fogo—and customize the itinerary to your interests and preferences. Visit local villages, admire the natural beauty of the island, or sample the local gastronomy during your time in the Azores.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$216.35 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Furnas Volcano and Lake Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Delve into the mythical mystery surrounding the Furnas Volcano and Lake on a full-day tour of the emblematic natural landmark from Ponta Delgada. Alongside an expert guide, travel deep into the countryside to discover Terra Nostra’s thermal springs, the magnificent Santa Ira viewpoint and Furnas Lake. Visit the intriguing Furnas Village to see how locals cook stews in molten holes in the ground; visit a tea factory and gaze at verdant plantations; and enrich your knowledge of the legends and myths surrounding the Furnas region with your expert guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$63.29 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Pico do Ferro Trail Hike and Light Yoga on São Miguel Island

Spend time outdoors in a picturesque setting on this São Miguel Island tour. Hiking in a new place can be daunting, but a guide will lead the way, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Your guide will also enhance your tour by pointing out the best views along the way. Experience the epitome of peacefulness by taking part in silent meditation and light yoga. Conveniently a delicious picnic is also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$103.57 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

Discover the east side of São Miguel island, home to volcanic landscapes and geothermal wonders, on a 9-hour day trip from Ponta Delgada. Admire panoramic views from Nossa Senhora da Paz, a secluded mountain church, visit Furnas Lake (Lagoa das Furnas) and observe volcanic springs and gas vents. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the thermal pools of Furnas (optional, not included). Plus, you’ll eat a ‘cozido’ lunch cooked in geothermal grounds, visit the beautiful waterfall of Ribeira dos Caldeirões, and take a tour of a tea factory.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$67.90 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch

Explore the wonders of Sao Miguel’s Furnas Valley on this informative full-day tour with a small group, including lunch. Visit the island’s famed ceramic factories, snap memorable photos at Caloura, Vila Franca Do Campo and Furnas. See Furnas lake and the surrounding hot springs and indulge in a traditional Sao Miguel lunch of ‘cozido,’ a rich stew cooked by thermal vents underground. You won’t want to miss the tea factory and the Ribeira Grande City with its beautiful architecture. This is a small group tour to ensure a quality experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$69.05 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Azores - Combo Tour Two Days Sao Miguel

See the highlights of São Miguel, the largest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago, on this 2-day tour from Ponta Delgada. With this tour, skip the hassle of renting a car and enjoy easy transportation to remote areas of São Miguel Island. Experience the local culture, taste regional cuisine, and visit idyllic crater lakes such as Fire Lake, Sete Cidades Lake, and Furnas Lake.
  • Duration: 14 to 16 hrs
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$115.08 USD
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  • Duration: 14 to 16 hrs
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Full-Day Furnas Tour: Lake Fumaroles and Thermal Pools 4x4

Witness geysers and feel the warmth of hot springs on this full-day guided 4X4 tour of Furnas from Ponta Delgada. On this tour, you will see Furnas’ famed islet, tree-covered craters and steaming fumaroles. Enjoy visits to a tea factory by the island’s volcanic activity.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$63.29 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Relax on our Paradise Tour Half-Day

WHAT TO EXPECT - Visit Furnas Lake and enjoy all its beautiful surroundings; - Bath in the warm waters of Terra Nostra Garden; - Enjoy a relaxing drive along the south and north coast of the island of São Miguel.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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São Miguel, Azores - Furnas volcano and hot springs half day

Visit some of Sao Miguel’s most beautiful sites on this action-packed half-day tour. Save time organizing your own transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with a guide along the coast, stopping off at interesting sites en route, such as Santa Iris viewpoint, a tea factory, Pico do Ferro viewpoint, and Furnas Volcano and Hot Springs. You’ll also get to see a natural kitchen where volcano heat is used to cook food.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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$48.91 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Walking Tour: Ribeira Funda and Furnas from Ponta Delgada

Explore the wilderness of Ponta Delgada on a hike to Ribeira Funda and Furnas. Discover the abundant flora and fauna of the area as you take in the beautiful coastal scenery. Enjoy a delicious lunch along the way and even take a dip in the cool waters after a long day of hiking. Spend the day immersed in nature and see the ‘wild side’ of the Azores.
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Canoeing at Furnas Lake

Spend a couple of hours immersed in nature as you sail across the Furnas Lake on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. Follow your guide from the west side of the lake and paddle to the fumaroles, where the heat from the volcano makes the water hot. Learn how locals use this heat from the lake to create a delicious stew and admire the beautiful scenery of the area.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$34.52 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Jeep Tour - Furnas & Vila Franca do Campo (Full Day)

On this full-day tour you will find some of the most emblematic places on the island of São Miguel, passing by the iconic Caloura bathing area, Vila Franca, the island's first capital and its breathtaking convent candies. The tour will continue towards the Furnas where you can relax in thermal waters, observing the secondary manifestations of the Furnas volcano, next to the lagoon you will observe the confection of your lunch, cooked in the natural heat of the earth. After lunch you will meet breathtaking viewpoints and still visit the Gorreana tea factory.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$92.06 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day Furnas

WHAT TO EXPECT  - Typical Lunch of Regional Cuisine (Famous Cooked of furnas)- Watch the withdrawal in the volcanic soil the famous stew of Furnas- Proof of Regional Liqueurs and tea- Tea Plantation- Panoramic Views on the Furnas Lagoon- Know and Explore Beautiful Lookouts- Village and Northeast Village Center- Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park- Furnas (Lake, Hot Spring´s);- Pool’s D. Beija or Terra Nostra Garden;- Pico do Ferro Viewpoint;- Sta Iria viewpoit.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$86.31 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Jeep Tour - Thermall Polls (HalfDay)

In this experience you will enjoy the warm waters of the Dona Beija Pool, located in Furnas, on the island of São Miguel, where you can enjoy unique moments of relaxation in hot springs. An obligatory experience during your stay in the Azores. This is one of the places most visited by tourists, given its characteristics and magic. Below you find all information about the Dona Beija Pool, formerly known as Poça da Juventude.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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$43.73 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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