Shore Excursion # 1 - Furnas Crater Lake & Fire Crater Lake
Path of Shore Excursion # 1 - Furnas Crater Lake & Fire Crater Lake
TOUR DURATION: 6 hours or during the ship stay.
Pick up at the seapier where your ship ataches. Drive from the South coast to the North coast towards the Fire Lake direction. Start going up the mountain of Pico da Barrosa to go to see the Fire Lake, our first stop is at Caldeira Velha Park, short walk and photo stop around 15 to 20 minutes with WC area there. See the warm iron waterfall, hot spring and exotic scenery, with many Australian Tree Ferns. Then drive to the first view to see the magiscal Fire Lake.
Then drive to the other view, almost at the highest point to see the Fire Lake from another perspective; from that view you can see too the South and the North coast at the same time (the most flat and thinner area of the island) with the opportunity to see (at 947m / around 3000 feet altitude) your ship at the pier. Then drive down towards Furnas direction, but first stop at the viewpoint on the South coast at Caloura view point. Then drive through Vila Franca do Campo town. Getting closer to Furnas area, we will drive down to or in the crater of Furnas passing and seeing the Furnas Lake. We will stop at Caldeiras at the Furnas Lake where there is hot springs; more known for the place where they make the Traditional and popular food underneath the ground called Cozido das Furnas
After drive to Furnas village, and stop at the main hot springs and thermal water springs called Caldeiras”. Later, we will drive up and out of the crater of Furnas to the viewpoint to see all of the Furnas Volcanic Crater (lake and village) called Pico do Ferro”. From there we will drive to the Tea Plantation/Factory Goreana (see the tea plantation fields, factory with explanation, and have a free taste of green and black tea). Then we drive to the viewpoint Miradouro de Santa Iria to see the North coast. After that we will check the time and determine what more we can fit or what is the client’s mood. During the Tour there will be always WC stops, and in the middle of this Tour to drink and eat depending how long is your ship stays here that day, and what the clients feel like doing.
Note: Sao Miguel island weather may affect this itinerary and alternate sites may be visited if necessary.