Tour in the Azores using Azorean Tours
I have booked a van(MercedesViano) with Gary at Azorean Tours. Tour details below. Looking for 5 fellow cruisers interested in joining us on this tour. If interested, please email me your name(s), CC name and stateroom number at chiqui dot bautista at gmail dot com
Gary has three other vehicles still available at this time – 8 passenger Mercedes Vito, 6 passenger Renault Grande Espace and 4 passenger Mercedes Benz Class E. We can book all his vehicles depending on how many people signed up.
“Fogo”Fire Crater Lake & Furnas Crater Lake (approximately 6hours or during your ship stay here) 50 Euros per person
Pick up at the pier, drive from the South coast to the North coast towards the Fire Lake. Start going up the mountain of “Barrosa” to go to see the Fire Lake, our first stop is at “Caldeira Velha” (hot iron water fall) with a short walk and photo stop around 15to 20 minutes with WC area there. See the waterfall, a hot spring and exotic scenery with many Australian Tree Ferns. Then drive to the first view stop to see the Fire Lake. 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 3000feet altitude) your ship at the pier. Then drive down towards Furnas, but first stop at the viewpoint on the South coast at “Caloura” view point. Drive through Vila Franca do Campo town. Getting closer to Furnas, we will drive down to or in the crater of Furnas passing and seeing the Furnas Lake. We will stop at “Caldeiras at the Lake” where there is hot springs; more known for the place where they make the Traditional and popular food underneath the ground. 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 “Picodo Ferro”. From there we will drive to the Tea Plantation “Goreana” (see the tea plantation fields, factory with explanation, and free taste of green and black tea). Then we drive to the viewpoint “Miradouro de Santalria” to see the North coast. After that we will check the time and determine what more we can fit or 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.
Cash payment is at the end of the tour. Lunch and gratuity is not included in the cost of the tour.
A month or more before the cruise, Gary will provide details of the start time and tour meeting point.