One of the lesser known places for those who visit us, however, is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the island: it is the municipality of Nordeste, and is also considered the 10th island of the Azores due to its geographical position. On this tour we will show you the best that exists along the route towards the Northeast, with its superb viewpoints and paths between mountains with extraordinary beauty.
Start by visiting the highest point of the Furnas crater, the “Salto do Cavalo”, 805 meters high, where we will have a fantastic view over Furnas, Povoação and the island of S. Maria on days with good visibility . Then, we head towards the oldest town on the island discovered in 1432, the municipality of Povoação. We will travel all over the north coast with superb views over the hillside, jagged by cliffs and an enviable green that you will never forget, until you reach the municipality of Nordeste where we will stop to see its historic center, as well as have lunch. This area of the island is known for its fantastic and exuberant nature, so we will stop at the most varied viewpoints, such as Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada, places known to residents as a favorite spot to see the sunrise, as well as for its beautiful flowers and surrounding nature. In addition to these, we also have the viewpoint of Vigia dos Barcos with a privileged view over one of the oldest fishing ports on the island. Do not forget also the option of stopping at the environmental center of Priolo where you will have the opportunity to have a guided tour with one of our guides and thus understand the measures practiced in the region for the protection of this beautiful endemic bird (the Priolo), and its habitats. In the direction of Ponta Delgada you will have the opportunity to stop at several viewpoints, namely, the Whale Watcher in Algarvia, a place used to spot whales for their hunting, an activity that was abolished in the 20th century. Then, we stop at the Ribeira dos Caldeirões park to contemplate the beautiful waterfalls and their windmills, this being one of the highlights of the tour.
Our tour is ending and then we will have a relaxed trip to the city of Ponta Delgada, where we are sure that each corner visited will remain in your memory forever.
- Visit the most flowery municipality in Portugal
- Enjoy the observation of endemic species
- Explore the different shades of green in the Northeast of the island
- Discover the geological roots of the island of S. Miguel.
- Learn about the history of the Azores with your expert guide
- Small groups where you will have all the attention you need
|Local||Departure: Ponta Delgada
Arrival: Ponta Delgada
Outside Ponta delgada has additional costs
|Tour Duration||Approximately: 7H-8H|
|Itinerary||The itineraries indicated above describe only some of the places of interest, serving only as a basic guide, however we travel through many other places, which you can discover on our tours.|
|Group Size||Maximum 8 People|
|Possibility to visit:||Tea Plantation, Pineapple Greenhouses|