ORIGIN | SÃO MIGUEL
Formalities to board on plane and departure to SÃO MIGUEL, reception from a VEFA TRAVEL person. Lunch. By the afternoon visit at “LAGOA DAS SETE CIDADES”, astonishing landscape phenomenon which transform in two lagoons known as “Lago Azul e Lago Verde”. Next we will visit FAJÃ DE BAIXO, to know the process of culture of Azorean Ananaz, produced in greenhouses/stoves of glass using traditional techniques. Return to hotel for dinner and acomodation.
SÃO MIGUEL | RIBEIRA GRANDE
After breakfast visit RIBEIRA GRANDE, located in the north coast of the island, known for its Baroque architecture of the centuries 17th XVII and 18th XVIII. We will have the opportunity to know its architectural heritage also where the highlights are the City Wall “Câmara Municipal”, the Etnografic Museum also de so called “Ermida Espírito Santo” as well the bridge “Ponte da Ribeira dos Moinhos” and the well-known Church “Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Estrela”. Follows the visit to “Miradouro do Pico de Ferro”, from where we can see the huge volcanic crate where is located the very well-known lagoon called “LAGOA DAS FURNAS”. Here we see something unique which is the burrowing of the stew after it has been cooked under the earth for six hours. Lunch (Azorean Stew). By the afternoon visit to “VALE DAS FURNAS”, one of the most valuable hydrographic regions of Europe as well a region with volcanic activity, this area is known by 22 hot springs as well by boilers, boiling water geysers and medicinal muds. We also visit the park called “Terra Nostra” (not included), where you find a wide variety of botanic species and a thermal swimming pool. Return to hotel for dinner and acomodation.
SÃO MIGUEL | MAIA | POVOAÇÃO
After breakfast departure to MAIA where we visit a tea factory called “Gorreana Tea Factory” and its plantations, unique in Europe, during the visit will explain everything about the factory and the plantations, we will also have opportunity to make a tasting. Follows a panoramic tour by the north coast, the rugged region of the island in which we can admire its charm such as “Ribeira dos Caldeirões”, “Ponta do Sossego” and “Ponta da Madrugada” we still with a visit to NORDESTE, a quiet and welcoming city known for its artistic heritage. Lunch and in the afternoon we visit the village POVOAÇÃO, place of settlement of the first persons that arrive at the island, surrounded by its 7 lofts still to visit “LAGOA DO FOGO”, watching one of the most panoramic impressing views/landscapes of the north and south cost of the island. Return to hotel for dinner and acomodation.
PONTA DELGADA | LISBON | ORIGIN
After the breakfast visit to PONTA DELGADA, the Capital of the island a modern city, with a large hitry as well surrounded by his magnificent nature. Its rich historic Heritage has the highlight in the Church called “Igreja Matriz São Sebastião”, “Torre do Relógio”,” Palácio de Sant ‘Ana”, ”Mercado da Graça”, “Forte São Brás” and as well “ Convento Nossa Senhora da Esperança”. Lunch. Free time until departure to Airport for boarding formalities, and return to origin Country/City.