Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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Approximately 8 Hours
Traveling by coach, you'll follow the road that heads north over the island, stopping at the Sta Iria viewpoint for a vista over the north coast.
Visit the local tea plantation and factory, and sample some of the better-known Azorean blends.
Continue to the Pico do Ferro viewpoint with a magnificent outlook over the Furnas Valley.
Head up to the lake in time to see your lunch taken out of an earthen oven in the ground, where it has been cooked using natural geothermal power. Return to the village to dine on this special meal at the Casino Terra Nostra.
There's time to visit the Terra Nostra Botanic Gardens -- among the most beautiful gardens in the Azores. This park features a natural, hot-water swimming pool. You'll have time for a quick swim if you wish.
Visit some hot springs in the village to learn about the different mineral water sources. Return to Ponta Delgada via the south coast, stopping at Vila Franca, the island's first capital.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, reef-safe/biodegradable sunscreen, light clothing to act as a full cover-up for further protection from the sun, and a hat. Swim at your own risk. The spring water may discolor light-colored swimwear. Tour does not operate on Fridays.