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ProductID: 1203

Type: Full Day Tour Private

Country: Portugal

Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions

Region: Azores Islands

Group Size: 2 - 6 People

Start City: Ponta Delgada

Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 08h30 approx.)

Povoação is an airy town surrounded by seven hills in the south-eastern corner of São Miguel.

12 km southeast of Furnas, the quaint little fishing village of Povoação was the first settlement on São Miguel and is accessible by a mountain road that climbs up in hairpin bends to the mountains before running through forests, past gorges and along valleys. Its restored 15th century chapel of Santa Bárbara is thought to have been the island´s first place of worship.

10 km further east, the Miradouro da Madrugada is a spectacular cliff-top vantage point affording unparalleled views of the morning sunrise.


Day by Day Itinerary:
1 Day (Duration: 08h30 approx.)

DAY 1:
- Departure from the Hotel at 9.30 AM to Ribeira Grande, the second city of S. Miguel located in the North coast of the island, continuing to Santa Iria Miradouro where you will be able to enjoy a magnificent view over a large area of the Island.
- The next stop will be at the Gorreana tea plantation and factory. The tour continues to Nordeste passing by the Miradouro do Salto da Farinha.
- Lunch at a local restaurant or picnic in Miradouro da Ponta da Madrugada with a beautiful ocean view.
- Following lunch, the tour will continue to Povoação where the first Island settlers arrived in the XV century. Stop to visit the village centre.
- Return to Ponta Delgada following the south-eastern route with a short stop at Furnas.
- Arrival at the Hotel around 6:00 PM.

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