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Wonders of the Center of the Island

nature walk

Wonders of the Center of the Island

7 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Wonders of the Center of the Island

nature walk

Wonders of the Center of the Island

7 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A unique overlook over the island central volcano and its surrounding slopes. First we will go up the tallest volcano mountain of the island, only accessible by car, so tall you will watch the vegetation get drier as we go up. Once on the top you have the best view over its stunning caldera and lake waters. We are standing really high here, so as sunnier it is the day the clearer will be the views. On our way down the north slope, you will have a access to the most tropical thermal pool in the island (entrance fee included). Here the pool is supplied by a warm water waterfall, surrounded by luxurious green vegetation and the chants of birds. Feel free to bathe on the pool, it´s an unique experience! Afterwards we will find the tea plantation on the bottom of the north slope, lines of green tea overlooking the ocean. Here you can taste the most amazing Azorean green tea, handpicked and traditionally crafted. Now we will head to the south slope and visit the oldest village on the island, and learn about it´s stone church and rock islet. If you tasted the tea we must end this experience with the king of the island, learn everything about the most delicious pineapple in the world!

Your host

Learn more about Carlos

Carlos

Hi I´m an English and History teacher, and an island guide together with my daughter Monique (a Airbnb Super Host), for 5 years now in the little paradise island of São Miguel, where we were also fortunate to be born and raised. You will understand why I say fortunate, many of the travelers that come here and stay or explore the island with us, fall easily in love and want to move here right away! My island bursts with amazing volcanic landscapes, thermal activity, luxurious fauna and flora, and endless shades of green. The weather plays a big role in the islander´s lives, since it´s always changing, we can have the 4 seasons in the same day, and it´s much easier to navigate through it with a help of a local. I know all of the island perks, and spots, and my passion is to show visitors the genuine way of living like an Azorean!

What's included

Drinks
Bottled Water and Tea
Tickets
Entrance fee to Thermal Pool

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Where you'll be

Água do Pau Massif with it´s volcano crater and Fire Lake. Thermal Pool in the middle of the forest. Tea and Pineapple Plantation.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

This experience takes about 4-5h. The transportation is a 4 people vehicle, so there is a maximum of 3 participants. If this experience is not available on your chosen date, please ask me for availability. Departing hours may be adjusted to your convenience.

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Carlos
Wonders of the Center of the Island
7 reviews
From £60/person
7 reviews
From £60/person