Full-Day 4WD Tour to Nordeste
Nordeste where it all began.
Going to meet the origins of the island where more than 4 million years ago the earth tore the sea towering majestically more than 1100 meters into the sky.
A tour where you can contemplate magnificent landscapes between ravines and waterfalls that refresh restless souls, along with a vegetation that explodes in a miscellany of colors in the most florid municipality of the world.
Surrounding the mountain of Pico da Vara that hides the Laurissilva forest, sanctuary of the only endemic terrestrial bird of the Azores, the Priolo.
A matchless journey to a unique land, made of peace and tranquility.
In a comfortable 4WD jeep depart from Ponta Delgada at 9:00 a.m. with an informative, friendly and professional nature guide and follow the North Coast route of São Miguel Island, towards Achada das Furnas.
Head to Salto do Cavalo viewpoint located at 805m altitude and offering a breathtaking view that extends over the Furnas Valley, as well as the North and South Coast of São Miguel Island. Continue to the parish of Salga, the first of the municipality of Nordeste and enjoy the view of Salto da Farinha. Head to Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park located between the parishes of Achadinha and Achada, to enjoy the imposing waterfall and a set of water mills. Continue through the picturesque parishes of Santana, Santo António Nordestino, São Pedro Nordestino and Lomba da Fazenda towards the center of the Village of Nordeste. Take a break and enjoy the local gastronomy (own expense) and the good hospitality characteristic of the Azorean people.
Take the tour again and head to Pedreira towards Tronqueira Road, a dirt route that crosses Serra da Tronqueira from Nordeste to the municipality of Povoação. Stop at Serra da Tronqueira viewpoint and embrace the imposing view over the mountain range and Pico da Vara, the highest point of the Island with 1103m and dazzle with the Laurissilva forest, composed of Azorean Cedar, Azorean Blueberry, Azorean Sweet Bay and Azorean Holly, endemic plants, natural habitat of the Priolo. Proceed to Pedreira jumping from belvedere in belvedere, Ponta da Madrugada, Ponta do Sossego and Vista dos Barcos, which of them the most beautiful, full of flowerbeds that make Nordeste the most flowery municipality of the Azores.
Back to Ponta Delgada along the North Coast route of the Island finish the tour taking in the backdrop of the beautiful sunset before being dropped off at your hotel around 5:00 p.m.The course on/off road may vary according to climate conditions.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"If canceled due to extreme weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"
Duration: 8 Hours
Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels or in a range of 25Km.
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.