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Located in the easternmost part of the island, Nordeste is considered to be the most beautiful region in São Miguel by the locals and it has already been considered to be the most flower-rich region of all Europe.
Our first stop is well worth traveling across the island as we stop at the viewpoint of Santa Iria, near Ribeira Grande. Another viewpoint is to follow, which is Salto do Cavalo. This viewpoint is marked by astonishing and wide views over Povoação - the first place to be settled in the island - as well as the coast that extends beyond Povoação. Then, we will go down to the town of Nordeste, stopping by the beautiful viewpoint of Salto da Farinha and the park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões, before lunch in a local restaurant.
During this tour, we will also pass by the beautiful Serra da Tronqueira, where we will enter a big lush forest, home to the Priolo bird (Pyrrhula murina). This bird was in great danger of extinction, but thanks to the hard work of Centro Ambiental do Priolo and the help of some organizations like Futurismo, the conservation of this species is on its way.
On the way back to Ponta Delgada, we will stop at Povoação to talk about the history of this place, having a break to relax before going back to Ponta Delgada. This is definitely a must-photograph place.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Q: Where is Nordeste?
A: As the Portuguese name suggests, it is located on the northeastern part of the island. As it is situated at the very end of the island, it takes about 50 minutes to go there without stopping from Ponta Delgada.
Q: Where is the pickup and drop off location?
A: We will pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel or at the tourist office, depending on your preferences.
Q: What is the Priolo?
A: The Priolo is the most threatened and the second rarest bird in Europe. The small bird of only 30g and 16cm is endemic to São Miguel and most particularly the eastern part of the island. It is estimated that its population is now about 1,000 individuals. Futurismo is a proud partner of the project Life Priolo, which supports and promotes their conservation.
Q: I am vegetarian, will the lunch in a local restaurant be adapted to my needs?
A: We will always try to meet your needs. If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h prior to the tour.
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