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A day just for you

Van Tours

Pico island Request Tour
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Small groups
Adapted to your expectations
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Free cancellations
240 per adult

A day just for you

Customized Private Van Tour

Pico island

The greatest lava tube in Portugal; the highest volcano; the brightest volcanic rock; the most astonishing view over the neighboring islands…

Thematic tours take you through historical journeys and to the core of the local culture. The comfort of a van will not stop you from admiring the best chosen points – our gems of beauty – or from absorbing the culture, listening to the most thrilling tales, or from mesmerizing with the flavors of the gastronomy and momentarily mingle with the locals.

Pick your tour among extraordinary choices and absorb the island, savoring every precious moment…

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 3H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • 1 museum entrance
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Pico has so much to offer, and sometimes our visitors want a very specific experience focused on one particular environment or topic.

    That is why at Futurismo, we let you choose what you want to do and where you want to go thanks to this special adventure.

    Tell us what are your interests, we will be your guide.

    • Overview

      – In order to meet your wishes and interests, we created this half-day tour. Depending on your request, we will drive you around some of the most emblematic stops around Pico. This way, you can get an insight into the island’s beauty and huge diversity.

      – You can also choose a thematic tour about the whaling culture, wine culture, or geological patrimony.

    • Wine thematic tour

      – One option is a comfortable trip to get to know your own Pico island. We can, for example, take you to the famous Criação Velha to admire the typical vineyard landscape of Pico. In the end, you can taste the well-known wine from grapes grown on the volcanic land.

      – After that, we could head to Gruta das Torres for a speleological visit. This is the biggest lava tube in Portugal with a length of 5,150m.

    • Geological patrimony thematic tour

      – For nature lovers, we have the perfect package. We can visit Pico mountain house located at 1,230m above sea level. There, you will have information about the Natural Reserve of Pico.

      – Later on, we can head towards Lagoa do Capitão, with a wonderful panorama of the mountain. To end this trip, we can go to Lajido, where we will discover the heritage of wine culture.

    • Whaling culture thematic tour

      – If you like historical experiences, let’s go back in time with us to the whaling times. Those have definitely molded the Azores archipelago.

      – You will know everything about whaling traditions and the transition to whale watching. We can visit a whale lookout, the old whaling factory as well as the famous whaler’s museum.

    Departure Point

    Rua Conselheiro Terra Pinheiro, nº3, 9950-329 Madalena (Hotel Caravelas) | Free pick up in Madalena municipality (select this option during the checkout process). Our staff will contact you on the day before the tour takes place.

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Customized Private Van Tour

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Advisory

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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