Located at Ginetes, on the south east of Sao Miguel, Quintadas Raiadas offers the chance to experience life on a working farm. Cook traditional Azorean food, ride on horse-drawn carts and tour the Furnas lake and village.
Our Azores Experiences are land-only packages that can be tailored in to any of our Azores holidays. They feature extra activities such as cooking tours, trips to some of the remotest - barely inhabited islands, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and more. Ask our Azores Specialists to add an Azores Experience into your holiday or for more information on the numerous experiences the Azores has to offer.
Arrive at the airport and collect hire car. Drive to Quinta das Raiadas and check in for 4 nights.
Enjoy a day experiencing rural life at Quintadas Raiadas. Take a trip on a horse drawn cart through green pastures and witness country lifestyle up close. Learn how to knead bread dough in the Azorean traditional way and taste the old traditional flavours of this island. (B)
After a tour of the biological farm enjoy a cooking workshop with Quinta dos Sabores. Learn to cook recipes using the farm produce and enjoy delicious home cooked cuisine afterwords. (B, L)
Today learn how to prepare a traditional 'Cozido das Furnas' - a stew that is unique to the Azores. Prepare the meat and vegetables in a pan before enjoying the unusual cooking method - in holes next to the lake of Furnas. The underground vapours from the volcanic lake slowly cook this dish, and with 5 hours of cooking time why not take a trip to the traditional village of Furnas with its hot springs, or visit the botanical garden at Terra Nostra and enjoy a swim in its thermal warm water swimming pool. When the Cozido is cooked, it will be time to remove the pan from its underground oven and enjoy the delicious meal, literally cooked from the heat of a volcano. (B, D)
After breakfast, drop off the car at the airport and check in for the return flight. (B)
5 day tour, from £325 per person
- 4 nights accommodation at the Quinta das Raiadas on Bed & Breakfast basis
- 5 days car hire in a Group B (VW Polo sized or similar) including CDW, taxes and airport delivery fee
- Meals as listed in the itinerary
- Full day farm experience including lunch
- Cooking workshop including meal
- Cozido cooking workshop
- Entrance fee to the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
- Entrance fee to the Forest Jose do Canto Garden
- Meals other than stated in itinerary
- Tips & gratuities
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