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Island of Cows and the Story Behind It

The cows cast to the mountains—a scene of this island. We decide to learn about them. Joao and Gena... read more

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Unique and special Azorean experience

Our family of 6 had the best time visiting Gena and João's farm. While there is an abundance of... read more

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Come meet your local sustainable farmer & our cows! The tour can change as we’re a working farm, but you'll come along to shadow us. Typically, we'll take you on a scenic drive to meet our teenage cows, you'll pet baby calves, we'll move the cows...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
R1-a1 | Junction da Diereita street, Achadinha, Sao Miguel 9630-045, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

The cows cast to the mountains—a scene of this island. We decide to learn about them. Joao and Gena gave us a wonderful experience. We touched cows, knowing they have different personalities and names. We learned to milk cows with our own hands. And learned the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 had the best time visiting Gena and João's farm. While there is an abundance of cattle on the island of São Miguel, this is one of the only opportunities to get up close and personal with a herd and their farmers....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

This family of four had THE BEST time spending the afternoon with Gina and João. The experience was wonderfully authentic and so special- to see the land, meet the cows (teenagers, moms and newborn calf!),shepherd and milk the cows and a lovely sunset picnic. Lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DancingMorgan
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

I can’t say enough wonderful things about our day at the farm. Gena and João were so accommodating to us. The beautiful island has so much farmland and it was so interesting to see how it is worked and how well the animals are maintained...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Sao Miguel certainly has a lot to offer (the never ending views, culture, cuisine), but a highlight of my recent trip to the Azores was spending an afternoon with Gena, her husband Joao and their family of dogs, cats and yes, cows. From the time...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Traveling with a curious toddler always brings new adventures, particularly if they like to roam around, get into everything, and babble loudly with excitement. Visiting the Farm was the perfect family outing with our toddler: open fields, muddy puddles, and his favorite animals. We quickly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrea H
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I had the best experience in that farm and we were lucky to meet a young couple who are dedicated and they have a mission to produce quality milk. This experience will be in our memory forever. Must visit

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

As organic farmers from the United States (Iowa), we are always looking for opportunities to connect with other farmers when we travel. Gena and João taught us so much about agriculture in the Azores and were honest about the joys and struggles of this rewarding...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marenbeard
Reviewed January 7, 2019

While visiting Azores we wanted to get an authentic special experiance of a Farm life and we couldnt choose better. I found The farm and wrote to Gena few days in advance to agree on the date and time and confirmed everything thru FB. Gena...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alma_Amb
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I was lucky enough to be told about this beautiful couple (Gena & Joao) who after many years of living in the United States decided to return to Sao Miguel to own and run a Holistic Dairy Farm.... It was such an amazing experience being...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Maria L
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