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Private 4x4 Tailored Tour from Ponta Delgada

1. Private 4x4 Tailored Tour from Ponta Delgada

Set off on a full-day adventure to discover the island of Sao Miguel in a 4x4 vehicle. With private tour that can be fully customized, you decide what to do and when. Explore the craters of Sete Cidades, visit the romantic town of Furnas, or discover Lagoa do Fogo. Get picked up from your hotel by your driver/guide to start this incredible experience. A number of itineraries are available that you can discuss with the driver on the day of your tour. Choose to visit the parishes around Sete Cidades, to discover the lakes, craters, and hot springs around the area.  Alternatively, head in the direction of Furnas and take a tour of the most beautiful town on the island. See fumaroles and hot springs as you admire the lush vegetation around Furnas lake. Take a short hike if you wish, and see how traditional pottery is made locally.   If you love nature then choose to discover the two biggest lakes on Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Admire the blue waters and stop at Caldeira Velha to enjoy a swim in a naturally-heated waterfall. Explore a 4x4 trail to another waterfall, and take a short hike if you like. Witness volcanic activity at Ribeira Grande, a small town in Caldeiras.

Terceira Island West Side UTV 4x4 Tour

2. Terceira Island West Side UTV 4x4 Tour

The west side off roar tour is an adrenaline-fueled tour that allows you to explore the hidden secrets of Terceira Island. From open fields to unique slopes through woods, rocks, and mud, the breathtaking landscapes will make this adventure unforgettable. Climb aboard a Utility Task Vehicle, a 4x4 off-road vehicle that offers greater comfort and safety than an ATV equipped with an automatic transmission. This side-by-side vehicle allows you to bring a friend and get along during the tour. Be the driver of your own adventure. Take the wheel while the guide leads the way.

Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

3. Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

Start with pickup from your hotel Praia da Vitória or Angra do Heroísmo. Travel with your guide towards the reserve of Monte Brasil, passing by the historic Fortress of São João Baptista at the entrance.   Ride up to the Peak of the Crosses and ride inside secret spots where only the guide knows about. Get panoramic views of the island, seeing the highest point of the island, the inactive volcano of Santa Bárbara. See the town of Angra do Heroísmo below, and on clear days, the São Jorge and Pico islands off the coast.

Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

4. Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

This tour will allow you to explore the best locations of the island, including lakes sceneries within volcano craters, shore views, and even sceneries from the highest island's grounds including one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an active but dormant volcano of Lagoa do Fogo.  Be picked up at any location in Ponta Delgada. Your tour guide will be pleased to pick you and to do a briefing of your tour. This is a good time to customize your itinerary, if you wish. One of the interesting initial stops are at the Azorean pineapple plantations where your tour guide will explain all the stages and where you can try a free sample of the local pineapple liquor. After this the group will go uphill to the large western volcano Sete Cidades and make a stop on Pico do Carvão viewpoint so you can enjoy one of the best views over the island.  Grota do Inferno viewpoint is just ahead. From there you have some amazing sceneries within the Sete Cidades caldera and you can see the most beautiful lakes (Rasa lake, Santiago lake and the twin blue and green lakes). Following next, your tour guide takes the group to Vista do Rei viewpoint, from where you can admire the most famous perspective over the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and it's population. Next, head down to the Sete Cidades settlement next to the twin lakes and explore the most interesting spots nearby the lake. On the way back, reach the south shore heading to the Fogo volcano. Your tour guide will take you to the highest point of this central volcano, up to 947 meters above sea level at Pico da Barrosa. From there, as you explore the inner crater you can enjoy and stop at Fogo Lake. Right next to the Fogo lake is Caldeira Velha, an outdoor garden with hot thermal pools that you may enjoy. Finally the last stops will be at Ribeira Grande where you can learn the local way of living and stop at Santa Bárbara beach, the most popular site for surfers, to refresh yourself and enjoy the local shore view.

Terceira Island: 8-Hour Wine and Moonshine Tour

5. Terceira Island: 8-Hour Wine and Moonshine Tour

After pick-up from your accommodation on Terceira your guide will take you to see the major sightseeing spots in the island as well as a series of lesser known spots off the beaten track. Enjoy an outdoor BBQ lunch with local foods, cheeses, breads, wines and moonshines as well as a visit to a winery where you will taste other local wines and moonshines. Other stops introduce you to further local delicacies. The tour continues with the interior of the Island, on this tour you not only taste our foods, wines, moonshines, but you also get to see a great deal of the island from a different perspective. End the tour conveniently back at your accomodation.

Furnas: Private Van Tour

6. Furnas: Private Van Tour

This tour covers some of the best scenic areas of São Miguel island and the Furnas volcanic area. It offers the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs and a visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (entrance fee not included in the tour). • Pisão Viewpoint and Caloura • Vila Franca do Campo and its pastry factory • Senhora da Paz Viewpoint • Furnas Lake and Hot Springs • Furnas Village • Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (optional) • Hot Springs & mineral waters • Pico do Ferro Viewpoint • Gorreana Tea Plantation and Factory • Santa Iria Viewpoint

Azores: Outdoor Lunch with Traditional Foods

7. Azores: Outdoor Lunch with Traditional Foods

The island of Terceira, one of the main entry points to the Azores, forms the central group of the archipelago. Your hosts will pick you up from your accommodation before preparing you an amazing lunch made from traditional delicacies which includes: meats, sausages, bread, cheeses, butter, the famous "Alcatra" dish (an Azorean product), salad with the local supplier's famous and delicious House dressing, Portuguese wine, beer, juice, water, shots of a surprise homemade drink, and a dessert (the famous "Dona Amelia"). Enjoy all this in the woods in the middle of nature, where you can walk around enjoying a drink, taking pictures of beautiful views, relaxing and breathing in the pure air while your hosts cook. At the end of the lunch you will be returned to your accommodation safely.

Angra do Heroísmo: Monte Brasil Private Guided Buggy Tour

8. Angra do Heroísmo: Monte Brasil Private Guided Buggy Tour

Hop in the driver's seat to explore Terceira Island aboard a UTV with a group of family or friends. Take in the stunning views of Angra do Heroísmo from Monte Brasil on a private tour. Marvel at the beautiful natural scenery. Get picked up from your hotel in Angra do Heroísmo by van and taken to your utility task vehicle (UTV). Listen to your guide's instructions on how to drive a UTV, which are more comfortable and safer than ATVs. Then, follow your guide to explore the extinct volcano of Monte Brasil. Take in breathtaking views of Angra do Heroísmo, the Atlantic Ocean, and some of the other Azores islands. Admire the stunning nature and enjoy plenty of photo opportunities.

Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

9. Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

Explore Sete Cidades and the Vista do Rei on this full-day guided tour. Begin bright and early for plenty of time to take in panoramic views, relax in thermal baths and try local liqueur. Depart from your accommodation in Ponta Delgada and head north to start your adventure. Pass by multiple viewpoints located at Pico do Carvão, Lagoa do Canário, Grota do Inferno and the Vista do Rei. Enjoy views over the two volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, and visit the parish located between the lakes. After lunch, visit the Vieira Ceramics Factory located in the city of Lagoa. Then go to the viewpoint at the top of Lagoa do Fogo, for stunning views over the lake. On the journey down the mountain, stop to enjoy the thermal baths in Caldeira Velha. Next, visit the Mulher do Capote factory, and taste Portuguese liqueurs. Continue to Santa Barbara beach in Ribeira Grande. To conclude the trip, visit the pineapple plantation located at Fajã de Baixo in Ponta Delgada, before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Terceira Island: Private Sightseeing Day Trip & Winery Lunch

10. Terceira Island: Private Sightseeing Day Trip & Winery Lunch

If you want to have a real Private unique experience of visiting a winery, having a traditional lunch with our traditional foods at the winery, walk around the winery or just sit back enjoy the breath taking view with an amaizing local local wine, "verdelho", be able to purchase these unique wines, or/and even be able to purchase a vine, that will be yours and the winery will send you every year wine from your vine, your own wine from Terceira Island, be able to visit the most popular view points on the island, and go to the interior of the island where you will be in contact with nature at its natural stage, visit hidden spots, then this tour is for you.

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What people are saying about Azores

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

My Son, Brad, and I booked this tour for the second day of our trip, figuring we would get some education and tips on the Island and suggestions/advice for the days ahead. Antonio was an Awesome guide, full of energy and a great sense of humor. He and his crew prepared a tasty lunch including the Alcatra Stew and some vegan things for those who prefer. Do this trip up front on your trip

Joan and Rodrigo (sorry if I spelled it wrong) picked us up right in front of the ship, Joan spoke German very well! The 2 gave us a wonderful trip, we drove to places that were also off the tourist hotspots. We learned a lot about the Azores, history, country and people. We can definitely recommend the excursions with GYG and their local partners. Thanks for the nice time!

One of the best holiday days The tour was interesting, fun and the whole family enjoyed it very much, We went to see places we would not have seen otherwise. Hikes, waterfalls, hot pools and historic sites. Our guide knew his botanics, geography, geology, history and the local secrets.

This is the second time that we have signed up for this tour and there are no regrets. The tour guide was able to tailor our day to fit our individual preferences. The Alcatra lunch is still the best on the island. We recommend this tour to our friends that are visiting the Azores.

This was an amazing tour. Paulo was an informative and friendly guide. The information he provided was interesting and knowledgeable. The pastry shop, furnas area, tea plantation and all the other stops we made were wonderful.