Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

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Explore the lakes and craters of Sete Cidades on the Azores island of São Miguel on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the area’s beautiful lakes, such as Empadadas and Carvão. Explore the dramatic landscape of the volcano’s caldera up close, and more.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel if it is located in Ponta Delgada or surroundings. If you are staying out of Ponta Delgada city please contact us to inform you of the pick up options. There is also the possibility to be picked up at the cruise dock Portas do Mar cruise harbor. Please contact the supplier with information about your hotel and room number, or the name of your cruise ship.
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the island of São Miguel's lakes and volcanic craters by 4WD vehicle
  • Marvel at spectacular flowers and trees
  • Look down at the twin lakes of Sete Cidades
  • Explore some of São Miguel's other peaceful lakes
  • Get fantastic island views from strategic belvederes
Full description
Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from Ponta Delgada. Traveling by 4WD vehicle, you will experience the dramatic scenery of the volcanic crater and its flora and fauna in a more immersive fashion. Drive to the mountain top to look down on the 2 impressive lakes of the caldera (basin), one with blue water (Lagoa Azul) and the other of green water (Lagoa Verde). Along the way, take in many other picturesque spots of São Miguel, including the peaceful lakes of Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa de Santiago, and Lagoa do Carvão. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, volcanic cones, and stretches of green, and go to villages that have played a vital role in the story of the island.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Ponta Delgada hotels or Portas do Mar cruise ship dock
  • Insurance
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Gifts and souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

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Where do I even start to describe one of the highlights of my holiday I want to come back and discover so much more. Our guide was funny and informative and indulged is with all the questions we had. Amazing , just great seeing Sete Cidades from up top and then in the crater itself.

July 17, 2022

Absolutely worth and amazing tour with a gread Guide! As a couple, we traveled with Portugese family and American guy in old Land Rover what was a great experience! This car drove by our Guide bring as into the trails and routes where no other transportation ways would be able to bring us to. Story about Sao Miguel, picturing spots and drive up on the vulcans was something what we wouldn't be able to do by ourself (because of car and knowledge). Super friendly, big knowledge of our guide and also great accompany people made us that afternoon really happy! Definitely worth and necessery when you are visiting Sao Miguel. Also they offer many other activites - you can ask what is worth or not. They are really honest and happy to assist you. Thank you!

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July 11, 2022

Definitely worth being guided around the sights. Our guide was really good, friendly whilst professional. The vehicle was clean and well maintained. Definitely need a 4x4 to get around the sights. We loved every minute of our tour and it was well worth the money. Make sure you book when the weather is clear to get the full experience

July 8, 2022

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