Ponta Delgada
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  • Sao Miguel: Half-Day Furnas, Sete Cidades or Fogo Lake

    1. Sao Miguel: Half-Day Furnas, Sete Cidades or Fogo Lake

    Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring. You can choose from three tour options, each with its own destination: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo. Half-day tour to Sete Cidades After exploring several lakes around the area, hop on an all-terrain ride for travel along the craters of Sete Cidades. Visit the small local parish. Half-day tour to Furnas Meet the most romantic town in Portugal. In Furnas, hot spring water is neighbor to the fresh spring water inside a volcano. See vegetation and fumaroles competing. Enjoy Furnas lake shore (a small trail hike can be included if wanted) and see how a traditional Portuguese plate is done in Furnas. Half-day tour to Lagoa do Fogo Enjoy the natural blue hue of the natural reserve, Fogo Lake. Visit the Caldeira Velha with its hot waterfall and natural poo...

    amazing experience with a passionate guide that went out of his way to show us all the beautiful secrets of the island , and gave as an impromptu geography lesson of the azores... amazing stuff

  • Ponta Delgada: Whales and Volcanoes Tour with Lunch

    2. Ponta Delgada: Whales and Volcanoes Tour with Lunch

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Ponta Delgada, and then explore the coastline of the Azores by boat. Spend 3 hours looking for majestic whales and playful dolphins in their natural environment.  Reconnect with the natural world as you go in search of the sperm whales, blue whales, humpback whales and orcas that make the archipelago one of the best places in the world to see different marine mammals. Keep a look out for turtles, flying fish, sea birds and jumping dolphins along the way.  Disembark the boat and enjoy a tasty lunch, and then make your way to the volcanic landscapes of Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira Velha. See one of the most beautiful lakes in São Miguel and experience the amazing interior of the island up close. Learn about the many uses the volcanic landscape gives to the island, from its medicinal mud to its energy source. 

  • Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

    3. Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

    Head out to sea on a morning whale watching excursion. Listen to a short safety briefing and the rules of observation before the boat sets sail, as well as some historical information. Cruise along the coast and look out for the more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Whales and dolphins are regularly seen during this half-day trip, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life.  Once you're back on dry land, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, head away from Ponta Delgada  towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. Stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint to see one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the island, over the famous lagoon inside a volcanic crater.   Visit the village of the Sete Cidades for an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. Drive along the northern rim of ...

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 137 reviews

There were two different providers. The whale watching tour was very hectic and unfortunately we couldn't really see whales. The boat trip was still fun. At the end the boat went to a dolphin school. So we saw at least a few more animals Guides, on the other hand, were very attentive. People were informed in many languages. We can give 3 thumbs up for the volcano tour by Green Visions. The guide's knowledge of history and biology was very impressive. Since we were alone, we had an exclusive tour. Lunch at Carlos' was fantastic, we felt very well taken care of by our guide, and we can only recommend this tour

Outstanding whale watching experience and Sete Cidades tour. The whale watching tour was cancelled due to bad weather, it was promptly and efficiently reprogrammed the next day according to our availability. The afternoon tour to Sete Cidades was performed as planned as the afternoon weather was better. Both activities are unmissable highlights of the island: we enjoyed every bit of them. Henrique has been a professional, likeable, available, knowledgeable guide. The tour is very family friendly: a short, easy hike to enjoy the scenery is walkable by children. 100% recommended! Olga, Alex and Luna

Excellent tour to Fogo lake with the most amazing guide! We saw so many nice viewpoints and spots, learnt a lot about Azores, history, food and got some super nice local experiences that we wouldn’t have tried without the guide. In addition, we finished our tour in amazing restaurant near the ocean where we ate the best tuna in Azores! Highly recommend it to everyone! It’s a totally different experience and will make you look at the Azores with different eyes! EXCELLENT!

Wonderful day. Wonderful experience. And wonderful our guide; Hugo. Dedicated, very polite and passionate about the Islands. He treated us VERY well and took us to incredible sites. VERY RECOMMENDED !!!!!!!!

amazing experience with a passionate guide that went out of his way to show us all the beautiful secrets of the island , and gave as an impromptu geography lesson of the azores... amazing stuff