São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8.5 hours
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes. From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a sto...
This was a good tour, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is a full itinerary. Unfortunately we did not see everything that was advertised on the website for this tour.
Spend a full day hiking to Lagoa do Fogo and see the gorgeous natural views São Miguel has to offer! This walk takes you to one of the most beautiful lakes on the island and to all its surrounding area. This is a very complete hike that passes through a big variety of native and endemic vegetation. The lake occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera, and when you arrive there you will have the opportunity to go for a quick swim before or after a picnic lunch. This hike is considered medium level – in the morning, on the way to the lake, the trail goes mostly uphill (for about 2-hours). After lunch the trail is mostly downhill and you must be more careful to avoid slipping. This walk is not recommended for people with knee or ankle problems.
This adapted tour is suitable for those with reduced mobility as the van used on the tour is wheelchair accessible. The main goal of the tour is to allow you to get to know what the island of São Miguel has to offer. Get to know one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, the Lagoa das Sete Cidades. Let yourself be invaded by the beauty of the lakes, one blue and one green, which according to legend were formed by the tears of a shepherd and a princess who were in love but not were meant to be together.
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Yuliya was a very knowledgable and pleasant guide, thank you for a perfect Ladies Tour, a rare coincidence as we did know each other prior to the tour. As guests we have to acknowledge that with lunch included this naturally set a deadline for how much time to be spent at each viewpoint and also never to blame the guide for weather conditions and slow non-local drivers. On this tour I got an amazing photos of the green and blue lakes looking like two bowls filled with whipped cream. It was a very beautiful day and very pleasant company.
I loved the experience. The script is very complete, the guide (Mr. Rui) is very friendly and explains the whole story behind each landscape. It's definitely worth it.
A great tour with a very good guide. There is nothing to criticize. There is hardly a better way to do it. Thank you from all of us for the nice day.
Our guide Rui was so much fun, amazing tour guide, highly recommend this tour
Great way to see the island and Rui was amazing, he was fun and informative.