Ponta Delgada
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  • Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    1. Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    São Miguel is the biggest island of the archipelago, at 62.1 km in length and 15.8 km at its maximum width. One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, it showcases the Green and Blue Lakes, which according to legend, were formed from the tears of a shepherd and a princess who shared a forbidden love. This tour takes you around the crater of the volcano of Sete Cidades, with breathtaking views of the lakes and sea, travel off roads that offer moments of great thrill and adrenaline. You will also enjoy the viewpoints of Pico da Cruz and Cumeeiras. The date of the tour can be changed depending on weather conditions, at no cost to the customer. 

    What a great way to see Sete Cidades! The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend it. Make sure you bring jacket and sunglasses as it gets cold and very dusty.

  • Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

    2. Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

    This tour starts in a parish village Faja de baixo, famous for the cultivation of pineapple. There, you'll have the opportunity of seeing the whole process of pineapple cultivation of the Azores. On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, discover the architecture from this cities and of the island, pass by viewing points that overlook part of the north coast of the Sao Miguel. You'll have the opportunity to taste some traditional liquors. Visit the thermals of Ribeira Grande Boilers, a thermal suite constructed in the nineteenth century. In the central zone of the valley lies a large amount of clear blue boiling water.  Afterwards, you'll stop in the natural park of the Caldeira Velha for a relaxing stroll. Experience direct contact with nature. The Fire Lake, is a lake of very blue water, surrounded by dense and lush vegetation. It is the highest lagoon of the island of Sao Miguel, situ...

  • Azores: Sete Cidades Village and Lakes Half-Day Tour

    3. Azores: Sete Cidades Village and Lakes Half-Day Tour

    Begin your tour of Sete Cidades and the lakes of São Miguel with a visit to some pineapple greenhouses. See the plantation and production process of the Azores famous crop from start to end. Continue towards the village of Sete Cidades ("Seven Cities") stopping en route for some panoramic views of the west of the island of São Miguel. Marvel at a stunning scenery of small hills and green pastures, and see the peak of Carvão, from where both the north and south coasts of the island can be seen. Discover some of the island's smaller lakes such as the Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa do Canario and Lagoa de Santiago. Experience the island's most famous observation point, considered one of the "7 Natural Wonders of Portugal." Then, continue into the peaceful village of Sete Cidades, dramatically located at the bottom of a volcanic crater. Acclimatize to the serene way of life in this extraordina...

    It was a very good tour with Rodrigo the guide. Nice views explanation of each site. Plenty of time to take pics.

  • Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

    4. Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

    Take in stunning panoramic views over a few different lakes as you embark on a half-day hike. Explore Sete Cidades lake, Canário lake, Empadadas and more along the way. Learn about local geology, history, culture and discover the hydrographic basin of Sete Cidades volcanic complex. Along the trail, you will come across numerous lakes, with different characteristics and it is here that we find the highest point of Sete Cidades, Pico das Éguas. Get a briefing next to Lagoa do Canário and follow the trail and enjoy Lagoa das Éguas, Pico das Éguas and Lagoa Rasa. Hear about the importance of watercourses for the municipality of Ponta Delgada and the endemic vegetation that exists in this place from your guide. Pass by Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno viewpoint and discover interesting facts about the Caldera of Sete Cidades and the lagoons that compose it. Have you heard about the l...

  • Sao Miguel: Western Half-Day Tour

    5. Sao Miguel: Western Half-Day Tour

    Departing from Ponta Delgada, you will drive towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. A small stop will be made at the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, one of the most important panoramic views of the island, from where one can observe the famous lagoon, asleep inside a huge volcanic crater. Visit the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. You'll off-road it along the north rim of this gigantic crater, along its fantastic, winding and uneven country road, always with an outstanding view over the largest lake of the island known for its contrasting colors. On the return to Ponta Delgada, you'll stop off to visit a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this tropical fruit is grown in the Azores.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Ideal for those who like some adrenaline and really feel the Azores. Although we were unlucky enough to catch some fog and a lot of rain, the experience of driving the buggy through the most secluded and adventurous paths around the seven cities made it all worthwhile, especially guided by Mr. Pedro, an Azorean, who gave them so well. do you know :)

The guide Rui was really fantastic. Answered all the questions and explained everything what we asked and more. Unfortunately the weather was not good but even then he showed us all what it was promised and more. Thank you to Rui for a lovely and breathtaking experience.

What a great way to see Sete Cidades! The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend it. Make sure you bring jacket and sunglasses as it gets cold and very dusty.

It was a very good tour with Rodrigo the guide. Nice views explanation of each site. Plenty of time to take pics.

Nice tour for looking lakes in the mountains from the shore and from the top.