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  • São Miguel Island: Sete Cidades Kayak Rental

    1. São Miguel Island: Sete Cidades Kayak Rental

    Venture onto the Lake of Sete Cidades, one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Savor breathtaking natural scenery aboard your canoe on a lake embedded in the crater of an amazing volcano. According to an ancient legend, this stunning lake was the result of a failed love story between a shepherd and a princess who were not meant to be together. The last time they met, the princess, who had blue eyes, cried so much that the Blue Lake was formed, while the shepherd's tears gave birth to the Green Lake. Admire the mystical colors of the 2 lakes located on the western part of São Miguel Island, and paddle your canoe out on the Blue Lake. Have fun canoeing for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours, depending on the option selected.

    Really wonderful kayaking in an incredible setting. Highly professional operation and extremely accommodating when we arrived late due to some poor navigation!

  • Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    2. Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in history on this walking tour of the beautiful Ponta Delgada. You will meet your guide at Portas da Cidade, the 18th-century city gate located right next to the quay.  Your guide will take you back through the history of the town, which started as a fishing village in the 15th century, was later plundered by pirates and corsairs, and saw many naval wars and battles. Discover what drew renowned poets, famous sculptors, and prominent politicians to this small seaside town. Walk along the charming narrow streets, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the people who lived there.

  • Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Tour

    3. Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Tour

    Get to know the city of Ponta Delgada alongside a professional guide. Visit the city’s pineapple plantations, botanical gardens, and Gruta do Carvão. Get picked up from your hotel, then start the tour with a visit to one of the traditional pineapple plantations on the island. Get to know the different stages of plant and fruit growth as you explore the different greenhouses. Then, walk through the José do Canto Botanical Garden built in the 19th century. This garden is rich in different species of trees from different countries and continents. Spot a variety of sizes and shapes. Next, head to the botanical garden located in the middle of the city, António Borges. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the exotic trees and caves of this garden that was also built in the 19th century. End your experience with a guided tour of Gruta do Carvão, located on the west side of Ponta Delgada. The Gr...

  • From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour

    4. From Ponta Delgada: Furnas Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour

    Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Vila Franca do Campo. During your stop at Vila Franca do Campo, you’ll get the chance to see its beaches and inlets. After your stop at Vila Franca do Campo, you’ll visit Lagoa das Furnas. Here you’ll try the famous cozido das Furnas at a local restaurant. Cozido das Furnas is a meat stew that is cooked in the ground, making for a tasty lunch. Visit Parque Terra Nostra, which is a thermal spa and resort. In Furnas, you’ll also visit Caldeiras das Furnas, a complex of volcanic thermal hot springs. Afterwards, head to the Pico do Ferro lookout point for panoramic views of the island. Before the tour comes to an end, you’ll visit the local tea factory, Gorrena, and stop at the Santa Iria viewing point.

  • Half-Day Sete Cidades Adapted Van Tour

    5. Half-Day Sete Cidades Adapted Van Tour

    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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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Great day with guided by someone local, who knows and shares what you'd like to know about Azores. All the great spots of the central-west side are covered in a single day, a must if you want to cover more ground.

I had the best guide for the trekking, it was a spectacular experience and I would like to be able to repeat it. It is a beautiful circular route, with the most beautiful end, Lagoa do Fogo.

This was the perfect way to discover São Miguel island. We were a small group and our guide Miguel was super nice and gave us a wealth of information. Thank you Miguel and Pure Azores!

Perfect way to get the most out of your time while visiting Sao Miguel. We also did the West side the following day to get a complete overall experience.

The whole day was fantastic. We saw several types of dolphins and also 4-5 sperm whales. The lunch was really fresh. Don't miss it!