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  • Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    1. Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Explore the volcanic landscape of the Sete Cidades, and the mountain scenery of the Lagoa do Fogo on a full-day sightseeing tour from Punta Delgada. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive along a scenic road to the Vista do Rei viewpoint. Enjoy panoramic views of the blue and green waters of the two lakes in the crater of the Sete Cidades. Then, continue to different viewpoints before getting close to the banks of the twin lakes. Go to the Mata do Canário, and marvel at the unique flora of the natural park. Drive along the Pico do Carvão road past numerous small lakes, including the “Empadas Lakes.” Get multiple perspectives of the north and south shores of the island of São Miguel. Break for a lunch of typical Azorean food in a local restaurant in the city of Lagoa. Next, explore the city of Ribeira Grande with its unique historic center that dates from the 17th to 19th centuries....

    Excellent experience! Very knowledgeable and nice guide. The termal pools are gorgeous in a natural environment. Dinner with the 'cozido' from the 'caldeiras' in Lagoa das Furnas was delicious. A nice guided walk by the termal features on Furnas after dinner with a nice surprise at the end.

  • São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

    2. São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

    Starting at your hotel or accommodation between 9:00 and 9:20 AM, you will head to the pineapple greenhouse plantation for a unique visit. Then traveling the southern coast, toward Ponta Delgada to break at the Pico do Carvao viewpoint where you may admire the north and south coasts with its breathtaking scenery.  Continue to Canary Lake viewpoint to gaze upon the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Next, you will hit the road towards the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint of Azores and begin to drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small Santiago Lake. Stop at the Parish of Seven Cities, for a traditional lunch at a typical restaurant and take in the sense of peace and freshness this parish emits. Starter, main course, dessert and coffee drinks are included in this lunch. After lunch is tim...

    Well organized tour and good value for money. Luis was an excellent guide and the lunch buffet included was also very rich and decent.

  • Full-Day Nordeste Excursion

    3. Full-Day Nordeste Excursion

    Taking the road that travels along the North coast reach Nordeste, usually referred as the 10th island for its remoteness, and the oldest geological part of São Miguel. Mountains, woods, waterfalls, belvederes that rise over the sea, beautiful villages, and a multitude of flowers mark this area. The local people are warm-hearted and cheerful. It is possible to find genuine handicrafts and delicious gastronomy here which you can see and taste at your stop in Nordeste village. After lunch continue the tour around the east part of the island until you reach the village of Povoação, the place where the first settlers set foot on the island. Finish the day with a stop at Salto do Cavalo belvedere.

    The landscapea are amazing. Overall there were very few people on the various points which was definitely a plus. The tour was very well organized and the guide was helpful and answered all our questions

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

    4. 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

  • Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    5. 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.

  • Ponta Delgada: Full-Day Furnas & Fire Lake Tour

    6. Ponta Delgada: Full-Day Furnas & Fire Lake Tour

    On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, the architecture of the city will be highlighted, its Ribeira and municipal gardens, pass by the haystack (Viewpoint), location which overlooks part of the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel, the start rises to observe the Lagoa do Fogo, we will stop in the natural park of the Old Boiler, which offers visitors a relaxing stroll, having direct contact with nature, having at its disposal two eras of train waters, whose temperatures vary between 35 ° at the new epoch and 25 ° in the older era and along the cascade, followed by Lagoa do Fogo, a pond of very blue waters, surrounded by a dense and lush vegetation endemic, and the lagoon highest of the island of Sao Miguel (Situated in the Pico da Barrosa). Furnas, known for its beautiful Valley, due to its paradisiacal scenery, and a City that has a lot to offer, namely its Lagoon, Terra Nostra, th...

  • From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Quad Tour

    7. From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Quad Tour

    Enjoy a half-day quad tour around Sete Cidades, the largest freshwater lake in the Azores, situated in the western part of the island of São Miguel. Starting from Ponta Delgada, discover the stunning landscapes of the island.   Experience the amazing view over the island at the Pico do Carvão viewpoint, with Ponta Delgada on one side, and Ribeira Grande on the other. Climb up into the mountains to see the Lagoas Empadadas, and the Serra Devassa. The mountains and lakes in this region play a very important role supplying water to the villages. Stop at Canário Lake for one of the best views of the Boca do Inferno trail.   On the way back to the city, you will see the majestic view at Vista do Rei, providing you with spectacular views of the magical blue and green colors that characterize the waters of these lakes.

    My favorite activity I did while I was on the island. Our guide was amazing and super funny. The combination of on-road and off-roading made the experience unique and was able to get to view points a regular car wouldn’t be able to get to! Plus, who doesn’t love driving a quad through the narrow, hydrangea lined streets?!

  • From Ponta Delgada: Azores Northeast Full-Day Tour

    8. From Ponta Delgada: Azores Northeast Full-Day Tour

    Traveling from Ponta Delgada towards Nordeste village, a circuit is made by the north coast of the island. Your first stop will be at Ribeira grande along with Ribeira dos Caldeirões and Natural Park. Here, you can visit a watermill, several waterfalls and a souvenir store. Continuing the tour, stop at the viewpoint Vista dos Barcos, where you can observe the most Eastern point of the island Ponta do Arnel, a lighthouse and small fishing port. Visit the viewpoint of Ponta do Sossego, a garden full of various flowers overlooking the sea and mountains. Next stop, Ponta da Madruga viewpoint, another location with a unique view of the island, where many people enjoy their summer dawns to watch the sun rise from the ocean. Continue through the south coast to Povoação village, first populated on the island by the year of 1432. Stop for lunch with a menu of your choice. After lunch, visit a g...

  • São Miguel: Western and Central Tour with Lunch

    9. São Miguel: Western and Central Tour with Lunch

    You will begin by departing for Lagoa do Fogo, driving on the south side of the island towards Barrosa Mountain. You'll eventually stop at the Belvederes to admire not only the beautiful quiet lake, but also the landscape of the surroundings. The tour then continues to the regional natural monument of Caldeira Velha (entrances fees not included). Next up, visit of the hot springs of Ribeira Grande and São Brás Lake, a beautiful quiet lake surrounded by an amazing landscape. You will then visit the only tea plantations in Europe, where you can taste different kinds of tea at the Gorreana Tea Factory. A picnic will then be served for lunch, following which you will depart from Ponta Delgada towards the western-most 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 panor...

    Very professional approach. We visited a large part of the island of Sao Miguel and learned many informations that we never discovered. I warmly recommend.

  • São Miguel: Full-Day Hike to Lagoa do Fogo

    10. São Miguel: Full-Day Hike to Lagoa do Fogo

    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.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 158 reviews

Very complete and enjoyable tour. Another way to see the island. Our guide, Leoncio, a very friendly and pleasant person, who in addition to showing us what was included in the visit, answered all our questions with a smile and completed all the information we need (about restaurants, ...). Regarding Covid, very safe, in the car you go at all times with the masks and you have hydroalcoholic gel inside. Totally recommended !!!

Excellent experience! Very knowledgeable and nice guide. The termal pools are gorgeous in a natural environment. Dinner with the 'cozido' from the 'caldeiras' in Lagoa das Furnas was delicious. A nice guided walk by the termal features on Furnas after dinner with a nice surprise at the end.

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

The trip was amazing, we really enjoyed the whole day. Our guide was super nice, explained many things, told several stories so we could get to know the places we visited a bit better.

Well organized tour and good value for money. Luis was an excellent guide and the lunch buffet included was also very rich and decent.