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  • Azores: São Miguel / Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

    1. Azores: São Miguel / Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

    Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. Bathe in the natural pools in the stunning Lagoon of Lagoa do Fogo. Start your trail on a short dirt road, from where you will reach a small stream (about 2 km), reaching another relatively more open area, with several springs and wide declivities, that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo. Bathe in the Natural Pools of Lagoa / Caloura, in the cozy Thermal Baths of Caldeira Velha, or in the Grandiose Waterfall of Salto do Cabrito. Get stunning panoramic views of Lago do Fogo (on one side) and the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel (on the other) while traveling along “Cumeeira Norte”. Pass through several small streams surrounded by incredibly green and untouched forests, before reaching the characteristic pumice-stone beach of the lagoon. Enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch of regional products. Return ...

  • Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

    2. 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 ...

  • Sao Miguel: Central Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

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

    Enjoy every single moment in this beautiful island and explore everything Sao Miguel has to offer.  From Ponta Delgado you will drive towards Fogo Lake, taking the south side of the island towards Barrosa mountain. Stopping off at the Belvederes to admire the incredible surroundings, the tour continues to the regional natural monument of Caldeira Velha (entrances fee not included). After winding your way to the stunning hot springs of Ribeira Grande and the tranquil São Brás Lake, the tour stops off at the Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will be invited totast different kinds of tea grown locally in the only tea plantations in Europe. After the tour, a picnic will be served for lunch. The afternoon takes you from the land to the sea on a whale watching activity. You will have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Although nature...

  • From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

    4. From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

    Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Pico da Barrosa. At Pico da Barrosa, you’ll be able to see views of the entire island including, Lagoa do Fogo. See Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake located in the middle of the island. See the Interpretation Center of Caldeira Velha, a structure dedicated to the promotion of natural heritage. Take in the beauty of the Salto Do Cabrito waterfall and Ribeira Grand located on the northern part of the island.

  • Sao Miguel: Eastern Tour with Lunch

    5. Sao Miguel: Eastern Tour with Lunch

    Travel from Ponta Delgada to one of Sao Miguel’s northern coast’s highlights: The Ribeira dos Caldeirões natural park, where waterfalls and windmills nestle amongst the lush vegetation. From here, you’ll continue on to Nordeste village, known for its beautiful gardens and well-preserved streets. From here you’ll travel along the North-East side of the island, taking in the views over colorful gardens and the sea from Ponta do Arnel, Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada. Your next stop will be Povoação Village, situated in the most South-Eastern part of the island. Povoação means settlement in Portuguese, and was where the first Portuguese navigators arrived on the island. Here you’ll have lunch in a local restaurant, before travelling along the Alameda de Plátanos Visconde Botelho, a large avenue surrounded by Plátanus trees. Off-roading over streams, you’ll drive to Salto do Cavolo t...

  • Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion - Sete Cidades & Azores

    6. Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion - Sete Cidades & Azores

    Start with a pick-up/ drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Time options include 09:00 or 13:00. For the ships arriving after 09:00, your tour will start 1-hour after disembarking. Starting from the cruise ship terminal where someone will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name written on it, following the southern coast, you will leave Ponta Delgada for the Pico do Carvao viewpoint where you will be able to admire the north and south coasts for some breathtaking scenery. Continue to the Canary Lake viewpoint and have your first view of the crater of the Seven Cities volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Towards the viewpoint of the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Azores to admire the blue and green lake. Drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small pond of Santiago. Enjoy a brief stop at the...

  • Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Minivan Tour

    7. Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Sete Cidades Minivan Tour

    Join a group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend 4 hours exploring the Sete Cidades volcanic region in a comfortable minivan to view the area's incredible landscape.    Enjoy your journey into Sete Cidades with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing viewpoints, overlooks, lakes, and walks that the region has to offer. Stop in the small village of Sete Cidades and explore its winding streets and terracotta-roofed houses along your way. Hear stories and information about the volcano's formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. After arriving at each viewpoint or overlook, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs.

  • São Miguel: Furnas and Thermal Bath Tour with Lunch

    8. São Miguel: Furnas and Thermal Bath Tour with Lunch

    Departing from Ponta Delgada you'll drive to visit the city of Ribeira Grande where you will have the opportunity to observe the Baroque Architecture from the XVII and XVIII centuries. The drive goes on along the north coast making stops at viewpoints from Santa Iria, tea plantations at Gorreana and a stunning view of Pico de Ferro. From this viewpoint it is possible to see the biggest and oldest volcanic crater where Furnas Lake and spas are located. For lunch you'll stop at a local restaurant to sample “Cozido das Caldeiras”, a typical local dish. After lunch, you'll vist the hot springs in the center of the village. On the way back to Ponta Delgada you'll stop off at the Terra Nostra botanical garden and nature park (entry fee not included) and pass through the beautiful Vila Franca do Campo village.

  • Sao Miguel: Half-Day Central Tour

    9. Sao Miguel: Half-Day Central Tour

    From Ponta Delgado you will drive towards Fogo Lake, taking the south side of the island towards Barrosa mountain. Stopping off at the Belvederes to admire the incredible surroundings, the tour continues to the regional natural monument of Caldeira Velha (entrances fee not included). After winding your way to the stunning hot springs of Ribeira Grande and the tranquil São Brás Lake, the tour stops off at the Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will be invited to taste different kinds of tea grown locally in the only tea plantations in Europe.

  • São Miguel: Western and Central Tour with Lunch

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 127 reviews

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

really good trip, with a super guide. Unfortunately we did not see the lake, due to fog, but the guide checked the weather forecast many times to see if it was possible to return. We were only 3 in the group and time meant nothing. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.

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.

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.

Magnificent views, detailed explanations and a friendly guide who cares for travelers. I highly recommend