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  • Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo 4WD Safari

    1. Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo 4WD Safari

    Start out in Ponta Delgada and head to the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades on this full-day 4WD safari. See where volcanic craters have given rise to numerous lakes, each with its own special beauty. You’ll see Empadadas Lake, Canário Lake, and the most-well known, Sete Cidades Lake, which has been classified one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. There are several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, Canário Lake, and Vista do Rei, where you’ll stop to admire the panoramas. Follow a dramatic dirt trail around the top of the volcano’s cone. From here, the sea is around 600 meters below on one side and the parish and lake is on the other. Heading down inside the crate you’ll visit a small village and have lunch. The next stops on way up are at Santiago Lake and Cerrado das Freiras belvederes. Explore the central massif of the Serra de Água de Pau, built ...

    Our very knowledgeable guide, Sergio, helped us enjoy and discover the beautiful scenery of Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo. The 4WD enabled us to travel to places a hire car would not have taken us and this enabled us to see much more of the beautiful country. We would highly recommend booking this trip with Seazores as Sergio and the team are very knowledgeable and professinal.

  • Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

    2. Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

    This tour will allow you to explore the best locations of the island, including lakes sceneries within volcano craters, shore views, and even sceneries from the highest island's grounds including one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an active but dormant volcano of Lagoa do Fogo.  Be picked up at any location in Ponta Delgada. Your tour guide will be pleased to pick you and to do a briefing of your tour. This is a good time to customize your itinerary, if you wish. One of the interesting initial stops are at the Azorean pineapple plantations where your tour guide will explain all the stages and where you can try a free sample of the local pineapple liquor. After this the group will go uphill to the large western volcano Sete Cidades and make a stop on Pico do Carvão viewpoint so you can enjoy one of the best views over the island.  Grota do Inferno viewpoint is just ahead. Fr...

  • Ponta Delgada: 4-hour Half-Day Sport Fishing Adventure

    3. Ponta Delgada: 4-hour Half-Day Sport Fishing Adventure

    The spectacular coastline of São Miguel Island is lined with reminders of his volcanic past, including caves and stunning rocky formations. As you cruise along the coast, be on the lookout for dolphins and whales as you learn about local fish species or work on improving your fishing skills. This half-day fishing program was created so that participants can learn different techniques and learn about fish species that live in the waters off the island. Several types of fishing are on offer, including deep-sea fishing, jigging, and trolling. There are many classes of fish in the area, such as barracuda, bluefish, greater amberjack, blacktail comber, red sea bream, chub mackerel, grouper, Atlantic bonito, and others. Before heading out your skipper will tell you a bit about the area where you’ll be fishing and about the various species you may find there. All are welcome on this fishing t...

  • Private 4x4 Tailored Tour from Ponta Delgada

    4. Private 4x4 Tailored Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Set off on a full-day adventure to discover the island of Sao Miguel in a 4x4 vehicle. With private tour that can be fully customized, you decide what to do and when. Explore the craters of Sete Cidades, visit the romantic town of Furnas, or discover Lagoa do Fogo. Get picked up from your hotel by your driver/guide to start this incredible experience. A number of itineraries are available that you can discuss with the driver on the day of your tour. Choose to visit the parishes around Sete Cidades, to discover the lakes, craters, and hot springs around the area.  Alternatively, head in the direction of Furnas and take a tour of the most beautiful town on the island. See fumaroles and hot springs as you admire the lush vegetation around Furnas lake. Take a short hike if you wish, and see how traditional pottery is made locally.   If you love nature then choose to discover the t...

    We would highly recommend the private jeep tour on Sao Miguel. You get personalized tours of exactly what interests YOU. It will change as the weather and your needs change.

  • Sete Cidades Full-Day Safari Tour with Lunch

    5. Sete Cidades Full-Day Safari Tour with Lunch

    On this full-day safari tour you’ll explore the west side of the island of São Miguel and the Massif of Sete Cidades, where volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, each with its own unique beauty. Marvel at lakes such as Empadas and the stunning blue-green waters of Sete Cidades. Stop at several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, and Vista do Rei, where you can admire the unique landscape. Take the most dramatic dirt trail to the volcano’s cone, and go inside the crater to the small village, where you’ll stop to enjoy a cup of coffee. Heading off road again, you’ll take a drive around the lake’s edge, passing a small peninsula covered with beautiful trees and flowers. Stop to enjoy the sounds of the area’s birds. Near the coastline you’ll find several natural pools and spas, such as Ponta da Ferraria and Mosteiros, where you can enjoy a swim ...

    We saw many sights with breath taking views. I was totally amazed at the things that we saw. I highly recommend using this tour guide service. They are very friendly and explain to you as the tour goes with lots of rich history.

  • Furnas: Private Van Tour

    6. Furnas: Private Van Tour

    This tour covers some of the best scenic areas of São Miguel island and the Furnas volcanic area. It offers the opportunity to enjoy the hot springs and a visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden. • Pisão Viewpoint and Caloura • Vila Franca do Campo and its pastry factory • Senhora da Paz Viewpoint • Furnas Lake and Hot Springs • Furnas Village • Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (optional) • Hot Springs & mineral waters • Pico do Ferro Viewpoint • Gorreana Tea Plantation and Factory • Santa Iria Viewpoint

  • The Azores: Sete Cidades Crater Lakes 4WD Safari

    7. The Azores: Sete Cidades Crater Lakes 4WD Safari

    Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from hotels or the cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada. Explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, where the volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, each with its own unique beauty. See lakes such as Empadadas, and Canário Lake, and the emblematic blue-green waters of Sete Cidades Lake. There are several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, and Vista do Rei, where you can contemplate the landscape. Take the most dramatic dirt trail to the volcano cone. Then, go inside the crater to the small village for a coffee. Off-road again, drive around the lake edge, passing a small peninsula covered by beautiful trees and flowers. Stop to enjoy the birdsong. Continue to the belvederes of S...

    We had a great time with Jose on this drive along the rim of the crater. He stopped wherever and whenever we wanted, as long as it was safe to do so. We had 6 in the vehicle, which was a little tight, but we didn't mind since we all took turns moving from seat to seat after stops. That way we all had a chance to ride shotgun, and no one was stuck in the very back the whole time.

  • Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

    8. Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation in Ponta Delgada, drive to the northern part of the island to start your adventure. Pass by multiple viewpoints located at Pico do Carvão, Lagoa do Canário, Grota do Inferno and the Vista do Rei. Here you’ll enjoy beautiful views over the two volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, and visit the parish located between the lakes. After lunch, the tour will continue with a visit the Vieira Ceramics Factory located in the city of Lagoa. After this, you will go to the viewpoint at the top of Lagoa do Fogo, for stunning views over the lake. On the journey down the mountain, stop to enjoy the thermal baths in Caldeira Velha or old hot springs.   Next you’ll visit the Mulher do Capote factory, where you will get the chance to taste Portuguese liqueurs. Continue your adventure by going to Santa Barbara beach in Ribeira Grande. To conclude the trip, ...

  • Furnas Hot Springs: Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    9. Furnas Hot Springs: Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Departing from Ponta Delgada, ride in a 4WD vehicle towards the lush volcanic scenery of São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, and often referred to locally as "The Green Island". The first stop along the tour is the Belvedere of Senhora da Paz in Vila Franca do Campo for a superb view over the town and Islet, as well as the Furnas lake and valley. Once in the Furnas volcanic complex, delight in the great volcanic activity around you. Admire the fountains of mineral water flowing from lava wells and bubbling up in various temperatures and flavors, making this one of the richest hydrological regions of Europe and the Caldeiras. Pass by a tea factory on the way back to Ponta Delgada, where you can stop to enjoy a comforting cup of tea. Afterwards, enjoy one last stunning view over the coast at Belvedere of Santa Iria.  

  • Ponta Delgada: Half Day Private Fishing Trip

    10. Ponta Delgada: Half Day Private Fishing Trip

    Spend a half day out on the water of the São Miguel island in the Azores Archipelago on a big game fishing expedition departing from Ponta Delgada. Try your hand at catching the fish that pass by on their migration route, include blue marlin, white marlin, albacore tuna, bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and dorados. Once on board the 2012 23' Yamaha boat, you will have everything you need for a memorable fishing trip – reels, rods, lures – you name it! All gear is included. After a briefing from your skipper and deck mate, start fishing and see what you can catch! We are equipped for this technique with rods 80/130lb Albacore ALUTECNOS and reels TicaTeam 80R WTS and is performed in stand-up with full body harness ALUTECNOS.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Wonderful scenery – highly recommended

This is a great way to see some of the very beautiful crater lakes on Sao Miguel. We had a hire car for our week in the Azores, but still went with Seazores so that we could take in the view and not worry about traffic/parking/etc. Plus, given it’s a 4x4, the trip takes you on some scenic roads that the hire cars just can’t handle. Our guide, Natasha, was a delight. Friendly, knowledgeable, and so keen to help us make the most of our trip.

Great guide, knowledgeable, polite good english

Josep was fantastic! He is a trained and certified guide who knows and clearly explains the history, culture, flora and fauna and geology of the Azores. His pathfinder was very adequate for the 5 person private group. It was comfortable and very capable of going on the secondary mountain roads. This probably the best value tour in the Azores for those who are looking for adventure and scenic beauty in a half-day trip.

Fantastic way to see the Sete Cidades Crater Lakes!

We had a great time with Jose on this drive along the rim of the crater. He stopped wherever and whenever we wanted, as long as it was safe to do so. We had 6 in the vehicle, which was a little tight, but we didn't mind since we all took turns moving from seat to seat after stops. That way we all had a chance to ride shotgun, and no one was stuck in the very back the whole time.

We would highly recommend the private jeep tour on Sao Miguel. You get personalized tours of exactly what interests YOU. It will change as the weather and your needs change.

Exceptional

Pedro was very attentive, did several types of fishing and really surprised us with the tour and stories of the island while fishing. My son loved it.