Day trip

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

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39 reviews

Activity provider: OnTravel Azores

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Activity provider: OnTravel Azores

From US$ 65.11 per person

Explore as much as possible of São Miguel Island in one day, with stops at all the best views and experiences on the island.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel Pick-up included in Ponta Delgada City center
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit a pineapple plantation
  • See Sete Cidades Lake
  • View Fogo Lake
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch
Full description
The day begins with a pick up from your hotel or accommodation to visit a traditional pineapple plantation. See biological culture developed in greenhouses where it is possible to taste the pineapple's liquor. The journey continues on the west coast of the island, where you will enjoy the view over the newest and narrowest part of São Miguel and both coasts from the Pico de Carvão‘s viewpoint. Surrounded by the greenest vegetation, you will find in Vista do Rei's viewpoint the Sete Cidades volcanic complex. From here, you will see the famous blue and green twin lakes, as well as Santiago's lake, as viewed from the crater. A stop will be made in the picturesque Sete Cidades town where lunch will be served in a regional restaurant. In the afternoon, the tour goes along the coast enjoying the western landscape to arrive at Capelas, an ancient whaling village. Another stop at Pedras Negras‘s viewpoint to see the northern coast of the island. Continuing on the north coast, you will stop to visit the Ribeira Grande city and its historic center. As well, you will go to the Regional Liquor’s Factory and taste a variety of liquors. After that, visit Caldeira Velha, a natural reserve, to take an optional bath and enjoy the warm water from a waterfall. The last stop will be to take a look over the fantastic Lagoa do Fogo. Returning to Ponta Delgada going down by Pico da Barrosa, you will once more have the stunning view over the newest and narrowest part of the island.
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Entrance fee to Caldeira Velha Park
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

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We had a fantastic day with our guide Mario! He made sure all our wishes were recognised and we could see all the interesting points. He had lots of interesting knowledge to share and it was just so much fun! We were lucky and were the only ones on the tour. I think there is no better way to see all the best spots and we would definitely highly recommend it!

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November 13, 2022

Our trip was great. Mario was a fantastic tour guide with excellent knowledge and a very friendly and fun person to be around. We had the chance to see a pineapple plantation, Sete Cidades and eat at a local buffet which was delicious. Unfortunately we did not get chance to see Lagao do Fogo since the weather was too cloudy but instead Mario took us to a wonderful waterfall. Overall really enjoyed the day and can highly recommend, it was very peaceful.

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October 9, 2022

Mario is an exceptional guide. He made sure at all times to do his best to ensure we made the best out of the sightseeing and walked the extra mile to make sure we had the best experience. His local knowledge, as well as his friendliness and professionalism made this tour an even better experience than we had expected. Whoever gets Mario next is definitely in for a good treat.

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July 17, 2022

Product ID: 198889