Day trip

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

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

Activity provider: OnTravel Azores
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From US$ 63.39 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Nice tour, and guide Daniela. A very eventful tour, which is accompanied by a delicious lunch in the family restaurant. Unfortunately, the weather was not so lucky and the fog caught us at key viewing platforms. But the guide was very flexible and compensated us with a stop on the beach (unscheduled)

November 23, 2019


I went with a group, in general we liked it, but unfortunately we didn't go to visit the liquor tasting part because according to the guide, they are not the best, I suggest you remove them from the plan. Lunch was good, the guide was friendly and approachable, the van was comfortable and we liked all the places we visited.

October 20, 2019

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our lunch was amazing. The day was foggy so we didn't get to see as much as we had hoped/that were planned.

March 7, 2020

Product ID: 198889