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  • Sete Cidades: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

    1. Sete Cidades: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

    The tour starts at our meeting point on the North Cost of São Miguel Island, where you will set off on your adventure. See breathtaking views of both the lakes and the sea. Drive along roads that offer great excitement and adrenaline. Visit Lagoa das Sete Cidades, the north ridge of the Sete Cidades crater, Miradouro e Lagoa do Canário, Vista do Rei, and the south ridge of the Sete Cidades crater. 

    Amazing experience. Showed us around sete cicades did some stops along the way. Due to the bad weather for the afternoon and days after, Azores outdoor activities contacted us to move our excursion to a earlier time. Which worked out great!

  • 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.

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

    3. From Ponta Delgada: Full-Day Sete Cidades Quad Tour

    Your tour starts at Ponta Delgada with a briefing about the vehicles and how to manage them. Then, set off to the lakes. During the climb there are amazing viewpoints from both sides of the island. Stop at Lagoa das Empadadas, for views over the volcanic cones to Ribeira Grande.  The adventure really begins at the off-road trail in Cumeeira, with amazing views over the volcano, the mountains, and the ocean. For lunch, enjoy a regional buffet and take some time to explore the village. The tour continues around the green and the blue lakes, with some explanations from the guide about area. Then it's time to go up to the mountains to enjoy views over Lagoa do Santiago, Cerrado das Freiras, and Vista do Rei. For those who just want to drive an all-terrain quad, and for those who want to explore the natural beauty of this region, you will certainly find the adventure you are looking for.

    This tour was really fun, exceptionally beautiful, and full of adventure. We even got to ride our ATVs through a herd of cows coming down the road.

  • Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

    4. Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

    On this full-day tour, visit the Sete Cidades Massif, a field of alkali-basalt cinder cones and lava flows, and an area very popular for its lakes and surrounding hills. Departing from Ponta Delgada, travel up the mountain top that forms the caldera of a volcano where the lakes are located. Additionally, you will visit Empadadas and Carvão lakes, which will give you the opportunity to admire the beauty of untouched nature. Learn more about how volcanic activity formed the landscape. At lunchtime, stop off at a typical restaurant in the village of Sete CIdades, where you will eat a traditional meal. Then continue on, passing Vista do Rei, one of the island's top tourist destinations. Next, head to the Mosteiros, famous for its natural swimming pools, fishing harbor, and sandy beach of black basalt. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, you will also see the hot bathing spots caused by fuma...

    Phillip (Felipe) was very knowledgeable with respect to driving us to remote areas, providing insight re: various flora (trees, shrubs, etc.) imported to Sao Miguel, and info about various towns and locations we visited, e.g. Misteiros, Sete Cidades, and crests of mountains. We had a GREAT TIME!!

  • Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion - Sete Cidades & Azores

    5. 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: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

    6. 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, ...

  • São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

    7. São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

    Take part in an amazing full-day shore excursion exploring Azore's nature. Enjoy a combined tour leading you to the breathtaking views of Sete Cidades volcano and the mysterious beauty of Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha Natural Park and Thermal Pool. Begin following the southern coast of Ponta Delgada towards the Pico do Carvão viewpoint. Witness beautiful scenery and admire the North and South Coasts. From the Canary Lake viewpoint, the first view to the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim awaits you. Hit the road towards the Vista do Rei viewpoint. Drive into the interior of the volcano admiring the winding road that leads to the peaceful Sete Cidades parish, stopping at Pico das Freiras viewpoint for another beautiful landscape image. A pause on Seven Cities parish to breathe the fresh air of a place giving a sense of peace. Stop in Ribeira Gr...

  • Sao Miguel: Western Half-Day Tour

    8. Sao Miguel: Western Half-Day Tour

    Departing from Ponta Delgada, you will drive towards the most western 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 panoramic views of the island, from where one can observe the famous lagoon, asleep inside a huge volcanic crater. Visit the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. You'll off-road it along the north rim of this gigantic crater, along its fantastic, winding and uneven country road, always with an outstanding view over the largest lake of the island known for its contrasting colors. On the return to Ponta Delgada, you'll stop off to visit a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this tropical fruit is grown in the Azores.

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What people are saying about Vista do Rei Lookout

Ruben was a fantastic tour guide. Note - the air is much cooler on the drive up to Sete Cidades than other parts of the island. A long-sleeve shirt plus a windbreaker is a must!

This tour was really fun, exceptionally beautiful, and full of adventure. We even got to ride our ATVs through a herd of cows coming down the road.

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

We had a great day discovering this part of Saô Miguel in the company of a friendly and attentive guide.

Very good. A very attentive guide and we have visited many places.