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  • Sao Miguel: Half-Day Furnas, Sete Cidades or Fogo Lake

    1. Sao Miguel: Half-Day Furnas, Sete Cidades or Fogo Lake

    Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring. You can choose from three tour options, each with its own destination: Sete Cidades, Furnas or Lagoa do Fogo. Half-day tour to Sete Cidades After exploring several lakes around the area, hop on an all-terrain ride for travel along the craters of Sete Cidades. Visit the small local parish. Half-day tour to Furnas Meet the most romantic town in Portugal. In Furnas, hot spring water is neighbor to the fresh spring water inside a volcano. See vegetation and fumaroles competing. Enjoy Furnas lake shore (a small trail hike can be included if wanted) and see how a traditional Portuguese plate is done in Furnas. Half-day tour to Lagoa do Fogo Enjoy the natural blue hue of the natural reserve, Fogo Lake. Visit the Caldeira Velha with its hot waterfall and natural poo...

    amazing experience with a passionate guide that went out of his way to show us all the beautiful secrets of the island , and gave as an impromptu geography lesson of the azores... amazing stuff

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

    2. 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.

  • Full-Day 4x4 Nordeste Azores Tour from Ponta Delgada

    3. Full-Day 4x4 Nordeste Azores Tour from Ponta Delgada

    The Nordeste is one of the lesser-known destinations of Portugal, yet it remains one of the most beautiful areas of São Miguel Island. Spend a day exploring the area in a 4x4, traveling along the coast to Ribeira Grande and Porto Formoso, among others. The the 4x4 will climb to one of the highest peaks on the island: the Pico Bartolomeu. From here, you can see the highest mountain on the island, the Pico da Vara. After marveling at the sight, drive along the famous Tronqueira Mountain Trail to one of the oldest parts of the island, ending in Povoação Village.

    We had a great day and we saw so many beautiful landscapes. The guide Felipe was very friendly and told us a lot. He was also a good and safe car driver. It was really fun to drive around in a Land Roover. Thanks!

  • 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.

  • Private 4x4 Tailored Tour from Ponta Delgada

    5. 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.

  • Lagoa do Fogo Half-Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    6. Lagoa do Fogo Half-Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Explore one of the largest lakes in the Azores on a 3-hour tour of the Lagoa do Fogo by 4WD vehicle. After hotel pickup, first, stop at Pico da Barrosa viewpoint and enjoy panoramic views of Lagoa do Fogo. Surrounded by native trees and beautiful flowers, the lake is best accessed and appreciated by off-road vehicles, getting you to more remote and picturesque areas. During the tour, you will stop at a variety of interesting locations en route, with highlights including the Calderas of Ribeira Grande. See the fumaroles, geysers and a wonderful waterfall of the warm, iron water. Finally, visit the city of Ribeira Grande and taste local liqueurs.

    Our driver took us to some wonderful places--the lake in the volcano, beach, views that were amazing. He was very informative on the history. wild life, and plants.

  • Sete Cidades Full-Day Safari Tour with Lunch

    7. 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.

  • Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

    8. 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!!

  • Azores Full-Day Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada

    9. Azores Full-Day Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada

    The full-day Sete Cidades tour will explore several lakes around the area by Jeep, moving along the craters of Sete Cidades, and a visit to the small parish. From there you will continue to the seashore, to witness the volcanic wonders of hot seawater (lunch included). The full-day Furnas tour will show you the most romantic town in all Portugal. In Furnas, hot spring water sits alongside cool spring water, and you can see inside a volcano, where vegetation and fumaroles compete. Enjoy the Furnas lake shore, where a small hiking trail can be included if agreed, and see how a traditional Portuguese meal is made, before eating it for lunch. Finally enjoy a relaxing thermal pool bath and finish the day with a cup of tea at the tea factory in Gorreana. On the full-day Nordeste option, experience waterfalls, enjoy stunning sea views, and feel the full force of Azores nature. You will visit ...

  • Full-Day Furnas Azores 4x4 Tour from Ponta Delgada

    10. Full-Day Furnas Azores 4x4 Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Travel from Ponta Delgada to Furnas Azores on a full-day 4x4 tour on the island of São Miguel. Furnas Azores has a history of volcanic activity that has left behind a legacy of particularly impressive natural geysers, hot springs, calderas, and fumaroles. Along the way, you will visit a number of locations with stunning landscapes and unique and intriguing features, such as Vila Franca do Campo, where you can see the famous islet, a tea factory, and views from various spots. Upon arriving at Furnas Azores, admire the lake and its geysers, which are surrounded by lush nature.

    We had a excellent guide, Felipe, who showed us amazing spots of the island and gave us very detaied explanations about the fauna, flora and history of the island. It was the best guide we had in our tour through Açores islands.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Excellent tour to Fogo lake with the most amazing guide! We saw so many nice viewpoints and spots, learnt a lot about Azores, history, food and got some super nice local experiences that we wouldn’t have tried without the guide. In addition, we finished our tour in amazing restaurant near the ocean where we ate the best tuna in Azores! Highly recommend it to everyone! It’s a totally different experience and will make you look at the Azores with different eyes! EXCELLENT!

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.

We had a excellent guide, Felipe, who showed us amazing spots of the island and gave us very detaied explanations about the fauna, flora and history of the island. It was the best guide we had in our tour through Açores islands.

amazing experience with a passionate guide that went out of his way to show us all the beautiful secrets of the island , and gave as an impromptu geography lesson of the azores... amazing stuff

My friend and I had such a great experience on our tour. The Island of Santa Delgada is so breath taking beautiful. I can't recommend a tour enough, a must to do when visiting Santa Delgada.