Ponta Delgada
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Our most recommended Ponta Delgada Neighborhood Tours

  • Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

    1. Whale and Dolphin Watching with Vila Franca Islet Visit

    Take the opportunity to see some of the sea life found in the Azores including dolphins, whales, turtles and seabirds. Before the boat trip, listen to biologists explaining the safety measures aboard, the history of the area, the local wildlife and how to respect them. Then set off! After the 3-hour whale watching tour, stop in Vila Franco do Campo to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, board a converted traditional fishing boat and head to Vila Franca do Campo islet, a volcanic crater off the coast that encloses a natural lagoon. Take one of the provided snorkels and diving masks and see the numerous protected fish species in this natural reserve. Following the tour, transfer back to Ponta Delgada by boat or van.

    The whole day was fantastic. We saw several types of dolphins and also 4-5 sperm whales. The lunch was really fresh. Don't miss it!

  • 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.

  • São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

    3. São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

    This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes. From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a sto...

    This was a good tour, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is a full itinerary. Unfortunately we did not see everything that was advertised on the website for this tour.

  • Azores: Explore Sao Miguel in 2 Days

    4. Azores: Explore Sao Miguel in 2 Days

    The itinerary is as follows: Day 1 Start the tour with a guided tour of a pineapple plantation followed by a complete visit to the West and Central Zone of the Island of Sao Miguel. Highlights include the lagoons of 7 cities and Lagoa do Fogo, as well as a visit to the North Coast of the island, where you'll stop to delight in the magnificent views that the coast offers. On this tour, visit other small lakes, such as the Lagoa do Canario and Santiago. See places like the village of Seven cities, the City of Ribeira Grande, among others. Day 2 Depart from Ponta Delgada, along the island South coast, towards Furnas Valley and Vila Franca do Campo, former capital of the islan, with a fine historical center. Your first stop at Furnas will be on the banks of the lake, to watch as your lunch, the cozido na caldeira, is dug...

    The awesome wonder of this amazing island, it's natural beauty. Tour guide was excellent and very attentive and obliging but the nature speaks for itself, no one needs to sell it. It is evident for all to see

  • Nordeste Tour from Ponta Delgada

    5. Nordeste Tour from Ponta Delgada

    Start the tour by leaving Ponta Delgada and traveling towards the north coast. Make the first stop at Ribeira dos Caldeirões in the municipality of Nordeste. See the beautiful waterfall, known as Véu da Noiva, and the surrounding watermills and gardens. Pass through picturesque villages as you travel on towards the wonderful viewpoints of Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada, on the eastern tip of the island. View the beautiful lighthouse from the top of the cliff. Stop for lunch which will be served in the village of Povoação, the oldest settlement on the island. In the afternoon, relax near the sea or explore the historic center of Povoação. Return to Ponta Delgada along the south coast, passing by Furnas Lake and Vila Franca do Campo.

  • Ponta Delgada Food Tour: Azores for Foodies

    6. Ponta Delgada Food Tour: Azores for Foodies

    Meet your local guide downtown and join a small group on a relaxed-pace tour through Ponta Delgada. Taste a progressive menu consisting of delicious food and refreshing drinks, including local fruits, jams, cheese, organic honey, fish and meat, soda and beer, and end with a homemade desserts. This 3-hour culinary walking tour of Ponta Delgada will take you through the charming 500-year-old cobblestone streets to artisanal eateries, centuries-old recipes, and modern foods. Gain knowledge about the ingredients, produces and gastronomical traditions of the Azores, while learning how these mysterious islands combine breathtaking nature, Mediterranean foods, American fruits, and Asian spices to craft a unique culinary culture.

  • São Miguel: Furnas Crater Volcano and Hot Springs

    7. São Miguel: Furnas Crater Volcano and Hot Springs

    Benefit from pickup at the Ponta Delgada cruise ship terminal at 09:00 AM or 01:00 PM, and then travel along the south coast before heading north to Graciosa. Get breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from the Santa Iria lookout.  Next, visit a tea factory at the last natural tea plantation in the world. Start your ascent to the volcanic crater of the active Furnas do Enxofre and get far-reaching views from the Pico do Ferro viewpoint.  Walk inside the volcano to marvel at the cones, hot lava activity, and mineral springs. Taste a traditional liquor at a local shop and discover the natural kitchen where the locals cook their unique stew using the heat of the volcano in a hole in the ground. Soak up the impressive views of the lake before driving back to the cruise ship terminal at Ponta Delgada.

    Victoro was a great guide. He truly loves his country and loves to give info and tours about it. He was aware of our group’s needs and made every stop very enjoyable. He as swerved our questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. We would highly recommend this tour and guide.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 56 reviews

I loved the experience. The script is very complete, the guide (Mr. Rui) is very friendly and explains the whole story behind each landscape. It's definitely worth it.

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

The whole day was fantastic. We saw several types of dolphins and also 4-5 sperm whales. The lunch was really fresh. Don't miss it!

Our guide Rui was so much fun, amazing tour guide, highly recommend this tour

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