Ponta Delgada
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Our most recommended Ponta Delgada Walking Tours

  • Azores: São Miguel / Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

    1. Azores: São Miguel / Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

    Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. Bathe in the natural pools in the stunning Lagoon of Lagoa do Fogo. Start your trail on a short dirt road, from where you will reach a small stream (about 2 km), reaching another relatively more open area, with several springs and wide declivities, that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo. Bathe in the Natural Pools of Lagoa / Caloura, in the cozy Thermal Baths of Caldeira Velha, or in the Grandiose Waterfall of Salto do Cabrito. Get stunning panoramic views of Lago do Fogo (on one side) and the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel (on the other) while traveling along “Cumeeira Norte”. Pass through several small streams surrounded by incredibly green and untouched forests, before reaching the characteristic pumice-stone beach of the lagoon. Enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch of regional products. Return ...

  • Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    2. Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    São Miguel is the biggest island of the archipelago, at 62.1 km in length and 15.8 km at its maximum width. One of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, it showcases the Green and Blue Lakes, which according to legend, were formed from the tears of a shepherd and a princess who shared a forbidden love. This tour takes you around the crater of the volcano of Sete Cidades, with breathtaking views of the lakes and sea, travel off roads that offer moments of great thrill and adrenaline. You will also enjoy the viewpoints of Pico da Cruz and Cumeeiras. The date of the tour can be changed depending on weather conditions, at no cost to the customer. 

    What a great way to see Sete Cidades! The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend it. Make sure you bring jacket and sunglasses as it gets cold and very dusty.

  • 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!

  • Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    4. Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    Meet with your tour guide at 2:00pm at the tourist office in Ponta Delgada in the city center. You will be briefed with great information about the history of Ponta Delgada, to provide you with some context to what you will be about to see. The iconic monument of Portas da Cidade will be how you begin learning about the many facets of Ponta Delgada over the centuries. The Mother Church of Sao Sebastiao is next, which is one of the oldest and most important buildings in town. You will then ease along the picturesque cobblestone streets of the city center, while the tour guide provides great information along the way. Uncover some of the best works of art that are present in Ponta Delgada, some of which are easily missed by tourists. You will then advance to visit the exquisitely designed botanical garden of Santana, home of many peculiar tree species. You can enter a normally inaccessib...

    Exceptional. Fernando, the guide, is really knowledgeable about São Miguel . Recommend to everybody. Very enjoyable 3 hours.

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

    5. 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.

  • Azores: Sete Cidades, Green Lake and Blue Lake Tour

    6. Azores: Sete Cidades, Green Lake and Blue Lake Tour

    You will be picked up from the cruise ship terminal and then, following the southern coast, leave Ponta Delgada and head towards the Pico do Carvão viewpoint where you can admire the breathtaking scenery of the north and south coasts. Continue to the Canary Lake viewpoint where you will have the first view of the crater of the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Then, head towards the viewpoint of the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint in Azores. After, its time to drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small pond of Santiago. Next, make a brief stop at the Parish of Seven Cities to breathe in the fresh air of a parish that gives you a sense of peace. Then, its time to drive back to Ponta Delgada for your last stop at a pineapple plantation. On the way, contemplate the magnificent road surrou...

  • Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    7. Ponta Delgada: Historical Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in history on this walking tour of the beautiful Ponta Delgada. You will meet your guide at Portas da Cidade, the 18th-century city gate located right next to the quay.  Your guide will take you back through the history of the town, which started as a fishing village in the 15th century, was later plundered by pirates and corsairs, and saw many naval wars and battles. Discover what drew renowned poets, famous sculptors, and prominent politicians to this small seaside town. Walk along the charming narrow streets, admire the beautiful architecture and learn about the people who lived there.

  • Full-Day Furnas Guided Tour with Optional Hot Springs

    8. Full-Day Furnas Guided Tour with Optional Hot Springs

    Uncover the south coast of Sao Miguel Island, introducing landscapes such as the Vila Franca isle, (know for Red Bull diving), taste the famous cakes Queijadas da Vila and pay a visit to the chapel of Nossa Sra da Paz. Getting Closer to the small village of Furnas, cherish the peaceful Lagoa da Furnas where you can see the widely recognized steams where locals put together a meal known as Cozido das Furnas which will be provided to customers. Take a healthy warm bath safely contained in the well known Hot Springs of Furnas, loosening up inside, surrounded by unique scenery of a restful and natural environment, which in turn, will fill your heart with memories of Azores.

    I travel around the most wonderful places in the island. The guide, Bruno, is well experienced, he knows everything about the island. Bruno is really friendly, so I enjoyed the tour very much.

  • Ponta Delgada Food Tour: Azores for Foodies

    9. 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.

  • The Azores: Sete Cidades Crater Lakes 4WD Safari

    10. The Azores: Sete Cidades Crater Lakes 4WD Safari

    Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from hotels or the cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada. Explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, where the volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, each with its own unique beauty. See lakes such as Empadadas, and Canário Lake, and the emblematic blue-green waters of Sete Cidades Lake. There are several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, and Vista do Rei, where you can contemplate the landscape. Take the most dramatic dirt trail to the volcano cone. Then, go inside the crater to the small village for a coffee. Off-road again, drive around the lake edge, passing a small peninsula covered by beautiful trees and flowers. Stop to enjoy the birdsong. Continue to the belvederes of S...

    We had a great time with Jose on this drive along the rim of the crater. He stopped wherever and whenever we wanted, as long as it was safe to do so. We had 6 in the vehicle, which was a little tight, but we didn't mind since we all took turns moving from seat to seat after stops. That way we all had a chance to ride shotgun, and no one was stuck in the very back the whole time.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 342 reviews

Ideal for those who like some adrenaline and really feel the Azores. Although we were unlucky enough to catch some fog and a lot of rain, the experience of driving the buggy through the most secluded and adventurous paths around the seven cities made it all worthwhile, especially guided by Mr. Pedro, an Azorean, who gave them so well. do you know :)

We start from Carlos Machado museum,which I would recommend to visit any traveller! Than we call in Churches,galleries,make a small walk around the centre. We’ve got super impressions and understanding of the island life.

I had the best guide for the trekking, it was a spectacular experience and I would like to be able to repeat it. It is a beautiful circular route, with the most beautiful end, Lagoa do Fogo.

What a great way to see Sete Cidades! The views were spectacular. Would highly recommend it. Make sure you bring jacket and sunglasses as it gets cold and very dusty.

Magnificent views, detailed explanations and a friendly guide who cares for travelers. I highly recommend