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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.

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

    4. 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

  • São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

    5. São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

    Start with pickup from your accommodation on São Miguel. First, visit two of the most spectacular viewpoints on the island at Grota do Inferno and Vista do Rei. Then, hike to Miradouro das Cumeeiras and admire fantastic views of the ridge and crater lakes below. After the first portion of the hike, rest and have a picnic lunch in the small village of Sete Cidades. After lunch, walk by the stunning Lagoa Verde (Green Lagoon), up towards the viewpoint of Vista do Rei. Enjoy more time to admire the beautiful crater lakes and surrounding landscape from this perfect vantage point. Continue towards the Natural Thermal Pools of Ferraria or Mosteiros Beach. Enjoy some time to rest in the pools or swim in the Atlantic, depending on weather conditions. Finally, be returned to your accommodation on the island.

  • Sete Cidades: E-MTB Self Guided Tour

    6. Sete Cidades: E-MTB Self Guided Tour

    Take a better look at the best Sete Cidades has to offer with a self guided tour on an electric mountain bike. Get a quick safety briefing and a demonstration on how to use your e-bike and all its functions. Learn how to use your GPS tracker and map, then you are all set up and ready to go. Head over the bridge dividing Lagoa Azul (“Blue Lagoon”) and Lagoa Verde (“Green Lagoon”) and enjoy the lakeside view going to the Peninsula and the peaceful picnic area of Baia do Silencio (“Bay of Silence“). Go back to the bridge along easy dirt tracks. Next, take a long and steep ascent on the main road, along which you can stop at the viewpoints of Lagoa de Santiago (“Santiago Lagoon“) and Cerrado das Freiras. Continue onwards and upwards, reaching Vista do Rei (“King’s View Viewpoint“) for a magnificent view of the lagoons below. A more adventurous trail lies ahead, taking you along Cumeeira P...

  • Half Day Tour Sete Cidades UTV

    7. 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.

  • Azores: Explore Sao Miguel in 2 Days

    8. 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

  • Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

    9. Sao Miguel: Western Tour with Whale Watching and Lunch

    Head out to sea on a morning whale watching excursion. Listen to a short safety briefing and the rules of observation before the boat sets sail, as well as some historical information. Cruise along the coast and look out for the more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Whales and dolphins are regularly seen during this half-day trip, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life.  Once you're back on dry land, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, head away from Ponta Delgada  towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. Stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint to see one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the island, over the famous lagoon inside a volcanic crater.   Visit the village of the Sete Cidades for an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. Drive along the northern rim of ...

  • Azores: The Blue and Green Lake Sightseeing Tour

    10. Azores: The Blue and Green Lake Sightseeing Tour

    In Seven Cities have as a highlight, the King View, which offers a panoramic view of the Seven Cities Lake, where you can see the Green and the Blue Lagoon and around the crater of the volcano of the Seven cities, and this place one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Had been, also to know other places of great interest Tourist such as the Lagoa do Canario, Lagoa Santiago and Mosteiros. The Fire Lake, it is a Lake of very blue waters, surrounded by a dense and lush vegetation endemic, being the highest lagoon of the island of Sao Miguel (Situated in the Pico da Barrosa placed on 937m) On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, we have to highlight the architecture of the Island Sao Miguel and the city of  Ribeira Grande, pass by Viewpoint to overlooks part of the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel and we have the opportunity to taste some traditional liquors. After you will stop...

    Leon is a wonderful guide to showing the beauty ofbsan miquel. Enjoyed everything. So much to see on this tour and lunch location excellent. Looking forward to returning.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 245 reviews

Great day… for four people with a very nice young guide… crazy landscapes… green walks… swimming in sea water at 38 degrees…. Sunny day… (which is rather rare in the Azores even in August !!! !)… Everything is perfect except the picnic… a shame… inedible… while the food is not expensive in the Azores…. Unripe fruit with a tiny sandwich… dry… and a small brick of filthy juice… in short .. not a bottle of water .... in the description of the day we talked about a snack ... nothing other than these three tiny filthy things all day long .... too bad it ruins the price ...

Great day with guided by someone local, who knows and shares what you'd like to know about Azores. All the great spots of the central-west side are covered in a single day, a must if you want to cover more ground.

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

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.

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