São Miguel: Full-Day Tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 8.5 hours
The tour was excellent. We were picked up and returned to our apartment. Tiago was on time and his English was very good. The roads can be tricky for first time visitors to the island and it was nice to have someone who was familiar with the roads and know exactly where they were going. The sites were breathtakingly beautiful. Tiago was excellent, very knowledgeable and very flexible in terms of the rearranging the schedule to suit our needs. The day was beautiful and some of the younger folks in the party wanted to do some beach time. We had mentioned that we were going the Furnas and Tiago suggested that we could skip the Caldeira Velha and go to the beach instead. The brought us to the Santa Barbara beach and the end of the for about 90 minutes and it was a fantastic way to end the day. He even let us stay an extra half hour which was fantastic. The lunch was excellent as well. Overall an excellent experience.
The tour was absolutely amazing from start to finish, we couldn’t recommend this enough if you are visiting the island! Filipe was so knowledgeable and a great guide, kept us safe and made it fun. The views were incredible and alongside the main tourist view point he took us off road to the highest mountain point in the complex where it was very quiet and absolutely stunning. We will definitely be back! 11/10
My favorite activity I did while I was on the island. Our guide was amazing and super funny. The combination of on-road and off-roading made the experience unique and was able to get to view points a regular car wouldn’t be able to get to! Plus, who doesn’t love driving a quad through the narrow, hydrangea lined streets?!
Tour was great, guide was great! Good small tour size. He was flexible with timing and really helped us to maximize our time to be able to see what we were most interested in. Even though we saw many different sites on the island, it did not feel rushed and we even had time to relax in the thermal pool for some time.
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!!