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Full-Day Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour Including Lunch

Get your camera ready for this full-day tour of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo with lunch. See the stunning volcanic crater, filled with an emerald lake, and its surrounding vistas. Enjoy lunch, then stop at the Lagoa do Fogo mountain for some of the region’s most impressive views of the lake and various shores of the island. Nature lovers won’t want to miss this.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day 4WD Tour to Lagoa do Fogo

This is a great choice for nature lovers. Enjoy a hassle-free day with return transportation, and travel in a comfortable 4WD included. You’ll take the stress out of navigating unmarked rural roads by having a driver for the day. Save time, and see multiple Lagoa do Fogo highlights in a day—you’ll see Pico da Barrosa, Caldeira Velha, the waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, and much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sete Cidades UTV Full Day Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Sete Cidades is an area of incredible natural beauty. This guided UTV small-group tour will help you gain access to rural sites that would be hard to reach alone, without a guide to navigate, and an off-road vehicle. Tour highlights included Ferraraia thermal pool, Empadadas Lakes, Canário Lake, Silence Bay, Santiago Lake, and much more. You won’t have to worry about where to eat, as a traditional lunch is provided. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day 4WD Tour to Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Set out on a half-day 4x4 adventure to explore the Sete Cidades Volcano region. Discover the largest freshwater reserve in the Azores at Lagoa das Sete Cidades and the beautiful lush greenery surrounding it. Then drive to the rim and explore the small villages that lie on the dormant volcano’s edges. Observe the native wildlife of the island and take in its beautiful scenery before heading back to your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Nordeste and Povoação Tour from Ponta Delgada

Explore the northern coast of São Miguel island on this full-day tour of Nordeste from Ponta Delgada. Stop to admire the views from Ponta da Madrugada, Tronqueira, and Arnel Lighthouse; visit Povoação, the island’s first capital; and tour a traditional ceramic factory in Nordeste.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Furnas Day Trip Including Terra Nostra Park Thermal Bath

Explore the rich Furnas Valley on this full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. This portion of Sao Miguel Island was created by the Furnas Volcano and is abundant in lush greenery and relaxing natural hot springs. Enjoy an authentic Portuguese lunch, cozido das Furnas, cooked underground from the heat of the Earth and even visit Europe’s last remaining tea plantation.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Furnas Valley Day Trip from Ponta Delgada

Head to the Furnas Valley on this day trip from Ponta Delgada and see Furnas Lake and its geysers surrounded by lush scenery. Admire the thermal landscape of São Miguel Island from multiple viewpoints and learn about the history of Caldeiras das Furnas from a knowledgeable guide. Learn about its volcanic legacy of impressive natural hot springs, calderas and fumaroles. You'll also visit Praia da Baixa d'Areia, Vila Franca do Campo and the Gorreana tea factory. Pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Furnas Volcano

Enjoy a full-day tour to the Furnas Valley on the southern coast of Sao Miguel. Take a 4x4 vehicle and explore the rugged terrain created by the Furnas Volcano. Stop at small villages, take in the beautiful scenery, relax in the thermal baths, and visit Europe’s only remaining tea plantation,Chá Gorreana, before heading back to Ponta Delgada.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Sete Cidades Quad Bike Half Day Tour

Cruise through a volcanic crater on a rugged quad bike with this thrilling guided tour. After a brief overview of operating the bike, follow your guide down a combination of asphalt and dirt roads. Enjoy views of Santiago Lake, Empanadas Lakes, and more as you ride. No previous experience is necessary to participate.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch

Explore the wonders of Sao Miguel’s Furnas Valley on this informative full-day tour with a small group, including lunch. Visit the island’s famed ceramic factories, snap memorable photos at Caloura, Vila Franca Do Campo and Furnas. See Furnas lake and the surrounding hot springs and indulge in a traditional Sao Miguel lunch of ‘cozido,’ a rich stew cooked by thermal vents underground. You won’t want to miss the tea factory and the Ribeira Grande City with its beautiful architecture. This is a small group tour to ensure a quality experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Van Tour to Sete Cidades and Fogo Lake from Ponta Delgada

The startlingly beautiful landscapes of Fogo Lake and Sete Cidades are among the most photographed in the Azores Islands and this full-day tour of São Miguel Island visits both. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views of Canário Lake, Empadadas Lakes, and Santiago Lake; tuck into a typical Azorean lunch; and visit the pineapple plantations of Quinta das Três Cruzes.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sete Cidades ATV Full Day Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Witness the unparalleled beauty of Sao Miguel island by going on a full-day ATV tour. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as a guide will accompany you, and you’ll be traveling in a small group. See many of the island’s most beautiful sites in a day, such as Pico do Carvao, Empadadas Lakes, Canario Lake, Muro das Nove Janelas, Santiago Lake, and Sete Cidades. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you won’t have to search for a restaurant, as a delicious lunch is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Nordeste Tour

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Sao Miguel on this full-day tour to Nordeste. With the comfort of a small group, explore the island’s lush gardens, stunning vistas and rushing waterfalls. Meet charming locals and learn about the fascinating geologic history of the island. Additionally, learn about the cultural heritage found in Nordeste, including its handicrafts and gastronomic delights.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sete Cidades Full-Day Tour

This full-day Sete Cidades tour is the perfect choice for travelers who have limited time on Sao Miguel island. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle between scenic highlights. Top sites you’ll see include Lagoa do Canario, Lagoa Santiago, the Fire Lake, Ribeira Grande, Caldeira Velha natural park, and more. You won’t have to worry about bringing snacks with you, as a local lunch and a liqueur tasting are included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Full-Day Furnas Tour: Lake Fumaroles and Thermal Pools 4x4

Witness geysers and feel the warmth of hot springs on this full-day guided 4X4 tour of Furnas from Ponta Delgada. On this tour, you will see Furnas’ famed islet, tree-covered craters and steaming fumaroles. Enjoy visits to a tea factory by the island’s volcanic activity.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Fogo Volcano

Take a thrilling 4x4 adventure to the Fogo Volcano from Ponta Delgada. This volcano crater sits almost 600 meters above sea level and abundant with diverse flora and fauna. Explore this area with your guide and head off the beaten track to find some beautiful panoramic views. Stop at a few villages along the way and even a small hot spring to relax after a long day of exploring.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Azores - Amazing Day Tour Exploring 3 wonderful lakes

The Azores island of São Miguel is home to volcanic features and beautiful natural scenery, but knowing where the best views are requires local knowledge. On this tour, explore the island in comfort by air-conditioned minivan with your guide, and visit three of the prettiest crystal-clear lagoons and lakes in one day. Head straight to the finest vantage points—with lunch and round-trip travel from your Ponta Delgada hotel included—and soak up the best of the Azores scenery.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Day Trip to Sao Miguel and Lakes

Get to know the best areas of Sao Miguel on a full-day trip to the Furnas Valley. Visit the historic center of Ribeira Grande, swim in the thermal hot springs of Caldeira Velha Natural Park, and take in the beautiful views at the Lagoa do Fogo vista. Enjoy an authentic lunch cooked with the underground heat—cozido das Furnas—before finishing up the tour at Europe’s only tea plantation, Cha Gorreana.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Genuine Azorean Milking Cows and Farm Experience

Enjoy an authentic farm experience and spend the morning milking Azorean cattle. After a convenient early morning hotel pickup, enjoy a sunrise drive through the mountains and green pastures of São Miguel. Learn about cattle from a local farmer, and take—and taste, if you’d like—milk yourself. Enjoy a traditional snack and capture memorable photos before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sete Cidades Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Caldeira de Sete Cidades on a Jeep tour from Ponta Delgada. The Sete Cidades volcanic complex on the western side of São Miguel Island is one of the more famous sites in the Azores. Stop at scenic lookouts such as Rocha de Relva and Pico do Carvão, and walk along the caldera rim to look at the twin lakes. Visit the village of Mosteiros and have the option to swim in natural thermal pools near the Ferraria coast on this informative tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Lagoa do Fogo and Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Nature lovers will adore this off-the-beaten-track tour. You’ll travel to places that you wouldn’t find alone, and feel safe with an experienced 4WD driver navigating. See the spectacular lake Lagoa do Fogo, São Miguel Island, Fogo Volcano, and Sete Cidades Volcano. Your guide will tell you about the local wildlife and stunning natural beauty around you.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Sete Cidades and Fogo Lake Full Day Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Spend the day exploring the western portion of Sao Miguel Island on this small-group tour. Visit the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades and the nearby Fogo Lake and take in the beautiful island scenery. Enjoy a delicious Azorean lunch and visit a number of small villages including Ribeira Grande, Lagoas Empadas, Feteiras and more, on this full-day excursion.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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2 Lakes - Sete Cidades Lake and Fire Lake in one day

Explore two of Sao Miguel’s most important lakes during this full-day tour. Drive around the picturesque island and stop at many viewpoints throughout the day to admire the landscapes. Visit local villages, discover the beauty of the lagoons, and sample some of the local gastronomy cooked with the heat of the earth. The tour also includes visits to a local pineapple plantation, a ceramics factory, and a liqueur factory.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Walking Tour: Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada

Discover the ‘Lake of Fire’ on this small-group hiking tour that takes place on Wednesdays. Explore the lush jungle of Sao Miguel as you make your way up to Lagoa do Fogo, 1800 feet above sea level, and enjoy a dip in the cool waters. Admire the beautiful views of the southern coast of Sao Miguel during your descent and complete about 7.5 miles by the end of the tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$63.50 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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