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Full-day Tours

São Miguel West Full Day Tour with Setes Cidades Including Lunch

Discover the west side of São Miguel island with ease on a full-day tour from Ponta Delgada. A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves, this tour covers Lake Fogo, Caldeira Velha, the town of Ribeira Grande, and Setes Cidades, home to the vivid Lago Azul and Lago Verde. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

Discover the east side of São Miguel island, home to volcanic landscapes and geothermal wonders, on a scenic day trip from Ponta Delgada. With a small group, visit Furnas Lake (Lagoa das Furnas) and opt for a soak in the thermal pools (own expense). Admire panoramic views and be dazzled by Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and the gorgeous northeast coast. Plus, you’ll eat a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal grounds.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Jeep Tour Full Day Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Explore the western and central parts of Sao Miguel Island on this tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Head to the rim of the dormant Sete Cidades Volcano and take in the stunning views from 650 meters above sea level. Traverse the surrounding villages and rugged terrain with a Jeep and relax in the thermal hot springs after a long day of exploring.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Azores Whale Watching Expedition Tour

With sightings possible all year round, the Azores Islands are one of the best places for whale watching in the Atlantic. Set sail around the Princess Ring Islet of Vila Franca do Campo on a 3-hour cruise, accompanied by a marine biologist guide, and look out for sperm and pilot whales, bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Sete Cidades UTV Tour with lunch from Ponta Delgada

The glittering lakes of Sete Cidades are among the most impressive natural sights of the Azores Islands, but the best views can’t be reached by car. Venture off-road on this full-day UTV adventure from Ponta Delgada; admire spectacular views of Pico do Carvão, Empanadas Lakes, and Silence Bay; tuck into a typical Azorean lunch; and stop off at the Ferraria hot springs.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Quad Biking - Sete Cidades from Ponta Delgada (Half Day)

On this tour you will be the driver of an ATV and this will probably be the best way to feel the Island.This tour will take you to the highest points of the mountains that surround the Crater of Sete Cidades, by offroads that will provide you incredible views and the perfect mix between nature and adventure. 
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full-day Tours

Among Whales and Volcanoes Full Day Tour Including Lunch

Combine a whale-watching trip with a visit to an active volcano during this 8-hour tour of the Azores from Ponta Delgada. Travel up the coastline to Cadeira Velha and Lagoa do Fogo, looking for marine wildlife. Visit an active volcano to learn about its history and current form. Buffet lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada

Discover the Azores at your own pace with a private full-day tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set off for a 4x4 adventure that can be customized according to your preferences. Skip the hassle of a rental car and learn about the island’s history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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Hidden Gems of São Miguel Island Tour

Spend a day exploring hidden gems of São Miguel Island, away from the big crowds! The island of São Miguel is beautiful everywhere and has a lot to see besides the super famous attractions. Tour in comfort by minivan in a small group led by an expert guide. Drive through the quiet roads of the inner island surrounded by forests and green pastures. See the native vegetation of the Azores in well-preserved areas and learn about their uses in the early history of the islands.From ample views from mountain tops, to waterfalls, cliffs, a small lake, this tour goes to many amazing places that are not part of the main tourist itineraries. This tour is accessible to everyone and doesn’t require difficult walks.
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  • 8 hours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

Half-Day Big Game Fishing

Hook a big one on this half-day small-group guided big game fishing trip from the marina of Ponta Delgada. With an experienced crew, you will have the opportunity to catch marlin or tuna approaching record size. This tour is great for both novice and expert fishermen, so come along for an unforgettable day at sea. Numbers are limited on this tour for a more intimate experience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Full Day Tour Northeast / Full Day Northeast Tour (Min. 2 Persons)

Let yourself be dazzled in our company by this distinctive piece of land on the island of São Miguel with breathtaking views, superb valleys, imposing mountains and mountains, waterfalls and refreshing streams. It is jumping from belvedere in belvedere, which are the most beautiful of the Azores, full of flowers that make the Northeast the most flowery county!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Half-Day Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades

Enjoy getting off the beaten track on this half-day jeep tour from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades. Take the stress out of navigating and driving on unfamiliar roads, by having transport in a 4x4 provided. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel past lakes, craters, and on rural roads. Learn about the local landscape from your guide, and get access to amazing natural geological beauty.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Seven cities and Lagoa do Fogo

Point of view of Sete Cidades and Point of view of Lagoa do Fogo was considered one of the best views in the europe
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours

Walking Tours

Sanguinho Walk from Ponta Delgada

This Sanguinho walking tour from Ponta Delgada is the perfect way to access nature. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as you’ll have a guide to lead the way, and point out local plants, and wildlife. Get access to places that can’t be reached by car or bus, such as the abandoned village of Sanguinho, Salto do Prego waterfall, and Faial de Terra stream. A delicious lunch will be provided too.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Climbing

Canyoning Nordeste - Full day

Adventure yourself and have fun on the natural conditions of the Azores. In this canyoning playground you will combine a variety of abseils/rappels, slide and jumps to natural clear water pools.
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  • 138 to 198 minutes
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  • 138 to 198 minutes
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Nature & Wildlife

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Full day tour to Furnas (lake & hot springs)

I will drive you through amazing landscapes where flowers and green are prevalent and mild smells join us while the wonderful Atlantic Ocean merging with a blue sky is our background scenario.If you are coming by cruise ship, the duration of this tour is adapted to the length of stay on the island, always ensuring the return to the ship in a timely and safe
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Jeep Tour - Sete Cidades (Half Day)

On this tour you will find stunning off-road paths with breathtaking scenery and more. This tour will take you to the highest points of the mountains that surround the Crater of the Sete Cidades, by belvederes where you will have an incredible view on the lagoons and dormant volcanoes 
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full-day Tours

Furnas Calderas, Active Volcano Pool Swim and Botanical Garden Tour with Lunch

On this tour we feel and experience the volcanic origins of the Island in Furnas, a magical place. We start by visiting the Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas Lake Calderas), a place where we cook the famous “cozido das Furnas” (a very special meal cooked only with the steam of the Earth) and continue with a soft walk that crosses a stream and circles the lakeside. During this walk we have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of endemic flora species.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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E-bike Sete Cidades- half day

Amazing e-bike ride on the rim top of the main Volcano Crater of Sete Cidades. You will discover the best views/sights of the area and have the opportunity to bike down inside the a collapsed volcano and visit inside it the green and the blue lakes and the old Village. On the way up and back to our starting point you will have the opportunity to stop and the amazing Santiago Lake. The Electric system will give you a help to bike climb easily the 300 meters (aprox 945 feet) back to the top of the crater and beginning point.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Sanguinho The Lost Village Walking Tour in Azores

This walking tour of The Lost Village of Sanguinho will give you a different perspective of the Azores. You'll learn invaluable historical information from your guide, and be led by their expert navigation skills. Get a glimpse of native wildlife, and visit places like Salto do Prego waterfall, which can't be accessed by bus or car. Return transport is included, so it'll be a carefree day, being immersed in nature.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day UTV Sete Cidades Tour with lunch from Ponta Delgada

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. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Jeep Tour Furnas

Visit volcanic scenery, toasty hot springs, scenic look-out points, and much more: this full-day Jeep tour of eastern São Miguel Island introduces you to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Azores. Following pickup from your Ponta Delgada hotel, drive along the northern coast with just a small group for company, and stop at a tea plantation along the way. You’ll also visit Furnas Volcano, will sample traditional cozido stew, can bathe in the Poça da Dona Beija hot springs (additional expense), and much more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Cumeeiras Walk from Ponta Delgada

Explore the western side of São Miguel Island during this hiking tour. Follow your guide through the lush vegetation and discover a variety of native species. Stop at various viewpoints along the way including Sete Cidades, to see the Blue and Green Lakes, Santiago Lake, and the famous Vista do Rei. Enjoy a delicious lunch along the way and take in the beautiful panoramic views of the island.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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