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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, Mosteiros, and Sete 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.
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, eat a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal grounds.
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.
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 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.
It’s possible to spot whales and dolphins around the Azores Islands all year round and a marine biologist guide will ensure you maximize your chances. Set sail on a 3-hour cruise from Angra do Heroísmo, enjoy spectacular views of the islands’ beaches and bays.
Regular tours will only take you to a certain part of São Miguel island (either Furnas, Sete Cidades, Nordeste, etc.). This is different, you have a private car and guide for yourself. This way you will be able to get to must see sights in different parts of the island. If you didn´t have the time to read your guidebook, don´t want to rent a car, or have just one day to spend, but want see as much possible, you must let a local navigate the island for you. It is impossible to see all of it in the same day, and very tiring to drive yourself to different parts, through volcano mountains and curvy roads. Forget that, we know the island better than no other and we are able to make the most of your time: volcanos, thermal pools, waterfalls, lakes and breathtaking views all in the same day. Let us take you through this natural paradise we call home and spend your time on the places you prefer. You just have to sit back, relax and let yourself fall in love with the Azores!
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.
The "hits" of this tour are the pineapple and tea plantations, the thermal pools at Furnas and the "optional" lunch of the traditional stew made under the ground. This tour like the others can be fully customized including visiting places that you have heard about and would like to see. with an early agreement.
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.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people
A unique overlook over the center of island.
We will go up the tallest volcano, only accessible by car, so tall you will watch the vegetation get drier on the way. At the top gaze at the best view over its stunning caldera and lake. We are standing really high, so as sunnier it is the day the clearer will be the views.
On the north slope, you will have a access to the most tropical thermal pool in the island (entrance fee included). The pool is supplied by a warm water waterfall, surrounded by luxurious vegetation and the chants of birds. Afterwards we will find the tea plantation on the bottom of the slope, lines of green tea overlooking the ocean. Here you can taste the most amazing Azorean green tea, handpicked and traditionally crafted. We will head to the south slope and visit the oldest village on the island, and learn about it´s stone church and rock islet. If you tasted the tea we must end this experience with the king of the island, the most delicious pineapple in the world!
Enjoy a wide-ranging taster of the natural highlights of São Miguel Island on this full-day tour, all without the distractions you might get in a tour group filled with strangers. Get personalized attention from your guide on this private tour, as you tour landmarks like the steaming Lagoa do Fogo (Lagoon of Fire) crater lake, the Caldeira Velha nature park, and the Carvão lookout that offers views covering the entire island. Stop in at Sete-Cidades, a charming village off the beaten track, and visit the Ribeira Grande municipality’s historic center.
The tour takes us to discover the most geographically rugged and remote area of São Miguel Island. Following by the southern coast, we'll arrive to the village of Povoação, where we will stop to taste the famous "Fofas da Povoação" (local pastry). Then, our tour continues to the most flowery municipality of São Miguel Island, Nordeste. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the landscapes led by viewpoints of Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada overlooking the coast of the villages. We will admire the ancient water mills of the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park, where for decades the cereals of the surrounding parishes where grinded. The tour also includes passage in Gorreana Tea factory, one of the few existing in Europe and the oldest of our island, with a taste of the different teas produced there. The return to Ponta Delgada is made by north Coast, from which one can admire the way the sea and the winds of the North quadrant shaped the northern hillsides.
The day begins with a visit to the traditional pineapple greenhouses, biological culture developed in glasshouses, where in the end you will taste its famous artisan liquor. The trip continues towards the Seven Cities with a stop at the Vista da Rei viewpoint from where you can have a breathtaking view of the Seven Cities crater and its beautiful Blue and Green lagoons. You begin the descent to the interior of the crater, where you will marvel at the lagoon of Santiago, a stop that precedes the arrival to the picturesque parish of the Sete Cidades, where you can visit its center. Return to Ponta Delgada by Pico do Carvão, a privileged place to observe the beautiful green landscape of the narrowest part of the Island and its coasts.
The Best of the Azores Ocean and Land - with Local Biologists!
1. A Marine Quest for Cetaceans, Seabirds and Turtles, with Whale spotters on land, experienced Skippers and a Marine Biologist onboard.
2. A Land Quest through the volcanic luxurious green Faial with our Biologist with two major stopping locations: the Nature Reserva of the Central Caldeira and the Natural Monument of Capelinhos Volcano (a 1957 volcano), passing through endemic forests, plants and birds, breathtaking landscapes, a tour flexible to fit your interests through the unique Nature and Culture of the Azorean Archipelago with the explanations of a local biologist.
(By default one trip in the morning, the other trip after lunch)
Gather your family and friends and come explore Terceira Island aboard our UTV!
• A UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) allows you to be the driver of your own adventure. We guide, you drive!
• Offers greater comfort and safety than a ATV.
• Is equipped with a fully automatic transmission
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.
The Azores Island offers ample opportunities for hiking and this half-day guided hike explores one of Terceira Island’s most popular trails. Set out on a leisurely 2.5-hour hike around the Bays of Agualva, following a scenic coastal route and enjoying magnificent views over the island’s beaches, bays, and volcanic landscapes.
On this excursion you will be able to enjoy the second largest lagoon on the island of São Miguel, the Lagoa do Fogo, visit the Liqueur Factory "Mulher de Capote", as well as the opportunity to see some of the island's landscapes during the stop at the Belvedere da Serra da Barrosa!
Have you ever imagined visiting the earth’s womb? Well, by choosing this tour that is, in fact, what you’ll do, discovering Terceira Island most iconic volcanic cavities.
The Azores native vegetation and Terceira Island bulls dotting the surrounding agriculture fields, will do you company while you cross Guilherme Moniz Caldera.
But, once this tour is about Caves, we’ll take you to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave)*, a lava tube of great geological interest; to Furnas do Enxofre, which are some sulphur caverns, where you can watch the earth breathing, as well as the beautiful natural landscape around it.
As the best is always saved to the end, it is time to visit Algar do Carvão Natural Monument, without a doubt, the ex-libris of Terceira Island.
We recommend you to bring comfortable clothes and footwear.
And of course... your camera. You will capture beautiful memories, for sure.
Feel and experience nature in its purest state!
Exclusive Sunset experience in a private boat trip! A unique opportuinity to experience the Azorean sea in a private 11 meter sailboat!
During the trip, we will sail in the beautifull Angra's Bay, searching for the horizont at the sea!
The perfect way to celebrate a special day or create a memorable experience!
You are invited to participate in the sailing experience, helping with the sails on holding the helm! Or, if you prefer, take your time to relax! We will help you with the pictures!
We depart early towards Nordeste, to take advantage of one of the periods of greater activity of the most singular bird of te island of São Miguel: the Azorean bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina). Being one of the last and most extensive and important nucleus of native vegetation in São Miguel, the Serra da Tronqueira (Nordeste) houses a collection of botanical endemisms. Associated with these, we can also observe great part of the passerines endemic to the Azores, which evolved alongside with the Laurisilva forest, one of them being the Azorean bullfinch. After lunch, we go to Povoação in order to observe birds along the coast. In addition to gulls and terns, it is also possible to see waders and herons. On the way to Ponta Delgada, we make a stop in Lagoa das Furnas, for a stroll through the banks that allows the observation of several species of birds from holarctic origin, with emphasis on some species of Anatidae. Return to Ponta Delgada is made by the South coast of the island.
Terceira Island owns charming landscapes, which you won’t be able do disregard.
In this tour, we take you to some of the best belvederes of the island, that offer panoramic view.
Blended in Terceira Island rural landscape, we find Serra da Ribeirinha viewpoint, having the green fields as a backdrop.
To highlight the landscape, we will find the lush 'Ilhéus das Cabras', volcanic formations that we observe from Serretinha Viewpoint, which deserves our attention!
Serra do Facho Belvedere is another point not to miss! From its summit, we observe the beautiful landscape over Vitorino Nemésio’s City, in Praia da Vitória.
The best way to get lost and find yourself at the same time is to contemplate the stunning landscape of the patchwork blanket view that Serra do Cume Belvedere offers.
You will be as dazzled as we are, day after day!
We recommend you not to forget your camera, so that you can perpetuate every moment!
What are you waiting for, to choose this tour?
Beginning of the tour, with a visit to the Lagoa city and stop at ceramic factory Vieira, only in the Azores with pottery and manufacture of traditional pottery. Then, we continue towards Pico da Barrosa, from where you can contemplate the Lagoa do Fogo. The tour continues with a descent to the North Coast and stop at the Regional Natural Monument of Caldeira Velha, where you can enjoy the lush greenery and enjoy a thermal bath. Lunch will be served at local restaurant and traditional of Ribeira Grande. After lunch, we will take a walk where we can visit the main points of interest of the northern city and admire the fine examples of local architecture, very present in this place. The tour continues with a visit to one of the almost obligatory passage points, the liquour factory of Eduardo Ferreira, with taste of the regional liquors there produced. Return to Ponta Delgada is made by the North coast of the island.
Feel the thrill and adrenaline with an off-road driving on São Miguel Island, where natural landscapes and volcanic craters predominate.
With us be the driver on the UTV Can-Am and explore the best of Azores though paths that no other companies can reach!
We have 4 or 2 seated Buggy where you can enjoy the best ride of your life. A unique tour that you will remember for ever.
On the tour to Sete Cidades, be ready for the landscapes of the volcanic crater, its flora and fauna in a totally immersive.
Get off the tourist circuit to discover natural jewels, this tour is perfect for an introduction to the Azores that contains a mixture of incredible views, mountains, lagoons and coastal views, while our guide informs you about the local culture and history.
Don't worry, our buggies are automatic and easy to handle!
Eu moro na ilha de São Miguel a partir de 2003, até então não sabia o que no mundo há um lugar natural único como este. Toda essa beleza estou feliz em mostrar. Tours privados têm a vantagem de sermos nossos próprios mestres, não estamos presos a um período de tempo.
The best way to visit the island of São Miguel is on a private tour with a local guide. No need to worry about where to go or how to get there. On a private tour the car is exclusively occupied by you, your family or friends.
A great benefit to this type of tour is the flexibility of changing schedules and places to visit or even making changes to routes because of inclement weather.
You can personalize your tour based on your interests, or ask your guide for recommendations.
This Half Day Private Tour is ideal for:
- Visiting Lagoa das Sete Cidades with multiple stops along the way.
- Visiting Lagoa do Fogo with multiple stops along the way.
Pickup and drop-off at any hotel or accommodation within 5 km from Ponta Delgada.
Other pickup and drop-off location must add transfer cost.
The vehicle has a maximum capacity of 4 people. The maximum ideal occupancy is 3 adults and one child.
Shore Excursions, please add the name of Cruise and expected arrival time.