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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.
See the massive volcanic crater of Sete Cidades on a half-day tour with an informative guide. Cast your eyes over the sweeping landscape punctuated by the blue and green Empadadas and Canario lakes. You’re treated to multiple viewpoints overlooking the crater and south coast of the island. Enjoy morning tea and snacks with pick-up and drop-off included from your Ponta Delgada hotel or the cruise port.
Discover all the beauty of the west zone of São Miguel where the volcano of the Seven Cities is located with this half-day tour, adapted for cruises and visitors. We choose the best places that will provide you with magical moments. Learn more about the famous pineapple of the Azores by visiting a plantation. stroll in the center of the parish of the Seven Cities and be amazed by the unique beauty of the blue and green Lagoon.
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.
Even if you’re only in Ponta Delgada for a short while, maximize your time on the Azores during a stress-free shore excursion to the ancient volcanic zone of Furnas. You’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to six people and benefit from convenient port pickup and drop-off. Plus, you can customize your itinerary to includes stops at a botanical garden and thermal springs.
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.
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.
If you’ve got limited time in Sao Miguel, and you’d like to plan a personalized day tour, this is the perfect option. Avoid waiting around for other travelers, and instead, enjoy a tour with just your party and a private driver. You can customize your day based on your interests, or ask your guide for recommendations. Potential highlights include Furnas, Nordeste, Sete Cidades, or Lagoa do Fogo.
Drink in some of São Miguel Island’s most beautiful views, and visit several of its top attractions, on this seamless, private tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel or another preferred Ponta Delgada location, and set off for a full day of adventuring. You’ll visit an Azorean pineapple farm, will head to Sete Cidades and its vibrant twin lagoons, will admire vistas overlooking the Lagao do Fogo (a scenic crater lake), will relax at Santa Bárbara Beach, and much more.
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!
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.
Spend a relaxing evening at the Poça da Dona Beija thermal baths in Furnas during this nighttime excursion from Ponta Delgada. Bathe in the natural pools, enjoy a guided nature walk, and feast on Cozido das Furnas, a traditional Azores meat and vegetable stew boiled underground in volcanic steam from the hot springs. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Ponta Delgada.
Steep in natural views of the north coast on this full-day guided 4X4 tour to Nordeste from Ponta Delgada. Alongside a guide, you'll voyage to top sights in Ribeira Grande, Porto Formoso and the spectacular coastal village of Povoção.This tour is a great way to visit lesser-known gems and experience the oldest part of the island.
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
Sao Miguel Private tours provide a flexible personalized experience for your family or group. The vehicle fits 8 guests comfortablely with a large storage space for towels, swimwear etc. Have a personal driver and guide to take you anywhere.
Furnas is one of the most famous beauty spots on the island of São Miguel with a history of volcanic activity has left a legacy of particularly impressive hot springs and fumaroles (vulcanic activity). The Furnas lake is surrounded by lush nature. Lunch will be served at a traditional restaurant where you can try the famous "cozido" which is cooked by the heat from the vulcanic activity. On this route we will also visit locations with stunning landscapes.
So, you can expect:
- Typical Lunch of Regional Cuisine (Famous Cooked of furnas)
- Watch the withdrawal in the volcanic soil the famous stew of Furnas
- Tea Plantation
- Panoramic Views on the Furnas Lake
- Furnas (Village)
- Pool’s D. Beija or Terra Nostra Garden (optional)
- Pico do Ferro Viewpoint
- Sta Iria viewpoit.
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.
Discover the extraordinary Lagoa do Fogo on this half-day guided 4X4 tour from Ponta Delgada. This tour explores the memorable caldera, Lagoa do Fogo which means Lake of Fire. Along this voyage, you will visit natural hot pools, lush green hillsides and learn about the island’s fascinating geology.
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.
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.