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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, eat a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal grounds.
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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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Sailing Trips

VIP Sunset Sailing Tour in Ponta Delgada

Take a catamaran out on the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy the sunset on this 3.5-hour sailing tour from Ponta Delgada. Admire the beautiful coastal scenery as the boat hugs the coast searching for the perfect spot to watch the setting sun. Enjoy local snacks and beverages during the tour and even take a dip in the waters if you choose.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tours

Azores - Combo Tour Two Days Sao Miguel

See the highlights of São Miguel, the largest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago, on this 2-day tour from Ponta Delgada. With this tour, skip the hassle of renting a car and enjoy easy transportation to remote areas of São Miguel Island. Experience the local culture, taste regional cuisine, and visit idyllic crater lakes such as Fire Lake, Sete Cidades Lake, and Furnas Lake.
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  • 14 to 16 hours
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  • 14 to 16 hours

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

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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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Private Sightseeing Tours

São Miguel, Azores - Private Tour, price per vehicle

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.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 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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  • 8 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Center of the Island - Fire Lake, Thermal Pool, Pineapple and Tea Plantation

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!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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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Day Trips

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Seven Cities | The blue and green lagoon - Half day visit

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.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Day Trips

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

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Visit São Miguel | Azores - Furnas and Northeast

Embark on a full-day adventure to explore the best places in the east of São Miguel.Your adventure begins at 9 am from your hotel or accommodation starting by exploring the old capital of the island, Vila Franca do Campo, where you can taste the famous and delicious "queijadas da vila" as well as have a view of the islet from the village.Visit Furnas and taste the delicious Furnas stew included in this tour. Learn how locals cook using the volcanic heat and if you so wish, enjoy a relaxing thermal bath. (optional)Admire the beauty of the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park and its waterfalls, on your return, a tea break visiting the Gorreana or Porto Formoso tea plantation, followed by a breathtaking viewpoint at a gazebo. , will complete this formidable adventure.
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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 - Lagoa do Fogo

For an adventure like no other, go off the beaten track in a 4x4 on this half-day tour to Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada. In a small group, enjoy personal attention from your guide as you explore the natural beauty around Lagoa do Fogo's tranquil shores. Visit the Caldeira Velha and take a dip in the geothermal-heated waters of its waterfall. Embark on hikes through nature and see evidence of volcanic activity at Ribeira Grande.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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Half Day Private Tour, São Miguel, Azores. Price per car

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.or- Visiting Lagoa do Fogo with multiple stops along the way.Pickup and drop-off at any hotel or accommodation within 10 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private tour Nordeste

Explore the northwest corner of the island of Madeira on this tour via 4x4 vehicle. You and your small group of six people or fewer will have access to off-road trails and paths that traditional tours can’t reach. Learn about the area’s flora, fauna, and history through guided commentary as you travel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Walking Tour: Sete Cidades from Ponta Delgada

Hike through some of São Miguel Island’s most beautiful scenery, and get up close and personal with the sights, when you embark on a full-day walking tour. Meet your guide in central Ponta Delgada, and transfer to the trailhead at Sete Cidades. Over the course of your roughly 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) hike, you’ll ascend to the Vista do Rei viewing point, will discover the region’s beautiful lakes, will admire panoramic views stretching across the island, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Attraction Tickets

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East Tour - Furnas

You will see some of the most remarkable places on the island. It's really nature headed and will provide you with an exprience of pure nature and outstanding sights.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 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

Day Trips

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Volcano Wonders - Private Tour (Flexible start and end time)

This is a private tour, car and guide just for you, the best way to enjoy São Miguel amazing active volcano phenomena! Furnas is the place where this can be closely observed and experienced. We will take you there through the beautiful landscapes of the island. Once in Furnas you will learn all about the different manifestations of the active volcano: crater, lake, hot springs, steaming fountains and streams. Choose one of the local thermal pools (either "Poça da D. Beija" or "Parque Terra Nostra") and indulge yourself on a steaming bath that will relax your mind and muscles, great even under winter weather. After we will take you to taste our favorite seasonal products (corn, chestnuts) cooked on the boiling waters of the volcano! Or the famous "Bolo Lêvedo" (yeast cake) warm out of the oven. To complete this amazing experience you will also be at the tea plantation, only place that grows tea in Europe, and taste our unique green tea.The perfect day in São Miguel even if it´s raining!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Visit the Island with a Local - Private Car and Guide - Tailor Made

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!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Half-day Tours

Azores: São Miguel island - Guided tour to Sete Cidades, half day

Explore the volcanic region of Sao Miguel Island on this half-day tour. Visit a pineapple plantation in Arruda and learn about how the fruit grows in this unique climate. Drive straight to the center of the crater to explore the Sete Cidades Parish and check out the various viewpoints to admire the stunning panoramic views of the island.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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