I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sao Miguel Island. I will try to break our review into three parts the tour experience, the locations, and then the guide. First, the overall tour experience was amazing, authentic, and absolutely breathtaking. The entire tour we found ourselves overwhelmed with beautiful scenery, picturesque views, and enjoyed learning of the history, the people, and the charm of the Azores. Secondly, the locations that we visited were all simply amazing. Sete Cidades, Lagoa de Fogo, the quant little village at the base of the mountain, the various lookout points, the lunch, the hot springs, the black sand beach, and the pineapple plantation were all fantastic. A very well thought out, and well planned day-tour. Finally, our guide - Hugo, was awesome. Super friendly, super knowledgeable, and after a long day - it felt as though we spent the day with a friend. He was prompt, organized, and ensured a very comfortable pace for the day. He is an excellent driver in Ponta Delgada, that means something and we never once felt uncomfortable. We recommend this tour to everyone, and we intend to take this same tour when we return to the Island in the Summer months when everything is in bloom.
The tour guide was very thorough and answered all the questions we had.
Words can and #39;t even describe this tour! Right from the start, Nuno was more than accommodating to us. If you and #39;re looking to see Sao Miguel, this is the way to do so! Nuno provided us with the absolute best tour imaginable! This has been the most memorable experience!! Thank you Nuno for everything
This was just an amazing tour! Our guides name was Hugo and he was the best. After we wished we could cancel our tour the following day so we could go out with him again. He was so knowledgable and took us to all the best vantage points. He even stopped at mother's old family church and let us look around. It was like being taken around town by family. The lunch was great as well, delicious and very generous. I would do this exact tour again, this is a must in Sao Miguel.
The tour was amazing and Hugo is an excellent tour guide. He is super amazing and friendly. He make sure we saw beautiful places
Hugo was an amazing guide. Extremely forward friendly , courteous and knowledgable. The time allocation was flexible (due to many places to see ).
The sights visited were gorgeous.
Simply put, we had a great experience, would definitely recommend.
We loved the trip with Marco! It took us to many unbelievably beautiful view points around the island. Marco gave an excellent tour, answering all of our questions, and going out of his way to make it a special experience for everyone. I would say it was a once in a life time experience that I will never forget. Highly recommend for everyone.
This tour is excellent, and i can't recommend it enough.
My girlfriend and I did this tour just as a couple, and it was just so much better than we had thought it could be. Hugo is a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw everything we wanted to see, and it was at a great pace pace might have been attributed to our small group size. We knew/know almost no Portuguese aside from maybe, obrigado, but that was no issue since his English was fantastic.
Lunch was really great as well, we got to try some delicious local juice, cheesecake, ribs, and steak. For food there are options, so if some of the foods I listed aren't your thing Like seafood isn't ours you can get something else.
This had to be the best trip I have ever taken in my life. Our Tour guide Nuno not only showed us a great time but he also made us feel like we had been long time friends. We were taken to so many beautiful locations that I have still not fully processed the wonders that we saw. From our coffee stop in a small village to a lunch at a fantastic restaurant the food and company was amazing. There are not enough stars on this review to show how much we loved our tour with Green Visions and Nuno. We will surely be back again soon. Obrigado Nuno!
This tour is excellent, and i cant recommend it enough.
My girlfriend and I did this tour just as a couple, and it was just so much better than we had thought it could be. Hugo is a great tour guide, very knowledgable and friendly. We saw everything we wanted to see, and it was at a great pace pace might have been attributed to our small group size. We knew/know almost no Portuguese aside from maybe, obrigado, but that was no issue since his english was fantastic.
Lunch was really great as well, we got to try some delicious local juice, cheesecake, ribs, and steak. For food there are options, so if some of the foods I listed aren't your thing because we aren't big fish/sea-food fans you can get something aside from that.
Once again, another great tour fromViator with an Outstanding Green Visions Tours. Highly experienced and knowledgeable, and our tour guide is Hugo. From picking the 4 of us from the hotel to dropping us back, it was a delightful experience that last more than 9 hrs, with many photo stops around the stunning lakes and craters, unique and beautiful towns, and a delicious lunch with best local food. It is a well worth tour and a must for this island, highly recommend.
A must see if in Ponta Delgada!
We had cloudy weather with some rain. Our tour guide Neno offered to do it the next day but we had already booked a different tour with a different company on Viator so he said he would do his best. It was February off season so we were the only people on this tour. Neno spoke perfect English and was fluent in several other languages as well. It was just what we were looking for....someone with a great attitude who had a lot of knowledge of the area and local customs.
So I don't know if we just got a special lunch because it was so foggy we couldn't see much, but this lunch, compared to the company we toured with the next day, was like comparing going out to lunch at the local cafe and eating absolutely delicious meticulously prepared local food at a 5 star restaurant. We had a variety...I had never had octopus but oh my this was heavenly. The steak from local beef of course melted in my mouth as well as the tuna. Everything about that lunch was fabulous.
Even though the weather didn't cooperate we couldn't have had a better day.
Our guide for the day was Nuno. He was informative, charming, and engaging. He did his best to overcome the weather issues and provide us with a full day of sightseeing in an inviting manner. My husband and I were the only 2 on the tour so we could adjust it to our liking. It was a great introduction to this quaint and beautiful land.
Fantastic tour with Green Visions Tours. Highly experienced and knowledgeable. The tour includes many photo stops around the stunning lakes and craters. As well as a delicious 'local' lunch.
A must see if in Ponta Delgada!
This is a great trip. It really is ALL day. The sites are amazing and the lunch is delicious.
This was our very first tour in Sao Miguel island with Green Vision tours. It was an enjoyable experience all because of our Tour guide Nuno. He took us around the sight of Sete Cidades to see the biggest beautiful lakes in the island. The sights were unbelievable and the weather was extremely warm and bright. What we saw of the natural views in Sao Miguel only made me and my family feel more in touch with nature. The Lagoa do Fogo was extremely beautiful in particular enriched with greenery and warmth Then following on from this, our tour guide was kind enough to take us to the volcanoes hot baths and waterfalls. This was especially relaxing for me and my daughter as we managed to sit back and enjoy the warmth in this extremely hot volcanic water. At the end of the day, my wife has asked if it was possible to see the pineapple plantation and she found not many tours offered this. Nuno without any problem spent an extra hour with us so we could visit the pineapple plantation. He didn't even mind about the longer hours, he just cares about the clients having a good time at the end of the day and also to keep memories. So thanks to Nuno we had a pleasurable holiday with many great experience and memories.
We loved this tour! What a way to get to know the island on our first day ... Hugo was a terrific guide, too, navigating all those winding roads! And don't let a foggy morning fool you, either. We drove through the mountains and the clouds had settled in on our first two stops. But when we arrived at Siete Cidades, the mist lifted leaving behind blue skies, sunshine and a wonderful view of the two lakes - one blue, one green.
Jody G Canada
We were picked up promptly and we were the only guests today! Our guide was awesome. He took us around all day and answered all our questions. We had no worries! If we wanted to stay a little longer in one place and cut another short, it was no problem. The views were amazing , the lunch was fantastic I recommend the passion fruit cheesecake for desert and the tour guide is friendly and provided excellent information. We have two more tours with him and we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this tour but most importantly this company.
Puntual y ordenado. Guía muy amable, con excelente manejo de inglés, no así de español pero igualmente se entiende perfecto. Los lugres visitados fueron hermosisimos. Lo único que cambiaría es no dedicarle tanto tiempo del tour al almuerzo. En mi caso, prefiero almuerzos de 45 min y ganar tiempo de paseo. No obstante, es un tour muy recomendable.
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Well constructed, tour. Saw many small and major parts of the island, from Sete Cidades, to Caldiera Velha, to Lagoa do Fogo and many stops along the way. Nunu was a great tour guide. Only 4 stars instead of 5 is because Nunu had a lot of information, but at times had to be asked to get it from him. He obviously knew the area and history of island, and gave us a lot of breathtaking views.
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