Day trip

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 73.10 per person

Take in all the highlights of the western half of São Miguel Island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Salto do Cabrito Waterfall, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Wait at your accommodation's front door from 9:00 A.M. It may take up to 20 minutes to complete all pick-ups. • If your accommodation is on a narrow street, you may need to meet your driver at a nearby meeting point. • Pickups in Ribeira Grande begin at 9:30 A.M.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking scenery of western São Miguel Island
  • Head off the beaten track to see hidden natural gems
  • Learn about the history of the Azores from your guide
  • Admire the fantastic views from Fogo Volcano
  • See the famous crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa de Fogo
Full description

Explore the highlights of the western half of São Miguel island on this guided tour by van. Discover the famous crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo, picturesque waterfalls, amazing cliffs, and stunning rock formations around the coast of the island.

Start with a visit to Ribeira Grande, one of the most picturesque towns of the Azores, followed by a surprising view of some amazingly beautiful cliffs on the North coast. Then travel to the inner areas of the island to see the gorgeous waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, surrounded by wild vegetation.

Drive to the top of Fogo Volcano to enjoy views of the most pristine and magical of the crater lakes of São Miguel. From the top of the mountain, enjoy the stunning views over a large portion of the island.

After a tasty meal to restore your energy levels, head to Sete Cidades, to understand why this is considered by the postcard of the Azores. Enjoy views from two completely different perspectives over the famous twin lakes. 

End the day in Mosteiros, on the western coast of the island, where the lava rocks have formed enchanting small islets and natural pools.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa town
  • Lunch of traditional Azorean food
  • One alcoholic drink of your choice (wine, beer, etc.)
  • Dessert
  • Coffee
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Be sure to bring warm clothing as the mountain viewpoints may be windy and chilly
    • Please wear sturdy shoes for brief walks
    • Please contact the local partner if you wish to request a pickup outside of Ponta Delgada for an extra fee
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 440 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    Pick up on time. João was a very knowledgeable and accommodating guide and a safe driver. This tour well worth the money and when I get back to the Azores I will use this company again. The restaurant we were taken to was perfect for a typical Azores meal. We had some misty overcast weather in the mountains so did not get good views of all the lakes but that was to be expected.

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    June 26, 2022

    Joao Costa was our tour guide. Although the weather was not the best, he made the tour fun and interesting by providing interesting historical information about the island, it’s volcanoes and tidbits of information that you would never read in a guide book. He was amazing. It was a most enjoyable day!

    June 24, 2022

    The tour was excellent. Eduardo (our driver) was very informative. He took us to all the places mentioned in the program. He would tell us about the life of Azoreans and history. The food was very good where we ate. Even though the weather was not with our side and we did not see the view of the lakes, it is still worth going on this tour.

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    June 9, 2022

    Product ID: 64862