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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From US$ 67.83 per person

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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.

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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


  • 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.

  • 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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    Important information

    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 538 reviews

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    *Review was made incorrectly earlier, cannot trust phone * Pre Azores is amazing! we booked 2 trips with them and met with Phillip and Juan. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. They explained to us very well on each locations that we went, history of azores islands and also giving us lots of tips during our stay…. i can only use these two words to say about them: Helpful and Friendly!! Thank you again for your hospitality.. we have a wonderful and amazing stay in St miguel…. i am hoping to cross paths with you again….

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    September 22, 2022

    From start to finish could not recommend this trip more! Fernando was so enjoyable and informative about the island I wish I was staying longer just to do the other side of the island tour with him. I felt like I saw all the key points on the west side without feeling rushed but time also flew by because of how amazing it was. Highly recommend!

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    September 20, 2022

    This tour is an amazing tour with an amazing guide, Juan. The company makes the tours in small groups which allows all the participants to comfortably complete the tour. We were eight people in a comfortable small van. Our guide Juan was one of the best guides I had worked with. The way he handled the questions, the people, the whole trip and adjusting the time and the places to see according to the weather was very good. We all fell in love with the island and the tour helped us to see all the beauties of the island. Travel to this beautiful island and take this tour, you will never regret it.

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    September 17, 2022

    Product ID: 64862