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$ 76.37 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

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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 616 reviews

    Review summary

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    Eduardo is a great guide! His extraordinary ability to maneuver allowed us to see all great beauties in the island. We have even seen a double rainbow since we were in right place at the right time :) This island is magical when you travel with a good guide. Highly recommended!

    January 25, 2023

    I had the pleasure to visiti this wonderful island with Joao and let me tell you it's the most incredible island i've seen. Joao tells you all you need to know about the island and is such a lovely guy. I went here in January and i could not believe my eyes so i can not imagine this in summer. If you are wonderig wherer to take this tour or not, especially with him, believe me, you won't regret. It's a must you have to do here. Thank you very much

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    January 23, 2023

    The tour was lovely, our guide, Eduardo, was helpful and gave us lots of interesting info about the island. Luckily the weather was sunny so we were able to see everything. For me the tour was ideal because we didn't have to walk much to reach the viewpoints so it wasn't tiring at all. Personally I'm not into hiking and this tour didn't involve any hiking. Also the lunch is all you can eat from a buffet so the money you pay really pay off. Highly recommend this tour if you don't have a car. I didn't want the tour to come to an end.

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    January 20, 2023

    Product ID: 64862