Day trip

São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From $76.49 per person

Take in all the highlights of the western half of São Miguel Island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande town, the pineapple greenhouses and more. Learn about the island’s nature and history from an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Ponta Delgada city between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM. You can contact the local partner to arrange a pickup outside Ponta Delgada city at an additional charge.
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 expert guide
Full description
Your guide, an expert in the history and nature of the Azores, will meet you at your accommodation at 09:00. On this 9-hour excursion you’ll head straight to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road. Stop at the famous King's View, and take in the panorama appearing on many postcards of the Azores. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of smaller, little-known lakes of the area. After you visit a small town by the lake, the drive continues to the west coast of the island and the beautiful rocks of Mosteiros. In the afternoon, the itinerary starts off with a visit to Fogo Lake, the highest and most untouched of the large lakes of the Azores. Next is Caldeira Velha, a natural monument featuring lush vegetation and thermal activity. Continue to Ribeira Grande, the largest town on the north coast and see the most beautiful cliffs in São Miguel. Your last stop on the tour is a visit to pineapple greenhouses, where you’ll learn the unique techniques used in growing this fruit that’s important to the Azores. The program is a perfect introduction to the Azores, with a great mix of mountain views, lakes, coastal lookouts and insights into culture and history.
Includes
  • Lunch of traditional Azorean food, drink of your choice (wine, beer, etc.), dessert and coffee
  • All entrance fees
  • Water bottle
  • Pick-up and drop off within 5 km of Ponta Delgada city center
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • 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

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    Meeting point

    Posto de Turismo - Ponta Delgada, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 9500-769 Ponta Delgada.

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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 operator if you wish to request a pick-up outside of Ponta Delgada for an extra fee
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 344 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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    I had the most wonderful time on this tour. It was entertaining, educating, enjoyable, scrumptious (lunch). The combination of this awesome Island and a guide who really loves his island and how everybody from the gouvernement til the farmers work hard to preserves the beauty that is Sao Miguel. Our guide João will tell you all about that. João found the right mix of fun, seriousness, connection with the people in his van and in the meantime showing us all these wonderful places. Really highly recommended!

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    September 4, 2021

    A great trip! With an excellent and well informed well spoken expert tour guide named Joquan. Visiting all sites listed but was provided with so much more in terms of Sao Miguel and it’s history. A very great day and I would highly recommend to try this trip as you won’t be disappointed! Great see you for east coast tour

    August 20, 2021

    Miguel was very knowledgeable about the sights, environment, and culture of the Azores and he was engaging and a consummate professional! We were lucky the clouds were high up enough that we were able to take in the sights at Sete Cidades, but unfortunately we were enveloped in thick fog and weren’t able to see Lagoa do Fogo. Still a beautiful and fun tour!

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    August 3, 2021

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