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Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

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Explore the lakes and craters of Sete Cidades on the Azores island of São Miguel on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the area’s beautiful lakes, such as Empadadas and Carvão. Explore the dramatic landscape of the volcano’s caldera up close, and more.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel if it is located in Ponta Delgada or surroundings. If you are staying out of Ponta Delgada city please contact us to inform you of the pick up options. There is also the possibility to be picked up at the cruise dock Portas do Mar cruise harbor. Please contact the supplier with information about your hotel and room number, or the name of your cruise ship.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the island of São Miguel's lakes and volcanic craters by 4WD vehicle
  • Marvel at spectacular flowers and trees
  • Look down at the twin lakes of Sete Cidades
  • Explore some of São Miguel's other peaceful lakes
  • Get fantastic island views from strategic belvederes
Full description

Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from Ponta Delgada.

Traveling by 4WD vehicle, you will experience the dramatic scenery of the volcanic crater and its flora and fauna in a more immersive fashion. 

Drive to the mountain top to look down on the 2 impressive lakes of the caldera (basin), one with blue water (Lagoa Azul) and the other with green water (Lagoa Verde).

Along the way, take in many other picturesque spots of São Miguel, including the peaceful lakes of Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa de Santiago, and Lagoa do Carvão. 

Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, volcanic cones, and stretches of green, and go to villages that have played a vital role in the story of the island.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Ponta Delgada hotels or Portas do Mar cruise ship dock
  • Insurance
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Gifts and souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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It was superb. The vistas were green and so luscious. It was worth every penny I spent on this tour. The 4- wheel drive was excellent and perfect for the terrain. Our guide Rodrigo was excellent, knowledgeable and shared a lot about the island. The different viewpoints for the green and blue lakes were spectacular. Coffee stop at Sete Cidades was a bonus. Who can forget the hydrangeas. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it.! Not to be missed on your trip to Azores.

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November 19, 2022

Our guide Rui was great. He gave us details of the island at every stop along the way. The scenery was wonderful and the stories helped us to understand the culture and history of the island. I highly recommend this experience especially if you want to feel and live the culture of the Azores.

October 9, 2022

Jugo was a fantastic tour guide, very accommodating and fun. The Sete Cidades are a natural wonder with lots of history and bustling activity. Enormous value for 3 hours, highly recommended!! Coordination with Olivia was also excellent as she helped us find luggage storage before and after our trip during our layover.

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 30967