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Full-Day 4x4 Nordeste Azores Tour from Ponta Delgada

1. Full-Day 4x4 Nordeste Azores Tour from Ponta Delgada

The Nordeste is one of the lesser-known destinations of Portugal, yet it remains one of the most beautiful areas of São Miguel Island. Spend a day exploring the area in a 4x4, traveling along the coast to Ribeira Grande and Porto Formoso, among others. The the 4x4 will climb to one of the highest peaks on the island: the Pico Bartolomeu. From here, you can see the highest mountain on the island, the Pico da Vara. After marveling at the sight, drive along the famous Tronqueira Mountain Trail to one of the oldest parts of the island, ending in Povoação Village.

Lagoa do Fogo Half-Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

2. Lagoa do Fogo Half-Day 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

Explore one of the largest lakes in the Azores on a 3-hour tour of the Lagoa do Fogo by 4WD vehicle. After hotel pickup, first, stop at Pico da Barrosa viewpoint and enjoy panoramic views of Lagoa do Fogo. Surrounded by native trees and beautiful flowers, the lake is best accessed and appreciated by off-road vehicles, getting you to more remote and picturesque areas. During the tour, you will stop at a variety of interesting locations en route, with highlights including the Calderas of Ribeira Grande. See the fumaroles, geysers and a wonderful waterfall of the warm, iron water. Finally, visit the city of Ribeira Grande and taste local liqueurs.

Lagoa do Fogo Tour - Half Day Private Tour

3. Lagoa do Fogo Tour - Half Day Private Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our guided tour that takes you through some of the most enchanting sights of São Miguel island. Get ready to discover the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds the Azorean landscapes in comfort and style. We will start with a convenient pick-up service at your desired location, and the adventure begins in Ponta Delgada. Our first stop is the mesmerizing viewpoint of Rosto de Cão, where you can take in the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding landscapes. Next, we will make our way to the historic São Caetano Fortress, where you can immerse yourself in the island's rich history and learn about its strategic importance over the centuries. The highlight of our tour is the stunning Lagoa do Fogo, a natural wonder that sits at an altitude of 575 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the island. We will take our time here, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and capture the perfect photos to commemorate your journey. Continuing our journey, we will visit the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Center*, where you can discover the rich biodiversity of the island's lush forests and natural hot springs. We will then head to the picturesque Salto do Cabrito waterfall, where you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Next, we will pause in the charming town of Ribeira Grande, where you can explore the quaint streets and soak up the local culture. We will also make a stop at the renowned Licores Mulher de Capote distillery**, where you can sample some of the island's most delicious liqueurs. Finally, we will visit the stunning Miradouro do Palheiro and Miradouro do Castelo, where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscapes. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable and experienced guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and culture of São Miguel, making your journey even more enriching. We also provide snacks and water to keep you energized throughout the day, and baby seats and booster seats are available upon request.

Furnas Tour - Half Day Private Tour up to 4 Pax

4. Furnas Tour - Half Day Private Tour up to 4 Pax

Explore the Enchanting Furnas: A Fascinating Journey into São Miguel Welcome to our unforgettable tour of Furnas, a place of natural wonders and geothermal marvels. Departing from Ponta Delgada (Or your hotel), we invite you to join us on a captivating adventure through the heart of São Miguel's volcanic landscape. Our first stop takes us to Vila Franca do Campo, where we visit the Nossa Senhora da Paz viewpoint. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the stunning coastline, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Azores. Continuing our journey, we arrive in Furnas, a place renowned for its geothermal activity and the famous "Cozido das Furnas." Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the cooking process of this traditional Azorean dish. Marvel at the steam rising from the ground as the Cozido is prepared using the natural heat of the earth. Afterward, we'll explore the magnificent surroundings of Furnas Lake, offering picturesque views that will leave you in awe. Take a moment to capture the beauty of this tranquil oasis, surrounded by lush vegetation and volcanic landscapes. Next, we invite you to indulge in a truly rejuvenating experience at Terra Nostra Park. Immerse yourself in the soothing hot springs and relax in this natural haven. Allow the mineral-rich waters to envelop you, rejuvenating your body and soul. As we venture deeper into the geothermal area, you'll have the opportunity to witness fumaroles and active calderas, a testament to the powerful forces that shape this volcanic landscape. Observe these natural wonders up close, capturing the essence of São Miguel's volcanic heritage. Our journey continues to the renowned Gorreana Tea Factory, where you'll discover the fascinating process of tea production. Learn about the history and cultivation techniques that make Azorean tea so unique. Taste the flavors of this cherished local product and savor the craftsmanship behind every cup. Finally, we make our way back to Ponta Delgada, meandering through scenic viewpoints that showcase the island's breathtaking vistas. As we arrive in Ponta Delgada , you'll carry with you the memories of an unforgettable exploration of Furnas and its remarkable geothermal wonders. Join us on this immersive journey into the enchanting world of Furnas, and let the magic of São Miguel captivate your senses. Please note that the working hours for Terra Nostra is open until 4:30 pm and the tea factory up to 6 pm. In case you book afternoon tour, we could adapt it to these times for a better experience.

Private Full-Day Tour CUSTOMIZED

5. Private Full-Day Tour CUSTOMIZED

Join us on a car tour to Furnas and discover the natural beauty of the Azores. We'll start by visiting a pineapple plantation, where you'll learn about the cultivation of this tropical fruit. Then, we'll drive through Ribeira Grande and Santa Bárbara, taking in stunning coastal views. Our next stop will be Santa Iria viewpoint, where you can admire panoramic views of the north coast. After that, we'll head to the only European tea plantation, where you'll have the opportunity to taste unlimited tea. Then, we'll visit the charming village of Furnas and see the geysers and fumaroles, a testament to the volcanic activity of the island. We'll also make a stop in Vila Franca to see the island's iconic islet. Finally, we'll visit the botanical garden in Ponta Delgada, where you'll see a variety of flora from around the world. Our knowledgeable guide will share insights and stories throughout the tour, making it a truly enriching experience. Join us for a day of adventure, discovery, and natural beauty. Book your car tour to Furnas today.

São Miguel Island: Private Tour Cruise Ship

6. São Miguel Island: Private Tour Cruise Ship

We offer personalized and unforgettable tours through the magnificent nature and culture of this region. Come and explore the stunning landscapes and experience authentic Azorean hospitality. Explore the island of São Miguel with us for unforgettable moments. On a private tour, have the pleasure of customizing your tour.

Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

7. Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

This tour will allow you to explore the best locations of the island, including lakes sceneries within volcano craters, shore views, and even sceneries from the highest island's grounds including one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an active but dormant volcano of Lagoa do Fogo.  Be picked up at any location in Ponta Delgada. Your tour guide will be pleased to pick you and to do a briefing of your tour. This is a good time to customize your itinerary, if you wish. One of the interesting initial stops are at the Azorean pineapple plantations where your tour guide will explain all the stages and where you can try a free sample of the local pineapple liquor. After this the group will go uphill to the large western volcano Sete Cidades and make a stop on Pico do Carvão viewpoint so you can enjoy one of the best views over the island.  Grota do Inferno viewpoint is just ahead. From there you have some amazing sceneries within the Sete Cidades caldera and you can see the most beautiful lakes (Rasa lake, Santiago lake and the twin blue and green lakes). Following next, your tour guide takes the group to Vista do Rei viewpoint, from where you can admire the most famous perspective over the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and it's population. Next, head down to the Sete Cidades settlement next to the twin lakes and explore the most interesting spots nearby the lake. On the way back, reach the south shore heading to the Fogo volcano. Your tour guide will take you to the highest point of this central volcano, up to 947 meters above sea level at Pico da Barrosa. From there, as you explore the inner crater you can enjoy and stop at Fogo Lake. Right next to the Fogo lake is Caldeira Velha, an outdoor garden with hot thermal pools that you may enjoy. Finally the last stops will be at Ribeira Grande where you can learn the local way of living and stop at Santa Bárbara beach, the most popular site for surfers, to refresh yourself and enjoy the local shore view.

São Miguel: Island Highlights Private Tour by Boat and Van

8. São Miguel: Island Highlights Private Tour by Boat and Van

Explore the beauty of the Lagoa do Fogo, Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Gorreana tea plantation and Ribeira Grande by land, and sail along the coast of Vila Franca do Campo, passing beaches and the famous Islet of Vila Franca do Campo. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the morning and board an air-conditioned van. Sit back and relax on the drive to Lagoa do Fogo, which boasts a beach recognized as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in 2012. Visit the Salto do Cabrito Waterfall, a true hidden pearl of São Miguel, and admire this imposing waterfall of over 40 meters. Relax and sip tea from the oldest plantation in Europe, while admiring the lush green layered crops, before heading to the Historic Center of Ribeira Grande. Here, you will immerse yourself in the history of one of the oldest towns on the island, with the help of our certified guides. With their accompaniment, you will learn all about the formation of this city and its most important figures and landmarks. The adventure doesn't end here, as after lunch we take your experience to the next level and take you on a sailboat ride along the coast of Vila Franca do Campo, visiting several beaches, including Praia do Pedreiro. Visit the famous Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, a paradisiacal and world-renowned place, where you will have the opportunity to practice Snorkeling in its waters rich in the most varied marine species. Return to Vila Franca do Campo Marina and be picked up again by our guides, to return to your accommodation.

Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

9. Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

Explore Sete Cidades and the Vista do Rei on this full-day guided tour. Begin bright and early for plenty of time to take in panoramic views, relax in thermal baths and try local liqueur. Depart from your accommodation in Ponta Delgada and head north to start your adventure. Pass by multiple viewpoints located at Pico do Carvão, Lagoa do Canário, Grota do Inferno and the Vista do Rei. Enjoy views over the two volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, and visit the parish located between the lakes. After lunch, visit the Vieira Ceramics Factory located in the city of Lagoa. Then go to the viewpoint at the top of Lagoa do Fogo, for stunning views over the lake. On the journey down the mountain, stop to enjoy the thermal baths in Caldeira Velha. Next, visit the Mulher do Capote factory, and taste Portuguese liqueurs. Continue to Santa Barbara beach in Ribeira Grande. To conclude the trip, visit the pineapple plantation located at Fajã de Baixo in Ponta Delgada, before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Nordeste Private Tour (2 people)

10. Nordeste Private Tour (2 people)

Embark on a full-day group van tour to Nordeste and the stunning waterfalls of the island. Begin your adventure with a visit to Santa Barbara beach and the picturesque Ribeira Grande city. Continue to a tea plantation and learn about the tea-making process while admiring the beautiful views. Next, visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões and marvel at the natural beauty of the waterfalls and lush vegetation. Enjoy a typical andlocal lunch included in the price of the tour in Nordeste before proceeding to Salto da Farinha waterfall optional visit to maos de fada bakery in Salga Village For the more adventurous, take an optional pedestrian trail to Moinhos de Felix and discover stunning views. Finally, end your tour with a visit to the picturesque Porto Formoso waterfall. With a knowledgeable guide and comfortable transportation, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of São Miguel. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Azores!

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What people are saying about Ribeira Grande

We booked a private tour through Get Your Guide and the tour company ( Into the Wild Azores Tours) was amazing! They were very flexible with the times because of our cruise ship and our guide, Eduardo, was waiting for us close to the cruise terminal. He was an excellent guide with so much information about the Azores. If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with this company, you will not be disappointed!

What a good day we have spent with RUI!! He is an excellent guide, he has taken us to see a lot of places adapting the plan to the weather at all times and to what we wanted. It's nice to be with people like that! You can tell he loves his job and knows a lot. I recommend it 100%.

Foi uma experiência muito enriquecedora. O guia Filipe foi muito simpático e prestável. Deu para conhecer sítios muito bonitos e pode-se saber mais sobre a ilha. Recomendo!

We absolutely loved our tour guide, Rui. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Azores. The views were stunning!

It was wonderful! Rui and Joao were so nice and attentive. 5