Day trip

São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From US$ 73.40 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 optional
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
    Traveler requirements
    • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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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 356 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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    The tour was amazing, we’ve seen so many amazing viewpoints and the nature is just awesome on São Miguel! Our group was absolutely lovely and besides the fact, that our tour guide Fernando liked to be the centre of attention, even when it wasn’t about facts on the island and just a private conversation, he did a good job as well.

    October 30, 2021

    Had a wonderful day with an expert guide , Filipe, who was very well informed. Provided a lot of information on everything from political, cultural history to geological history. So interesting and done in an entertaining way. We covered a lot of ground without feeling rushed. Overall very well organized and thought out. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Obrigada Filipe!!

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    October 2, 2021

    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

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