Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

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Sete Cidades Azores 4x4 Day Tour from Ponta Delgada

From $70.59 per person

Travel from Ponta Delgada to the magnificent Sete Cidades Massif on a full-day 4x4 excursion. See the surrounding lake, learn about volcanic activity, enjoy a traditional meal in the village, see the black basalt beach in Mosteiros, and much more.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride along São Miguel Island in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Learn how volcanic activity formed the landscape
  • Walk on the black basalt beach of Mosteiros
  • Visit a handful of beautiful lakes in the area
Full description
On this full-day tour, visit the Sete Cidades Massif, a field of alkali-basalt cinder cones and lava flows, and an area very popular for its lakes and surrounding hills. Departing from Ponta Delgada, travel up the mountain top that forms the caldera of a volcano where the lakes are located. Additionally, you will visit Empadadas and Carvão lakes, which will give you the opportunity to admire the beauty of untouched nature. Learn more about how volcanic activity formed the landscape. At lunchtime, stop off at a typical restaurant in the village of Sete CIdades, where you will eat a traditional meal. Then continue on, passing Vista do Rei, one of the island's top tourist destinations. Next, head to the Mosteiros, famous for its natural swimming pools, fishing harbor, and sandy beach of black basalt. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, you will also see the hot bathing spots caused by fumaroles on the coast.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off for Ponta Delgada city hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gifts
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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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    • Luggage or large bags
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 14 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
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    • Safety
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    A super great day booked through “get your guide” Juan (Hans) our guide was absolutely great. Not only is he a linguistic genius, he told us a lot about his country and its culture and showed us unusually beautiful places that we would never have seen alone. Always having fun with all of this. Our recommendation books Hans and you will experience an unforgettable day.

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    December 14, 2019

    Phillip (Felipe) was very knowledgeable with respect to driving us to remote areas, providing insight re: various flora (trees, shrubs, etc.) imported to Sao Miguel, and info about various towns and locations we visited, e.g. Misteiros, Sete Cidades, and crests of mountains. We had a GREAT TIME!!

    March 12, 2020

    An amazing experience

    All aspects of the tour were great. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. The young guide was enthusiastic and the love of her island was infectious. The off road trails that we accessed by jeep gave us stunning views of the island. Good quality lunch included.

    June 22, 2014

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