Guided tour

São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

4.5 / 5

17 reviews

São Miguel West: Sete Cidades & Fogo Full-Day Tour and Lunch

From US$ 73.24 per person

Discover one of the seven wonders in Portugal; a volcano filled with tales, and legends. This is a place to let your feelings describe the magnificent view. Feel the power of nature at Fire Lake volcano and dip in a thermal bath.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM at your accommodation. Please provide the hotel name and address for your scheduled pickup.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Embark on an epic nine-hour journey through paths and slopes flanked with greenery
  • Visit one of the most amazing viewpoints in São Miguel, Vista do Rei
  • See for yourself the lush Santiago Lagoon, located within the Sete Cidades volcanic crater
  • Admire the incredible view of the Parish of Mosteiros and Ferraria from the top of the Escalvado Viewpoint
  • Learn about the process of growing pineapples in glass greenhouses
  • Climb up 900 meters to the Barrosa Viewpoint, the second-highest point in São Miguel
  • Relax in the natural hot spring pools at Caldeira Velha
  • Admire the pure nature of Lagoa do Fogo’s lush volcanic crater with its turquoise waters
Full description
Starting at your hotel or accommodation between 9:00 and 9:20 AM, you will head to the pineapple greenhouse plantation for a unique visit. Then traveling the southern coast, toward Ponta Delgada to break at the Pico do Carvao viewpoint where you may admire the north and south coasts with its breathtaking scenery.  Continue to Canary Lake viewpoint to gaze upon the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim. Next, you will hit the road towards the King's view, perhaps the most famous viewpoint of Azores and begin to drive into the interior of the volcano, admiring the winding road that leads to the small Santiago Lake. Stop at the Parish of Seven Cities, for a traditional lunch at a typical restaurant and take in the sense of peace and freshness this parish emits. Starter, main course, dessert and coffee drinks are included in this lunch. After lunch is time to leave the interior of this magnificent volcano. Travel to the Escalvado scenic viewpoint where you may admire the village of Mosteiros and Ponta da Ferraria. Contemplating the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, plantains, azaleas and other flowers so characteristic of the Azores. Next, pass the black sand beaches in the direction of the Barrosa Peak, where you can first view the Fire Lake and the most western point on the island of Sao Miguel, with the Seven Cities as a backdrop. Then, begin descending to the north coast, stopping at the Fire Lake viewpoint for a glimpse of this magnificent turquoise lake. A leisurely stop at Caldeira Velha where you can enjoy the hot springs heated naturally by the heat of the volcano, the famous cascade of hot water and all tropical vegetation, which provides magnificent photographs for later recall. In addition, stop at Ribeira Grande City, where you may visit the historical center and the Liquors Factory and store, for a test of all the liquors that are produced there. Finally, time to take back to the road and return to your hotel, storing in memory so much beauty, wishing that everything was great and that you have been dazzled by this small paradise, lost somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.
  • Pick-up at your accommodation between Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande
  • Lunch (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee)
  • Bottle of water
  • Chargers available (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
  • Child seat available by prior request, please note that use is required by Portuguese law up to 12 years old or 36 kg
  • Insurance
  • Local Guide
  • Entry to Caldeira Velha
  • Visit to the thermal bath
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The cost of entrance tickets to Caldeira Velha and the thermal baths is not included in the price of the tour
  • A child seat is available on request and is required by law for children up to 12 years old or weighing 36 kg
  • Hotel pickup will be between 9:00 and 9:20 AM
  • Bring warm clothing, mountain viewpoints may be windy and chilly
  • Bring a towel and swimsuit if you desire to have the thermal bath experience
  • Time and flexible route according to customer interest
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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An incredible day seeing so many different views of the Island. Our guide was so helpful and accommodating, even down to taking us to a different thermal baths as the one we were supposed so visit was full! We ended up getting back at 6.30pm! He was so knowledgeable about The Azores and you could see he genuinely loved giving tours.

August 2, 2021

Tour was great, guide was great! Good small tour size. He was flexible with timing and really helped us to maximize our time to be able to see what we were most interested in. Even though we saw many different sites on the island, it did not feel rushed and we even had time to relax in the thermal pool for some time.

October 2, 2019

The tour was excellent. We were picked up and returned to our apartment. Tiago was on time and his English was very good. The roads can be tricky for first time visitors to the island and it was nice to have someone who was familiar with the roads and know exactly where they were going. The sites were breathtakingly beautiful. Tiago was excellent, very knowledgeable and very flexible in terms of the rearranging the schedule to suit our needs. The day was beautiful and some of the younger folks in the party wanted to do some beach time. We had mentioned that we were going the Furnas and Tiago suggested that we could skip the Caldeira Velha and go to the beach instead. The brought us to the Santa Barbara beach and the end of the for about 90 minutes and it was a fantastic way to end the day. He even let us stay an extra half hour which was fantastic. The lunch was excellent as well. Overall an excellent experience.

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September 5, 2019

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