Day trip

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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From US$ 71.82 per person

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Take in all the highlights of the western half of São Miguel Island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Salto do Cabrito Waterfall, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Wait at your accommodation's front door from 9:00 A.M. It may take up to 20 minutes to complete all pick-ups. • If your accommodation is on a narrow street, you may need to meet your driver at a nearby meeting point. • Pickups in Ribeira Grande begin at 9:30 A.M.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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 guide
  • Admire the fantastic views from Fogo Volcano
  • See the famous crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa de Fogo
Full description

Explore the highlights of the western half of São Miguel island on this guided tour by van. Discover the famous crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo, picturesque waterfalls, amazing cliffs, and stunning rock formations around the coast of the island.

Start with a visit to Ribeira Grande, one of the most picturesque towns of the Azores, followed by a surprising view of some amazingly beautiful cliffs on the North coast. Then travel to the inner areas of the island to see the gorgeous waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, surrounded by wild vegetation.

Drive to the top of Fogo Volcano to enjoy views of the most pristine and magical of the crater lakes of São Miguel. From the top of the mountain, enjoy the stunning views over a large portion of the island.

After a tasty meal to restore your energy levels, head to Sete Cidades, to understand why this is considered by the postcard of the Azores. Enjoy views from two completely different perspectives over the famous twin lakes. 

End the day in Mosteiros, on the western coast of the island, where the lava rocks have formed enchanting small islets and natural pools.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa town
  • Lunch of traditional Azorean food
  • One alcoholic drink of your choice (wine, beer, etc.)
  • Dessert
  • Coffee
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • 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
    • Masks are required while indoors

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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 the local partner if you wish to request a pickup outside of Ponta Delgada for an extra fee
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 481 reviews

    Review summary

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    The pick-up at the place of accommodation is very good, although you have to wait a bit depending on the order of tourists. Maximum 15'. In our case we did two excursions, the one on the east and west side of the island. In both cases, the guides were very attentive and ready to respond to any incident that might arise or to answer any questions about the excursion or the places to visit. The only "but" I would put in the tour of Sete Cidades and Mosteiros in terms of food. Firstly, we ate very early, around 12 they took us to the restaurant (Lagoa). Secondly, they offer you a cheese fresh snack (for several diners), a drink and then a dish that is usually meat or fish with its salad and chips, combined type. It completes a small dessert and coffee. It is not a "meal" as such, not to mention of quantities. In short, to show you a little about the side of the island that it touches, it is not bad, although the value for money can be improved. Greetings.

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    July 19, 2022

    This was a perfect tour, covered a lot of viewpoints and historical parts of Sao Miguel including a nice lunch as well. Our guide Joao showed much hospitality, talked a lot about Azorien history and traditions how and why things go on the island, was really entertaining. Really enjoyed the folk music on the way back home.

    July 15, 2022

    This was the perfect introduction to major highlights. Our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. In addition, we was very nimble. With the weather constantly changing, so did our game plan. We juggled sights based on the cloud coverage of the moment. We saw the best of the island in spite of the weather.

    July 5, 2022

    Product ID: 64862