Day trip

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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From US$ 67.82 per person

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
Please wait for pickup at your accommodation's front door. Pickups in Ponta Delgada take place between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM. Pickups in Ribeira Grande take place between 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM. If staying in narrow streets in the historical town center, the local partner may direct you to a nearby meeting point.
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 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, at the western coast of the island, where the lava rocks have formed enchanting small islets and natural pools.

Includes
  • 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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    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 398 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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    Very interesting and informative tour to the western part of Sao Miguel! The weather was changeable but it just cleared up in time for the best views, so we saw the island in all its beauty! Thank you very much to our guide Philip for interesting stories, for the road, for all the cool places and for a sincere and delicious lunch! There was a feeling that we went with our best friend who shows us his favorite places. Highly recommend!

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    May 17, 2022

    Unfortunately, we were not very lucky with the weather, but our guide was extremely flexible and rearranged/adjusted the tour according to the weather conditions. He was very knowledgable and we had a lot of fun that day. We're planning to do the tour of the eastern part of the island as well and will definitely be going with this company again. Highly recommended!

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    March 7, 2022

    Great tour of the west and middle part of the island , the guide was very knowledgeable, and we visited the highlights of the Sao Miguel, the only downside was that we didn't get to swim in the thermal baths which we were under the impression that it was part of the tour, we still visited the sight though and got to see the amazing place

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    December 12, 2021

    Product ID: 64862