Day trip

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Hidden Gems Full-Day Tour

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Island Hidden Gems Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours
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From US$ 70.61 per person

Likely to sell out

Escape the big crowds and discover amazing places in São Miguel Island away from the main tourist sights.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
If you are staying in Ponta Delgada city, please wait for pickup at your accommodation door between 9-9:20 AM. The local partner will go to the accommodation you provided at booking; there is no need to confirm pick-up. If staying outside of the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) pickup radius of Ponta Delgada city, please meet at the tourism information office in Ponta Delgada downtown, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 9500-769 Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Alternatively, contact the local partner to request a pickup at an additional cost.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • See sights far off the beaten track
  • Discover little-known waterfalls and water streams
  • See amazing views from the island's peaks
  • Learn about the native vegetation of the Azores
Full description
Spend a day exploring the hidden gems of São Miguel Island, away from the big crowds. The island of São Miguel is beautiful everywhere and has a lot to see besides the popular and busy attractions. Drive through the quiet roads of the inner island surrounded by forests and green pastures. See the native and unique vegetation of the Azores in well-preserved areas and learn about their uses in the early history of the islands. From ample views from mountain tops, to waterfalls, cliffs, a small lake—this tour goes to many amazing places that are not part of the main tourist itineraries. This tour is accessible to everyone and doesn’t require difficult walks. Throughout the day, you will explore the hidden side of the Azores and go off the typical roads to enjoy some unique views.
  • Lunch, drink of your choice (wine, beer, etc.), dessert and coffee
  • Water bottle
  • Pickup and drop-off within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of Ponta Delgada city center
    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
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking in the vehicle

    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 pickup outside of Ponta Delgada for an extra fee
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 26 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
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    Filippo is a super guide. He not only tells the history of the island but also much to report about the fauna and flora. He is also no stranger to many other domains of the island's fortunes. We are glad we booked this tour as it is complementary to the other two full day excursions the company offers. This way we could really visit all the highlights in 3 days.

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    July 26, 2022

    We had done the west and east tours before that. We don't want to miss this tour either! We were so happy we booked them. Our wonderful tour guide, Fernando, was there again! He showed us beautiful corners of the island that are not in any travel guide. Everything was well organized, as with the other tours. It was a great experience! We can only recommend this tour!

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    September 18, 2021

    Our guide Fernando took us on an amazing journey through the east of São Miguel. You surely get to see a lot of things you probably would have missed! Awesome mix of very different and unique landscapes. On top of that Fernando really knows what he is talking about and it is great fun to explore the island with him. Highly recommended! Good job :)

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    October 15, 2019

    Product ID: 238407