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Ponta Delgada: Hidden Gems of São Miguel Full-Day Van Tour

1. Ponta Delgada: Hidden Gems of São Miguel Full-Day Van Tour

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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 255 reviews

Incredible experience! We saw the most amazing places which as the title states are ‘hidden gems’! Fernando was our friendly guide for the day, who was so knowledgeable about the Azores! He made the tour so much fun & we all thoroughly enjoyed our day! Lunch was delicious - with an abundance of different foods to sample! This tour is completely different to all the other tours we booked - and finished our holiday off just perfectly!

We loved this tour with Joao! He was very fun to spend the whole day with and shared so many interesting facts about the Azores. The areas he took us to were beautiful and he was very good at re-routing based on weather patterns to avoid rain. If you could only do one tour in the Azores, I would recommend this one, though if you could do two I'd say this one plus one of the less hidden gems :)

I loved this tour today. Fernando took us to see the best places on the island. The fizzy water spring was the most wonderful surprise. The lunch restaurant was also really spectacular. We had an awesome time today. Fernando is very experienced and knows everything about the Sao Miguel island. There is no place in the word that can compete with the beauty of this place.

Very interesting and challenging trails guided by Fernando. We experienced unique sights and unforgettable sceneries. Highly recommended day trip. NB: The lunch quality could be better.

Interesting trip away from the more touristy itineraries. The guide Joao gave us a lot of historical, economic, political and naturalistic information about the island.