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São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

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São Miguel: Blue and Green Lakes Tour for Cruise Passengers

From US$ 51.05 per person

Explore Azore's nature, get breathtaking views of Sete Cidades volcano, and discover the beauty of the Blue and Green Crater Lakes. Experience the highlights of São Miguel in Azores.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the west of São Miguel Island
  • Go inside the interior of the volcano
  • Marvel at the views from Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint
  • Stroll around the Sete Cidades Parish
  • Get breathtaking scenery of the North and South Coasts
Full description

Take part in an amazing full-day shore excursion exploring Azore's nature. Enjoy a combined tour leading you to the breathtaking views of Sete Cidades volcano and the mysterious beauty of Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha Natural Park and Thermal Pool. Begin following the southern coast of Ponta Delgada towards the Pico do Carvão viewpoint. Witness beautiful scenery and admire the North and South Coasts. From the Canary Lake viewpoint, the first view to the Seven Cities Volcano and the majestic mountains that form the crater rim awaits you. Hit the road towards the Vista do Rei viewpoint. Drive into the interior of the volcano admiring the winding road that leads to the peaceful Sete Cidades parish, stopping at Pico das Freiras viewpoint for another beautiful landscape image. A pause on Seven Cities parish to breathe the fresh air of a place giving a sense of peace. Stop in Ribeira Grande Town. Explore the charming city center and take part in a free taste of traditional liquors. Start the ascent to Lagoa do Fogo Volcano, a leisure stop to explore Caldeira Velha Natural Park & Thermal Pool. Discover the thermal pools, and hot springs, naturally heated by the heat. A beautiful warm waterfall flowing to a natural swimming pool. See lush tropical vegetation and have access to the interpretation center. The perfect occasion to have a thermal experience to complete a perfect day. Admire the stunning view from Lagoa do Fogo's viewpoint, for the first time, this viewpoint reveals his mystic, mysterious, and magnificent turquoise waters lake. Last stop at Pico da Barrosa at 850 meters above the ocean for a view of most of the western part of São Miguel island. Contemplate the magnificent road surrounded by hydrangeas, Plantains, azaleas, and other flowers of the Azores. Begin your descent to the south coast, direction to Ponta Delgada/cruise ship harbor.

  • Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Live tour commentary
  • Local guide
  • 3.5-hour tour
  • Gratuities (15% recommended)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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Meeting point

At 9:00 AM when your ship docks at the Tourist Port: Cruise ships dock at Ponta Delgada cruise terminal. When you leave the ship, you will pass through the security room reaching the terminal hall, where your local guide welcomes you, holding a sign with your name. At 9:00 AM if we have several cruise ships at the time: Only 1 ship can dock at a time at the tourist port. In this case the other´s cruise ships will dock at the commercial port, you’ll need to take the shuttle out of the commercial port, and we will be at the first exit shuttle stop in town, holding a sign with our name Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  When your ship docks at the Turistic Port — cruise ships docks at Ponta Delgada cruise terminal — pass through security and enter the terminal hall, where your local guides will welcome you with a sign with your name.
  •  If there are several cruise ships arriving at the same time: only one ship can dock at a time at the Turistic Port. In this case, the other cruise ships will dock at the commercial port and you will need to take the shuttle from the commercial port. Your guides will then be at the first shuttle stop in town, holding a sign with your name.
  •  Transportation will be via a shared eight-seats minivan.
  • Children 0-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear for this tour as there is some walking.
  •  Don't forget your fully charged camera.
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The guide spoke poor French The meal was not included The meeting point was at the hotel Visits from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

August 14, 2021

Very nice guide, nice tour

December 5, 2021

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