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$ 72.85 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 593 reviews

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    Eh Miguel!!!! Never Change. You have the soul of a survivor. Pure, can have many different meanings. Having a local be your guide is what this company is all about!!. This is their home and we should cherish its beauty as they do :). Even though it stated the west side, you got to see so much more. Going in the off season was the best decision I ever made :) . If your a solo traveller who likes a little bit of quiet book in Sep-Nov. He saves the best for last :) JJ.INSTA.SHOTS Jessica.Shaw Capture.Create.Imagine

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    November 28, 2022

    Our trip was fabulous! Katia (not sure of the spelling) was personable, respectable, knowledgeable, and fun. She had folklore tales for the sites as well as history. We had plenty of time at each of the stops to take pictures and she made adjustments to the itinerary due to the fog so we could see 99% of the sights. Katia gave us choices and nothing was rushed and you weren't pushed to hike or climb, etc. The lunch buffet was delicious and relaxed. We were only in Sao Miguel for a few days and were very happy to have taken this tour with such a knowledgeable and skilled driver as Katia. Highly recommend the West Island tour and company.

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    November 18, 2022

    I loved this tour and our guide Joao. He explained all so well and took us to some beautiful places!! Tour was well-paced and informative. Lunch was amazing and the restaurant accommodated vegetarian requests. Be mindful of the pickup location because it is a random location in Ribeira Grande. This needs to be corrected to a more central location.

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    November 1, 2022

    Product ID: 64862