São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From $77.14 per person

Take in all the highlights of the western half of São Miguel Island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande town, the pineapple greenhouses and more. Learn about the island’s nature and history from an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Ponta Delgada city between 9:00 AM and 9:20 AM. You can contact the local partner to arrange a pickup outside Ponta Delgada city at an additional charge.
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 expert guide
Full description
Your guide, an expert in the history and nature of the Azores, will meet you at your accommodation at 09:00. On this 9-hour excursion you’ll head straight to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road. Stop at the famous King's View, and take in the panorama appearing on many postcards of the Azores. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of smaller, little-known lakes of the area. After you visit a small town by the lake, the drive continues to the west coast of the island and the beautiful rocks of Mosteiros. In the afternoon, the itinerary starts off with a visit to Fogo Lake, the highest and most untouched of the large lakes of the Azores. Next is Caldeira Velha, a natural monument featuring lush vegetation and thermal activity. Continue to Ribeira Grande, the largest town on the north coast and see the most beautiful cliffs in São Miguel. Your last stop on the tour is a visit to pineapple greenhouses, where you’ll learn the unique techniques used in growing this fruit that’s important to the Azores. The program is a perfect introduction to the Azores, with a great mix of mountain views, lakes, coastal lookouts and insights into culture and history.
  • Lunch of traditional Azorean food, drink of your choice (wine, beer, etc.), dessert and coffee
  • All entrance fees
  • Water bottle
  • Pick-up and drop off within 5 km of Ponta Delgada city center
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • 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

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      Meeting point

      Posto de Turismo - Ponta Delgada, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 9500-769 Ponta Delgada.

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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 operator if you wish to request a pick-up outside of Ponta Delgada for an extra fee
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.9 /5

      based on 325 reviews

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      What an amazing day! The São Miguel West Full-Day Tour with Lunch surpassed all my expectations! Our guide, Fernando, drove smoothly through narrow alleys in towns as well as the foggy “rollercoaster” roads and explained history and today’s situation and told very interesting stories about the places we explored. He had very kind and easy to approach attitude with good sense of humour and he chose us the best possible view points and routes so the whole tour was full of amazement. And we saw a lot, had always enough time for photos and looking around, and visited even more places than what was in the original itenary! This island is beautiful and full of miracles of the nature! I want to say this aloud: I’m very critical related to these reviews here, mostly can’t take them seriously, but I stand behind every single word I said and I already booked one more trip with the Pure Azores. Highly recommend!

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      12 July 2021

      One of the best tours I had so far! Our guide Filip was just fantastic, nice, kind, attentive, funny and his knowledge was incredible. He was also an excellent driver. Everything was perfectly planned. Filip was able to fit in all the sites we wanted to see. He was always making sure that we were happy and having a great experience. He also provided us with a lot of detailed explanations & offered additional activities that enhanced our trip. I highly recommend this tour with Filip

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      1 January 2021

      Me and my gf booked this tour and its definitely a must do in São Miguel Island. We had the chance to see best places in West and we were lucky that we were the only ones for this day's tour due to situation after covid. Our guide Filip was really knowledgeable, friendly but respectful. He explained everything very well and answered all the questions we had also. He was even flexible to make little changes during the tour due to our requests. Lunch was also really good with many options of food and drinks. Thanks for this lovely tour.

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      3 July 2020

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