1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

Product ID: 30967
Explore the lakes and craters of Sete Cidades on the Azores island of São Miguel on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the area’s beautiful lakes, such as Empadadas and Carvão. Explore the dramatic landscape of the volcano’s caldera up close, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the island of São Miguel's lakes and volcanic craters by 4WD vehicle
  • Marvel at spectacular flowers and trees
  • Look down at the twin lakes of Sete Cidades
  • Explore some of São Miguel's other peaceful lakes
  • Get fantastic island views from strategic belvederes
Full description
Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from Ponta Delgada.

Traveling by 4WD vehicle, you will experience the dramatic scenery of the volcanic crater and its flora and fauna in a more immersive fashion. Drive to the mountain top to look down on the 2 impressive lakes of the caldera (basin), one with blue water (Lagoa Azul) and the other of green water (Lagoa Verde).

Along the way, take in many other picturesque spots of São Miguel, including the peaceful lakes of Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa de Santiago, and Lagoa do Carvão. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, volcanic cones, and stretches of green, and go to villages that have played a vital role in the story of the island.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from Ponta Delgada hotels or Portas do Mar cruise ship dock
  • Insurance
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Pick-up from hotels in Ponta Delgada or surroundings on arrangement. Pick-ups are also possible from the cruise dock at Portas do Mar harbor. Please provide the name of your hotel or cruise ship for arrangements.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Our guide Hugo was extremely personable and informative. He answered lots of questions about way of living on the island , not only about volcano tour. We really enjoyed riding around in 4WD Range Rover . It was comfortable and never felt unsafe driving off roads. One of us is handicapped and Hugo took extra special care and offered to take pictures since he could not get out of the vehicle.

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March 25, 2019

ourguide was wonderfull and very knowledgable.,

We would reccommend this tour as a must for anyone travelling to the Azores as, we went to places that you cannot get to on a regular bus tour and we didnt end up in the coffee shop where all the other tours stop at so we had plenty of room in the restaraunt. Once again thank your staff for a very nice visit to the Azores. Alan & Sheila Pearson, Canada

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May 15, 2017

Despite rain and fog our guide, Hugo Farias, gave us a great tour!

April 20, 2019

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