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

Azores: São Miguel and Sete Cidades Half-Day 4WD Tour

Product ID: 30228
Discover the lakes and craters of Sete Cidades on the Azores island of São Miguel on a 3.5-hour 4WD tour, and explore the dramatic landscape of the volcano’s caldera up-close. Visit the church of São Nicolau, and get breathtaking views from Vista do Rei.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship terminal for cruise ship passengers
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  • Explore the island of São Miguel's lakes and volcanic craters by 4WD vehicle
  • Travel on secondary roads to get a real feel for São Miguel
  • Go right to the rim of the crater, more than 2,100 feet (650 meters) above sea level
  • Stop inside the crater in the village of Sete Cidades for coffee
  • Get panoramic island views from Vista do Rei
  • See the church of São Nicolau
Full description
Drive off the usual tourist trail on a 3.5-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of São Miguel, part of the Azores, departing from Ponta Delgada.

Traveling by 4WD vehicle, experience the dramatic scenery of the volcanic crater up close, and see unique flora and fauna. You will drive to the mountain summit where you can look down on the impressive lakes of the caldera, one called Lagoa Azul for its blue water, and the other known as Lagoa Verde (Green Water).

En route, take in other picturesque spots of São Miguel, including the church of São Nicolau. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, volcanic cones, and stretches of green, from Vista do Rei, and drive through villages that have played a vital role in the story of the island.
  • Pick-up at any hotel in Ponta Delgada and surrounding areas
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any cruise ship
  • Guide/driver
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • No additional costs
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From US$ 38.76 US$ 29.07 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Rodrigez (sorry for spelling and pronunciation) was a fabulous guide. Passionate very knowledgable about his homeland and shared that with us. The day was misty, yet he made it as enjoyable had it been sunny. Highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing and knowing a bit of Ponta Del Gada. Also one of us was in a wheelchair and he went out of his way to show everything, regardless of any disabilities, including getting us a table at a fabulous restaurant. OMG the food was to die for!

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September 8, 2019

we had a blast on our tour!

Our tour guide met us at the cruise terminal 10 minutes before our scheduled departure time and yet apologized for being late. Tiago was an exceptional guide who was very knowledgeable and passionate about his island and he provided us with an extremely enjoyable tour. In spite of rainy weather and fog, he drove us to the sites we wanted to see and even took some out of the way pads to avoid other tourists and give us an even more exceptional view of the lakes. We hope to visit this island again someday and would definitely do this tour again with Tiago.

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May 9, 2017

Incredibly beautiful! We loved it.

March 31, 2018

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Greenzone Azores Tours

Product ID: 30228