São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8.5 hours
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes. From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a sto...
This was a good tour, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is a full itinerary. Unfortunately we did not see everything that was advertised on the website for this tour.
The itinerary is as follows: Day 1 Start the tour with a guided tour of a pineapple plantation followed by a complete visit to the West and Central Zone of the Island of Sao Miguel. Highlights include the lagoons of 7 cities and Lagoa do Fogo, as well as a visit to the North Coast of the island, where you'll stop to delight in the magnificent views that the coast offers. On this tour, visit other small lakes, such as the Lagoa do Canario and Santiago. See places like the village of Seven cities, the City of Ribeira Grande, among others. Day 2 Depart from Ponta Delgada, along the island South coast, towards Furnas Valley and Vila Franca do Campo, former capital of the islan, with a fine historical center. Your first stop at Furnas will be on the banks of the lake, to watch as your lunch, the cozido na caldeira, is dug...
The awesome wonder of this amazing island, it's natural beauty. Tour guide was excellent and very attentive and obliging but the nature speaks for itself, no one needs to sell it. It is evident for all to see
Benefit from pickup at the Ponta Delgada cruise ship terminal at 09:00 AM or 01:00 PM, and then travel along the south coast before heading north to Graciosa. Get breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from the Santa Iria lookout. Next, visit a tea factory at the last natural tea plantation in the world. Start your ascent to the volcanic crater of the active Furnas do Enxofre and get far-reaching views from the Pico do Ferro viewpoint. Walk inside the volcano to marvel at the cones, hot lava activity, and mineral springs. Taste a traditional liquor at a local shop and discover the natural kitchen where the locals cook their unique stew using the heat of the volcano in a hole in the ground. Soak up the impressive views of the lake before driving back to the cruise ship terminal at Ponta Delgada.
Victoro was a great guide. He truly loves his country and loves to give info and tours about it. He was aware of our group’s needs and made every stop very enjoyable. He as swerved our questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. We would highly recommend this tour and guide.
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Yuliya was a very knowledgable and pleasant guide, thank you for a perfect Ladies Tour, a rare coincidence as we did know each other prior to the tour. As guests we have to acknowledge that with lunch included this naturally set a deadline for how much time to be spent at each viewpoint and also never to blame the guide for weather conditions and slow non-local drivers. On this tour I got an amazing photos of the green and blue lakes looking like two bowls filled with whipped cream. It was a very beautiful day and very pleasant company.
I loved the experience. The script is very complete, the guide (Mr. Rui) is very friendly and explains the whole story behind each landscape. It's definitely worth it.
A great tour with a very good guide. There is nothing to criticize. There is hardly a better way to do it. Thank you from all of us for the nice day.
Our guide Rui was so much fun, amazing tour guide, highly recommend this tour
Great way to see the island and Rui was amazing, he was fun and informative.