Lagoa do Carvão, Azores

Lagoa do Carvão, Azores: Our most recommended tours and activities

Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

1. Azores: Sete Cidades Scenic 4WD Tour from Ponta Delgada

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 with 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.

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What people are saying about Lagoa do Carvão, Azores

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Our guide Rui was great. He gave us details of the island at every stop along the way. The scenery was wonderful and the stories helped us to understand the culture and history of the island. I highly recommend this experience especially if you want to feel and live the culture of the Azores.

Phillip was an amazing guide. He was able to show us many of the most interesting view points in the Sete Cidades area. the area's natural beauty is best experienced from some of these off road locations.

Rodrigo has been super nice! The views are impressive and it is very worth doing this tour, since it is complicated on your own because the road is difficult. 100% recommended

Totally out of my comfort zone booking a 4WD! But not only was it NOT scary - it was amazing :) Our driver Rui was awesome - loved him! Highly recommend!!

Hugo was a fun guide. So glad to have toured this way!