Private tour

Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

Activity provider: FUNtastic Azores
Private tour

Private Tour: Sete Cidades & Fogo Lake

Activity provider: FUNtastic Azores

From US$ 302.35 per group up to 6

Combine exclusivity with customization and maximum attention from a local tour guide In São Miguel island, Azores. Personalize your itinerary and find out everything about the local culture, history, flora and vulcanology.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels in Ponta Delgada, Lagoa, or Ribiera Grande, and the cruise port in Ponta Delgada.
Private group


  • Marvel at the views
  • Explore Sete Cidades, one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an active but dormant volcano of Lagoa do Fogo
  • Enjoy superior confort and personal attention from your tour guide.
Full description
This tour will allow you to explore the best locations of the island, including lakes sceneries within volcano craters, shore views, and even sceneries from the highest island's grounds including one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal and an active but dormant volcano of Lagoa do Fogo.  Be picked up at any location in Ponta Delgada. Your tour guide will be pleased to pick you and to do a briefing of your tour. This is a good time to customize your itinerary, if you wish. One of the interesting initial stops are at the Azorean pineapple plantations where your tour guide will explain all the stages and where you can try a free sample of the local pineapple liquor. After this the group will go uphill to the large western volcano Sete Cidades and make a stop on Pico do Carvão viewpoint so you can enjoy one of the best views over the island.  Grota do Inferno viewpoint is just ahead. From there you have some amazing sceneries within the Sete Cidades caldera and you can see the most beautiful lakes (Rasa lake, Santiago lake and the twin blue and green lakes). Following next, your tour guide takes the group to Vista do Rei viewpoint, from where you can admire the most famous perspective over the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and it's population. Next, head down to the Sete Cidades settlement next to the twin lakes and explore the most interesting spots nearby the lake. On the way back, reach the south shore heading to the Fogo volcano. Your tour guide will take you to the highest point of this central volcano, up to 947 meters above sea level at Pico da Barrosa. From there, as you explore the inner crater you can enjoy and stop at Fogo Lake. Right next to the Fogo lake is Caldeira Velha, an outdoor garden with hot thermal pools that you may enjoy. Finally the last stops will be at Ribeira Grande where you can learn the local way of living and stop at Santa Bárbara beach, the most popular site for surfers, to refresh yourself and enjoy the local shore view.
  • Pick-up and drop off in any accomodation or site of Ponta Delgada city
  • Tour guide and transportation
  • Private tour for up to 6 passengers
  • Customization possibility
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Rain gear

    Know before you go

    • Tour operates in any season of the year, dress appropriately. Ex: raincoat in springtime, fall or winter.
    • Bring bathing suit if you wish to try the local hot thermal pools.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

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    It was an intersting tour with many informations about the landscape and why the Azores look the way they look. The customized the tour to our needs (we had only a short stop withe cruise ship and wanted to visit the hot springs). The car had enough room for the six of us.

    March 28, 2023

    We did the tour around the Western part of Sao Miguel Island with Paulo who proved to be a knowledgeable, interested and friendly guide. Could easily recommend him and this tour to everybody who is considering a trip to Sao Miguel. Definitely worh it!

    March 28, 2023

    Das war ein super schöner Ausflug. Der Guide war klasse und hat uns Mittags in ein tolles einheimisches Restaurant geführt. Wir haben super Infos über die Insel bekommen und hatten richtig Spaß. Wir waren in der Altersklasse 20-70 und es hat uns allen super gefallen.

    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 127451