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São Miguel Island: Full-Day West Coast Tour

1. São Miguel Island: Full-Day West Coast Tour

Discover all of São Miguel Island's west coast in one day on this guided tour. Enjoy scenic views as you visit small lakes, exclusive viewpoints, a pineapple plantation, and Sete Cidades. Learn the history behind the landscapes you explore. Start your trip with a pickup from your hotel. Meet your expert guide who will be with you along your adventure. Start learning the history and nature of the Azores archipelago. Then, head straight to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the ride. Stop at the islet's viewpoints and immerse yourself in nature as you roam and visit the lakeside. The Sete Cidades lagoon will be the main attraction of the tour, but there will be plenty of additional stops and sights that you can enjoy along the way.

Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

2. Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

Take in stunning panoramic views over a few different lakes as you embark on a half-day hike. Explore Sete Cidades lake, Canário lake, Empadadas and more along the way. Learn about local geology, history, culture and discover the hydrographic basin of Sete Cidades volcanic complex. Along the trail, you will come across numerous lakes, with different characteristics and it is here that we find the highest point of Sete Cidades, Pico das Éguas. Get a briefing next to Lagoa do Canário and follow the trail and enjoy Lagoa das Éguas, Pico das Éguas and Lagoa Rasa. Hear about the importance of watercourses for the municipality of Ponta Delgada and the endemic vegetation that exists in this place from your guide. Pass by Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno viewpoint and discover interesting facts about the Caldera of Sete Cidades and the lagoons that compose it. Have you heard about the legend of Sete Cidades lake? On this walk, you will also have the opportunity to stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint, probably the most famous in this municipality.

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Ferraria Tour with Lunch

3. São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Ferraria Tour with Lunch

Venture to village of village of Sete Cidades which is nestled in a volcanic crater on this van tour on São Miguel. Enjoy this scenic location with a picnic lunch and the provided hiking poles and snorkeling masks. Hike to a viewpoint and take a relaxing dip in the natural thermal pool at Ferraria. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the drive to quaint village of Sete Cidades. Have the option to venture out onto the calm waters of the twin lakes with a stand up paddle board rental, or rent an e-bike for ride along the banks. Make your way to the crater rim with a hiking trip to the Vista do Rei viewpoint which has panoramic views of the crater and the surrounding area. Stroll through Lagoa do Canario Park and take a look out over Boca D’Inferno. Savor a delicious picnic lunch in a natural setting. Finish your tour with a relaxing dip in the thermal waters of the natural pool of Ferraria. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

4. São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

Start with pickup from your accommodation on São Miguel. First, visit two of the most spectacular viewpoints on the island at Grota do Inferno and Vista do Rei. Then, hike to Miradouro das Cumeeiras and admire fantastic views of the ridge and crater lakes below. After the first portion of the hike, rest and have a picnic lunch in the small village of Sete Cidades. After lunch, walk by the stunning Lagoa Verde (Green Lagoon), up towards the viewpoint of Vista do Rei. Enjoy more time to admire the beautiful crater lakes and surrounding landscape from this perfect vantage point. Continue towards the Natural Thermal Pools of Ferraria or Mosteiros Beach. Enjoy some time to rest in the pools or swim in the Atlantic, depending on weather conditions. Finally, be returned to your accommodation on the island.

Ponta Delgada: 2-Hour Guided Walk Along the Serra Devassa

5. Ponta Delgada: 2-Hour Guided Walk Along the Serra Devassa

Walk along the spectacular Serra Devassa and admire breathtaking landscapes and panoramic views. Follow along this circular trail with an expert guide and learn the geological history of the area. Start your adventure near the forest of Lagoa do Canário and follow the rugged trail up into the mountains. Travel across the spectacular mountain range of Serra Devassa with stops at Pico das Éguas, the highest point of this route. Here, marvel at the volcanic cone with a serene lake inside. Circle around the Lagoa Rasa and continue on the path that goes back to the starting point. Along the trail, capture incredible photos of the unique landscape shaped by volcanos. Hear the fascinating geology, social and historical history of Sete Cidades from your expert guide and keep a look out for the diverse flora and fauna native to this incredible location.

Sete Cidades: Half-Day Joelette Tour

6. Sete Cidades: Half-Day Joelette Tour

Enjoy a Joelette tour in Sete Cidades. Head to the Baia do Silêncio area and take in amazing views. Joelette tours make travel more accessible through their single-wheel and two-driver model which allow you to access stunning landscapes. Enjoy a day communing with the nature surrounding Sete Cidades.

Sete Cidades: Full Day Jeep Tour and Walking Trail

7. Sete Cidades: Full Day Jeep Tour and Walking Trail

Take a tour of Sete Cidades with guides that know all the hidden highlights, by foot and with off-road wheels. After exploring several lakes along the craters with an all-terrain vehicle, visit a small parish, and then continue to the coast to witness the volcanic wonders of hot sea water. Stand in the middle of a 3 mile (5km) wide volcanic crater. Explore the area with your guide and then complete an easy category, 2 hour hike along the trail in Serra Devassa. This short circular trail begins and ends opposite the Lagoa do Canário. When you reach the top of the hillside, you will see Lagoa das Éguas to your left, and a small round lake to your right. A little further ahead you will come to a vantage point, where you can view the two aforementioned lakes, on your left, and the Lagoa Rasa, on your right.

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What people are saying about Sete Cidades

Great day… for four people with a very nice young guide… crazy landscapes… green walks… swimming in sea water at 38 degrees…. Sunny day… (which is rather rare in the Azores even in August !!! !)… Everything is perfect except the picnic… a shame… inedible… while the food is not expensive in the Azores…. Unripe fruit with a tiny sandwich… dry… and a small brick of filthy juice… in short .. not a bottle of water .... in the description of the day we talked about a snack ... nothing other than these three tiny filthy things all day long .... too bad it ruins the price ...

I had a great day out, ferraria is definitely a place to go and relax in the warm water also we had the E-bike that we used to go around the lakes.. In bought location the guides gave us enough time to enjoyed it so l definitely recommend it

Beautiful locations. The 2 girls who were the guides for this tour are very kind and smiling. We had a great experience together and we had a great time. I recommend this tour and this agency.

It was amazing. I exceeded my expectations. the guides were so friendly and professional. The hike and the swimming worth it. i highly recommend this Trip

Great hike and a very professional guide, she planned perfectly for the weather and we got great views, highly recommended.