Day trip

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

Day trip

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Crater Lakes Hike

From US$ 64.33 per person

Discover the beautiful landscapes of the island of São Miguel, and the charming village of Sete Cidades on a guided hike.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is around 9:00 AM at your accommodation. Consider this for the areas of Ponta Delgada, Capelas, Caloura, Lagoa, and Ribeira Grande.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the beautiful crater lakes and landscapes of São Miguel
  • Admire the fantastic views from the viewpoint of Miradouro das Cumeeiras
  • Visit the charming village of Sete Cidades
Full description
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.
  • Accredited guides
  • Insurance
  • Picnic lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Trekking poles
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Breathable clothing
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Waterproof bag
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    • Please contact the local partner in advance if you wish to book an excursion for a group with more than 8 people
    • A reasonable level of physical fitness is required for this hike (moderate difficulty)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was an easy hike on a packed dirt path around the lake, very little of it uphill. Picnic lunch was very nice . They took us to Ferraria beach afterwards . Amazing views . The reason I gave it 4 stars is that they ended it sooner than expected. We were back at the hotel at 4 . I would have appreciated doing more since it’s billed as 8 hour trip .

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    February 24, 2023

    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 ...

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    August 27, 2021

    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.

    January 8, 2022

    Product ID: 397369