Guided tour

Azores: Sete Cidades Village and Lakes Half-Day Tour

Azores: Sete Cidades Village and Lakes Half-Day Tour

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From US$ 34.87 per person

Go inside the crater of a volcano on a half-day tour of the west side of São Miguel. Enjoy breathtaking views and visit a pineapple plantation to learn how the famous crop of the Azores is produced. Get breathtaking views from the Escalvado viewpoint.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Ponta Delgada or at the cruise port.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the beautiful village and surrounding landscape of Sete Cidades
  • Get breathtaking panoramas from some of the best viewpoints
  • Go to a pineapple plantation and learn more about this important crop of the Azores
Full description
Begin your tour of Sete Cidades and the lakes of São Miguel with a visit to some pineapple greenhouses. See the plantation and production process of the Azores famous crop from start to end. Continue towards the village of Sete Cidades ("Seven Cities") stopping en route for some panoramic views of the west of the island of São Miguel. Marvel at a stunning scenery of small hills and green pastures, and see the peak of Carvão, from where both the north and south coasts of the island can be seen. Discover some of the island's smaller lakes such as the Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa do Canario and Lagoa de Santiago. Experience the island's most famous observation point, considered one of the "7 Natural Wonders of Portugal." Then, continue into the peaceful village of Sete Cidades, dramatically located at the bottom of a volcanic crater. Acclimatize to the serene way of life in this extraordinary place, and visit the harmonious church. Get stunning views of the fishing village of Mosteiros from the Escalvado viewpoint, from where you can admire the local summer houses, exquisite beach and natural pools created by lava formations.
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that this tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please note, a minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 110 reviews

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We had a great tour with Leon! He took us literally off the beaten path to make sure we got the best views of everything. My group loves to take pictures, and he delivered with the most amazing settings. He literally took us to three different spots to get the best sunset views. We enjoyed our time with Leon so much that we booked him for a full day Furnas tour the next day, and he delivered an unforgettable experience.

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March 27, 2022

We had the most amazing experience visiting Sete Cidades despite the rainy weather! Our guide did an extraordinary job adapting to the difficult weather conditions and gave us a complete tour of the island in addition to Sete Cidades, stopping at many view points along the way. He was extremely knowledgeable and had an answer to all of our questions! Thank you so much for a great afternoon!

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November 26, 2021

Can not give this tour 5 stars since we had bad weather and could not se much from the vantagepoints. So the tour is really weather dependent. Our guide however did an amazing job and adjusted our tour so we could get the best from it. Was expexting a minibus and a group of 8 people, but it was just me, my gf and our guide.

May 29, 2019

Product ID: 58792