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From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Day Tour

1. From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Day Tour

We created this amazing guided tour, with the intention to combining two different places in two different areas, in one day we can visit the most beautiful places in the area of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. On this guided tour we use a van with a maximum of space for 8 people, comfortable with plenty of space and with all the necessary conditions for this event. Start with pickup in the morning. Then proceed to visit Pineapple Plantation in the Greenhouses/Viewpoint of the Pico do Carvão/Natural Park of Lagoa das Empadadas/Natural Park of Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno/Viewpoint of the Blue and Green lakes of the Sete Cidades/Viewpoint of the Cerrado das Freiras/Center of the Sete Cidades Parish we end the morning with lunch time. At lunch time, we offer a complete meal in a local restaurant, in order to be able to offer better and typical traditional food fish or meat. (If for example: you are vegetarian, you can always choose something different). We start in the afternoon our guided tour, in which we have several stops, all our stops are easily accessible, in the afternoon we start visiting (Lagoa downtown/pottery factory/Viewpoint of the Pico da Barrosa/Lagoa do Fogo Lake/Natural Park Caldeira Velha- Hot spring waterfall/Liquor Factory/Ribeira Grande downtown). At the end of our guided tour, we finish at 18:00pm, and we drop off all people at the same places where we picked them up.

Sete Cidades - Half Day Tour

2. Sete Cidades - Half Day Tour

We great this amazing guided tour, we can visit the most beautiful places in the area of "Sete Cidades" between another places here in the island of São Miguel from Azores. On this guided tour we use a van with a maximum of space for 8 people, comfortable with plenty of space and with all the necessary conditions for this event. For a better understanding we will describe all our guided tour, first we start to pick-up all the people at 09:00 am in the hotels or in other places where we can meet, (please give all the information for the pick-up, for Example: Hotel name and room door or address from another place). We start our guided tour, in which we have several stops, all our stops are easily accessible, in the morning we start visiting (Pineapple Plantation in the Greenhouses/Viewpoint of the Pico do Carvão/Natural Park of Lagoa das Empadadas/Natural Park of Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno/Viewpoint of the Blue and Green lakes of the Sete Cidades/Viewpoint of the Cerrado das Freiras/Center of the Sete Cidades Parish) we finish this guided tour on the center of the Sete Cidades Parish, them we return back to Ponta Delgada.

Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

3. Ponta Delgada: Shore Excursion Sete Cidades & Furnas Volcano

Embark on an unforgettable São Miguel Island tour that combines natural wonders, cultural delights, and relaxation. The activity start time is adjusted to the arrival time of your cruise ship, regardless of the arrival time and pick-up / drop-of is guaranteed for all cruise travelers from Ponta Delgada cruise terminal lounge where our tour Guide will be waiting, holding a sign with your name on it. During this 5 to 6 hours Tour, you will discover the most beautiful viewpoints of São Miguel island, have the opportunity to rejuvenate yourself in the famous Terra Nostra thermal pool naturally heated by the volcano, wander among fumaroles and volcanic hot springs, taste the last 100% natural tea in the world and visit one of the pineapple plantations, unique in the world for producing the fruit in glass greenhouses. Your day starts with a scenic drive to Sete Cidades, where you'll witness the breathtaking twin lakes and learn the captivating legend of their creation. The adventure continues to Furnas, renowned for its geothermal wonders, where you can visit Terra Nostra Park to admire the botanical gardens and relax in the natural thermal pool (optional & self expense). A visit to the world's only pineapple plantation produced in a sub-tropical climate and a visit to the world's last all-natural tea plantation will complement your day and introduce you to two of the Azores' most famous products. Our São Miguel Island tour is meticulously designed for cruise travelers, ensuring a timely return to the Port of Ponta Delgada (5 -6 hours max. Tour) so you can reboard your ship with cherished memories of a day filled with natural beauty, cultural discoveries, and indulgent cuisine. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of São Miguel in a single, unforgettable day.

Ponta Delgada Cruise Port: The Blue & Green Lake Tour

4. Ponta Delgada Cruise Port: The Blue & Green Lake Tour

The tour start time will be adjusted to the ship's arrival time if it docks after 9 am. The Sete Cidades volcano was once São Miguel's most active volcano and is a veritable surprise box. Capable of surprising you with its breathtaking landscapes, this tour has been designed to let you discover all the unique beauty of this place. You will be accompanied by a 100% local storyteller and visit the most beautiful viewpoints in the western region of São Miguel island. From Vista do Rei viewpoint, you'll be faced with an unparalleled setting, the blue and green lagoon, framed by the picturesque Sete Cidades parish. This natural landscape was elected winner of the "7 natural wonders of Portugal" category and is a memorable sight. The Azorean pineapple is one of the most emblematic products when it comes to gastronomy and its production is unique in the world. A visit to the pineapple plantation will give you an insight into the history and production methods.

Shore Excursions to Volcano Crater and Lake of Sete Cidades

5. Shore Excursions to Volcano Crater and Lake of Sete Cidades

Miguel: guided tour to the Sete Cidades Volcano From €58 per person Check availability TOURIST CARD São Miguel: guided tour to the Sete Cidades Volcano Activity provider:Azores Magic Tours News This tour is unique because we will visit an iconic place in the Azores, the island of São Miguel, Sete Cidades is probably the most iconic and recognized natural monument in the Azores. About this activity Free cancellation Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund Book now, pay later Keep your travel plan flexible - reserve your spot for free today. Duration 4 hours Check availability for start times. The experience Some of the content has been automatically translated. See the original English version. Highlights Description We start the tour around 9:00 visiting the pineapple plantation for 30 to 45 minutes, after the pineapple, we will travel along the southwest coast going up the mountain stopping at Miradouro do Pico do Carvão for 15 to 20 minutes. Continuing to climb, travelers will visit Lago do Canário This lake is located in a volcanic crater about 800 meters above sea level 20 to 25 minutes, then we will visit Vista do Rei It offers a stunning view over the Sete Cidades crater , with Lake das Sete Cidades as a backdrop. It is one of the best-known postcards of the Azores. 20 to 30 minutes. Descending, the trevelers will stop at Lagoa de Santiago, which is related to the volcanic formation of the Massif of Sete Cidades. Its altitude in relation to sea level is 334 meters. It is 700 meters long, 475 meters wide and 30 meters deep, 15 minutes. Descending towards the village of Sete Cidades, we will pass over a bridge that separates the green and blue lake, built in 1967. Travelers will stop in the middle of the village to have a coffee or visit the Church of São Nicolau. It is a small temple, in neo-Gothic style. Built in the 17th century. You can visit the Church of Saint Nicholas, built in the 17th and 19th centuries, with an interesting cryptomeria alley, 30 minutes away. Our last stop will be at Miradouro da Ponta do Escalvado. Built on a cliff in the westernmost part of the island, Miradouro do Escalvado is one of the ideal places for you to admire the sea and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island of São Miguel, 15 to 20 minutes away. We will end the tour by taking you back to your hotel or meeting point, 45 minutes.

São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

6. São Miguel: 2-Day Guided Tour, West & East including Lunch

Embark in an adventure exploring São Miguel island. Visit Furnas volcano, sete Cidades volcano, Fogo volcano, Nordeste and more. Experience the best of what the island has to offer on in a 2-day tour pack experience from Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande or Lagoa. Your adventure starts with our pick up from your hotel doorstep or a nearby pick up point to maximize your holiday time. The tour will be divided between the east and west side and during two days, you will discover all the beauty of this island and learn why it is called the Hawai of Portugal, the majestic lava rock formations will amaze you. Your first day of the tour can be either the east or west side and you will be informed in advance. On the West side, the Sete Cidades volcano and its famous landscapes will be the main attraction, but don't think that's all, the Lagoa do Fogo volcano holds one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Azores. Being a nature reserve, all rental cars are currently banned from this place and this is a great way to visit São Miguel's icon. On the East side, the Furnas volcano and all its volcanic activity will amaze you, this exotic volcano holds many mysteries and places that you will wish to explore for much longer. Here, you have the opportunity to personalize your tour with a visit or bath to the Terra Nostra botanical garden (entrance fee not included). Add to that a visit to Nordeste to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its beautiful waterfalls, the unique tea plantation in Europe and the last 100% natural tea plantation in the world.

Azores: Private Tour Sete Cidades Green & Blue Lakes

7. Azores: Private Tour Sete Cidades Green & Blue Lakes

On this tour along the West Coast of the island of S. Miguel, we take you to visit the most iconic place in the Azores, the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades and its Green and Blue Lakes. Before getting there, we pass by Pico do Carvão, where we can enjoy a wonderful view of the central part of the island and at the same time the north and south coast, with its Mountains of Fogo and Vara in the background. As we climb, we arrive at Vista do Rei, as it has been called since the visit of El-Rey D Carlos I, where we can appreciate the unique beauty of this dormant volcano. Going towards its interior, a brief stop at another Lagoon, Santiago's, the deepest and most hidden, until we reach the bridge that separates the Green and Blue of this lagoon. In the parish, simple and beautiful, time to walk to the side of the lagoon, visit the church of S Nicolau, or simply have a coffee with the local people. Leaving these paradise, we'll head back to Ponta Delgada, in time to visit the pineapple production greenhouses, with a unique flavor in the world, and enjoy a liqueur from the same fruit while learning about the history of its production. We finish our tour back to Ponta Delgada.

From Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Highlights 2-Day Tour Pack

8. From Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Highlights 2-Day Tour Pack

Your tour starts with our pick up from your hotel doorstep or a nearby pick up point to maximize your holiday time. The tour will be divided between the east and west side during two days. you will discover all the beauty of this island and learn why it is called the Hawai of Portugal, the majestic lava rock formations will amaze you. On the west side, the Sete Cidades volcano and its famous landscapes will be the main attraction, but don't think that's all, the Lagoa do Fogo volcano holds one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Azores. Being a nature reserve, all rental cars are currently banned from this place and this is a great way to visit São Miguel's icon. On the East side, the Furnas volcano and all its volcanic activity will amaze you, this exotic volcano holds many mysteries and places that you will wish to explore for much longer. Here, you have the opportunity to personalize your tour with a visit or bath to the Terra Nostra botanical garden (entrance fee not included). Add to that a visit to Nordeste to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park with its beautiful waterfalls, a visit to the unique tea plantation in Europe and the last 100% natural tea plantation in the world and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable experience. Surprise yourself with the unparalleled beauty of our landscapes and learn about the local traditions and culture in the company of our storytellers, always attentive to your preferences to provide you with a unique experience where you will discover stories and hidden gems that make this place so special.

Ponta Delgada: Tour Sete Cidades Green & Blue Lakes

9. Ponta Delgada: Tour Sete Cidades Green & Blue Lakes

On this tour along the West Coast of the island of S. Miguel, we take you to visit the most iconic place in the Azores, the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades and its Green and Blue Lakes. Before getting there, we pass by Pico do Carvão, where we can enjoy a wonderful view of the central part of the island and at the same time the north and south coast, with its Mountains of Fogo and Vara in the background. As we climb, we arrive at Vista do Rei, as it has been called since the visit of El-Rey D Carlos I, where we can appreciate the unique beauty of this dormant volcano. Going towards its interior, a brief stop at another Lagoon, Santiago's, the deepest and most hidden, until we reach the bridge that separates the Green and Blue of this lagoon. In the parish, simple and beautiful, time to walk to the side of the lagoon, visit the church of S Nicolau, or simply have a coffee with the local people. Leaving these paradise, we'll head back to Ponta Delgada, in time to visit the pineapple production greenhouses, with a unique flavor in the world, and enjoy a liqueur from the same fruit while learning about the history of its production. We finish our tour back to Ponta Delgada.

Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

10. Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Tour

Explore Sete Cidades and the Vista do Rei on this full-day guided tour. Begin bright and early for plenty of time to take in panoramic views, relax in thermal baths, and try local liqueur. Depart from your accommodation in Ponta Delgada and head west to start your adventure. Pass by multiple viewpoints located at Pico do Carvão, Lagoa do Canário, Grota do Inferno and the Vista do Rei. Enjoy views over the two volcanic crater lakes of Sete Cidades, and visit the parish located between the lakes. After lunch, visit the Vieira Ceramics Factory located in the city of Lagoa. Then go to the viewpoint at the top of Lagoa do Fogo, for stunning views over the lake. On the journey down the mountain, stop to enjoy the thermal baths in Caldeira Velha. Next, visit the Mulher do Capote factory, and taste Portuguese liqueurs. Continue to Santa Barbara beach in Ribeira Grande. To conclude the trip, visit the pineapple plantation located at Fajã de Baixo in Ponta Delgada, before being dropped off at your accommodation.

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The tour was flexible depending on the weather which allowed us to time our viewpoints better. There was no access to the hot springs on the day we went, which was ok for us but might be a disappointment for some people

Tiago was excellent. He was attentive and did not rush us through any part of our tour. It was an overall exceptional experience.

Many thanks again to our guide Joao. Stay the way you are. Thank you very much Monika and Werner

Tiago from Best One Tours was a very friendly and knowledgeabke guide. Really enjoyed the day.

The tour was fantastic, the weather was great and the guide was perfect