Day trip

São Miguel West: Sete Cidades and Fogo Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: Portugal
Day trip

São Miguel West: Sete Cidades and Fogo Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Portugal

From US$ 85.31 per person

Discover how Seven Cities won the 7 Wonders of Portugal and hear the legends of the area. See incredible views from Pico do Carvão, step into a volcanic crater, and learn how pineapples grow.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
All pick-up starts between 9:00 and 9:20 am at your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Climb with us up to 900 mt, to the Barrosa Viewpoint, the second highest point of São Miguel, from where you can see all the 3 Citys at the same time;
  • Visit one of the most emblematic viewpoints of São Miguel, Vista do Rei, the winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.
  • See for yourself and learn the whole process of growing pineapples in glass greenhouses, which take 2 years to generate;
  • Admire the pure nature of the lush crater lake of Lagoa do Fogo Vulcano;
  • Visit one of the most amazing blue and green Sete Cidades crater lake vulcano;
Full description

Your first stop on this full-day circuit will be at Pico do Carvão viewpoint.

From here you'll be able to see the north coast (Ribeira Grande) and south of the island (Ponta Delgada) of São Miguel Island, against the backdrop of a vast expanse of volcanic cones between the incredible Sete Cidades volcano and the majestic 900-meter-high fire volcano.

Continuing to one of the most emblematic viewpoints of São Miguel, in the Azores, Vista do Rei, known as the King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia.

Time to continue your incredible all-day circuit into the massive volcanic interior of the Sete Cidades, considered one of the most incredible locations on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, amid epic paths and flanked slopes of hydrangeas.

If you have never known what it is like to be inside a volcanic crater, then this is yet another reason to book this incredible full-day guided tour. Admire the Seven Cities Lagoon at a must-stop on the famous bridge that divides it, in the center of a volcanic crater.

Breathe nature in the quiet parish of Sete Cidades and visit São Nicolau church.

With a heart purified by nature, time to go to the Escalvado viewpoint, situated on a pyroclastic cliff, where from the top, you can admire the Monasteries and Ferraria, generated by the volcanic force of this area.

Lunch break (lunch included).

After lunch, time to return to head towards the second highest point of the island of São Miguel, at 900 meters, where the Pico da Barrosa viewpoint is located.

From here you can see the north coast with its city of Ribeira Grande and the city of Ponta Delgada on the south coast of the island, as well as the entire amazing Lagoa do Fogo crater.

Going down the north coast, the next stop will be at the Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint.

Next up is the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Center for visiting or bathing in natural hot springs pools. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense).

The last stop of your full-day tour will be at the Pineapple Plantations to learn the whole process of growing pineapple in greenhouses and see for yourself why pineapple is considered the King fruit in Sao Miguel, and the Azores.

  • Pick up / Drop off;
  • Local Guide;
  • Full lunch (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee);
  • Pick-up at your accommodation between Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande;
  • Bottle of water;
  • Chargers available for, smartphone, tablet, etc.;
  • Umbrella;
  • Child seat available by prior request, please note that use is required by Portuguese law up to 12 years old or 36 kg;
  • Insurance;
  • Entrance to Caldeira Velha for visit or thermal bath.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Beachwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

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This is an exceptional tour! Gonçalo was a phenomenal tour guide. Informative, with a wonderful energy. The vistas and views were phenomenal. Only disappointment is that we didn’t get to take a dip in the hot springs. Otherwise, it was a perfect and memorable day with lovely people!

March 28, 2023

L’itinerario è davvero ricco e interessante; la guida molto competente ; unico neo il mezzo senza aria condizionata e di colore nero , ecco , non aiuta e quindi dipende dal posto in cui ti siedi. Avrei lasciato meno spazio alla pausa pranzo che si è rivelata molto lunga , ma per il resto ottima escursione .

March 28, 2023

En conjunto la ruta está bien pensada: la mañana en una zona la de 7 Cidades y la tarde la de Lago de Fogo,dejando el desplazamiento mas largo entre las dos zonas para el tiempo de la siesta. La comida fue un buffet en 7 Cidades estuvo variada y calidad aceptable. Cambiaria el vehiculo, pues las ventanas de atrás eran negras y no permitían disfrutar ni hacer fotos del paisaje. Nosotros por suerte fuimos en la segunda fila y no lo sufrimos.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 416845