Day trip

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider:OnTravel Azores
Day trip

São Miguel: Full-Day Tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Activity provider:OnTravel Azores
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From US$ 64.25 per person

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Explore as much as possible of São Miguel Island in one day, with stops at all the best views and experiences on the island.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel Pick-up included in Ponta Delgada City center
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit a pineapple plantation
  • See Sete Cidades Lake
  • View Fogo Lake
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch
Full description

Start by visiting a traditional pineapple plantation, which is a biological culture developed on greenhouses where it’s possible to taste the pineapple´s liquor. Continue along the west coast of the island where it´s possible to enjoy the view of both São Miguel’s coasts from the Pico de Carvão‘s viewpoint.

Surrounded by the greenest vegetation, visit the Vista do Rei‘s viewpoint at Sete Cidades. From this point, see the twin lakes with their varying colours. Then, inside the crater, admire the stunning Santiago lake.

Head next to the stop will be made in the picturesque town of Sete Cidades where lunch will be served in a regional restaurant. After lunch, admire the beauty of São Nicolau church. In the afternoon, continue along to the Escalvado Viewpoint. Along the north coast, stop to visit the town of Ribeira Grande where you can explore its historic center. Visit the Regional Liquors' Factory to taste a variety of its products.

Make an optional stop at Caldeira Velha, a natural reserve, where you can immerse yourself in the warm water of a beautiful waterfall. The last stop will be at the fantastic Lagoa do Fogo for fantastic views of the island. Finally, return to Ponta Delgada, through Pico da Barrosa.

  • Lunch with drinks
  • Entrance fee to Caldeira Velha Park
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

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Spent the day with Rodrigo - 10/10 he was a great tour guide . Knowledgeable, relaxed and a great host . Showed us the highlights and was a joy to be around all day . With these trips , the guide ALWAYS makes the difference and he was TOP. Well done champ .

May 13, 2023

We had a fantastic day with our guide Mario! He made sure all our wishes were recognised and we could see all the interesting points. He had lots of interesting knowledge to share and it was just so much fun! We were lucky and were the only ones on the tour. I think there is no better way to see all the best spots and we would definitely highly recommend it!

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November 13, 2022

Our trip was great. Mario was a fantastic tour guide with excellent knowledge and a very friendly and fun person to be around. We had the chance to see a pineapple plantation, Sete Cidades and eat at a local buffet which was delicious. Unfortunately we did not get chance to see Lagao do Fogo since the weather was too cloudy but instead Mario took us to a wonderful waterfall. Overall really enjoyed the day and can highly recommend, it was very peaceful.

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October 9, 2022

Product ID: 198889