Day trip

São Miguel: Western and Central Tour with Lunch

São Miguel: Western and Central Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: InAzores Tours & Transfers

From US$ 63.50 per person

Explore the western and central parts of São Miguel Island on this full-day adventure. Drive to beautiful lakes, rivers, and uneven green valleys, discovering hidden waterfalls and unspoiled nature.

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Duration 8 hours
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Portuguese, English


  • Visit the viewpoint of Fogo Lake
  • Enjoy the hot springs of Ribeira Grande and São Brás Lake
  • Explore the tea plantations of Gorreana
  • Encounter the Sete Cidades Village and surrounding viewpoints
  • Visit the pineapple plantations
Full description
You will begin by departing for Lagoa do Fogo, driving on the south side of the island towards Barrosa Mountain. You'll eventually stop at the Belvederes to admire not only the beautiful quiet lake, but also the landscape of the surroundings. The tour then continues to the regional natural monument of Caldeira Velha (entrances fees not included). Next up, visit of the hot springs of Ribeira Grande and São Brás Lake, a beautiful quiet lake surrounded by an amazing landscape. You will then visit the only tea plantations in Europe, where you can taste different kinds of tea at the Gorreana Tea Factory. A picnic will then be served for lunch, following which you will depart from Ponta Delgada towards the western-most part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. A small stop will be made at the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, one of the most important panoramic views of the island from where one can observe the famous lagoon which rests inside a huge volcanic crater. You'll then visit the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense. Following that you will venture to the north rim of this gigantic crater, along its fantastic, winding, and uneven country road. Finally, return to Ponta Delgada, where you will visit a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this tropical fruit is grown in the Azores.
  • Vehicle with driver and guide
  • Picnic for lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expenses of a personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Visibility at the viewpoints depends on weather conditions
  • The itinerary is subject to changes
  • It is suggested to bring comfortable clothes and appropriate foot wear
  • The weather in the Azores is unstable, it is therefore recommended that you bring a raincoat
  • The "Bigtruck" capacity is 24 people, with a minimum of 10 people (if the minimum number is not reached, the excursion will be conducted in a van)
Customer reviews

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based on 3 reviews

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February 15, 2020


Very professional approach. We visited a large part of the island of Sao Miguel and learned many informations that we never discovered. I warmly recommend.

October 19, 2020

July 23, 2021

Product ID: 229637