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São Miguel West: Sete Cidades and Fogo Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Portugal

São Miguel West: Sete Cidades and Fogo Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Portugal
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From US$ 80.54 per person

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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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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;
  • Visit the ceramics factory Vieira, in the city of Lagoa, founded in 1862 and already in the fifth generation of the same family;
  • Relax in the natural hot spring pools at Caldeira Velha.
Full description

First stop of this full-day circuit will be at Pico do Carvão viewpoint, from where we will 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. See for yourself the Santiago Lagoon, located in the Sierra Devassa, deep in a volcanic crater of the Sete Cidades massif, surrounded by verdant mountain cliffs and over different species of fauna and flora. 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 of the Seven Cities and the Lagoa do Fogo. 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 mts, where is located the viewpoint of Pico da Barrosa, from where 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.

Includes
  • 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;
  • Liquor and tea taste;
  • Tickets to the Boilers, Furnas Fumaroles;
  • Bottle of water or soda;
  • 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.
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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
  • Camera
  • Beachwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Although the weather Was not perfect, the landscapes were still beautiful and worth to visit! The only thing that was disadvantage for us was the fact that we couldn't take a Bath in the Park ... Although it's written to take your swimsuit. Rest ok, worth to go either way :)

July 6, 2022

Despite the fact that the weather was not on our side, the route was very well organized and we saw practically everything that was included in the activity (except for some viewpoints due to bad weather). Our guide, Vera, was very nice and explained to us in Spanish and English everything we needed to get the most out of the activity. We were so happy with it that we repeated with the same guide in another activity that we did two days later.

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June 30, 2022

Highly recommended to see a large part of the island in a short time ... our Guide Vera was very passionate! We enjoyed!

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 416845