4×4 tour: explore the sete Cidades lakes & west side (8h)

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Visit the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades and enjoy the magnificent landscapes such as its Lagoons and surrounding hills, a place of excellence in terms of off-road tours.

Departing from Ponta Delgada, we head towards the Sete Cidades volcano, where we will have several stops, namely Pico do Carvão where we can see a large part of the North coast of the Island. We will pass by an aqueduct dating from the nineteenth century, being able to appreciate its magnificent construction. Then, we will start our jeep adventure along dirt tracks starting at the crater of the Lagoas das Empadadas volcano and then we will head towards the top of the caldera where we will be 856m high at Pico da Cruz and you will be able to see some lagoons such as : the famous Lagoa das Sete Cidades, green and blue lagoon, Lagoa Rasa and Lagoa de Santiago. Continuing our adventure along the top of the caldera with magnificent landscapes, we will have several stops including the Miradouro das Cumeeiras, a place where we will have a view over the entire caldera of Sete Cidades, lagoons and Vila. After all this adventure provided by the jeep, we head towards the village where we will stop for lunch at a restaurant with typical Azorean food. After lunch, we will discover the most beautiful corners around the lagoons, as well as going through a dirt track next to the blue lagoon, where we will be able to enjoy the wonderful nature there and where you can take some great photos.

The time has come to visit the lava fajã dos Mosteiros, which presents manifestations of secondary volcanic activity. Towards the Monasteries, we always choose to dirt tracks and we enter the Mosteiros area through an agricultural path, where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the famous islets. The parish of Mosteiros is much appreciated by residents as a place of choice to enjoy watching the sunset by the sea. Its black sand beaches and stunning pools formed by the lava expelled by the volcanoes are points of great interest. After visiting the Monasteries we leave this place to visit the Escalvado Viewpoint, a very beautiful place with stunning views of the sea, where you can see the Monasteries, the Ferraria and where you can appreciate the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean. Then, visiting the Ferraria we will highlight its lava arches and caves, as well as a natural pool heated by the volcano reaching maximum temperatures of 40 degrees, where you can take a relaxing bath. Upon arrival in Ponta Delgada you will also have the opportunity to visit one of the pineapple plantations present on the island, an iconic fruit and symbol of the region.

In this tour you will get to know in a deep way the west side of São Miguel Island, with breathtaking landscapes and with the company of our guides you will have an unforgettable tour.

 

Highlights:

  • Off-road ride with great panoramic views
  •  One of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal
  •  Discover the breathtaking landscape of the west of the island of São Miguel
  •  Get off the tour circuit to check out hidden natural jewels
  •  Visit to natural pools of clear waters of volcanic origin.
  •  Visit the pineapple plantation and learn how the most iconic fruit in the Azores is produced.
  •  Learn about the history of the Azores with your expert guide
  •  Small groups where you will have all the attention you need
  •  Unforgettable experience

Price: 68€

Horário 09:00 - 17:00H
Local Departure: Ponta Delgada
Arrival: Ponta Delgada
Outside Ponta delgada has additional costs
Full Day Approximately 7: 00-8: 00 hours
Itinerary The itineraries listed above describe only some of the places of interest, serving only as a basic guide, however we travel through many other places, which you can discover on our tours.
Group Size Minimum of 2 people
Maximum 8 people
Possibility to visit Pinery, Cave of the Coal in Ponta Delgada,
Included
Guide Free Transfer in Ponta Delgada Civil responsability Personal accident insurance Tourist Entertainment Permit Lunch
Not Included
Park Entries

Rote:

  • Ponta Delgada
  • Miradouro Pico Do Carvão
  • Lagoa das Empadadas
  • Pico da Cruz
  • Miradouro das Cumeeiras
  •  Vila das Sete Cidades
  • Vila dos Mosteiros
  • Miradouro Ponta do Escalvado
  • Plantação de ananáses
  • Ponta Delgada

Route can be changed for climatic or other reasons.

Easy