This tour covers the main highlights of the west half to São Miguel island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo lake, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande and the pineapple greenhouses. Combine it with our East Tour, to see the whole island in only 2 days!
Start the day with a visit to the pineapple greenhouses, in the surroundings of Ponta Delgada, to learn all about the unique growing process of the Azorean pineapple.
Leave the city towards Sete Cidades, stopping in little-known small crater lakes of great beauty and enjoying ample views of the island. Go on a short walk to reach the incredible lookout of Boca do Inferno, with a very special view over the caldera of Sete Cidades.
Continue to the famous “King’s view”, one of the main postcards of the Azores before descending to the picturesque village located inside the volcanic crater.
Enjoy a lunch of delicious authentic Azorean food, before reaching the westernmost point of the island where lay the beautiful islets of Mosteiros and the Ponta da Ferraria. Enjoy a panoramic drive along the spectacular northen coast of the island, stopping at some spectacular lookouts, including the most beautiful cliffs of the island.
Explore Caldeira Velha, an exotic place of dense vegetation and thermals springs. End the day in beauty with views of Fogo Lake, the most isolated and well preserved lake of São Miguel.
If staying in Ponta Delgada, pick-up is included at your accommodation.
If staying outside Ponta Delgada, the meeting point is the Tourism Office in Ponta Delgada downtown. Contact us if you wish to request a pick-up for an additional cost.
Pick-ups take place between 9:00 – 9:20. Please be ready at 9:00, but don´t worry if we take another 15-20 minutes to reach your location.
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