This tour covers the main highlights of the west half to São Miguel island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo lake, Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Ribeira Grande town and Mosteiros. Combine it with our East Tour, to see the whole island in only 2 days!
Start the day with a visit to the town center of Ribeira Grande, one of the most picturesque towns in the Azores. Not far, we will get to a surprising lookout with an incredible view of some amazingly beautiful cliffs. Then we completely change scenery by reaching inner areas of the island, where we will find the gorgeous waterfall of Salto do Cabrito.
We will then drive up to Fogo Lake, the most isolated and well-preserved lake of São Miguel, at the top of a volcano mountain. The ample views over the island’s outline from there are also mesmerizing.
Then we will have a nice meal to let you recover your breath after a morning full of such varied natural beauty!
After, we head to Sete Cidades, the postcard of the Azores, for good reason. We will see the famous “King’s view”, and one other great view of the mystical twin lakes from a different perspective.
Then reach the west end of the island, where we will first stop at a great lookout over the coastline on this side, before getting to Mosteiros, to enjoy close up views of the beautiful islets and natural pools made of lava rock.
Return to Ponta Delgada with a pleasant drive along the southwestern coast of the island.
Pick-up free of charge from Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande towns. Please provide a pick-up location in one of these areas.
Pick-ups start at 9:00 in Ponta Delgada and not before 9:20 in Ribeira Grande. Please allow some time to get to you, as we may have multiple pick-ups and you may not be the first on the list.
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