Day trips & excursions

Full-day jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Availability: Daily
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Roundtrip transportation to your hotel included to make travel easier
  • Take your trip off-road aboard a 4x4 jeep
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
  • Explore the countryside and become part of the beautiful landscape
What to expect

Cruise around São Miguel in an off-road vehicle as you seek out the island's massive calderas and crater lakes with an experienced guide. Visit the quaint community of Sete Cidades, check out the tumbling cascades of a geothermal-heated waterfall, and snap photos of Lagoa do Fogo's sparkling shores.

Catch a ride from your Ponta Delgada hotel in a 4x4 jeep, chatting with your guide as you head to the village of Sete Cidades. As you enter the 3-mile-wide (5-km) caldera that's home to this charming hamlet, learn about the island's volcanic past. Visit the local parish at its vibrant center and then make your way to a nearby waterfall whose rushing waters are heated by underground hot springs in Lagoa do Fogo.

On your way to Lagoa do Fogo, grab lunch at a locally loved restaurant.The restaurant has in general typical Azorean (similar to Mediterranean cuisine) food and several options between fish and meat, stew, grilled…. Spend the rest of the afternoon scoping out the sights around this crater lake and then head back to your hotel, gathering tips on other places to go before you part ways with your guide.

Besides the lunch hour and the caldeira velha park - 40 min stop, along the tour several stops will be made to enjoy important viewpoints. The stops duration can be adjusted but in general not longer than 10 minutes each. In general the tour will take about 7 hours from pick-up to drop-off.

POI / Stops: Sete Cidades village, Pico do carvão view, Santiago viewpoint, canary lake area, cumieiras, tunel and twin lakes margins, Salto do cabrito (waterfall), Caldeira Velha and Fogo lake view, amog other stops. Bathrooms are available on most stops.

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What's included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Driver guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
Where
Meeting point:

Pickup and drop-off from hotel or designated meeting points (Ponta Delgada and nearby cities). Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator after booking
  • The 4X4 vehicle is a comfortable jeep 8 seater, with 6 spots available for tour. The vehicle is fully equipped whit fire extinguisher, first aid kit and other safety equipment
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and should bring a swimsuit to enjoy and feel the gifts that nature gives us.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
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When
  • Daily
  • Pickup time is at 9.00am at your hotel's reception
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 48 hours before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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