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Tour Operator: Pure Azores 8 hours Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: Portugal

São Miguel West Van Tour

Rates

Adult 13+: 65€
Child 0-12: 35€


Duration

8 hours


About

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.

Next visit the "King's view", the main postcard of the Azores, with a perfect perspective over the main Sete Cidades lake.

Enjoy a lunch of delicious authentic Azorean food, before reaching the westernmost point of the island where lay the beautiful rocks of Mosteiros. 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.

Highlights

  • Views of Sete Cidades lakes
  • Beautiful coastline views
  • Fogo lake's pristine nature
  • Lush vegetation of Caldeira Velha
  • Guided tour to the pineapple plantations

What's included

  • Pick-up/Drop-off (only Ponta Delgada)
  • Lunch (food, drinks, dessert and coffee)
  • Any required entrances fees
  • Water bottle

Meeting point
Pick-up included in Ponta Delgada between 9:00 - 9:20. Please be ready at 9:00, but don't worry if it takes us another 15-20 min to get to your accommodation. If staying outside of Ponta Delgada, please contact us. You can request a pick-up for an additional cost or you can come meet us at the tourism office in Ponta Delgada downtown.


What to Bring

  • Warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores and are worse at high viewpoints)
  • Sturdy shoes (tour requires short walks on ground floor)
  • Sunblock
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Meeting point

If staying in Ponta Delgada city, please wait for pick-up at your accommodation between 9:00 - 9:20.


If staying outside of Ponta Delgada city, please come meet us at the tourism office in Ponta Delgada downtown or contact us to request a pick-up for an additional cost.



What to Bring

  • Warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores and are worse at high viewpoints)

  • Sturdy shoes (tour requires short walks on ground floor)

  • Sunblock

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