#1 - Sete Cidades


Tour description:

On this tour we will be visiting the west side of the Island, Sete Cidades and it's lakes specially the major lake. The so called Blue and Green lake, once considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal.

Going up to Pico do Carvão that takes us to the famous view of Vista do Rei, we will be seeing spectacular landscaping views, such as and North, Central and South coasts of the island, as well as the Fogo volcano located in the middle of the Island surrounded by green vegetation.

Meanwhile, and before arriving at Vista do Rei, we will make a stop at the Canário lake and at the famous viewpoints of Grota do Inferno and/or Cerrado das Freiras.

Please note; Grota do Inferno view point, is not available on weekends from November 1st till March 31st.

Continuing our tour to Vista do Rei, you will see the famous Blue and Green Lake, surrounded by green landscapes and steep slopes.

On the way to the parish of Sete Cidades, we will be making one more stop; at Santiago Lake viewpoint.
This lake is located at 334 meters from the sea level, has a length of 700 meters, a width of 475 meters and approximately 29 meters deep.

The farm parish of Sete Cidades located at the bottom of the crater with the same name, will be visited where you will have the opportunity to look at the church of Saint Nicolas built in 1857.

The return to Ponta Delgada will be trough the South coast where we will stop at the “Miradouro do Escalvado” for a superb view over the fishing village of Mosteiros, with beautiful summer homes, beaches and natural pools, and the famous rocks leftovers of an extinct volcano.

Before the end of the tour we will be visiting the Arruda´s Pineapple Plantation located at Fajã de Baixo. Our pineapple is grown inside of glass green houses, taking on average 2 years to be harvest.

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Our Tours are not available to cruise ship passengers. if you a cruise passenger, please visit our Shore Excursions.