Full day (8h) up to 6 Persons
On this tour we will explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, where the craters have given rise to numerous lakes, each one with its particular beauty, such as "Empadadas" Lake, "Canário" Lake, but the most emblematic one is the "Sete Cidades" Lake, named one of the seven wonders of Portugal. There are also several belvederes like the Belvedere of Carvão, Belvedere Canário Lake and Belvedere Vista do Rei that you must visit.
We also gonna visit the small parish of Sete Cidades inside the crater, after surrounded it by a beautiful off road trail on the highest level of the volcanic cone with breathtaking views for the crater and sea.
After the lunch at a restaurant with local food (included) towards at the south coast, that we can find traces of what was four hundred years of traditional whale hunting and that today is no longer practiced, stopping at some belvederes like "baleias" belvedere, "Batalha" belvedere and at Pineapple plantations.
Starting at Ponta Delgada:
- "Carvão" belvedere;
- "Empadadas" lakes;
- "Canário" Lake and belvedere;
- "Vista do Rei" belvedere;
- "cumeeiras" off road trail with breathtaking views;
- "Sete Cidades" parish inside the crater;
- "Peninsula" in the lake edge by off road trail;
- "Santiago" lake belvedere;
- "Baleias" belvedere;
- "Batalha" belvedere;
- Pineapple plantation;
- Return at Ponta Delgada.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel or Cruise ship port (terminal)
End location: Hotel or Cruise ship port (terminal)
Duration: 7 hours
Nissan Patrol GR with air-conditioned and sliding roof
Passangers capacity: up to 6 - Leather seats
A very comfortable and great 4x4 to go where the "conventional tours" can't go, always clean with anti bacterial spray.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 euros - souvenirs
- Personal Expenses
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Sergio was a fantastic guide...so knowledgeable, professional and friendly!! He customized the tour to our liking and was extremely flexible with how much time was allowed at each stop. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed with Sergio...he is worth every €!!