half day (3,5h) - 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" Lakes but the most emblematic one is the "Sete Cidades" Lake, named one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
We also gonna visit the small parish of Sete Cidades inside the volcano crater, after surrounded it by a beautiful and dramatic dirt trail on the highest level of the volcanic cone (about 600 mt above the sea level) with stunning views for both sides.
After a stop in the village, it will be time to surround the lake edge by another dirt trail with beautiful flowers like azaleas, hydrangeas ans camellias.
Starting at Ponta Delgada:
- Main road until the mountains top;
- "Vista do Rei" viewpoint;
- "cumeeiras" dirt trail on the mountain top with breathtaking views;
_ "Sete Cidades" parish inside the crater;
_ "Peninsula" dirt trail on the lake edge,
- "Santiago" lake viewpoint;
- "Cerrado das Freiras" Viewpoint
- "Empadadas" lakes;
- "Carvão" viewpoint;
- 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: 3 hours 30 min.
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" don't go.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 EUROS - Drinks
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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