Twin Lakes "Sete Cidades" jeep safari tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Portuguese (fluent)

half day (3,5h) - up to 6 persons

Add some adventure on your holidays in the Azores and get off usual tourist routes on a 4WD tour to Sete Cidades (Twin Lakes). Located on the west side of Sao Miguel island, explore one of the most beautiful seven wonders of Portugal where the volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, each one with its own unique beauty like the Empadadas lakes, Santiago Lake and of corse the emblematic blue and green waters of Sete Cidades Lake. There are several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, and Vista do Rei, where you can contemplate the landscape. On sunny days the volcano rim - Cummeiras trail - the most dramatic dirt trail in the whole island, it's a must do with stunning views from both sides. Have a visit to the local church and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the village located right inside the crater. In the way back to Ponta Delgada, a trail around the lake edge, passing through a small peninsula covered by beautiful trees and flowers.


Starting at Ponta Delgada:
- Main road until the mountains top;
- "Empadadas" lakes;
- "cumeeiras" dirt trail on the mountain top with breathtaking views (only if weather permits);
_ "Sete Cidades" parish inside the crater;
_ "Peninsula" dirt trail on the lake edge,
- "Santiago" lake viewpoint;
- "Cerrado das Freiras" Viewpoint
- "Carvão" viewpoint;
- Return at Ponta Delgada.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.


Nissan Patrol GR with air-conditioned
Passangers capacity: up to 6 PAX regular size - 1 front/3 middle row/2 back row (not so roomy as the others)
A very comfortable and great 4x4 to go where the "conventional tours" don't go.

What’s Included

  • Private Transportation

Other: -Guide
-Tour Operator License by The Azores Government Authorities
-Insurance for all guests
-Pick up and Drop off (Hotels in P.Delgada town and cruise port)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 EUROS - Drinks

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

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Perfect in every way
Jan Lange

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