half day (4h) - up to 6 persons
This tour is designed for those intending to nature in its wild state, getting away from massif touristic places.
With the target on the island central massif we will visit the volcanic cones adjacent to the main "Volcano of Fire" where are nested lakes surrounded by wild lush vegetation. Due to its 'hidden' location and access, these places still remains unknown even for the local people and intact without any human intervention .
For access in some of these places will be necessary to take short walks in steep terrain but without any doubt, well worth the effort that is often crowned with the observation of birds. We recommend the use of walking boots and stick.
Around them it's "Monte Escuro", raised to 898 meters in altitude and its steep slopes covered by the endemic Macaronesian flora that we gonna pass through when going down to "Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande", a small fumaroles complex. This is a unique tour offer and unmissable for wild nature lovers.
Starting at P. Delgada:
- South main road,
- Stop and short walk to the first wild lake,
- short walk to the second wild lake,
- off road trail and short walk to the third wild lake,
- Stop on the margins of another lake,
- "Monte Escuro"
- "Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande"
- return to P. Delgada
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel's of Ponta Delgada and surroundings or Cruise ship port (terminal)
End location: Hotel's of Ponta Delgada and surroundings or Cruise ship port (terminal))
Duration: 4 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
-Tour Operator License by The Azores Government Authorities
-Insurance for all guests
-Pick up and Drop off (P.Delgada and surroundings Hotels and cruise port)
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Sergio is amazing!!! The beautiful thing about a private tour is that the tour guide can be spontaneous and adjust the tour as needed.....we had our planned hiking tour cut short due to fog and rain, but Sergio was able to turn a hiking tour into an incredible sightseeing tour with things to do in the local city as well. We felt as though we were not tourists but his family members hanging out with him for a day of fun and relaxation. FORGET THE GROUP TOURS!!!! Book Sergio!!!!