Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo – “The Power of Nature”

Highlights

DEPARTURE TIME

All pick-up starts between 9:00 and 9:20 am.

DURATION

8 hours + 1 Free hour = 9 hours total.

This Free hour, will allow us, to visit + 3 of 17 places in this Tour.

PICK-UP | DROP-OFF INCLUDED

  • Included between Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Lagoa;
  • Outside the included zones, an additional charge can be applied.

LUNCH INCLUDED

Lunch in a local restaurant, (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee).

ACTIVITY KIND

Tour shared with other participants, when justified.

*Would you like to book a Private & Exclusive Tour, alone, with family or friends, please click here.

50% OFF

Children under 10 years old.

CANCELATION

Free up to 24 hours before the tour starts.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Embark on an epic 9-hour journey through paths and flanked greenery slopes;
  • Visit one of the most emblematic viewpoints of São Miguel, Vista do Rei, known as the King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia;
  • See for yourself the lush Santiago Lagoon, located within the Sete Cidades volcanic crater, surrounded by typical Macaronesian vegetation and cryptomeria plantations;
  • Explore the center of the quiet Parish of Sete Cidades situated inside the 800-inhabitant crater;
  • Admire from the top of the Escalvado Viewpoint the incredible view of the Parish of Mosteiros and Ferraria, generated by the volcanic force of this area;
  • See for yourself and learn the whole process of growing pineapples in glass greenhouses, which take 2 years to generate;
  • Climb with us up to 900 mt, to the Barrosa Viewpoint, the second highest point of São Miguel, from where you can see the city of Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande;
  • Visit the ceramics factory Vieira, in the city of Lagoa (visit available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm), founded in 1862 and already in the fifth generation of the same family, where you can see the faience production with traditional methods for over 150 years;
  • Admire the pure nature of Lagoa do Fogo’s lush volcanic crater with its turquoise waters from its incredible viewpoint;
  • Relax in the natural hot spring pools at Caldeira Velha. (Entrance not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense);
  • Visit the Mulher de Capote Liqueur Factory or its shop in downtown Ribeira Grande for a taste of liqueurs.

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SETE CIDADES & LAGOA DO FOGO – “THE POWER OF NATURE”

DESCRIPTION:

After pick-up at your Hotel or Accommodation (free service between the cities of Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande), from 9:00 until 9:20, we start the Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo circuit. / West, all day long “The Force of Nature”.

This will be the perfect opportunity to discover why the Seven Cities was the winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, as well as the power of Nature generated by Fogo volcano, currently used to produce +/- 40% energy. to São Miguel Island.

Rediscover with us the legend you once made of the Seven Cities, an incredible creation of Nature, as it was the scene of a legendary history and its romantic forbidden love, between a princess and a shepherd, who rejected by the king, made the two lovers, with their tears, formed the two lagoons, located inside the volcanic crater of Sete Cidades, where is the blue and green lagoon, with the colors of the eyes of the two lovers, as well as the quiet parish of Sete Cidades, with 800 population.

First stop of this full-day circuit, will be at Graça Market for a visit and a delicious cheese tasting at the King of Cheese.

After a tasty tasting we will continue to Pico do Carvão viewpoint, from where we will be able to see the north coast (Ribeira Grande) and south of the island (Ponta Delgada) of São Miguel Island, against the backdrop of a vast expanse of volcanic cones between the incredible Sete Cidades volcano and the majestic 900-meter-high fire volcano.

We will then head to the Canary Lagoon and its imposing Boca do Inferno viewpoint for an incredible view of the entire volcanic crater of the Seven Cities.

Then we will continue to one of the most emblematic viewpoints of São Miguel, in the Azores, Vista do Rei, known as the King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia.

Time to continue your incredible all-day circuit into the massive volcanic interior of the Sete Cidades, considered one of the most incredible locations on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, amid epic paths and flanked slopes of hydrangeas.

See for yourself the Santiago Lagoon, located in the Sierra Devassa, deep in a volcanic crater of the Sete Cidades massif, surrounded by verdant mountain cliffs and over different species of fauna and flora.

If you have never known what it is like to be inside a volcanic crater, then this is yet another reason to book this incredible full day guided tour of the Seven Cities and the Lagoa do Fogo. Admire the Seven Cities Lagoon at a must stop on the famous bridge that divides it, in the center of a volcanic crater.

Breathe nature in the quiet parish of Sete Cidades and visit São Nicolau church.

With a heart purified by nature, head with us to the Escalvado viewpoint, situated on a pyroclastic cliff, where from the top, we can admire the Monasteries and Ferraria, generated by the volcanic force of this area.

Lunch break (lunch included).

After lunch, visit to the Ceramics Vieira factory in the city of Lagoa (visit available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm), founded in 1862 and already in the fifth generation of the same family. Here you can see the production of earthenware using traditional methods for over 150 years.

Time to return to the present and head towards the second highest point of the island of São Miguel, at 900 mts, where is located the viewpoint of Pico da Barrosa, from where you can see the north coast with its city of Ribeira Grande and the city of Ponta Delgada on the south coast of the island, as well as the entire amazing Lagoa do Fogo crater.

Going down the north coast, the next stop will be at the Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint.

Next and very relaxing will be at the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Center for visiting or bathing in natural hot springs pools. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense).

After this incredible experience, tasting tasty local liqueurs at the Mulher de Capote liqueur factory or at your shop in Ribeira Grande city center

Visit to the Historic Center of Ribeira Grande.

The last stop of your full day tour will be at the Pineapple Plantations to learn the whole process of growing pineapple in greenhouses and see for yourself why pineapple is considered the King fruit in Sao Miguel, and the Azores.

This will undoubtedly be the best 9 hours of vacation in Sao Miguel, Azores, after a full day visit to the Seven Cities and Lagoa do Fogo (West Circuit).

Depending on weather conditions and with a view to better enhancing and ensuring the utmost experience of our customers, visit orders may be changed.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST IN THIS TOURS:

  • Mercado da Graça;
  • Visit and cheese tasting to the King Cheese Store;
  • Pico do Carvão viewpoint;
  • Canário Lagoon;
  • Boca do Inferno viewpoint;
  • Viewpoint of the King / Sete Cidades Volcanic Crater / Sete Cidades Lagoon;
  • Santiago Lagoon viewpoint;
  • Stop at the center of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades bridge;
  • Parish of the Seven Cities – St. Nicholas Church;
  • Viewpoint of Escalvado (view of the Monasteries and Ferraria);
  • Cerâmica Vieira Factory;
  • Pico da Barrosa viewpoint 900 metros (volcanic crater view of Lagoa do Fogo / North and South of São Miguel Island);
  • Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint;
  • Caldeira Velha (visit or bath) – entries not included, available by choice or on account of the client;
  • Visit to the Mulher de Capote liquor factory or shop (liquor tasting)
  • Visit to the historic center of Ribeira Grande;
  • Visit to the pineapple plantation in greenhouses.

Included

 INCLUDED

Local Guide;

Full lunch (starters, main course, drinks, dessert, coffee);

Pick-up at your accommodation between Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande;

Liquor and tea taste;

Tickets to the Boilers, Furnas Fumaroles;

Bottle of water or soda;

Free internet on board;

Chargers available for, smartphone, tablet, etc.;

Umbrella;

Child seat available by prior request, please note that use is required by Portuguese law up to 12 years old or 36 kg;

Insurance;

9 hours tour.

 NOT INCLUDED

Entrance to Caldeira Velha for visit or thermal bath.

Information

SETE CIDADES – LAGOA DO FOGO – THE POWER OF NATURE

WHY BOOK WITH US THIS TOUR?

We do not only sell circuits … but a set of experiences. We are well aware that when it comes time to choose a tour, you have more options and they all claim to have and be “the best”, but what sets us apart from all the others?

This circuit lasts for 9 relaxing hours instead of the 8 hours practiced by most companies because we want and are required to give our customers the most complete set of experiences possible during their full day visit to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo area, and that’s why we filled this tour with even more points of visit, by adding more extra stops like: Visit to Graça Market, cheese tasting at Rei dos Queijos, Canário lake and  Boca do Inferno belvedere. We want you to take time out of your vocabulary on this day… don’t worry, we have the right time to start, but not to end. We are proud to say that we have the best value / circuit practiced in the market, so if you find more cheap, we will beat the prince and will give you an extra 10% off.

We are not a big company… we don’t have big cars… but a BIG SERVICE.

Book your Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo tour now, and let us honor you as part of our family, even for a day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Comfortable shoes;
  • Swimsuit preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and may change the lighter colors;
  • Bath towel preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and can change the lighter colors.

    DO YOU KNOW THAT:

  • In some viewpoints located at higher altitudes can make it colder and windier, it is recommended to wear a warmer garment. Do not forget that in the Azores you can do the 4 seasons in one day;
  • If you need to make changes or cancel, you can call +351 919 607 160 24/7;
  • Cancellation is free until 24 hours prior to the start of your tour. The only way to book tours with us is online.

BE CAREFUL THAT:

  • Your hotel receptionist may possibly try to persuade you to cancel your activity with us, to recommend one selected by her / her, claiming it is the one she usually recommends, because customers “really like this company”;
  • Did you know that you can’t find activity information flyers displayed in most hotels, and they are stored in a closet or drawer and are only exposed to the public, “the company (s) that pays the highest commissions;
  • Our flyers are only available at airport and downtown tourist offices;
  • 95% of our bookings are made directly through digital platforms. “We are tech natives and not migrants”;
  • The remaining 5% comes through agencies, specially selected by us, for resale of our products.“What we would pay in hotel / accommodation commissions, we prefer to invest in the improvement, duration and quality in favor of our customers, in services or products” after all the customer is the pillar of our business, not a hotel / accommodation receptionist.

10 reviews for Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo – “The Power of Nature”

  1. Clara

    Amazing! We decide to do a tour for our first day in São Miguel. Best decision!! Our guide was very nice, she always had some advice or tips to give us. We visited a various range of different landscapes and the activities were great too. Definitely recommend it.

    Funchal, Portugal

  2. Rui Manuel C

    Viagem aos Açores Fiz dois passeios com a Azores Dream Tours, um as Furnas e outro à lagoa das Sete Cidades e lagoa do Fogo. O guia João Correia é cinco estrelas, muito prestativo e um excelente guia!

  3. Kyra B

    Full day tour Thiago was wonderful! Our day was perfect and we saw sights we would not have found on our own. We learned so much about the island, only wish we had done it on our first day instead of our last!

  4. Graham P

    “This was our best day of the trip yet!!!!!”- My Wife John did an excellent job all day long! He showed us things on the island we never would have discovered on our own, including local favorite restaurants and sights! The tour was sprinkled with his own childhood experiences from growing up on the island as well, which made the tour all the more special. My wife and I would recommend this tour to anyone!

  5. Rute_Rocha

    Óptima Tour! O meu guia foi o João e foi sem dúvida um dia em cheio! Além da simpatia, hospitalidade e sociabilidade, houve uma facilidade enorme em escolher o trajecto. Fiz a Tour Sete Cidades e Lagoa do Fogo, prefiro as paisagens e os passeios naturais e foi exactamente isso que fizemos, fomos a todos os pontos, parei em todo o lado que quis e tirei todas as fotos que desejei. Almoçamos num restaurante típico com comida regional deliciosa. Fiquei a conhecer os pontos que tinha maior interesse e numa companhia fantástica. Sem dúvida algo a repetir! Apaixonei-me por S.Miguel graças ao que me mostraram!

    Porto, Portugal

  6. Ilana Y

    San Miguel with the one and only one – Azores Dream Tours This was the most amazing vacation thanks to Azores Dream Tours. It started with the Gastronomic tour on our first night in San Miguel and was followed by 4 most enjoyable, educational, fulfilling and very active days that included tours in Furnas, Nordeste, Fire Lake & Twin Lakes. John and Miguel were flexible and were willing to adjust the plan according to the weather. They took care of everything and did an excellent job. We will definitely come back with more friends and family.

    Nova Iorque, Nova Iorque

  7. Hannie J 

    Truly amazing experience What a great day we had! João knows every inch of the island and made us experience as much as possible. You can ask anything and he probably has the answer! We loved spending the day like this and we really did a lot, so this is a really great recommendation if you want to see a lot and learn a lot about the island! A day very well spent and we definitely want to come back 🙂

  8. Jan Šimurda

    EXCELLENT !!! Amazing !!! Absolutely amazing experiences with Miguel. It’s an excellent guide to the Azores, thanks to his energy and his sense of humor, will be your experiences even more intense. We strongly recommend. And as miguel says it was not good … it was excellent. Best Regards from Azurr-Technology.

     Dolni Becva, Czech Republic

  9. DSparkling

    Everything We Could Have Wished For Having thoroughly enjoyed our full-day experience with Azores Dream Tours 2 weeks before, we booked this additional tour to see the highlights of the other half of São Miguel. Both tours were everything we could have wished for and more! They were full of information, breath-taking sites, and delicious local food. These were all things one would not have been able to access without a wonderful guide.

    Toronto, Canada

  10. Ambassador713709

    Best tourguide ever We had a really fun day with Joao who was very talkative and enjoyable company, thank you for that! We have seen a lot and he told us some interesting stories about their history and nature. Can’t wait to get back tot this amazing island and go to and other tour with him 🙂

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Guaranteed to be a perfect opportunity to discover how Seven Cities won the 7 Wonders of Portugal, as well as the power of nature generated by the Lagoa do Fogo volcano, +/- 40% energy to the island of São Miguel.

 

 

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