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We will begin this tour with the pick up at your hotel in Ponta Delgada at 9 am. From there, we will head to the area of Sete Cidades by jeep. On the way to Sete Cidades we will take several off-road tracks which are normally used by local farmers. These roads pass by several spots that are only accessible by 4x4 and should not be missed as they show some outstanding views over the coast and parts of São Miguel Island. During this tour, we will also stop at Pico do Carvão which rises up to 825m above the sea level, offering lovely views of the coast as well as surrounding lakes as mountains. Then, we will head to Empadadas lake, and Vista do Rei (the famous King's viewpoint at Sete Cidades).
After this adventurous and fun ride, we will reach the lakes at the bottom of Sete Cidades crater. Here, we will have a picnic lunch along the mystic lake shore where you have time to relax and be amazed by the magical surrounding scenery. After lunch, we will go back in the old days, baking fresh bread and biscuits, milking a cow, plowing the earth and participating in local traditional activities and games with local people.
During this tour, we will go to Ponta da Ferraria where you will have the possibility to take a bath in a natural pool. It is a must-do experience, indeed! Please note that this experience always depends on the weather.
It is definitely the perfect tour if you want to connect with nature as well as the island’s local traditions. After this day full of fun, we will drop you off at your hotel around 6 pm.
The price for this activity is 80€ per adult (from 13 years old), 46,75€ per child (6-12), free of charge for the youngest (0-5 years old).
Bring comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Small kebabs of local blood sausage with pineapple, bolo lêvedo (a traditional sweet bread made in Furnas), sandwiches with São Jorge cheese, small sandwiches of home-baked bread with tuna, chicken pies, cod cakes, a tray of local spicy sausage, sliced fresh fruit, red bean cupcakes, coconut cupcakes and almond cupcakes. This is definitely a great opportunity to taste Azorean gastronomy.
Local passion fruit soft-drink (Kima), still water, local beer (Especial), a white wine from Pico Island, coffee, tea from São Miguel Island and milk.
Q: Where is the pickup and drop off location?
A: We will pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel in Ponta Delgada (please inform us about which hotel you are staying in), or at the tourist office on the main avenue along the harbor.
Q: Where is Sete Cidades?
A: Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.
Q: What can I do in Sete Cidades?
A: In addition to enjoying the surrounding landscape, during summer it is possible to rent a kayak or a stand up paddle. If you are interested in this, let us know and we will make sure we have something available for you.
Q: I am a vegetarian, can I have an adapted lunch?
A: We will always try to meet your needs. If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48 hours before the tour.
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