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Jeep tour to Sete Cidades - full day

Description

If you want to spend a whole day exploring the western part of São Miguel, this tour is definitely what you are looking for. This area is worth spending the entire day to discover its deepest secrets and best views. After the pick up in Ponta Delgada, we will drive to the famous Sete Cidades lakes, with awesome panoramas over the green and blue lakes from Vista do Rei belvedere.

Next stop on the list is Pico da Cruz, where you can see on bright days Lagoa de Santiago and Lagoa Rasa. Then, we will stop on the viewpoint of Cumeeira Grande and as you look in the direction of the village, our guide will give you more information about its population. Let’s go down to the bridge separating the two lakes and discover the peninsula, called Ponta dos Carneiros, where you can enjoy lush vegetation before heading towards the village center and have lunch. There lies the typical church of São Nicolau.

Let’s leave the beautiful area of Sete Cidades to explore the coast. We will stop at Ponta do Escalvado, a viewpoint offering great panorama over Mosteiros and Ferraria, at about 150m high (500ft).

Last but not least, we will stop at Ponta da Ferraria, a magical place where the water from the Atlantic Ocean is naturally heated by a volcanic fissure. When the tide is low, it is possible to swim in the warm water to end the day in a perfect way before going back to the city.

Duration
Duration
7h30m
Difficulty
Difficulty
Easy

Location

Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades - Ferraria - Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 to discover the lake from another perspective. If you are interested, let us know to make sure we have something available for you.

Q: I am allergic to some food, will the restaurant be adapted to my needs?
A: We will always try to adapt to your needs. Please let us know when booking the tour if you have any special requirement.

Q: What can I see in Ponta do Escalvado?
A: In addition to the wonderful view over the coast and ocean, you will be able to see Mosteiros and Ferraria. On a really sunny day, it is even possible to see Pico mountain - Portugal’s highest mountain and Terceira island.

Q: Where is Mosteiros?
A: Mosteiros is located on the north-west coast of São Miguel island, about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada.

Q: Is it still possible to bathe in the natural swimming pool of Ferraria when the sea tide is not low?
A: Yes, if the sea conditions allow, you can bathe in the natural swimming pool if you don’t mind the cold.

Q: What is the sea water temperature at Ponta da Ferraria?
A: During summertime, the temperature of the sea can reach up to 24ºC (75°F) and in winter it will not be lower than 16ºC (61°F). However, when the tide is low, the water temperature rises between 30ºC and 50ºC (86°F - 122°F), depending on how close you are from the volcanic crack.



75

Price per adult

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This program includes
  • – Guide
  • – Stop at viewpoints
  • – Lunch at local restaurant
  • – Visit to Ferraria with bathing possibility
  • – Pick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • – Insurance (personal accident & liability)
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