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Complete sightseeing of Sete Cidades

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Complete sightseeing of Sete Cidades

Van Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day

Sao Miguel island

Viewpoints located hundreds of meters above the sea level, old bridges, tunnels, and lagoons…

In an island from where the past was not banned, where nature was not destroyed, and where the authentic folks maintain a certain sanctity in their manners, the contact amongst cultures is friendly and curious; the scenery is enjoyably astonishing, and the rewarding experiences complete us.

The land is an oasis of wet vegetation, basaltic rocks, and water springs; and the ocean, in such manner so special that we can feel it, is naturally heated in certain points by geothermal power.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 6H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Discover so many different landscapes in only one day, at Sete Cidades.

    From lakes to volcanoes, viewpoints to lush vegetation, there are so many things to see!

    And to end the day in the best way, we want to take you to Ferraria, where you can go for a swim if the weather conditions allow.

    There, you can feel the water of the Atlantic Ocean warmed naturally inside the volcanic fissure. When the tide is low, it can really be hot!

    • Pico do Carvão

      – After the check-in, we will head to our first location: Sete Cidades volcanic complex.

      – We will begin with Pico do Carvão where you will be able to enjoy many wonderful views.

    • Vista do Rei belvedere

      – Vista do Rei (“the King’s viewpoint”) is one of the most emblematic and best-known landscapes of São Miguel.

      – The splendid panoramic view over one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal is absolutely magical. Indeed, it is a must-see while on holidays in the Azores.

      – Its name comes from the visit of King Dom Carlos I and Queen Dona Amelia in 1901. They contemplated Sete Cidades from this very same spot.

    • Lagoa de Santiago

      – Lagoa de Santiago is next on the list, with its lush vegetation. Depending on the weather, this lake can appear blue or green.

    • Bridge of Sete Cidades

      – On the bridge of Sete Cidades, our guide will tell you about the ancient love legend behind the formation of the green and blue lakes. You will also stop by the long tunnel linking Sete Cidades to Mosteiros.

    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

      – Experience some of the most delicious traditional dishes the Azores has to offer. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the island.

    • Ponta do Escalvado

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

    • Ponta da Ferraria

      – Last but not least, we will stop at Ponta da Ferraria. It is 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. Then, we will go back to the city.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Van Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Advisory

    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

    Where is located Sete Cidades?

    Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

    What can I do in Sete Cidades?

    In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

    How to go to Sete Cidades?

    It is better to rent a car and go by yourself. However, wecan offer a transferfrom and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

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