Sete Cidades Half-Day Tour

On this half-day tour of Sete Cidades, we take you to discover and explore unforgettable places, such as Lagoa das Empadadas, Lagoa do Canário, the viewpoints of Vista do Rei and Escalvado. Sete Cidades is a small parish that belongs to the municipality of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel Azores, located inside the volcano's caldera and forming part of the largest volcanic complex, with the largest number of lagoons on the island of São Miguel. Sete Cidades is also the name of the largest freshwater lake on the island, where from different points it is possible to see the different shades of water in the same lagoon, being possible to see the blue and green of the lagoon, being considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal.

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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Vista do Rei Miradouro, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel 9555-000 Portugal

    One of the most visited places on the island of São Miguel, being for many visitors the most beautiful and stunning, this viewpoint in 2010, elected the Seven Cities as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, in this place we have a magnificent and stunning view over the lagoon and parish of Sete Cidades.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lagoa das Empadadas, Serra Devassa, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel 9240-113 Portugal

    It is a picturesque place, if we arrive at the place on the day and at the right time, it will certainly be one of the most beautiful lagoons in São Miguel, inserted in the middle of an immense vegetation of Cryptomeria, the lagoons are garnished with azaleas giving a unique color in the spring. The Empadadas Lagoon are two small lagoons, with little depth and that are very close to each other is to take a short walk around it.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lagoa do Canario, Sao Miguel Portugal

    Another lagoon that also belongs to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades, the lagoon of the Canario is not a very deep lagoon, in which it is possible to go to the aforementioned lagoon and enjoy its surrounding environment, it is an area protected by the authorities local, due to the existence of several water springs that will supply several populations of the island.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lagoa de Santiago, Rua de Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-244 Portugal

    Inserted in the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades and difficult to access, for those who want to see the lagoon up close, although there is a viewpoint in it is possible to see the lagoon, in which it has a green tone, due to the vegetation around it.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sete Cidades Village Church, En1-1a Ponta Delgada, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel 9555-043 Portugal

    The center of the parish of Sete Cidades, shows us a little bit of the daily life of this peaceful parish, in which most of its inhabitants live from agriculture, it is possible to take a break for a snack or visit the local church, as well how to see the lagoon that gave the parish its name

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ferraria, Rua Ilha Sabrina Ponta Delgada Acores, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9555-102 Portugal

    Further west on the island of São Miguel, at Miradouro da Ferraria, in addition to seeing the coast and seafront, we can see the Lighthouse and the thermal springs of Ferraria, Ponta da Ferraria and a unique geological formation of its kind, if a volcanic pseudocrater that originated as a result of small explosions of steam, resulting from the contact of hot lava with sea water and the existence of a thermal and natural pools where it is possible to swim in the sea in hot water of volcanic origin, with temperatures which can reach 40 degrees in summer, being a Regional Natural Monument and Protected Landscape.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Portas do Mar, Ponta delgada
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Present your voucher in digital format, paper vouchers are not required. The passenger capacity of our vehicles is limited to 75% At our stops, our customers must wait for their Guide / Driver to open and close the door comfortably.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Prazer D'Aventura Island Tours

Activity ID: V-23466P1

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