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Itinerary
Departing from the cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada, explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, on a 4WD Jeep Safari Tour, where volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes such as Empadadas, Santiago Lake and, of course, the emblematic Blue and Green waters of Sete Cidades Lake, all of them surrounded by lush vegetation but each one with its own unique beauty. Along the way you can contemplate the landscape through several viewpoints like Carvão and Vista do Rei. On the highest point of the mountain, take one of the most well known scenic trails of the world – Cumeeiras trail - to the volcano cone and go inside the crater to get out in the small village of Sete Cidades. After a stop for a good typical Azorean lunch add some adventure to your Azores visit and explore the central massif of Serra de Água de Pau.
See Lagoa do Fogo, or “Fire Lake,” the 2nd largest lake on the island, that’s situated in an unspoiled natural area. With tracks that are lined up by native flora, the entire area was classified by the European Commission as a Special Area of Conservation and part of the Natura 2000 network. For those who enjoy the pleasures of what nature has to offer we have Caldeira Velha, an amazing warm waterfall flowing to a natural swimming pool were you can enjoy a dive (don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel) surrounded by a luxurious vegetation. After a rejuvenating bath head out on an alternative trail to Ribeira Grande for a taste of our regional liquors before returning to Ponta Delgada.
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo
Seazores
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Overview
Make the most of your limited time in the Azores on this private full-day shore excursion. In the company of just your party and a guide, go off the beaten track in a 4WD to see unspoiled nature such as mountains, shimmering lakes, and volcanic craters. Embark upon some of the islands' best hiking trails, swim in a natural pool, and enjoy a hearty lunch of Azorean specialties and regional liquors before heading back to the ship.
Highlights
  • Private tour for just you and your party: Tailor the trip to your interests
  • Go off the beaten track and into the heart of Azorean nature in a 4x4
  • Hassle-free port pickup and drop-off
  • Get insight into life on the Azores from your guide
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Reviewed 2 July 2018
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We booked a private tour for 3 adults, and were fortunate to get Natasha as our guide. Everything went flawlessly, from the e-mail inquiries (very prompt responses) to pickup to the tour itself, and her recommendations on things to do during the rest of our...More

Thank Member000
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Family of 4

Natasha was a wonderful tour guide. Her knowledge of the island and her amazing off road driving made me feel very comfortable. She could tell right away I had a fear of heights and she was very attentive to that and made the day relaxing....More

Thank petunia629
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Melissa’s 50th BDay

We had a great day- it was nice to get a private tour with Natasha - as a native she is very proud of her island, growing up using the land and sea -extremely kind and personable tour guide. 4x4 Jeep is the only way...More

Thank Luciano M
Reviewed 27 May 2018
10/10 from beginning to end

AMAZING experiences. My friends and I visited Sao Miguel island for one week and we ended up spending two full days of it with Natasha. At first we were actually booked with a larger company, but they lost our reservation (apparently your confirmation # doesn't...More

Thank JennAG19
Reviewed 1 May 2018
A great day in an amazing, obscure area

I never thought much about the Azores, assuming it's remote location would not be readily reachable by me. It was not, I'll admit, on my bucket list, or even my travel radar. But my wife and I were fortunate enough to take a Transatlantic cruise,...More

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