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Sete Cidades Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada

  • Full-day jeep tour to Caldeira de Sete Cidades from Ponta Delgada
  • Walk along the caldera rim trail for great vantage points on the twin lakes inside the caldera
  • Dip into the warm water of natural thermal pools (optional)
Sete Cidades Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada
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Sete Cidades Jeep Tour from Ponta Delgada
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Caldeira de Sete Cidades on a Jeep tour from Ponta Delgada. The Sete Cidades volcanic complex on the western side of São Miguel Island is one of the more famous sites in the Azores. Stop at scenic lookouts such as Rocha de Relva and Pico do Carvão, and walk along the caldera rim to look at the twin lakes. Visit the village of Mosteiros and have the option to swim in natural thermal pools near the Ferraria coast on this informative tour.
What to Expect
Start the adventure by meeting a guide at a central location, then heading west out of Ponta Delgada. Stop at the Rocha de Relva lookout point, once used by whale hunters, for panoramic views and a great photo op. Then head to the Pico do Carvão viewpoint (or Empadadas Lakes, if the gate is open and visibility is good) for more panoramic views of the whole island.

Depending on visibility, travel along the trail of either the northeast or southwest section of the caldera rim. Both offer amazing views of the twin lakes inside the Sete Cidades caldera. Stop for a break at a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Portuguese dishes.

Leaving the caldera, go down to the coast to quaint Mosteiros Village and the picturesque Escalvado viewpoint. If desired, head to Ferraria to enjoy a swim in the natural thermal pools there. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, pass through Arrifes, an area of pastureland where most of the milk on the island is produced.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great way to see the island - incredible views and scenery

We had a couple days of jeep tours with Deni, who has incredible energy and enthusiasm about Sao Miguel and the Azores in general making it a great first-time visit. She has such a positive attitude towards life, perfectly matching the incredibly colorful and dramatic...More

1  Thank Nick V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
"Breathtaking scenery and knowledgeable guide"

We spent the day with guide, Deni, who is a walking encyclopaedia! We have never met a person with so much zest for life and with so much knowledge and enthusiasm to share about her environment. She has a practical, philosophical and spiritual approach to...More

1  Thank Travel_BugReading_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeep tours (with Deni)

I spent 2 Jeep tours with Deni and she was great. Lot of energy and she made us fell comfortable. She shared her knowledge about the island, feeling the surrounding nature and told us local stories beginning with "once upon a time"... In addition, she...More

1  Thank isabelledf2018
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Great jeep tour of Sete Cidades with Deni.

My son Ollie and I went out for the day with Deni to Sete Cidades and had a fabulous day. Deni is very good and we had a very informative tour seeing aspects of the area that you would never see unaccompanied. Local knowledge really...More

1  Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great day on Jeep tour with guide Deni

We spent 8 days on San Miguel and to be honest I was only going along for the Geo Fun Jeep Tour because my mom really wanted to. It ended up being our best day thanks to our guide, Deni. She was wonderful - stopping...More

Thank Sarah C
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