Sete Cidades Tour

(Twin Lakes)



Departing from the cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada, get off the usual touristic trail of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) on a 3,5 hour 4WD tour. Explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, 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 small stop for a coffee, drive around the lake edge, passing through a small peninsula covered with beautiful endemic flora and spot also some endemic fauna like the Grey Wagtail, the Chaffinch, the Common Buzzard among others. Continue to the belvederes of Santiago Lake and Cerrado das Freiras for a last chance to capture the wilderness on your camera.

Enjoy every single moment in this beautiful island and explore the Azores like no one before.

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What's Included

  • Guide, licensed by The Azores Government Authorities

  • Insurance for all guests

  • Pick up and drop-off at Cruise port terminal


Duration: 3,5h     Level: Minimal


Private Tour

€250,00 per vehicle (up to 6 pax)


We work under Azorean Government Tourism Board with registration number 10/2012/RAA

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