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Itinerary
Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour 4WD tour of the Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) region of the Azores island of São Miguel, departing from hotels or the cruise ship terminal of Ponta Delgada.

Explore the west side of the island and the Massif of Sete Cidades, where the volcanic craters gave rise to numerous lakes surrounded by lush vegetation, each with its own unique beauty. See lakes such as Empadadas, and Canário Lake, and the emblematic blue-green waters of Sete Cidades Lake. There are several viewpoints along the way, such as Carvão, and Vista do Rei, where you can contemplate the landscape.

Take the most dramatic dirt trail to the volcano cone. Then, go inside the crater to the small village for a coffee. Off-road again, drive around the lake edge, passing a small peninsula covered by beautiful trees and flowers. Stop to enjoy the birdsong. Continue to the belvederes of Santiago Lake and Cerrado das Freiras for the last chance to capture the wilderness on your camera. Return to Ponta Delgada by the main road, lined with beautiful hydrangeas.
Locations visited
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa das Empadadas
Lagoa de Santiago
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Overview
PRIVATE TOUR - Explore the lakes and craters of Sete Cidades on a 3-hour tour of the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Traveling by 4WD vehicle, see the lakes of Empadadas and Canário, and admire the dramatic landscape of the volcano’s caldera from scenic viewpoints.
Highlights
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Reviewed 31 May 2018
Sete Cidades Scenic 4 WD Tour

Had a 4X4 tour of Ponta Delgada Azores, Island is stunning, wonderful views and we ventured up roads and paths where others would not dare travel. Lovely Tour Guide, (think his name was John) loves his island. Thanks for a lovely time. Would love to...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile
Stunning island and such passion

We arrived on a cruise ship and wanted to avoid the masses that are associated with organised cruise tours. Natasha collected us from the cruise terminal along with another couple. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the island and passionate about it and she truly is...More

1  Thank QueM-G
Reviewed 10 May 2018
4wd tour

We were picked up at the cruise port by Natasha and set off on our 4wd tour. It was amazing. Natasha is so in love with her island and she makes you fall in love with it too. Her knowledge and passion was wonderful! It...More

Thank unclefreeda
Reviewed 4 April 2018
We went places no one else dared!

Natacha & Sergio are absolutely amazing! They impressively combine intense passion for their homeland with incredible knowledge, experience and education in concert with charm, presence, articulate, clear and pleasant dialogue and conversation. We marveled as Natacha drove us past other folks on 4x4 Adventure Tours...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 April 2018
The PERFECT Tour - Even for a previous visitor

My last visit to Sao Miguel was 25 years ago. This was my first visit with my husband and two sons (15 and 12). I have visited the Sete Cidades several times but this time was different. Natasha shared so much history that I had...More

Thank GreenwayFamily
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