Explore The West Side & Sete Cidades On A Off Road Tour

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Praça de Gonçalo Velho 8, 9500-063 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Head off-road and see the best of the Portuguese countryside on this full-day 4x4 tour of Sete Cidades from Ponta delgada. Zoom along rugged off-road tracks by 4x4 vehicle with a guide, and admire fine views over the Lagoa das Empadadas and the Lagoa de Santiago two local lakes. Explore the charming coastal village of Mosteiros, where traditional fishing boats line the harbour walls. Along the way, discover natural attractions including the colorful lakes of Azul and Verde, and the basalt beaches of the Portuguese coastline.


  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide during a morning pickup at your Ponta delgada hotel, then head onward by off-road 4x4 vehicle toward the village of Sete Cidades nestled in the heart of a huge volcanic crater.

Follow rugged off-road trails to the village and admire panoramic views over the lakes of Azul and Verde colored blue and green by their mineral deposits. Spin around the Lagoa das Empadadas and the Lagoa de Santiago, and see naturalsights many visitors miss.

Head onward from the volcano to the coastal village of Mosteiros home to natural pools and a beach of black basalt sand and watch traditional fishing boasts bobbing gently in the pretty harbor.

On route back to Ponta delgada, visit Ferraria and Ginetes where hot geysers warm the coastal waters then return to your hotel to conclude your tour.


Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ponta Delgada



Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Food and drinks, unless specified


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of two adults is required per booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Oct-2017

    Johanna was a fantastic tour guide! She showed us beautiful parts of the island that we never would have seen on our own, in our own car. There were three of us, along with two others on our tour. Johanna did a great job translating to English for us, as well as to Spanish for the other two on our trip. It was a very informative and fun day spent traveling throughout Sete Cidades! I highly recommend this tour!

  • 20-Jun-2017

    Great tour - we loved it!

  • 12-May-2017

    Had a fabulous trip with Joanna, my husband and I were her only customers and so enjoyed the information, the special places we saw that we would never have known how to reach, and her company. The off-road was great as we wouldn't have seen the views and sites from the standard roads, and we found beauty even in the fog before the sun came out! After a long, fun, full-filling day the jeep did break down but Joanna and her team were professional, cared for our safety and got us a back up ride very quickly. The time we spent waiting we took a beautiful walk and learned more about the beautiful island. Great tour.

  • 20-Jan-2017

    Incredible tour. A real highlight of our trip, our guide was first class. Highly recommended element of your next trip to the Azores!!

  • 02-Nov-2016

    We booked this tour as cruise passengers. Everything about this tour was great, from the organisation and communication beforehand thank you Pedro, to the tour itself with the excellent guide Hugo, who was waiting for us at the port, as promised. We managed to enjoy the wonderful views of the Sete Cidades before the weather closed in. Hugo ensured that we were well informed and entertained, though, despite the weather conditions. Driving on narrow, sometimes steep, sometimes flooded dirt roads to get to places where normal cars, and certainly not coaches, could ever go was a different experience altogether and one I hope to repeat! Highly recommended.

  • 22-Sep-2016

    Great tour, Hugo the rep very entertaining good value for money and you will see a lot of the local area around the volcano

  • 17-Sep-2016

    What fun! The cloud cover was to just above ground level, so we didn't see a lot of the lakes, but our guide made sure we had the opportunity to walk beside the lake and get a sense of their size and beauty. This really was a 4WD adventure - lots of dirt roads and mountains and definitely not for a regular car. Our guide was brilliant. She is the definition of 'adventurous spirit' and has fantastic people skills as well as a lot of local knowledge. We had a great day and smiled and laughed most of the time.

  • 24-Jul-2016

    Hugo took us 4-wheeling and was very accommodating! We all had a blast with conversation and learning about different areas of the island! Would definitely ride with this tour guide again!