Explore With Our Guides The West Side & Sete Cidades On A Surprising 4x4Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please keep our phone number for any kind of emergency or need +351919020506.
    Free pickups for clients staying at hotels, airport, marina and cruise terminal of Ponta .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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.


Professional guide

Hotel/port pick up and drop off for hotels in Ponta Delgada city


Food and drinks


All entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum of 2 people per tour is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

It is mandatory to bring and to use a face mask throughout all experiences. In case of outdoor experiences, maintain social distance between guests and guides. On the vehicle, 2/4 will be the maximum capacity, except for family groups. All vehicles will be sanitized at the beginning and at the end.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Jul-2022

    Had a great tour with Filipe again who is an excellent guide . The weather was good this time round so saw all the sites on the tour, would highly recommend this company.

  • 25-May-2022

    The sites we experienced were out of this world. We also loved the history and wildlife knowledge that our guide Joao Rego imparted during the tour. He was very interested in answering our every question. We even told him that the tour was like being guided by a friend.

  • 03-May-2022

    The jeep was comfortable, the scenery was fantastic but more than all that our guide, Rodrigo, was brilliant. He was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we were happy throughout. Highly recommended.

  • 04-Jul-2021

    Adoramos a experiência! Fizemos o trilho com o Filipe, sempre bem disposto, brincalhão mantendo no entanto um enorme profissionalismo! Recomendamos vivamente!

  • 02-Jan-2021

    Probablement la meilleure façon de visiter l'île : une excursion en jeep avec João. Une superbe expérience que nous recommandons sans hésiter. La preuve nous avons fait appel à João à deux reprises pour visiter le côté ouest et le côté est. João est la personne idéale : d'une gentillesse et d'une bienveillance sans limite, d'un professionnalisme irréprochable, un guide cultivé, intéressant et intarissable sur l'île, sa culture, ses paysages et son histoire capable de discuter en français, anglais, espagnol, portugais avec une aisance remarquable. Quel bonheur de visiter cette île dans ces conditions. Cela vaut vraiment le détour ! Foncez !

  • 01-Oct-2020

    Das war unsere erste Tour mit Joao Rego, welcher von Deutschen Touristen gerne Hans genannt wird. Es war wirklich eine Außergewöhnliche Tour mit vielen Überraschungen. Hans spricht ein gut verständliches Deutsch und hat sehr viel Wissen über seine Heimat.

  • 12-Mar-2020

    Vielen Dank für die tollen Ausblicke, Informationen, Erlebnisse und Fotos lieber João. Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Came to the island without knowing anything but after full days with guide Philip I learnt so many things and had fun time. He's very flexible, even when there was something not included in tour but we really wanted to see he would make sure to find a way. Lunch was great in both places with wide selection of food. Did both tours on very cool jeep which could go through all the dirt tracks and narrow mountain roads. Highly recommend this agency and Philip :)

  • 11-Jun-2019

    Hugo was great. He picked us up at the hotel, and took us to the most beautiful places in the island. The sceneries were fantastic. It was heavenly. Hugo was pleasant, friendly, easy going, flexible, and knowledgeable. We had a perfect day, and learned a lot too. Thank you Hugo.

  • 22-May-2019

    We went on a tour with Hugo who was charming and informative. He showed is Ponta Delgado, then we drove east through Ginetes and Mosteiros, stopping at some breathtaking scenic locations before heading up to Sete Cidades and the blue and green lakes. Alas, we had a rainy day up at the crater rim so no big view down, but Hugo kept us entertained and laughing all the way. Great day!!

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