Sao Miguel: Western Half-Day Tour
The most remarkable off-road tour of the island is definitely the Western side of São Miguel. Here you can admire some of the most incredible landscapes on Sao Miguel including one of the island's highlights, Sete Cidades.
Departing from Ponta Delgada, you will drive towards the most western part of the island, where the mountains and lagoon of the Sete Cidades are located. A small stop will be made at the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, one of the most important panoramic views of the island, from where one can observe the famous lagoon, asleep inside a huge volcanic crater. Visit the village of the Sete Cidades, an authentic portrait of rural Micaelense life. You'll off-road it along the north rim of this gigantic crater, along its fantastic, winding and uneven country road, always with an outstanding view over the largest lake of the island known for its contrasting colors. On the return to Ponta Delgada, you'll stop off to visit a pineapple plantation to learn about the peculiar way this tropical fruit is grown in the Azores.
- Visibility at the viewpoints depends on the weather conditions
- The itinerary is subject to changes
- The BIGTRUCK capacity is 24 people, minimum of 10 people, if the minimum number is not reached, the excursion will be made in van
- Bring comfortable clothes and appropriate foot wear
- The weather in the Azores is a bit unstable, so it is recommended to bring a rain coat
What You Get
- Local Guide Portuguese or English
- Vehicle with Driver
- Entry to pineapple plantation
How to Use
- Kindly present a printed or mobile copy of your voucher at the location
Terms and Conditions
- Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
- The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
- Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly
- Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
- Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
- No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
- 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
- 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
- There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
- In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
- All amendments are subject to availability
- Additional charges may apply for amendments
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
How to Get There
The clients should be in front of Tourist Office of Ponta Delgada (which is next to the monument of the "gates of the City" - Portas da Cidade, the tourist office is under the arcades), the vehicle will be in this place with the Guide at the indicated time. The guide has a list of customers names.