Full day jeep and activity Sete Cidades

 Full day Sete Cidades

Jeep tour and activities on the lakes

Sao Miguel Island, Azores 

£80 adult  £47 child

Split into two halves, this full day trip takes you on a tour of the interior of the island. The first part, exploring the wonders of Sete Cidades region aboard a jeep. You will take dirt roads and go to places only accessible by 4×4 to enjoy the most beautiful views. You will descend towards the small town of Sete Cidades from height, with its gracious peninsula spread along the water and go on to explore the fantastic scenery that surrounds it. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will stop at the activity centre by the lakes where you have the opportunity to try your hand kayaking or going for a bike ride.

Water activities are for ages 8 and above.



“10/10 – a huge hit for the whole family. Especially teens disinterested in traditional sightseeing tourism. Our 9 year old was able to do the canyoning and SUP for the first time” – J Bursell, August 2022 


On Monday we did the inland tour of Sete Cidades, cycling round the crater and kayaking on the lake. There was only our family and two guides, who were both really informative, and this was a fantastic introduction to the island. The cycle ride was suited to our level of cycling (not too hard!) and the kayaking was about the right length for us as it was a windy day. The views from the top were clear and it was a really great adventure – I would thoroughly recommend this trip for families. – Sally Smart April 2022

Hotel Vale Verde**

Hotel Vale Verde**

Hotel Vale Verde**

Furnas, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

This is a small, friendly family run hotel set in a picturesque corner of Furnas village and within easy walking distance to geothermal pools, botanical gardens, steaming fumaroles, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

There are just 10 ensuite rooms (with single/double/twin or triple options) which come equipped with  air conditioning, hair dryer, WiFi, and satelite TV. Buffet breakfast is included.

Hotel do Canal****

Hotel do Canal****

Hotel do Canal****

Extend your stay to Faial Island, facing the Horta Marina. 

The most famous marina in the Azores is one of the most visited ports in the world. Its privileged geographical position has been recognised for centuries. It is a well-established tradition that sailors that dock in Faial must leave a painting on the walls of the breakwater. Legend has it that sailors that do this will reach their destinations safely.

Hotel Verde Mar*****

Hotel Verde Mar*****

Hotel Verde Mar and Spa *****

North Shore (30 mins from Ponta Delgada), Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Extend your stay on Sao Miguel Island for a few nights or longer at our top pick of coastal stays on the island away from the main harbour town.

Hotel Verde Mar & SPA***** is located on the Monte Verde beach on Sao Miguel Island. The Verde Mar has 152 rooms and suites throughout. 

Accommodation options at the Hotel Verde Mar and Spa:

– Standard single or ocean view single

– Standard double or ocean view double 

– Standard tripe or ocean view triple 

– Standard family room or ocean view family room 

– Ocean view Junior Suite 

– Ocean view Suite 

Hotel top amenities

– 24hour front desk
– Free WIFI
– Private parking
– Concierge
– Laundry Service

Hotel Facilities

– Solarium
– Outdoor/indoor pool
– Wellness centre
– Jacuzzi
– Turkish bath
– Sauna
– Restaurant/bar with live music
– Games room
– Car and bicycle rental service

Room Facilities

– Hair dryer
– Towels
– Bathrobe
– Slippers
– Flat screen TV
– Safe box
– Mini bar
– Kettle
– Air conditioning
– Telephone
– USB ports

Accommodation sustainability policy

– Hotel Verde Mar & SPA use fresh and pure ingredients in every treatment and massage. Such as essential oils of plants, clays, algae, marine salt, green tea, passionfruit and milk.

Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Full day jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo 

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: £80 (adult) £51 (child) 

This full day tour will take you to many fascinating landscapes around Sao Miguel. You will be picked up in Ponta Delgada at 9am straight to the first activity: a guided visit to Sete Cidades. Passing countless viewpoints on the way. On arrival, you can enjoy the clear mystical water of the Sete Cidades lake. You will also visit the Sao Nicolau church and Vista do Rei belvedere. After lunch in a local restaurant we will then be stopping at Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most popular places on the Island. This landmark holds breath-taking views, looking over Pico da Barrosa and surrounding areas of Sao Miguel Island.  

The next visit is to Caldeira Velha, an iron-rich waterfall naturally warmed by the geothermal activity. There, you can enjoy relaxing in thermal bathing pools surrounded by lush greenery (subject to pools being open – they are closed after rainfall for cleaning). The next stop is to Salto do Cabrito, where you can experience a hydroelectric station in action and a 50m high waterfall nearby.

Please bring

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater, raincoat, backpack
  • Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen
  • Water, snacks

The half day Jeep tour to Sete Cidades was great… We were even able to see one of the other islands! The experience took my breath away, it was magical. Amazing service level and knowledge from the guides. I loved every second of this holiday and will be boring my friends and family for months to come I’m sure. – Susan Windsor May 2022