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

 
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“Be a Marine Biologist for the Day”

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices from: Adult £118, Child £67

All of our holidays offer the once in a life time opportunity for you to “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day” – the perfect program for those with a keen appetite to learn. You will enjoy talks from one of our marine biologist before spending a full day with them on a small RIB learning research techniques such as data collection, photo ID and listening to underwater acoustics using the hydrophone. You will get away from the main tourist trail and have opportunities for a lot more contact with the animals. This a fully immersive day allowing you to step inside the shoes of our marine biologists and learn about their research. This activity can be added onto your holiday program.

Your day starts at our local boat base, walking distance from your hotel. You will then board the sturdy RIB zodiac boat and spend a full day at sea, travelling further along the coast to rich feeding grounds, giving you a closer look into the lives of the whales and dolphins you’ll meet – some are even known by name!

You will be accompanied by our expert local guides and marine biologists who love sharing their extensive knowledge of these incredible creatures. They will teach you research techniques such as data collection, photo ID and listening to underwater acoustics using the hydrophone.

You will break for lunch, on land, joined by your marine biologist so be sure to ask lots of questions!

You’ll learn about the biology, habitat and behaviour of the cetaceans and participate in valuable research and conservation initiatives helping to preserve the oceans for future generations.

This is a superb addition to any trip and is ideally suited to adults and children who are keen to get hands on in the world of conservation.

This is a 6 hour tour consisting of 4 hours out at sea and 2 hours at the boat base with talks and presentations. A packed lunch is given with the choice of eating out at sea or at the boat base.

Our Wednesday Marine Biologist for the day tour was the highlight of a great week. The Zodiac boat got us closer to the animals and we had extended views of about 5 sperm whales. The kids were also excited to see a turtle and Portuguese man o’war right next to the boat as well as the red crabs on Ilhéu de Vila Franca do Campo. On the back we saw 50+ bottlenose dolphins, again right next to the boat, which made a great end to the boat trip. – Smart famiy April 2022

 

The whole holiday was fantastic but “being a marine biologist for the day” has to go down as the highlight…Seeing the whales and dolphins up close is one thing but gaining an insight into what the
marine biologists are doing on a daily basis and being able to learn from them gives the experience an extra dimension. It was absolutely fascinating and well worth the extra money! – Fletcher Family June 2021

 

“Many thanks to you and the team. We had a really lovely holiday. Loved our two days out at sea, in particular the ‘Be a Marine Biologist Day’. We saw sperm whale, sei whale, risso’s dolphins and had an amazing encounter with a large group of bottlenose dolphins. Kids also fascinated by flying fish and Portuguese man o war. Really knowledgeable and engaging guides, they really caught the kid’s attention who were very excited to learn how to use a hydrophone and listen to the animals underwater – Roberts Family June 2019

 

The special tour “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day “ trip on the RIB was the highlight and our kids loved it. We saw Sperm Whales, Fin Whales and a Humpback and Common and Bottlenose Dolphins. On the full day trip we were often the only boat around as we had more time and other trips aren’t out on the sea at lunchtime. All in all we had a fantastic time…” Purslow family May 2018

 

Coasteering

Coasteering

 Prices: £65 for adult/child

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha

Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: Adult £50, Child £25

This wonderful tour combines some off-road routes in both the highlands and flatlands, taking you to the natural reserve of Lagoa Do Fogo to enjoy hot thermal nature at its best. Ascend to the highest point of the island to see the fire lake with dramatic views of two coasts from the summit. On the route back, there will be a stop at Caldeira Velha where a short walk through some tropical rain forest will take you to an absolute gem, a hot thermal water fall under the canopy of a volcanic outcrop. Remember to bring your bathing suit so you can spend some time in the mineral-rich, hot thermal waters (subject to pools being open – they are closed after rainfall for cleaning). This is nature at its best. There is also a pickup and drop off service to and from your hotel.  

If you wish to add this trip to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability). To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure.  

 (Suitable for all ages) 

 

What to bring:

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Sweater, raincoat
  • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Water and snacks

 

 

On Thursday we did the half day trip to Lagoa do Fogo. The geothermal pools are in a beautiful setting. We swam in the pools and then drove to the beach where we saw an old lava flow and a layer of pumice several metres thick. This trip gave the kids a really good understanding of the volcanology of the island. – Sally Smart April 2022

 
Geotourism and Volcano full day tour

Geotourism and Volcano full day tour

 Geo-tourism and Volcano Day Tour

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: Adult £85, Child £45

The Azores Archipelago has volcanic origins and is considered by many to have exceptional landscape due to this influence.  Recent eruptions are visible and can be visited. The volcanic origins of the islands created mountains and valleys covered by a luxurious and varied   vegetation, lakes in ancient volcano craters, hot water springs, thermal hot-water fountains and cascades, stupendous peaks contrasting with cultivated fields. We offer organised trips to several geological interest spots. This tour lasts 3 hours and you can also book this trip for a smaller amount of people if needed. However, the minimum number of people is 4, you can rebook/cancel latest 48 hours before your tour. 

If you wish to add it to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and also at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability. To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure). 

(Suitable for all ages)