Shore Excursion # 2 - Sete Cidades Crater Lakes & Fire Crater Lake


Pick up at the pier, and drive towards the West direction to the most West side of the island to see Ponta do Escalvaldo and see Mosteiros village from the top.

Then drive up and down through Sete Cidades village to see one of the most Azorean villages of Sao Miguel Island. We will stop at the center of the village for the WC, coffee, and see Sete Cidades Church, with time to relax for a moment.

When everyone is ready, then drive to the bridge that divides the two lakes. We will start up the Crater from the other side, stop first at Sao Tiago Lake viewpoint, and then stop at “Cerrado das Freiras” (view from a different perspective of the Twin Lakes), and then drive until we reach the Vista do Rei viewpoint to see Sete Cidades Crater Lake (blue and green lake). Then we will go to “Pico do Carvão” from that view you can see too the South and the North coast at the same time (the most flat and thinner area of the island). After seeing that side of the island, the next drive is to see the Fire Crater Lake.

Drive from there to the North Coast to Capelas town and stop at Morro das Capelas (view of the North Coast). Our next stop is Ribeira Grande city (view of the city garden and center, liquor tasting possibility or coffee/chocolate shop or view of the Ribeira Grande mother church (first construction in 1517 and reconstructed during the eighteen century). When everyone is ready, we will start to drive up the mountain of Barrosa to see the Fire Lake, stopping first at Caldeira Velha with a short walk and photo stop around 15 to 20 minutes with WC area there. We will see the waterfall, a hot spring and exotic scenery with many Australian Tree Ferns. Then we will drive to the first view to see Fire Lake. Then we will see another view almost at the highest point to Fire Lake from another perspective.

We will see the island along the South and the North coast at the same time (the most flat and thinner area of the island), and maybe see at (947m altitude / around 3000 feet) your ship at the pier. We will go down from the Fire Lake Mountain to Lagoa town on the south coast, passing through several small villages and volcanic beaches until we reach Ponta Delgada. After that we will check the time and determine what more you can fit or is the client’s mood (for example the Pineapple Plantation, if time permits). During the Tour there will be always WC stops, and in the middle of this Tour to drink and eat depending how long is your ship stays here that day, and what the clients feel like doing.

Note: Sao Miguel island weather may affect this itinerary and alternate sites may be visited if necessary.

TimePrice / person
6 hours50 €


Gallery Shore Excursion # 2 - Sete Cidades Crater Lakes & Fire Crater Lake


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