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São Miguel West Full Day Tour

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Miguel

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A member of the team of Pure Azores Company (an expert in history, nature and culture of Azores), will meet you at your accommodation at 09:00 am.

On this 9-hour excursion you’ll head straight to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road.

Stop at the famous King's View, and take in the panorama appearing on many postcards of the Azores. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of smaller, little-known lakes of the area.

After you visit a small town by the lake, the drive continues to the west coast of the island and the beautiful rocks of Mosteiros.

In the afternoon, the itinerary starts off with a visit to Fogo Lake, the highest and most untouched of the large lakes of the Azores. Next is Caldeira Velha, a natural monument featuring lush vegetation and thermal activity. Continue to Ribeira Grande, the largest town on the north coast and see the most beautiful cliffs in São Miguel.

Your last stop on the tour is a visit to pineapple greenhouses, where you’ll learn the unique techniques used in growing this fruit that’s important to the Azores.

The program is a perfect introduction to the Azores, with a great mix of mountain views, lakes, coastal lookouts and insights into culture and history.

Book together with São Miguel East tour, to guarantee seeing the absolute best of São Miguel in just 2 days!
Other things to note
- Bring warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores and are worse at high viewpoints)
- Bring sturdy shoes (tour requires short walks on ground floor)
A member of the team of Pure Azores Company (an expert in history, nature and culture of Azores), will meet you at your accommodation at 09:00 am.

On this 9-hour excursion you’ll head straight to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road.

Stop at the famous King's View, and take in the panorama appearing on many postcards of the Azores. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of smaller, little-known…

Miguel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch (food, drinks, dessert and coffee)
  • Drinks
    Water bottle
  • Tickets
    Entrance fees Caldeira Velha
  • Transportation
    -Van 8 pax. Our vans are silver colour and have our logos of Pure Azores.<b...
From $66
/ person
Mon, Jan 25
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$82 per person
$82 per person
Tue, Jan 26
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$82 per person
$82 per person
Wed, Jan 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$82 per person
$82 per person

Meet your host, Miguel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
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My name's Miguel Soares, and I was born and raised on this wonderful island called São Miguel.
I'm someone who loves to share my passion about Azores with people. This passion of mine motivate to start Pure Azores Company in 2015, registered with the Portugal tourism Bureau no. 6702.
My mission for Pure Azores has always been to create the most professional tour company in the Azores, with top-notch quality service. I have found and trained an amazing team of tour guides.
Our main goal is to make each tourist feel "Azorean" for 1 day, by showing them our history, culture and traditions. We love to take of clients like family!
All our tours are run in small groups, usually maximum is 8 people, in a peaceful and relaxed way.
Please allow us to show you the best of São Miguel island!
My name's Miguel Soares, and I was born and raised on this wonderful island called São Miguel.
I'm someone who loves to share my passion about Azores with people. This passion of mine motivate to start Pure Azores Company in 2015, registered with the Portugal tourism Bureau no. 6702.
My mission for Pure Azores has always been to create the most professional tour company in the Azores, with top-notch quality service. I have found and trained an amazing team of tour guides.
Our mai…
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Where you'll be

Take in all the highlights of the western half of São Miguel Island, including Sete Cidades, Fogo Lake, Caldeira Velha, Ribeira Grande town, the pineapple greenhouses and more. Learn about the island’s nature and history from an expert guide.

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Дарья
January 2021
I had an extremely short stay under the covid restrictions - 2,5 days and decided to combine the two tours by Pure Azores: to the eastern and to the western parts of the island, thus seeing it as a whole. Just imagine it: Pure Azores arranged everything for me while all other organisers cancelled my excursions without end........ They arrived two hours earlier to be on time before the curfew; Felipe managed to switch the oprions on the spot depending on the weather and my preferences; on the second leg of the tour Felipe gave me a lift, and on concluding the excursion I found myself directly at the airport! Can you imagine? Impeccable. The start of the excursion left me extremely happy for the whole day. Cute little pineapples and happy friendly farmers....SpongeBob would be proud of them, you know. The Western part of the island is more picturesque IMHO. Still, the gastronomy is cooler in the Eastern one... (no spoilers). p.s. The excursion was in Portuguese and having MLitt I can definitely say he has a way of expression of a writer, no less. Impeccable, interesting speech. He is so interested in tourism and his birthplace that he makes his own investigations, can you imagine!!! RECOMMENDATION: Combine the two tours by Pure Azores. It is the best deal you could do in San Miguel. All the rest is unnecessary.
I had an extremely short stay under the covid restrictions - 2,5 days and decided to combine the two tours by Pure Azores: to the eastern and to the western parts of the island, th…
Fabia
October 2020
Fiz, em dois dias seguidos, as experiências este e oeste da ilha de São Miguel. O Filipe foi um guia fantástico. Natural da ilha, transmite uma paixão por aquilo que faz. Recomendo vivamente ambas as experiências principalmente se se quiser ver o máximo possível num curto espaço de tempo!
Fiz, em dois dias seguidos, as experiências este e oeste da ilha de São Miguel. O Filipe foi um guia fantástico. Natural da ilha, transmite uma paixão por aquilo que faz. Recomendo…
Helena
September 2020
Reservei 2 excursões de dia inteiro com a Pure Azores, a empresa do Miguel. Juntos, eles deram uma visão completa da bela ilha. O Filipe foi condutor e guia e tem um enorme stock de histórias e informações que partilha com entusiasmo com os clientes. Os almoços de alta qualidade foram incluídos na excursão, e havia informações claras com antecedência se taxas de entrada adicionais serem pagas. É bom que os viajantes individuais façam as excursões em um pequeno grupo (máximo 5 devido às medidas da Corona). Mesmo com a excursão para a qual não foi possível o serviço de coleta, ela ainda me foi oferecida, muito amigável ao cliente! Eu definitivamente sinto que já vi todos os lugares importantes desta bela ilha e gostei muito!
Reservei 2 excursões de dia inteiro com a Pure Azores, a empresa do Miguel. Juntos, eles deram uma visão completa da bela ilha. O Filipe foi condutor e guia e tem um enorme stock…
Tom
March 2020
São Miguel is a truly beautiful island, and this tour allowed us to experience that beauty and tranquility of the West end of the island.
Maja
February 2020
It is a nice tour to see as much as you want in a short time period. My feeling was too touristic and I missed the real local experience and approach.
Amy
January 2020
One of the best tours I’ve ever been on! Spectacular scenery, customized itinerary, amazing lunch, and too many other memorable moments to describe. The perfect day with the perfect guide - John! 6/5 stars - highly recommend this tour of the beautiful Azores!
One of the best tours I’ve ever been on! Spectacular scenery, customized itinerary, amazing lunch, and too many other memorable moments to describe. The perfect day with the perfec…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores an