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Sete Cidades
Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades

From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, 9555

The Basics

Sete Cidades has several walking trails, including a circuit of the dormant volcano’s rim, and routes leading down to the water’s edge. One of the best views of the lakes is from the King’s View (Vista do Rei) lookout, named after King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amélia to celebrate their visit to the island in 1901. Alternatively, take in the view by car or all-terrain vehicle—or join a guided tour with transport included.

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Jeep Tour Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo with lunch and drinks included.
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Jeep Tour Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo with lunch and drinks included.
$75.14 per adult
Traveler Favorite
4 x 4 is best option
Our guide Ricardo was brilliant. Full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Great lunch and took us to places with wonderful views. Highly recommended.
MIKE_D, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Ponta Delgada

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Look no further! The best tour guide!
Justin_W, May 2022
Full Day Outdoor Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour with Lunch
Cannot thank Hugo enough for the great experience! Look no further for a great tour guide! The beautiful landscapes and delicious food.
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Amazing tour guide an amazing tour
Thomas_M, May 2022
Off the Beaten Track Half Day Sete Cidades Jeep Tour
Amazing beautiful and spectacular region that must be seen by jeep and not tour bus. Vasco was an incredible driver and professionally knowledgeable about the entire region. Had an incredible time. Thank you very much Vasco.
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Great Tour
Marcia_B, May 2022
HD ATV Sete Cidades Tour from Ponta Delgada
It was fun! I’ve never ridden an ATV before but definitely will again. Gabriel was a great guide. He made sure we saw everything. And was patient with our group. I loved everything about it. I look forward to doing it again when I’m in the Azores.
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Relaxing yet informative, recommend!
Sapfo_S, May 2022
Full Day Outdoor Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour with Lunch
The guide was a local, he took us to a local place for lunch and overall he was very warm and funny. We enjoyed it a lot, it wasn't tiring
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Fabulous tour and tour guide
Richard_C, May 2022
Off the Beaten Track Half Day Sete Cidades Jeep Tour
Ricardo, our tour guide was amazing, so kind and knowledgeable. He was late getting back but it was our fault, as we took a long time taking photos at each stop. But we had such a great time, and would love to have Ricardo as our guide again.
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Awesome! Do it!
Linda_P, May 2022
Jeep Tour Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo with lunch and drinks included.
Amazing day with our guide Eduardo “Eddy”. Knowledgeable, passionate about this Island, super fun and very professional. Saw beautiful sights and a guided tour from a local. Cant beat that! Highly recommend.
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Fantastic...
Maria_c, Apr 2022
HD ATV Sete Cidades Tour from Ponta Delgada
Fantastic experience.....I recommend bringing a warm coat!! Reuben our guide was absolutely lovely. Best views on the island
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Excellent
Jenf_u, Apr 2022
Jeep Tour Full Day Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo with lunch and drinks included.
The tour down to and around the lake at the bottom of the vulcano was excellent, a good lunch and a very good guide.
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A beautiful day
Lydia_G, May 2022
Jeep Tour - Half Day - Sete Cidades
After a punctual pickup, I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with Pedro around Sete Cidades. The Jeep 4x4 offers a more comfortably intimate setting as well as access to some otherwise hard to reach locations. Pedro was knowledgeable about the island, its history, and local flora & fauna, but was also just fun to talk to. It was more like spending the day with a friend rather than a guide. I got to see some other beautiful locations that seemed all to ourselves. I definitely recommend booking a fun day with this tour.
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Amazing experience! We...
Randy_D, Oct 2021
FD Sete Cidades Buggy Tour (Shared buggy) with lunch from Ponta Delgada
Amazing experience! We got caught in high winds and rain nut that made the experience even better! Thanks Luigj!!
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Wonderful tour! Highly recommend
Maggie_G, Sep 2021
Full Day Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo PRIVATE 4WD Tour with Lunch
Natasha did a great job with the tour! She was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We loved it.
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Amazing , Accommodating and Comprehensive!
Ammar_A, Apr 2022
Full Day Outdoor Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour with Lunch
Look no further than Hugo’s company for a comprehensive tour of the Azores island of Sao Miguel. Hugo was beyond accommodating and very knowledgeable. We visited the local hotspots and got a little lesson in history along the way. Definitely the way to go and not to be missed! Without Hugo we would have missed a big part of the experience!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Check the weather forecast before going, as the view is sometimes obscured by fog.

  • Wear layers—it can get chilly at the top.

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How to Get There

Sete Cidades is about a 30-to-40-minute drive from Ponta Delgada, São Miguel’s main city. Public transit is scarce, so if you don’t have a car, a guided tour is your best bet.

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When to Get There

If possible, visit Sete Cidades on a sunny day to truly appreciate the view and striking colors of the lakes. To beat the crowds at one of the Azores’ most popular attractions, get there early or late in the day, if the weather is in your favor.

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Termas da Ferraria

Afterward, unwind from all your adventuring and stop by the natural Termas da Ferraria, a 25-minute drive from Sete Cidades. Seawater mingles with volcanic hot springs, promising an especially soothing dip—some even claim that the combination of saltwater and sulfurous spring water helps with conditions such as arthritis.

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