Half-day jeep tour to Sete Cidades
After exploring several lakes around the area with an all-terrain ride trip, along the craters of Sete Cidades, visit the small parish and then continue your way to the seashore to witness the secondary volcano wonders of hot seawater (lunch included).
From the middle of a 3-mile (5-km) admire a wide volcanic crater, Sete Cidades' forest-blanketed slopes and lake scattered valleys are the ideal places for an off-road adventure. Explore the area with a local guide and make a special trip to Ponta da Ferraria, where thermal pools offer unique swimming chances.
Join your guide as they pick you up from your Ponta Delgada hotel, where you can hop in an off-road capable 4x4 and head out into the countryside, winding along dusty roads that lead to sweeping viewpoints. Hear about the island's geologic history and the eruption that occurred here more than 1500 years ago, and pass by the Neo-Gothic features of the city's historic parish before grabbing lunch at a locally loved restaurant. The restaurant has in general typical Azorean (similar to Mediterranean cuisine) food and several options between fish and meat, stew, grilled….
In the afternoon, you'll head to rugged headlands and rocky shorelines of Ponta da Ferraria. Follow your guide to places where the island's geothermal forces bubble up inside tide-filled pools. Consider taking a dip in the steaming waters or simply snap photos of the crashing waves before you hop back in your ride and return to your hotel.
Besides the lunch hour and the ferraria stop, along the tour, several stops will be made to enjoy important viewpoints. The stops duration can be adjusted but in general no longer than 10 minutes each. In general, the tour will take about 7 hours from pick-up to drop-off.
POI / Stops: Sete Cidades village, Pico do carvão view, Santiago viewpoint, canary lake area, empadadas lakes area, peninsula areas, cumieiras, tunel and twin lakes margins, amog other stops. Bathroom are available on most stops.