Board your motor coach at the pier and drive through the countryside to Feteira, passing picturesque small villages and farmhouses built of undecorated lava. Travel to Sete Cidades, set on the lake shore and surrounded by forest than climb to crater's rim. Your return route passes Santiago Lake.
The entire region of Sete Cidades is dominated by the impressive Caldeira of Sete Cidades, which with its 12km diameter, is the most spectacular volcanic scene in the Azores. Under the Miradouro da Vista do Rei from which King Charles I of Portugal contemplated this impressive panorama in 1901, there lie 2 volcanic lakes, the Green and the Blue Lake, separated by a narrow bridge. Together the two lakes have an area of 482 hectares, and they are 19 meters deep at their greatest depth.
On the shores of the Blue Lake is the village of Sete Cidades, enigmatic as its own name (Seven Cities) and surrounded by the dark forest covered walls of the Caldeira. In this tour you will have the opportunity to see the lakes not only from the highest point but also to admire at close quarters. On the way back to Ponta Delgada you will also have the opportunity to see the Santiago Lake which is unique in its style.
HOTEL AZORES ATLANTICO or similar
This magnificent hotel located in Ponta Delgada and overlooking the harbour bay offers an enviable view of the city's port and marina. Here a selection of the best Azorean wines and cheeses will be offered.
Sights and Scenery
This tour promises scenic beauty and a contact with one of the oldest villages in S. Miguel where the old traditional way of living in the Azorean villages is still kept.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 600 yards over even surfaces with 3 - 15 steps at the hotel. Tour order may vary but all mentioned sights will be covered.