SÃO MIGUEL – SETE CIDADES & LAGOA DO FOGO
The day begins visiting the traditional pineapple´s plantation, biological culture developed on greenhouses where it’s possible to taste the pineapple´s liquor. The journey continues the west coast of the island where it´s possible to enjoy the view over the newest and narrowest part of São Miguel and both coasts from the Pico de Carvão’s viewpoint. Surrounded by the greenest vegetation, we will find in Vista do Rei ‘s viewpoint Sete Cidades volcanic complex as well as the twin lakes (Blue and Green lakes). Then, on the crater, there is the amazing Santiago’s lake to see and, after, a stop will be made in the picturesque Sete Cidades town where the lunch will be served in a regional restaurant. In the afternoon, the tour proceeds along the coast enjoying the western landscape until we arrive to Capelas, an ancient whaling village, to stop at Pedras Negras’s viewpoint to see the northern coast of the island.
Following by the north coast, we pay a visit to Ribeira Grande and its historic center, besides it´s possible to go to the Regional Liquor’s Factory and taste its liquors. After that, Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, is the place chosen to take a bath enjoying the warm water from a waterfall. The last stop will be to take a look over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Returning to Ponta Delgada, going down by Pico da Barrosa, we will have once more the view over the newest and narrowest part of the island.