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Seize your day in São Miguel with a 4WD private tour

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy a comfortable ride in a four-wheel drive and go where the traditional tourist circuits cannot reach, allowing for a different view of the island. Through the topography of the Azorean Islands, the incredible force of nature that shaped the landscape is made visible. Approximately 747 square kilometers, the Island of São Miguel, also called the Green Island, is the largest of the nine islands that form the archipelago of the Azores. Full of natural beauty, it is a prime example of the enchantment that the Azores has to offer.

    Come discover a world where the landscapes and scents elevate the spirit and soul through a journey that will take you inside sleeping volcanoes or ones whispering and steaming from the earth's core. Set the starting time and route in a fully customizable and private tour according to your preferences and sensibility. 

    Choose from the following wonderful choices:
    - Pico da Barrosa, where throughout the route, you can observe the diversity of the local fauna and flora. An enormous crater hides the glamorous Lagoa do Fogo at the top of the Fogo Volcano 575 meters above sea level.
    - Following the southern coast of the island, you'll find the wonderful Furnas Valley, a natural theater where the black basalt contrasts with the blue sea and the green hills. Discover a lagoon ripped through gardens of sparkling flowers and dense forests taking you to the world of fairy tales.
    - The Sete Cidades Volcano, a geologic complex responsible for the stunning beauty of the landscape that majestically awaits you, fruit of immeasurable forces of nature. With stops at dazzling locations filling your spirit with happiness, go inside a caldera and uncover the secrets and legends that Sete Cidades encloses.
    - Nordeste, where it all began. Visit the origins of the island, where more than 4 million years ago, the earth tore through the sea towering majestically more than 1100 meters into the sky. Surrounding the mountain of Pico da Vara that hides the Laurissilva forest, you'll find the sanctuary of the only endemic terrestrial bird of the Azores, the Priolo. Go on a journey to a unique land, made of peace and tranquility.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels within a range of 15 miles (25 km)
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
    • Personal Accident Insurance
    • Certified nature guide/driver
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If canceled due to extreme weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had an amazing private tour of the Sete Cidades area and our guide Jose made it even better! We also appreciated the flexibility of the private tour. Since we arrived early in the morning and could not check in to our hotel until mid afternoon, we were able to arrange a
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    Vera picked us up as planned at the port. We spent the day exploring the beautiful island. We had a gorgeous morning where we got to view the two lakes and the city below. During lunch (where we got to taste many island delicacies) a thick fog rolled in. It was amazing to see!
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    A knowledgeable guide, excellent comfortable transport, scientific and historical commentary and most of all a tour to some of the most enchanting spots of Sao Miguel. We thought we had seen it all but our guide showed us things that we had never seen on previous trips and new
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    Response from josemsantos, Proprietário at Seize your day in São Miguel with a 4WD private tour
    Responded Feb. 15, 2019
    Thanks so much for sharing your feedback of Carpe Diem dream tours and for your kind words. It's great having contributed to an incredible experience of the Azores, making your stay memorable. Count on a friend whenever you return to São Miguel. Kind regards José Santos
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    Key Details
    • Carpe Diem dream tours
    • Duration: 24h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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