All West Wonders of the Island - Private Tour (flexible start and end time)

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Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


São Miguel island has many beautiful natural sights, but if we would have only one day Sete Cidades and the West will be our first choice to visit. The West is the post card of the island and you really can´t miss it.

The West part of the island is full of highlands and lowlands, lots of up and down the mountain, narrow roads through cliffs and craters, therefore covering all of the sights and navigating it is really much easier with local guide. This way you will be able to cover all of the West and Sete Cidades in half a day. Plus this is a private tour, so you can take as long as you like in your favorite places.

What's Included

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Bring your swimsuit and towel if you want to swim at Ferraria (depending on tide and ocean)

Meals are not included, but your guide can stop for a coffee or lunch break at a local cafe/restuarant on your way

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
The most famous viewpoint! (walking distance of about 30 min.)

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa do Canario
Visit Lagoa do Canário

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vista do Rei Miradouro
The most visited view over the lakes, with the old abandoned hotel on the background.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa de Santiago
View over the beautiful Lagoa de Santiago

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades
View the lakes from the inside of the crater.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Ponta do Escalvado
Amazing cliff view over the coastline

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit the Black sand Beach and Mosteiros natural swimming pools. During Summer time you can take the chance to have a swim!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit this special salted Thermal pool in the ocean, and swim on it if the tide and ocean conditions allow

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent private tour experience at a great price
Z6NY52LQ, 18-12-2021
Excellent customizable private tour experience at a fantastic price. Conducted in English by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. In addition to the west tour, we also did a second day on the east. Easily the best thing we did during our trip.
Unbelievable views with a friendly, knowledgeable local
carolinelI8552VY, 18-05-2022
What a magical day we had with Carlos! Although we were originally supposed to depart earlier, Carlos suggested a later start time in order to catch the Ferraria thermal pool at low tide. Getting to experience Ferraria was a highlight of our time on Sao Miguel, so definitely listen to his advice on how to catch it at its best!

Carlos took us to all of the best viewpoints on the west coast, and was so knowledgeable about the island's history and culture. We had so much fun that we also spent another full-day with him doing a private tour of the central and east coast as well.

We loved the flexibility of a private tour, and are very grateful to Carlos and Monique for showing us the best of Sao Miguel. Highly recommend this tour!
My favorite part of my trip to Portugal
venuso161, 20-09-2022
Id leave 10 stars if i could! Such an amazing trip we had beautiful weather and gorgeous destinations. Carlos our tour guide had so much knowledge of the island, so friendly/kind, not only giving us information but also helping a few tourist along the way. He also recommended to start later in the day which was the best thing to do. We will definitely be booking another tour when we come back. If you are visit las azores you have to take this tour.
West side private tour
Becky_G, 16-08-2022
We had a great tour with Carlos of the west side and he took us up to see the Fire lake as well. He was full of information and it was a great time.
Great West End Tour
Joel_C, 08-05-2022
Great tour of the island west end. Our guide made adjustments to take the fog into consideration. We had a nice local cheese and wine tasting in a great outdoor setting.

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