Discover the unexplored beauty of the island by 4x4 tour - the Nordeste

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From $69.75

26 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Uncover a hidden gem on this full-day 4x4 tour to Nordeste from Ponta Delgada. Despite being a lesser-known destination, many pleople consider Nordeste (North East) one of the island’s most beautiful spots and it is also the oldest part of the Island. Your guide will take you to some of the most scenic sights in Nordeste, such as the massive mountain range of Tronqueira and the waterfalls of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park.

What's Included

Hotel/port pick up and drop off for hotels in Ponta Delgada city

Professional guide

What's Not Included

All entrance fees

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum of 2 people per tour is required
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum of 2 people per tour is required
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Serra da Tronqueira
The Tronqueira mountain range is located on the eastern side, and contains dirt roads that cross the center-east from Nordeste to the municipality of Povoação (near the entrance to Faial da Terra). The viewpoint of Tronqueira offers an imposing view over Pico da Vara, the highest peak on the island with 1103 meters, and also over Pico Verde with 931 meters.

This viewpoint is in the heart of the Azorean Bullfinch habitat, and around it, we can find the most important patch of Laurel Forest on the island. At certain times of the year, this endemic bird can even be seen there.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
The Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park is an Azorean protected area, located along the Ribeira dos Caldeirões watercourse, in the civil parish of Achada, municipality of Nordeste. This natural park is located on the slopes of Serra da Tronqueira and occupies part of the course of Ribeira do Guilherme.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego
The viewpoint of Ponta do Sossego is located in Lomba da Pedreira, a little further from Ponta da Madrugada, offers a superb view of the coast, but here the gardens are the paradise. The diversity of flowers and, which are always well maintained throughout the year, make this place the largest garden in the municipality of the Nordeste.
The view over the sea is absolutely magnificent, and from where you can see Fajã do Araújo and Praia do Lombo Gordo.
At Ponta do Sossego's viewpoint it is a tradition for families to gather together for a weekend picnic outdoors.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro do Salto do Cavalo
The Salto do Cavalo viewpoint closes the itinerary of northeastern viewpoints. In the parish of Salga, even at the extreme of the county, Salto do Cavalo you get a sumptuous view over the Furnas Valley, as well as the north and south coast of the island.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour
DoraAngelaki, 23-09-2022
Excellent tour, superb guide, great company! The jeep was old, but the small group atmosphere great. Highly recommended!
3 Day Tour Review
C6816QPmaryk, 11-08-2022
I booked 3 tours with this company. 1 full day furnas. 1 full day 4X4 Sete Cidas. Lastly, 1 full day 4X4 Nordeste. Would definitely recommend. Easy to communicate with. Guides are awesome :) guides are flexible, accommodating and very knowledgeable as well as passionate about the island.
Brilliant Experience in Nordeste
I330YTbriang, 19-07-2022
My wife and I greatly enjoyed our time exploring the north-east of Sao Miguel with Felipe and another lovely couple. Started off from Vila Franca do Campo, went to some amazing viewpoints and traveled through some spectacular natural sites. Felipe our guide was knowledgeable about all the sites and flora and fauna of the island and it was very interesting hearing and asking for further details. No question was too much.

We enjoyed our time immensely and would recommend this activity to anyone visiting Sao Miguel.
Amazing day in the Azores!
P4106CPpauls, 20-05-2022
Rodrigo was a superb guide and friend for the day. Great local insight. He was very open to what we preferred to do. He was a great driver and the utmost professional. We would highly recommend this tour!
Highly recommend this 4x4 tour in San Miguel
Kikyo87, 23-07-2022
Rodrigo was a great person to have us explore the nordeste - it was honestly a pleasure taking this tour on our second day in San Miguel. Highly recommend this tour for sight seeing

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