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Jeep Tour Lagoa de Fogo & Sete Cidades (Full Day) with lunch

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Stop At: Caldeira das Sete Cidades, From Ponta Delaga 10 km, Sao Miguel 9240-113 Portugal

The Lagoa das Sete Cidades, located on the beautiful São Miguel Island, is one of the most famous places in the Azores Archipelago, and once it is understood, it is understood why.

This is the largest freshwater lake in the Azores, located in the volcanic craters that make up the Island. It consists of two lagoons (Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul), which promote a scenario of extreme and indescribable beauty and one of the symbolic images of the entire archipelago, classified as Protected Landscape of the Natura 2000 Network.

The Lagoon, whose maximum depth reaches 33 meters, and the maximum length of 4.2 kilometers, is surrounded by green fields of cultivation, framed by beautiful steep slopes that give it an idyllic bucolic and idyllic environment.

Legend of the Blue-Eyed Princess

In the place where today is the beautiful parish of the Seven Cities, there was a kingdom, where the beautiful and young Princess Antília lived, with beautiful blue eyes. One day, on a walk through the wonderful meadows of the area, the Princess falls in love with a green-eyed Shepherd, who was walking his flock.

Days passed, and in each of them the two lovers met in the same place, in the shadow of an old tree, more and more near and in love.

The king, who desired his daughter married to a prince of the neighboring kingdom, when he became aware of the growing passion, forbade the love of the Princess and the Shepherd. Desperate, Antília asked for her last encounter with her love, which happened in the usual place.

As they spoke of their sad fate, they cried so much that from the blue eyes of the Princess formed the Blue Lagoon, and from the green eyes of the Shepherd, the Green Lagoon formed.

Then the legend tells us that the two were separated, but their tears were forever felt side by side in the Lagoa das Sete Cidades.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lagoa do Fogo, Miradouro da Serra Barrosa Agua de Pau, Sao Miguel Portugal

Located on the beautiful and verdant São Miguel Island, in the enchanting Azores Archipelago, Lagoa do Fogo is the second largest Lagoon of the Island of São Miguel, and also the highest, classified since 1974 as a Natural Reserve, such as its natural value and landscaping

Occupying about 1360 hectares, in the caldera of a dormant volcano that will have formed about 15,000 years ago, giving shape to the great volcanic massif of the Serra de Agua de Pau, Lagoa do Fogo enchants by its natural beauty and phenomenal dimension, arriving at reach 30 meters deep.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosteiros Beach, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel 9555 Portugal

Mosteiros is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Ponta Delgada, with 8.98 km ² of area and 1 123 inhabitants (2011). Its population density is 125.1 inhabitants/km². It is situated in the extreme west of the island, about 30 kilometers from the capital of the island, Ponta Delgada and about ten of the seaside area of Ferraria.

It is at an altitude of 16 to 30 meters above sea level, being a species of great fajã.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Estrada Regional da Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-501 Portugal

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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

I booked this tour instead of the cruise ship offerings in order to have a personalized and more in depth experience. Filipe our guide picked us up as scheduled at the cruise pier and we immediately began our full day venture of the western half...More

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OnAir785929, General Manager at Azores Outdoor Activities, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Hi, Thanks a lot for your review! We hope to see you soon. Your guide, Filipe

Reviewed January 14, 2019

Our tour guide Felipe met us at 9am sharp to greet us at our villa. He was very friendly and knew the history of the island and it's features very well. He took us up to see Sete Cidades and Lagoa de Fogo to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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OnAir785929, Public Relations Manager at Azores Outdoor Activities, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Thank you very much for describing your experience and giving your opinion. Thank you too for choosing us to your tour, it was a great pleasure to receive you and show you some parts of the island of São Miguel. Best regards, Filipe

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