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8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada
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8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada

By T4W
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About
Visit the Azores at your own pace, and on your own terms, with this private tour from Ponta Delgada. You'll have eight hours in a guide-driven 4x4, to see and do what interests you most. As you travel, your local guide will provide live commentary and recommendations, helping you make the most of your trip.
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English
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Highlights
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private and fully customizable tour
  • No need to rent a car: you'll have a 4x4 at your disposal
  • Door-to-door hotel transfers are included
  • A local guide will provide live commentary and recommendations

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of 4x4 and driver/guide for 8 hours
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Local lodging or pick-up meeting points can be arrange if advised by client in Ponta Delgada or nearby city’s We only do pick-up in Ponta Delgada or nearby city’s . For Pick-up in Furnas or Vila Franca - extra cost may apply
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16120P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16120P3

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        • T4W
          346
          Ponta Delgada, Portugal
          Joined in May 2015
        • kalenm2018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrific tour!
          We had a terrific tour with Mariano. We had rented a car and driven around the island the day before, but he took us on back roads and shortcuts that we would not have known about. He also added a personal touch to the geologic and cultural history of the island. He was so kind, knowledgeable and funny. It would not have been the same without him as the guide! Through no fault of the tour company, the lake was shrouded in fog so we couldn't see it, but it was still a great tour with other sights. Would highly recommend and ask for Mariano!
          Written July 10, 2024
        • 698gillw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceptional day out
          We had an exceptional day out with a very experience and knowledgeable guide. We both would highly recommend this trip.
          Written July 7, 2024
        • Z7437QBrenataf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our trips were great. Margarida was very knowledgeable, fun to be with and did her best to make our trips unforgettable!
          we very much enjoyed our two trips with T4W, Margarida was our guide for both of them. The scenery on both Sete Cidades and Furnas was fantastic; we enjoyed bath in hot springs a lot. Food was amazing. Margarida made our trip very enjoyable and unforgettable.
          Written June 25, 2024
        • tsdixon
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highest recommendation for T4W and our guide, Mariano!
          Our tour was amazing! Our guide, Mariano, was absolutely fabulous! I booked this on our own as a shore excursion from a cruise. Mariano was at the cruise terminal about 15 minutes early from our pre-established meeting time. A private 4wd jeep tour was definitely the way to go here! We could go places tour buses couldn't. Mariano was extremely informative. He gave us so much information about the Azores and Sao Miguel Island and answered any questions we had. On a half-day tour, you do not have time to see the entire island, so we focused on the west side and Sete Cidades. We were not disappointed, and the scenery was just beautiful! We highly recommend T4W and Mariano and would absolutely book them again the next time we are in Ponta Delgada.
          Written June 23, 2024
        • lisakJ7901YG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a FABULOUS day in the Azores
          This was a very special tour and I highly recommend it. Our guide Delfim, was kind, funny, and very knowledgeable about the island. He has a passion for what he does and for sharing his love of the the Azores. This tour will take yo where most people do not go, we were the only vehicle riding around the rim of Sete Cidades. We had a fabulous lunch and I was encouraged to take a dip in the thermal waters. A very delightful day. I felt like I was hanging out with my brother. And bathroom stops are not a problem! Thanks T4W for the great service.
          Written June 19, 2024
        • U6285SFkatiec
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Book it!
          Margarida is the most AMAZING guide. She showed us around the island on 2 days. She imparted some of her vast wisdom on us, teaching us about the geology, flora, history, and pop culture of the island. She even helped us choose our wedding spot! And surprised us with champagne to celebrate! We felt like royalty, riding past hikers and accessing unique viewpoints in the Jeep. I cannot wait to visit the island again and will absolutely ask for Margarida again!
          Written June 14, 2024
        • DalHarAr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Luisa is the best!!
          Absolutely Amazing experience! This private tour was over our expectations! And Luisa our tour guide was wonderful! Her knowledge and enthusiasm made our day unique. We learned a lot about Furnas. The places she took us were just great!! Thank you so much!
          Written May 13, 2024
        • TravelBuddy0406
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We highly suggest booking your next tour with Delfim & T4W!
          Our tour guide Delfim, was amazing! Friendly and VERY knowledgeable! Stopped along the side of the road to pick wild nasturtium, fennel and wild garlic for us to taste. Full of information regarding the way of life on Sao Miguel Island and every thing to see, as well as interesting facts about flora and fauna! We had rather a foggy and windy day, but he made the best of it and tried to change our scheduled route so we could have chance to see more. Lunch was delicious and he explained how the dishes were prepared and encouraged us to try everything. Delfim made our excursion a wonderful memory, we highly suggest booking your next tour with him & T4W!
          Written May 12, 2024
        • Curious06706922602
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The only way to see Sete Cidades!
          This is the only way to see Sete Cidades! Our Tourguide was fantastic, the views were breathtaking, and the lunch at a local restaurant was spectacular. Our guide provided the best local tour one could ask for. I highly recommend this company.
          Written May 7, 2024
        • Curious06706922602
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We took the four-wheel-drive excursion Sete Cidades, it exceeded our expectations, you must travel with them!
          The one and only way to see Sete Cidades! Our guide was so informative and flexible, also took us to a great lunch spot with local cuisine.
          Written May 1, 2024
        • dramap
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Small company with big service!
          We set up a trip to see Sete Cidades as an excursion off of our cruise. Our guide/driver Delfin came to the cruiseport in a Toyota 4 x 4, which was perfect and absolutely necessary for our half day outing. Delfin quickly felt more like a friend and was full of information and stories about the area. He had fallen in love and moved from mainland Portugal about a decade earlier. We very much enjoyed him and he knew all of the best spots for photo stops and how to avoid the bus tours. We also had a nice coffee and pastry break in a small town near the lakes that turned into a tasty highlight. I look forward to returning some day to the Azores and expect to use this company again.
          Written April 27, 2024
        • margueritem213
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We had a fabulous experience
          Our guide was fabulous. He took us to very interesting places, including Furnas. he was informative and provided an excellent experience
          Written April 23, 2024
        • Camper13597499041
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect day on Sao Miguel
          Amazing experience . Our guide margarita was wonderful, fun and full of knowledge about the area. We had lunch at a local place in the village that was delicious and although it was foggy the hike was great. Perfect day on sao Miguel. I highly recommend this company
          Written April 22, 2024
        • Jason F
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Epic family adventure
          Mariano was a top notch guide and excellent driver. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Azores, you can ask him anything and he will have an answer better than any website or travel book. We travelled with 3 young kids, and Mariano transformed a volcano into the best playground in the world.
          Written April 20, 2024
        • dianem877
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jeep tour fun
          Mariano was an excellent tour guide. He showed us many untraveled roads around Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. We really enjoyed the day. Lunch was fantastic and very filling. Could not have asked for a better guide.
          Written March 28, 2024
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        Joy L
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Couples
        TRIP HIGHLIGHT!! My husband and I had just 4-ish days on Sao Miguel and splurged on this tour to make the most of limited time. Telmo, our guide, was EXCELLENT. We were eager to learn and he was ready to educate us on all aspects of the island, including geology, Portuguese history, endemic species of plants and animals, and was a great conversationalist (in perfect English!). His driving skills were superb and with 6 years of experience under his belt, his tour was precisely calibrated and customized to our interests. This tour turned out to be one of the best decisions of our trip, and we're grateful to Telmo for the unforgettable memories. He advised us on the rest of our itinerary, and a day off from self-navigating recharged us enough to finish the trip strong and do everything on our wish list. As a hard-working couple who haven't vacationed together in ages (2011?), this helped us maximize our enjoyment and we are sincerely appreciative.
        Written April 29, 2024
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        Richard B
        Panama City, Panama51 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020
        Delfim the guide is great. He is very friendly, funny, on-time, knows the area, plans a fun trip and makes sure everyone is ok and happy. We loved the time getting off the main roads and exploring the hard to get to places of the island. Beautiful views and exhilarating experiences. Thanks again to Alice and Delfim.
        Written October 23, 2020
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        ShastaBear
        South Lake Tahoe, CA16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Friends
        If you are looking for an exciting tour of Sao Miguel this is the one you want to take. Our guide, Dolfim, provided the four of us with an 8 hour tour in a comfortable four wheel drive vehicle that exceeded all expectations. His knowledge of the local area allowed us to see areas both less traveled and most popular from a perspective different from other guides. He planned an exciting site seeing trip and invited us to make any modifications we wanted “on the run.” One last suggestion: when Dolfim makes a recommendation regarding a favorite lunch spot, take him up on his recommendation.
        Written September 22, 2023
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        Kristy K
        Bend, OR33 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        Our tour guide was Telmo, who you will see in many of the reviews here, and they are not over exaggerating how lovely he is. His English is excellent, & he is enthusiastic & knowledgeable about his island & has lots of fun stories. We booked an 8 hour private tour the first day & it was such a great tour that after touring ourselves around the next day, we decided it was better to let him drive! So we booked a SECOND tour for later in the week (just like many other reviewers did). Reasons you should book: 1: The private tour is completely customizeable so you don't need to worry about not having enough time at any one place, because it's at your pace. 2: Driving and parking in the Azores is a little different and we were so glad to have someone to show us how it's done. 3: In the little towns you wouldn't know about some things unless a local was telling you about them. 4: if you like hiking, he'll drop you at the trailhead and he knows exactly how long it will take you to complete it, which is a nice safety factor - plus some are thru-hikes and not loops. Finally, the reason we personally enjoyed Telmo is that he is infinitely patient (probably because he has young kids), and he was very kind about answering my 101 questions about things like the local tax rate, animals, flowers, & healthcare. I was hesitant to book this company because the other company's cars looked cooler but I am really glad we went with T4W - the Toyotas are really comfortable for all day touring.
        Written May 10, 2022
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        heysaan
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal experience with the best tour guide I've ever had. I usually don't leave reviews, let alone reviews using the term best, but Delfim was amazing. I drove from Furnas to meet him in Ponte Delgado where he picked us up after showing us a free parking area, as my wife and I wanted as much time as possible exploring the western half of the island. He's lived there for 7 years with his wife, and when they moved he drove nearly 10k km to explore nearly every inch of the island. He showed us viewpoints and parts of the island that are IMPOSSIBLE to reach without the know how, experience and great off road vehicle. Sure there were other "nicer" jeeps and ATV's on the same paths but, all the guides from other tour companies turned to Delfim for advice on their tours. He is extremely experienced in the field and has had an interesting life that he's open to talk about. Felt 100% comfortable with him driving. He was able to accurately predict when the view would be best and tailored the day to show us things we didn't even know were on the island. He also was so well integrated into the community that he would often speak of the culture of the island and its people. I strongly recommend T4W and will definitely be using them on my next visit!
        Written June 24, 2022
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        Ashley M
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        This was an amazing tour! It felt like we were the only people exploring these sites as we had premium access. Our guide was soo sweet and amazing. Very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommend this tour if you want to see these sites without a bus of people or hiking!
        Written June 16, 2023
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        Stephanie F
        Toronto, Canada7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Couples
        Filipe was amazing and is such a sweetheart! We told him that we were in the Azores for a few days and hadn’t really been to many of the sites as yet. We shared what we were interested in, asked for his feedback and he curated a day full of activities all while taking into consideration the weather conditions to allow for the best views! He took us around the caldeira to see Sete Cidades, then to Mosteiros to the swimming pools. We had a lovely lunch at restaurante Lagoa Azul. After lunch, we went by Lagoa do Fogo and he surprised us with a trip to Salto do Cabrito to see the waterfall. Lastly, we visited Caloura, Agua de Pau and relaxed at the beach for a bit. Throughout the day we stopped at a number of view points. He didn’t rush us. He allowed us to take as many pictures and answered lots of questions, from the history of the Azorean people to the topography of the island. He is knowledgeable and can tell he is passionate about what he does. Thank you for sharing your island with us Filipe, we had a lovely time!
        Written July 11, 2022
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        Kelly G
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Family
        Marguerite was the BEST! She worked with us to tailor our tour and see everything we had on our list. Despite some clouds, she worked her magic to go to different viewpoints so we could see all the sites!! She picked an amazing local place for lunch and she was full of island information! Great great day. Thank you Marguerite!!
        Written October 1, 2023
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        Jordan A
        21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Friends
        Maggie was our guide and she was absolutely wonderful!! We had a very long week ahead of us with the Azores Islands being our first stop, Maggie listened to us, understood what we wanted and made adjustments seamlessly on the fly due to the weather. Because of this tour we were able to see so much beauty and culture of the islands and had a once in a lifetime experience. Maggie became like family at the end of this tour and we will forever be grateful for everything we got to do and see. The islands are breathtaking and the Azoreans are the most amazing people, so kind and inviting. You will not regret this experience, it is life changing! Thank you Maggie, we miss you!!
        Written July 20, 2023
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        Ninapina
        Harmondsworth, UK35 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We have just spent 2 wonderful days with T4W and we can’t recommend them enough!

        We were originally going to hire a car ourselves and we are so pleased that we found Delfim and Alice instead.

        Delfim’s in-depth knowledge of the island and the careful planning that he does to ensure that you get the absolute most out of your day with him is incredible. He made sure that we got to see and do everything that we wanted to, in the best sequence, to ensure that we can make the most of the ever changing weather in Sao Miguel. He then made recommendations for surprise experiences that we had not considered and we absolutely loved!

        He is a fountain of knowledge and is great fun! He really listens and gets to know the kind of things that you want to see and do and then tailor made the day around us, whilst introducing us to fantastic local cuisines.

        He is super well connected and seems to know everyone on the island and makes the most of his connections to ensure that you get the best possible service everywhere you go!

        If you want to properly experience the wonderful island of Sao Miguel, then T4W tours is the best company to use.

        A 5 star service with a really great team!

        Thank you so much for a couple of fantastic days!
        Written July 30, 2021
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