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8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada provided by T4W

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

8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada
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Enjoy the flexibility of a private and fully customizable tour
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16120P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of 4x4 and driver/guide for 8 hours
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Local lodging or pick-up meeting points can be arrange if advised by client in Ponta Delgada or nearby city’s
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of 4x4 and driver/guide for 8 hours
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Local lodging or pick-up meeting points can be arrange if advised by client in Ponta Delgada or nearby city’s
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 30, 2020
A note from 8-Hour Private Tour in 4x4 Vehicle from Ponta Delgada
According to Azorean regulations all passengers are required to wear masks and t4w advises you to bring your own masks according to your preference , if you do not have one we will provide it .
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Toronto, Canada76 contributions
We had Filipe for four full days to tour around the island as it is it very difficult (and expensive) to book an automatic car. Throughout the tour I kept thinking I made the right decision - it really saves a lot of time if you have someone who knows the island as well as Filipe to bring you around, use the back roads and is able to adjust the schedule based on where the clouds are going (the weather is very unpredictable!). Filipe did the best he can to make this a memorable experience for us so we can see as much as possible. He would drive all the way to the north of the island then back to south then go back north again because of the stupid rainy clouds and also so we won't miss an incredible sight. If you are booking with this company, we highly recommend Filipe! You really can't get a better tour guide - he has incredible driving skills, knows everything about the island including every street by heart, has a great sense of humour and also an expert in plants! I do recommend booking tours for at least 3 full days though due to the unpredictability of the weather - this gave Filipe some flexibility to move things around. Thank you so much again Filipe for such a incredible experience! We will always remember the memories you created for us in those three days.
Written June 8, 2022
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Lizzie N
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Our tour with T4W was the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide, Telmo, was incredibly knowledgable, charismatic, and attentive. We only had a short time on the island and Telmo made sure our time together was impactful. Not only did Telmo bring us to the best sights and photo opportunities, but he also shared so much about the local culture – bringing us to a restaurant that tourists don't likely visit. He was so patient, slowing down the car if he saw us taking pictures out the window, and even extended our time together to make sure we saw Lagoa de Fogo (when he found out our tour the following day didn't include it). Next time we go to the Azores (and there will be a next time), we have already decided we want to book this for multiple days. THANK YOU T4W! – Lizzie & Ian
Written June 13, 2022
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heysaan
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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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Kristy K
Bend, OR34 contributions
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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Hawkviews
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May 2022 • Couples
This was an amazing private tour customized to include things that interested us. It featured breathtaking views from numerous mountaintops, historical sites, black lava beaches, incredible flora and Telmo, one of the best guides we’ve ever had. Telmo is passionate about his homeland, it’s history and the people, and he provided us with a wealth of information in a an easy, conversational manner. Our questions and responses about any and everything just flowed. Telmo enabled hus to truly “experience” San Miguel, and we loved our time with him so much that we retained his services the next day.

Telmo told us that he learned everything from the couple who own the company. That said, do not visit San Miguel without contacting T4W
Written June 2, 2022
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Wim C
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Exactly on time (9 AM) our guide Telmo was at the meeting point and welcomed us to the island. As our ship had to leave at 4PM we had to shorten the 8 hour trip so we discussed the options with Telmo. We concluded to let hem decide what the best places to go for and that was probably one of our best deciosns that day.

Telmo took us first along the coast, visited several very nice places and had a coffee with special cake in I believe Vila Franca, which we enjoyed very much. We continued towards Furnas which was very interesting as well and continued towards the North coast. Via Pico da Pedra we continued our journey and had some amazing stops. Telmo really took us to his 'own' secret places with some stunning views. Also we experienced an offroad path passing a water stream. Finally he took us perfect on time to the port entry in Ponta Delgada.

An excellent guide and an amazing trip; real value for money!
Written May 4, 2022
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Ninapina
Harmondsworth, UK29 contributions
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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Richard B
Panama City, Panama45 contributions
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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Julie A
Brookline, MA3 contributions
Apr 2022
Delfim was our tour guide for the half-day tour we’d booked, and we immediately bonded as he opened his comfortable van for the 4 of us. He was flexible enough to respond to our impulse to make this a full-day tour, and we embarked on a day full of information and fun. He is fascinated by the geology of Sao Miguel, and taught us how to read the rocks as we visited the rocky coastline on the way to Furnas. He gave us a perfect mixture of guidance and space as we explored Terre Nostre, the hot springs, and the tea plantation. He organized our wonderful lunch in Furnas (cooked in the fumaroles) and it was like family eating together. We recommend him highly, and wish we could still be there in Sao Miguel.
Written May 4, 2022
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Bob G
Mesa, AZ18 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We were picked up right at the cruise terminal by Telmo. Let me first start by saying how amazing Telmo was. The nine island chain archipelago is home to some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. I like it better than Hawaii. As good as the views and experiences were Telmo's passion for his homeland and wonderful stories, history, and facts truly made the day an adventure we will never forget.
Written May 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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susanblack148
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Excellent 1/2 tour of the 7 cities "Sete Cidades" caldera and surrounding area
Jose was our excellent guide and driver! We had arrived that morning, so this was our first adventure. I would high
F1623ACdj
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Must do tour!
After arriving in São Miguel we wanted to kickoff our journey with a tour. Delfim picked us up at our hotel, and wh
jlftrindade2
jlftrindade2
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Perfect trip!
All the trip was simply perfect, unknown places visited and good information provided concerning the places. Very f
Whopackedthecat
Whopackedthecat
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Wonderful tour of this majestic caldera
When our initial plan to visit Setes Cidades via ATV was cancelled because of bad weather, we had to find another t
Simon H
Simon H
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great trip
We had a full day whale watching trip cancelled so wanted to do something else and booked this trip last minute to
W1174JXwilliamk
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Unbelievable Experience
This was and unbelievable experience. Our guide, Delfin, was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about what he does
Cathy W
Cathy W
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Wonderful
I can't say enough about our tour with Felipe. He was knowledge, friendly and a wonderful guide. He knows his islan
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nancybN7220UD
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Trip to Sete Cidades
Our half day keep tour was a wonderful experience! The scenery was beautiful and our guide, Telmo, was informative
mza455
mza455
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Magical tour
Amazing tour. Filipe our tour guide spoke perfect English + knew all the spots + kept our 8 year old totally enter
X5662GAsandrad
X5662GAsandrad
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The most impressive trip
We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to see the Azores with Delfin. We had so much fun, saw beautiful nat
noem_f440
noem_f440
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Great experience
We had a really good time with Delfin. He showed us the best places and explain us a lot of curiosities. If we come
AshleyHzouch
AshleyHzouch
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No brainer
Really good few hours. Wasn’t rushed. Stopped several times to see a variety of things. Took a 3 year old and he lo
leonies289
leonies289
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Perfect tour and guide!
Delfim was the best tour guide! We had a super fun time. He showed us the best spots and was super nice. We would n
JorenV70
JorenV70
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Great experience and great guide
We had a very friendly tour guide. He told us a lot about the island not only about the locations we visited and ga
573kristar
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Best tour in Azores
We enjoyed the activity so much - amazing views, local experiences and best tuna in the Azores. Excellent way to ex
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