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What to do without a car?

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What to do without a car?

Hi,

going to Sao Miguel in August. Will be reliant on public buses or organised coach trips. Can anyone recommend things I could do? I would love to be able to use the public buses to do some walks if possible.

Am also hoping to do a whale-watching trip and a trip to Santa Maria, Pico and one other island. Is Santa Maria worth it? I really want to do Pico to see the volcano but which other islands are feasible and a must-see?

Thanks!

Will be there for two weeks.

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1. Re: What to do without a car?

Hi Freddy,

Read your post and I am starting to get nostalgic as my 1 year anniversary of my visit to Sao Miguel approaches. You will absolutely love it there. We went for a week and hired Lisa Ringelberg as a guide and we saw and did so much, I really can't remember native names of all the sites we saw. It was just amazing! She also helped with lodging and offered whale watching tours...so I know she could help you with all your needs. Just email her at ring7lisa@hotmail.com. My visit was a dream come true, now I have a new dream....to return once again! Happy Travels!!!! Joanne

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2. Re: What to do without a car?

Bus service is generally slow and infrequent, designed for locals not tourists. I would hire a car or hire a driver for the day. I hired Lisa Ringelberg as well, she is an excellent guide. Have a look at my report and photographs for further information :-

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g189134-i1760-k4…

Happy Easter!

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