This trip showcases the best of Sao Miguel’s natural beauty. It kicks off with a visit to a local pineapple plantation, where your guide will tell you about the process of producing this tropical fruit. The climate in the Azores isn’t actually warm enough to grow pineapples, but the farmers here have developed a way of growing them in greenhouses year-round. While you’re there, you can sample the fruit, and try their pineapple liqueur. Continuing on, you’ll take a scenic bus ride to the village of Sete Cidades. There’ll be some time to wander around and visit the Neo-Gothic church, before getting a closer look at the Santiago Lake. You’ll stop off at Vista do Rei en route, where you’ll have sweeping views over a volcanic crater that’s home to a pair of lakes and a pint-sized village. According to local legend, the lakes were formed by tears shed by a princess and her young shepherd lover when they were forced to part. Each lake is a reflection of the young couple's eye colours – blue and green. You’ll also pause at the Pico do Carvao lookout, which offers up panoramas over the north and south coasts of Sao Miguel.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.