This trip will take you off the beaten track on a whistle stop truck tour of Sao Miguel, taking in photo-ready views of the landscapes, the lakes and the wave-beaten coastline. The half-day tour will be focused on the west side of the island. The first couple of stops are viewpoints – Vista do Rei and Santiago – offering up panoramic views of the coastline and the iconic crater lakes. You’ll get off the truck in Sete Cidades – a picture-perfect village which shares the base of a volcanic crater with a duo of lakes – one sapphire blue, one emerald green. After a wander around the village, you’ll hop back on the truck for a drive around the rim of the volcanic crater, where you’ll have sweeping views over the lake, the mountains and the sea. Before returning to the port, there’ll be a visit to a local pineapple plantation where this exotic fruit is grown in greenhouses year-round.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.