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Activities in Ponta Delgada

Buggy Tour around Sao Miguel

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Luis is charming, the excursion is worth it and you visit places that you couldn't with the car. I am so glad I chose this excursion.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 83.20
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Discover the Sete Cidades area and a wealth of beautiful natural scenery on Sao Miguel Island with this exhilarating buggy tour. An unforgettable off-road adventure!

Discover the Sete Cidades area and a wealth of beautiful natural scenery on Sao Miguel Island with this exhilarating buggy tour. An unforgettable off-road adventure!

Buggy Tour

When making your booking, you can choose either of the two following routes:

Half-day tour (4 hours)

Leaving from Ponta Delgada, the capital of Sao Miguel, we'll jump on board our buggies and head to the north-west of the island. Venturing through the natural green inland countryside, we'll reach the crater of the Sete Cidades volcano, with breathtaking views of the blue and green lagoons- one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal.

We'll stop at various viewpoints to really take in the impressive lagoon surroundings, and once we've enjoyed the incredible panoramic views, we'll climb back on our buggies and return to the meeting point.

Full-day tour (8 hours)

The first part of this tour will be exactly the same as the half-day option, but after visiting the crater and the north-eastern lagoons of Sao Miguel, we'll head towards the Baia do Silêncio bay, where we'll take a break and replenish our energy with a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we'll set off for the Vista do Rei viewpoint, one of the most incredible views of the lagoons and its surroundings. Finally, we'll make our way to the Laguna de Santiago, and the Cerrado das Freiras Viewpoint, before concluding the route in the same place in Ponta Delgada where we started the tour.

Important Information

  • To drive the buggy you must have a valid driving license which you must show to the guide on the day of the tour. It is not compulsory to drive the buggy.
  • If you do not have a driving license or you simply do not wish to drive, you can still take the tour by being a passenger in the guide's or a friend's vehicle. The price is per person and the activity costs the same both for drivers and passengers. 
  • Before starting the activity, participants that wish to drive must sign a liability statement.

Buggy Tour Schedules

When making your reservation, please bear the following schedules in mind:

  • The half-day tour starts at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm.
  • The full-day tour starts at 8:30 am. 

Pick Up

The tour includes pickup from Ponta Delgada hotels. If you are staying in another area of ​​the island, you will have to go to João Bosco Mota Amaral avenue in Ponta Delgada.

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Adults Children between 7 and 12 years Children under 4
Half day tour
US$ 83.20
US$ 36.40
not permitted
Full day tour
US$ 103
US$ 51.50
not permitted

Half day tour

  • Adults

    US$ 83.20
  • Children between 7 and 12 years

    US$ 36.40
  • Children under 4

    not permitted

Full day tour

  • Adults

    US$ 103
  • Children between 7 and 12 years

    US$ 51.50
  • Children under 4

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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4 hours - 8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.


Hotel pick up.

English speaking guide specialised in the history and nature of Sao Miguel island.

Buggy tour around the island.

Helmets for all participants.

Buffet lunch (on the full day tour only).

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

Printed material is avoided.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 83.20

Meeting point

Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral s/n.