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Buggy Tour around Sao Miguel
Activities in São Miguel

Buggy Tour around Sao Miguel

9.20 / 10
12 reviews | 117 travellers
Not recommended, the following. You see the island in a different and fun way, along paths that you would not access by car or bus and that on foot would be eternal. We have traveled the entire crater and the lower part bordering the lake, it includes food in a restaurant where we have eaten 10 (we recommend the octopus with wine, tremendous) and then a route through some viewpoint and areas of town. Our guide Luis has done it great, he has explained everything very well and has been very kind, friendly and funny.
10 Jordi Gisbert
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 82.90
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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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!

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 7
Half day tour
US$ 82.90
US$ 41.40
not permitted
Full day tour
US$ 117.20
US$ 58.60
not permitted

Half day tour

  • Adults

    US$ 82.90
  • Children between 7 and 12 years

    US$ 41.40
  • Children under 7

    not permitted

Full day tour

  • Adults

    US$ 117.20
  • Children between 7 and 12 years

    US$ 58.60
  • Children under 7

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.

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.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

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

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

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

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 75% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

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

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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4 hours - 8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


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.


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

No printing of documentation required.

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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.

US$ 82.90
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

Meeting point

Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral s/n.