Around the Island by 4WD

  • Port

    Horta, Azores, Portugal

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


Set out by four-wheel-drive vehicle from Horta on this panoramic introduction to the Azores.

You will stop at the Espalamaca viewpoint for a wonderful vista over the city of Horta. On a clear day, you can see the neighboring islands of Pico, São Jorge and Graciosa.

Travel inland towards the caldera -- the crater that lies at the epicenter of volcanic activity in the heart of the island. The laurel forest surrounding it is an ultra-green carpet of lush vegetation.

From there, travel north to contemplate beautiful views of the Fajã da Praia do Norte and the Capelinhos volcano areas. The dark landscapes surrounding the volcano are a stark reminder that it last erupted in 1957 and it gushed lava for more than a year!

Skirt the seaside en route to Varadouro Bay in Capelo as you head back to Horta.