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Visiting the island with a local

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Carlos

8 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You didn´t have the time to read your guidebook and want to see as much as possible of the island in a day?
If you don´t want to rent a car, or just want to relax and stay away from having to navigate in a foreign place, why not let a local, like me or my father, do this for you? We know the island better than no other, and I will take you to all of our favorite places around: volcanos, thermal pools, waterfalls, lakes and breathtaking viewpoints. We will show and explain you this little natural paradise, we call home, in the way we ourselves like to see it and experience it.
You didn´t have the time to read your guidebook and want to see as much as possible of the island in a day?
If you don´t want to rent a car, or just want to relax and stay away from having to navigate in a foreign place, why not let a local, like me or my father, do this for you? We know the island better than no other, and I will take you to all of our favorite places around: volcanos, thermal pools, waterfalls, lakes and breathtaking view…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled Water
From ₹8,447
/ person
Thu, 22 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹8,447 per person
₹8,447 per person
Sat, 24 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹8,447 per person
₹8,447 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹8,447 per person
₹8,447 per person

Meet your host, Carlos

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I´m an English and History teacher, and an island guide together with my daughter Monique (a Airbnb Super Host), for 5 years now, in the little paradise island of São Miguel, where we were also fortunate to be born and raised. You will understand why I say fortunate, many of the travelers that come here and stay or explore the island with us, fall easily in love and want to move here right away! My island bursts with amazing volcanic landscapes, thermal activity, luxurious fauna and flora, and endless shades of green. The weather plays a big role in the islander´s lives, since it´s always changing, we can have the 4 seasons in the same day, and it´s much easier to navigate through it with a help of a local. I know all of the island perks, and spots, and my passion is to show visitors the genuine way of living like an Azorean!
Hi I´m an English and History teacher, and an island guide together with my daughter Monique (a Airbnb Super Host), for 5 years now, in the little paradise island of São Miguel, where we were also fortunate to be born and raised. You will understand why I say fortunate, many of the travelers that come here and stay or explore the island with us, fall easily in love and want to move here right away! My island bursts with amazing volcanic landscapes, thermal activity, luxurious fauna and flora, an…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the famous lakes, volcano craters, thermal pools, waterfalls and many places where you will have amazing views over the island.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Sandra
September 2020
I spent a great day with Carlos! We visited almost all the important spots of São Miguel and I learned many things about the Azores and its history! I would always book a second tour!
John
March 2020
Carlos is a true gem. He does a wonderful job of gauging your background knowledge and interests, and customizes the tour to that. A complete novice to the Azores would feel as welcome and immersed as someone with a great deal of background knowledge. The day was informative and highly enjoyable.
Carlos is a true gem. He does a wonderful job of gauging your background knowledge and interests, and customizes the tour to that. A complete novice to the Azores would feel as wel…
Olga
January 2020
Carlos made our short stay at Azores unforgettable. He is perfect as a guide for full day trip: he knows islands and history very well, he likes his job very much, knows american english perfectly so everything he tells can be easily understood. And is a wonderful driver.
Carlos made our short stay at Azores unforgettable. He is perfect as a guide for full day trip: he knows islands and history very well, he likes his job very much, knows american e…
Ekaterina
December 2019
It was an amazing experience, much better than going around the island alone on a rented car. Boring surroundings become special with every story from Carlos, who knows everything (literally) about Azores.
Luis
December 2019
We were so lucky with this experience. Perfect weather and perfect guide. Carlos is a really talkative and knowledgeable person. It was a pleasure to get to know São Miguel with Carlos. His English and history knowledge are really impressive.
We were so lucky with this experience. Perfect weather and perfect guide. Carlos is a really talkative and knowledgeable person. It was a pleasure to get to know São Miguel with Ca…
Stephen And Lauran
November 2019
We went on a tour of Sao Miguel with Carlos and recommend anyone reading this to do the same. Much better than bus tour could possibly cover in a day. Carlos knew all the places to go on this beautiful island. Letting someone knowledgeable of the best places to go instead of the hassle of renting a car is much more enjoyable and relaxing. Also we went through some of the quieter towns which one wouldn’t normally visit with a rental car. If you want to discover the Azores in a pleasant leisurely fashion this is the way to do so.
We went on a tour of Sao Miguel with Carlos and recommend anyone reading this to do the same. Much better than bus tour could possibly cover in a day. Carlos knew all the places to…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This experience has a maximum duration of 8 h, we advise to start it early in the morning.
We go visit the island in a 4 people vehicle, a maximum of 3 people doing the experience.
If this experience is not available on your chosen date, please ask me for availability.

What to bring

Beach towels and swimming suits if you wish to swim at thermal pools or in the ocean