The West of the island is one of the most impressive parts of it. You really don´t want to miss all the sites around there or rush trough them. The West is worth a full day of exploring on its own.
The best spots for views of the caldera/lakes are off the main road, and finding them is not easy. This experience includes them all, and you are only able to do this in a day with the help of a local. Plus this is a private experience, so you can take as long as you like in your favorite places.
We will see Sete Cidades lakes, from down/up the mountain, and learn the secret behind its different colors. We will also be at the best views for Santiago, Canário and Empadadas lakes, as well as the epic Grota do Inferno.
We will follow to the darkest sand beach in the island, and dazzling natural pools, in Mosteiros. If its Summer time you can have a refreshing swim on the clear waters or save it for the open sea thermal pool, heated by the breath of the volcano during low tide, at Ferraria.