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Hop on the jeep and let’s go on an adventure in one of the wildest areas of São Miguel island! This is definitely a must-visit during your stay in the Azores! This tour will take you off the beaten track up in the highlands and show you some interesting secondary volcanic activity phenomena.
First on the list is the Ceramic factory of Lagoa founded in 1862, where you will learn more about the process of the ceramic production.
Once at the top of Pico da Barrosa, the surrounding landscapes up on the crater’s rim are truly breathtaking. From the top, it is possible to see both the South and North coast of the island, with the cities of Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande. Make sure to take pictures of these wonderful views! Another beautiful viewpoint is the one of Lagoa do Fogo, where you can see the clear blue lake.
After many viewpoints and stops around Fogo lake, we will drive to Caldeira Velha, a waterfall of warm iron water where you can enjoy a relaxing bath. It is located on the North of Fogo volcano. We will also see the high waterfall of Salto do Cabrito. We will then visit the Caldeiras of Ribeira Grande and have lunch in a local restaurant.
The tour also includes a very nice drive along the North coast of São Miguel island, with very beautiful views along the way, including Ponta do Cintrão. We will stop for a bit in Ribeira Grande center and go to Santa Barbara beach. After this day tour full of beautiful landscapes and interesting facts about the Azores, we will head back to Ponta Delgada.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, a hat, sunblock, backpack.
Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Q: Where is located Lagoa do Fogo?
A: Fogo Lake is located about 30 minutes away from Ponta Delgada, 23 kilometers away farther East (14 miles).
Q: Is it possible to take a dip in Fogo lake?
A: No, Fogo Lake is a natural reserve. For its preservation, it is not authorized to bathe in the lake.
Q: What is the depth of the water beneath the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A: It is not deeper than 80cm (31 inches).
Q: What is the water temperature at Caldeira Velha?
A: It stays approximately at 26°C (79°F) all year round.
Q: I am allergic to some food, will the lunch at the local restaurant be adapted to my food restrictions?
A: Yes, we will always try our best to adapt to your needs. Please let us know if you have any food restriction when booking.
Q: Is the entrance fee to Caldeira Velha included in the price of the tour?
A: Yes, the entrance fee of normally 8 euros is already included in the price of this tour.
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