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Jeep tour to Lagoa do Fogo - half day


This wonderful tour combines some off-the-beaten-track routes in both the highlands and flatlands, taking you to the amazing natural reserve of Lagoa do Fogo from Ponta Delgada. The pick up will be either at 9 am or 2 pm, depending on your plans. There, you will be able to enjoy nature at its best. Fogo lake is one of the most untouched places around São Miguel island. There, you can truly feel the power of nature, that created this amazing lake in a volcanic crater. Astonishing views from the top of the crater’s border are a must to photograph! We will then drive you to Caldeira Velha, a warm iron-rich waterfall where you can go for a dip to experience a relaxing bath surrounded by nature. Indeed, Caldeira Velha is located inside a lush forest. Taking a dip in any of the several hot natural pools at Caldeira Velha will give you the impression that you are in the middle of a tropical forest.

After this tranquilizing moment, we will take you back to Ponta Delgada.

The price for this activity is 40€ per adult (from 13 years old), 20€ per child (6-12 years old) and free of charge for the youngest (0-5 years old).



Ponta Delgada – Lagoa do Fogo - Caldeira Velha - Ponta Delgada


Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, a hat, sunblock, backpack.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to swim in Fogo lake?
A: No, Fogo Lake is a natural reserve, and for natural preservation purposes, it is not authorized to bathe in the lake.

Q: Where is Fogo Lake?
A: Fogo Lake is about 23 kilometers away from Ponta Delgada farther East (14 miles). It takes about 30 minutes to go there.

Q: Is it possible to take a dip in the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A: Yes. The water is naturally warm year-round.

Q: What is the depth of the water beneath the waterfall at Caldeira Velha?
A: The water level is not deeper than 80cm (31 inches).

Q: Is the entrance fee to go to Caldeira Velha included in the price of the tour?
A: Yes, it is included, you will not have to pay again to enter the pool.


Price per adult


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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Visit to Caldeira Velha – warm waterfall with bathing possibility
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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