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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 9am or 2pm, depending on your plans. We will begin with the South Coast of São Miguel with Pico da Barrosa, from where you can see both South and North coasts of the island. Then, we will go down to the viewpoint of Lagoa do Fogo to see the blue lake.

There, you will be able to enjoy nature at its best. Fogo lake is one of the most untouched places around São Miguel. 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 stop at Salto do Cabrito, a wildly beautiful waterfall before passing by Ribeira Grande and taking you back to Ponta Delgada.

About 3.5h


Lagoa do Fogo - Caldeira Velha - Ponta Delgada


Please contact us if you are traveling with children in order to provide child seats.

Please bring: comfortable light clothes, walking boots or shoes, sweater, raincoat, backpack, swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks

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
  • – Guide
  • – Visit to Caldeira Velha, bathing possibility
  • – Visit to Salto do Cabrito
  • – Pick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • – Insurance (personal accident & liability)
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