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Jeep tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo - full day

Description

This is the ultimate full-day jeep tour. This trip combines two of the most popular places around São Miguel island: Sete Cidades lakes and Fogo lake, among other incredible places such as Caldeira Velha. During this day full of wonderful landscapes, you might fall in love with this island!

This is a unique tour because you will see a wide variety of landscapes without having to hike the whole 11km trail. We will pass by many viewpoints, where you can enjoy the green and blue lakes. You will be able to touch the clear water of the lakes, know the mystic legend of Sete Cidades, visit São Nicolau church and stop at Vista do Rei belvedere. There you will have a great view and know more about the abandoned hotel.

Later on, we will have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will take you to the amazing nature reserve of Lagoa do Fogo to enjoy amazing landscapes. It is one of the most popular places around the island and you will understand why when you are there. From the top of the volcano, incredible views over São Miguel await with both North and South coast visible at Pico da Barrosa and Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint.

The name “Fire lake” comes from the eruption of the volcano back in 1563, creating this extraordinary landscape.

The adventure doesn’t stop here! We will drive to Caldeira Velha, a warm iron-rich waterfall where it is possible to take a dip thanks to the volcanic activity warming the water up to 26°C (79°F). It is a real open air spa, surrounded by lush forest, an amazing scenery that looks straight out of a movie. After this relaxing moment, we will stop at the beautiful Salto do Cabrito and see the hydric station located near the waterfall. At the end of the day, we will head back to Ponta Delgada.

Duration
Duration
7h30m
Difficulty
Difficulty
Easy

Location

Ponta Delgada – Ferraria - Sete Cidades - Lagoa do Fogo – Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

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

Meals

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it possible to bathe in Fogo Lake?
A: Fogo Lake being a natural reserve, it is not possible to bathe in the crater’s lake for preservation purposes.

Q: Where is Sete Cidades located?
A: Sete Cidades is located on the western part of São Miguel island. The village by the lakes is located about 40 minutes from Ponta Delgada.

Q: Is the entrance fee to Caldeira Velha included in the price of this tour?
A: Yes, this tour includes the entrance fee of 8€ to be able to swim in Caldeira Velha.

Q: Is it still possible to bathe in Ponta da Ferraria when the tide is not low?
A: Yes, with nice sea conditions, you can still bathe in the natural swimming pool if you don’t mind the cold.

Q: What is the sea water temperature at Ponta da Ferraria?
A: In summer, the temperature of the sea at Ferraria reaches 24ºC (75°F) and in winter it is not lower than 16ºC (61°F). However, when the tide is low, the water temperature rises and varies between 30ºC and 50ºC (86°F - 122°F), depending on how close you are from the volcanic crack.

Q: I am allergic to some food, will the restaurant be adapted to my needs?
A: Yes, if you let us know when booking, about your food restrictions, we can be better prepared to meet your needs.



75

Price per adult

44.25

Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Guide
  • – Lunch in a local restaurant
  • – Visit to Caldeira Velha
  • – 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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