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Van or Jeep tour to Lagoa do Fogo - half day


If you are looking for a half-day comfortable trip to see some of the most magnificent highlights of São Miguel Island, then this is one that we recommend. We will hit the road after the pick-up in Ponta Delgada at 9 am or 2 pm depending on your choice. On this van tour, you will go to the top of Fogo Mountain where you will have awesome views over Fogo Lake within the volcano’s crater as well as over the island and ocean. This vividly colored blue lake is known as one of the most beautiful lakes of the island. On the descent, we will drive you to Caldeira Velha where you can take time to bathe and relax in a thermal pool with a waterfall, surrounded by endemic fauna and flora.

The price for this tour is 45€ per adult (from 13 years old), 24.75€ per child (6-12 years old), 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, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it possible to take a dip in Fogo Lake?
A: No, swimming in Fogo Lake is not possible since it is a natural reserve, for preservation purposes.

Q: Where is located Fogo Lake?
A: Fogo lake is a lake inside a crater located only about 25 minutes away from Ponta Delgada, at approximately 20km (12 miles) farther East.

Q: What is the water temperature at Caldeira Velha?
A: The naturally warmed water stays approximately at 26°C (79°F) all year round.

Q: What is the depth of the water in the pool at Caldeira Velha?
A: It is not deeper than 80cm (31 inches).


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