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Venture Beyond Lagoa do Fogo

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Sao Miguel island Request Tour
Expert guides
Untouched nature
Light meal included
Clean & safe certified company
37 per adult

Venture Beyond Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo Trail

Sao Miguel island

The authenticity of this place leans back to the summits, runs down through the slopes and lays down in the deepest of the waters, over the crater, as a ballast in our intimate memories.

A spell of colors, scents, and humidity is cast over our bodies, invades our memories and imprisons our hearts.

We will descend to the border of the lake through wild and vibrant trails; the small beach, asleep in the solitude of the silence and of the birds’ wings, is composed of light-sand and pumice.

Ascending, one cannot avoid looking back several times to discover the part of our spirit that was, forever, left as a hostage of the games of light and shade that cover the scenery.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 6
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Distance 3.5 Km
  • Duration 3H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Walking sticks
    • Stop at Fogo lake
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Of all of our half-day tours, this is the one you will not want to miss.

    Many people stay up at the viewpoint to see the lake, but we can assure you that it is well worth it to go down close to the lake.

    Lagoa do Fogo seems even bigger when you are on the rim of the lake.

    • Let the adventure begin

      – After the check-in at our shop, or the pick-up in Ponta Delgada, let our adventure begin. Our guide will welcome you and lead you to one of our comfortable vehicles for a great experience.

    • Down to the volcano lake

      – After a nice time on the road, we will stop at Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint, where you will start the hike to go down to the margin of the lake, following a dirt path.

      – Once we are at the bottom, we can walk along the beach made of peculiar white sand of pumice stone.

      – We will spend some time down by the lake and our guide will tell you everything about this mysterious place, including the vegetation and conservation projects of the famous lake, as well as its importance.

    • Back on the rim of the crater

      – On the way back up, we will take the same trail, having the wonderful lake at our back. The whole walking trip is approximately 3km long (2 miles).

    • Way back home

      – At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

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  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

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  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Lagoa do Fogo Trail

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks


    • This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions

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    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

    Will I be able to swim in Fogo lake?

    No, Fogo Lake is a natural reserve, and for natural preservation purposes, it is not authorized to bathe in the lake.

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