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Sao Miguel island
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Untouched nature
Light meal included
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Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day

Sao Miguel island

Taking an entire day to visit the dome of the lake that was born from fire means entering a tournament fulfilled with astonishing sights, pure history, and untouchable nature.

The endemic vegetation is the frame that accommodates the colorful scenery and the apparently untouchable trails pass by ancient plants’ ruins, convents, natural swimming-pools, and charming beaches.

A picnic by the lagoon, in the unprecedented scenery of a volcanic crater from whose ashes a fertile flora and fauna emerged, will take you to a lost paradise.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Distance 11 Km
  • Duration 7H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Walking sticks
    • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    This is probably one of the most beautiful trails in São Miguel island.

    You will pass by a diversity of landscapes: from green valleys to the river, waterfalls to big ruins. It is one of the most pristine places on the island.

    The path to Lagoa do Fogo runs through a great variety native and endemic vegetation.

    It is not a touristy trail as it is quite long, but people don’t know what they are missing. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the lake from a less famous but still wonderful perspective.

    • 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.

    • Miradouro do Pisão

      – Our first stop will be at Miradouro do Pisão. It’s an amazing viewpoint over the natural pools and the convent of Caloura.

    • Água d’Alto beach

      – The starting point of the hiking trail will be near Agua d’Alto beach.

    • Picnic time

      – We will have our picnic on the shore of the Lagoa do Fogo. Enjoy its landscape and the crystal clear water as well as the caldera of the volcano where the lake sits.

    • Back on track

      – It can be a bit challenging to go both ways but the landscapes make it all worth it! Let’s go back to the starting point.

    • The well-deserved dive in the Ocean

      – At the end of the day, we can stop at Água d’Alto beach or at Caloura. There, we can refresh ourselves with a swim in the ocean.

    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

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

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

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

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

  • Plan your Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks
    • Swimsuit & towel


    • This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Our Policies

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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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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