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The 7 wonders of Lagoa do Fogo

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Sao Miguel island Request Tour
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75 per adult

The 7 wonders of Lagoa do Fogo

Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day

Sao Miguel island

A ride filled with admirable surprises in the comfort of a vehicle designed for wonderful excursions will allow you to grope the absolutely volcanic soul of the island.

The stops on the way will reveal the creative process of pottery with ancestral techniques, the still beauty of the lagoons, and the perspective over settlements from the hills – stopovers where nature is pure, and beauty is wild.

A place of earthy activity, biblical waterfalls, and prodigious fumaroles.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 7H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Entrance fee to Caldeira Velha
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    A tour to Fogo lake is definitely something you don’t want to miss during your holidays in the Azores.

    In our comfortable vans, it is even better to discover this beautiful part of São Miguel island.

    On this tour, you can see the beauty of the Nature Reserve Fogo and of the volcano’s caldera where you will have the opportunity to learn more about São Miguel’s volcanic activity.

    • Lagoa’s Ceramic factory

      – First on the list is the Ceramic factory of Lagoa founded in 1862. There, you will discover the interesting creation process of the ceramic.

      – After that, we will head to Fogo Lake.

    • Serra de Água de Pau

      – Then, we will go to the top of the mountain Serra da Água de Pau. Up there at Pico da Barrosa and Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint, you will discover some amazing views over the lake.

      – Fogo lake is definitely one of the most beautiful on the island, due to its pure nature and wild beauty.

    • Caldeira Velha

      – We will then drive to Caldeira Velha, a warm iron-rich waterfall. There, you can go for a dip to experience a relaxing bath surrounded by nature.

      – Swimming 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.

    • Salto do Cabrito

      – After this relaxing moment, we will stop at the beautiful Salto do Cabrito. It is a waterfall with a little pond of clear waters. We will also see the hydroelectric station located near the waterfall.

      – Take your time to contemplate the magnificent waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, about 50m high.

    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

      – Experience some of the most delicious traditional dishes the Azores has to offer. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the island.

    • Ribeira Grande

      – Then, we will continue our road trip to several viewpoints, such as Palheiro.

      – We will also visit Ribeira Grande, the second biggest city of São Miguel, displaying the long beach of Santa Barbara. The guide will explain to you everything about the bunkers on the beach before dropping you off 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

    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 Van Tour to Lagoa do Fogo – Full day

    What to bring?

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


    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
    • The visit to Salto do Cabrito can be done by foot due to the road and weather conditions

    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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    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)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    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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