Lagoa do Fogo Volcano Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: São Miguel Island, Azores Islands
See magnificent island views, learn about volcanoes, and bathe at Caldeira Velha hot springs or Salto do Cabrito cold waterfall - a Full Day!
What you can expect:
You will meet us at the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in at the specified time.
A Van tour will take you up the Volcano crater and protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo, stopping at Pico da Barrosa, Lagoa do Fogo, and Bela Vista viewpoints - for photos, and some of São Miguel’s best island views over the beautiful turquoise lake of fire’s 15 thousand year-old crater, its endemic flora, dramatic surroundings, and the Atlantic.
At 15:00 you will then head down the mountain northbound, passing by Caldeira Velha’s environmental centre for educational information on the volcanic origin of the islands, biodiversity, geodiversity, and geothermal resources.
Optionally you have the opportunity for a thermal bath in Caldeira Velha’s hot springs, or alternatively further ahead on the refreshing cold waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, surrounded by untouched beautiful lush green flora. With any time left, further down the mountain you can visit Ribeira Grande’s historical centre and 16th century fountain of Largo de São Pedro, ending at northern Santa Barbara Beach.
At 17:15 it is time to head back to the Marina for check-out.
Know before you go:
Light food is permitted onboard, and a Camera is essential, specially for photography lovers - protect any personal equipment!
Hot Springs’ mineral water will damage your swimwear - bring one you can spare!
NOT for anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair, in delicate health conditions, or under the age of 4.
- Guided Van Tour (air-conditioned)
- Admission to Caldeira Velha's environmental interpretation centre and Hot Springs bathing
Does not include:
- Hotel Pickup and Drop-off
- Personal Water supply
- Personal Swimwear