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Full-Day Hike to Lagoa do Fogo

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Join a full-day hike to Lagoa do Fogo with a guide and discover impressive sites and wonderful panoramas.

Highlights

  • Go for a full day of hiking trails to the remote Fogo Lake with your English and Portuguese-speaking guide.

  • Enjoy the sunshine and the breathtaking views over the rugged Azores wilderness as you swim and soak up the sun.

  • Feast on a picnic lunch on the beach while admiring the views of the Atlantic Ocean and the South Coast.

  • Get in-depth knowledge of several plants of the Azores from your guide.

  • Fun Fact: Lagoa do Fogo translates to Lake of Fire and was created as a result of the Agua de Pau volcanic activity in the area.

Inclusions

  • Guide from Picos de Aventura

  • Lunch

  • Transport

  • Insurance including Personal Accidents and Civil Liability

Exclusions

  • Walking sticks

  • Shoes

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Lagoa Do Fogo

There are a number of beautiful lakes on São Miguel Island, but Lagoa do Fogo is one of the largest and most remote. It is located within the crater of a volcano, on top of one of the island's highest mountains. The volcano, also known as Agua de Pau, is the youngest one on the island and was formed about fifteen thousand years ago.

Guided Tour

This full-day excursion takes you along the Lagoa do Fogo trail, arriving at the lake in time for a picnic lunch and free time for swimming and sunbathing. You will enjoy roundtrip transportation from your Ponta Delgada lodging. A dirt road leads to the beginning of the pedestrian path, which continues along a Levada for approximately 2 km and reaches a wider area with steep slopes on both sides up to the shore of Lagoa do Fogo. Ascend through Vila Franca do Campo with its islet and stop for a snack next to the lagoon. You will be able to take many fantastic photographs of this incredible lagoon. The trail back to Ponta Delgada passes through an area of endemic vegetation before streaming into pastures as you lower the altitude. There is a stop at the Caloura bathing area or Agua D'Alto beach on the way back to Ponta Delgada.

Important Information

  • All people except those with medical exemptions must wear face masks.

  • The tour is available in English and Portuguese.

  • Please report to the pick-up point 10 minutes before departure.

Timings

  • Tue & Sat: 9am onwards
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Picos de Aventura - Animação e Lazer.

  • Address: Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

  • Landmark: Near Provisório Restaurant.

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ponta Delgada - São Pedro - Avenida Marginal - Grand Hotel. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus C102 to get you there.

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