Van Tour – explore the amazing Fogo Lake(3,5h)

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The Lagoa do Fogo Volcano is, for those who visit it, an illustrated postcard, with an image that you will hardly forget, of a stunning beauty, which impresses by its grandeur and nature around. This Lagoon is one of the largest lagoons in the Azores and the second largest on the island of São Miguel, and has been classified since 1974 as a Nature Reserve.

Departing from Ponta Delgada towards the mountain, we will travel along the south coast to the city of Lagoa, having the Vieira Ceramics Factory as an essential stop. Here we will have the opportunity to visualize the artisanal method of clay production and follow the entire process until the final product. These magnificent pieces are known among locals as the famous “Louça da Lagoa”. Then we will go to the top of the Lagoa do Fogo mountain, always accompanied by green pastures and beautiful flowers that characterize our islands, where we will also enjoy a fantastic view of the cities of Lagoa, Ponta Delgada and Ribeira Grande, finally arriving at top of the mountain and enjoy the famous Lagoa de Fogo. Towards the North coast you will have an optional stop at the Caldeira Velha Natural Park, rich in endemic plants, where you can bathe in its thermal water pools, with temperatures up to 38 degrees. Arriving in the city of Ribeira Grande, we will make a brief visit to its historic center and you will also have the option of tasting the tasty liqueurs made in the region. On the way back, we will stop at a black sand beach, the famous beach of Santa Bárbara, where a stage of the world surfing championship takes place.

And so we finished this magnificent tour and it is time to return to the city of Ponta Delgada.


  • Lagoa do Fogo is one of two of the Nature Reserves on the island of S. Miguel.
  •  Trip to the top of the magnificent mountain of Lagoa do Fogo
  •  Tasting of traditional liqueurs made on the island
  •  Discover the beach where the world surf championship takes place.
  •  Learn about the history of the Azores with your expert guide
  •  Small groups where you will have all the attention you need
  •  Unforgettable experience

Price: 40€

Schedule Morning part: 09: 00-12.30H
Afternoon: 14: 00-17: 30H
Local Departure: Ponta Delgada
Arrival: Ponta Delgada
Outside Ponta delgada has additional costs
Tour Duration Approximately: 3,5H
Itinerary The itineraries listed above describe only some of the places of interest, serving only as a basic guide, however we travel through many other places, which you can discover on our tours.
Group Size Maximum 8 people
Guide Free transfer in Ponta Delgada Personal accident insurance Tourist Entertainment Permit
Not Included
Lunch Parks Entries


  • Ponta Delgada
  • Cerâmica Vieira
  • Miradouro do Pico Da Barrosa
  • Miradouro Da Lagoa do Fogo
  •  Centro de Interpretação Ambiental Caldeira Velha (Opcional)
  • Degustação de Licores
  • Praia de Santa Bárbara
  •  Ponta Delgada

Route can be changed for climatic or other reasons.