Half-Day 4WD Tour To Lagoa Do Fogo - Ponta Delgada

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am or 2pm. Please advise your preferred departure time upon booking. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels or in a range of 25Km.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

At 947m above the sea level rises Pico da Barrosa, where throughout the route we can observe the diversity of the local fauna and flora. An enormous crater hides the glamorous Lagoa do Fogo at the top of the Fogo (Fire) Volcano at 575m above sea level. The beauty of the scenery sharpens ours senses with the luxurious vegetation some endemic from a spectacular landscape that reveals the magnificence of what nature presents us, on a journey that will last in your memory.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

The Fogo Volcanic Complex, features an abundance of species of endemic flora and secondary volcanism manifestations, that consists on fumaroles and hot springs. The caldera of the Fogo Volcano is the smallest caldera collapse of the island of So Miguel, with about 15 thousand years. Given to its location in altitude, it is the most natural area and with the less human intervention suffered. It is an important hydrologic resource being classified as a Nature Reserve since 1974.

Because of its structure, it plays an extremely important role particularly in the replacement of underground water, regulation of the water cycle, biomass production, retention of sediments and nutrients and is therefore classified as Ramsar site.

On a 4WD vehicle departing from Ponta delgada we will headto Pico da Barrosa, where at the top we encounter the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo.
Down the northwest flank of the Fogo volcano, we find the natural monument of Caldeira Velha, a major Geosite, composed of fumaroles and thermal spring water. Secondary volcanism area with rocky hills covered by lush vegetation with a cascade of thermal hot water, where a thermal bath is recommended.

On the way towards Ponta Delgada, we will stop at the refreshing waterfall scenery of Salto do Cabrito. The course on/off road may vary according the climate conditions.

Inclusions

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Local taxes

Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

Personal Accident Insurance

Driver/Certified nature guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entrance fees to the natural monument of Caldeira Velha.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

If canceled due to extreme weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Nov-2019

    Great Tour that exceeded all our expectations. Our guide, Jose Maria Santos, was born and raised in the Azores, was very knowledgeable and seemed excited to share his island. The Azores is a group of volcanic islands. The views from the top of the volcano were breathtaking and there were several areas producing steam as well as hot springs. The island natives can even use steam vents for cooking. We can not recommend Carpe Diem Dream Tours more highly. This was the best excursion of our cruise.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had THE best day with Jose. We only wish we have booked other tours with him. He took us to some amazing spots, took loads of photos for us and knew EVERYTHING about his island and talked about it with such infectious pride. We had the best day of entire trip on this tour- we honestly cannot recommend him enough and cannot wait to go back to the island and do a tour with him again.

  • 12-May-2017

    We had visited the Azores on a trip across the Atlantic and looked up alternatives to ship tours provided in view of price. Found this one with Jose, who met us early along with 2 others and ended up with an amazing experience lasting 4.5hours. He is so enthusiastic about his island and had so much knowledge to impart to us. The off road was super and saw a lovely waterfall that the tour buses would not have been able to visit. It has been one of the places on my bucket list and will certainly try to visit again. So much more to see.
    The botanical gardens with thermal pools etc were beautiful. Everyone one very friendly and cafe prices very good!!! Thank you sooooo much Jose

  • 18-Apr-2017

    Jose showed up right on time. In our four hours we saw an incredible amount of the island. Because he had a 4WD vehicle we were able to go where most other tours probably couldn't go.

    I would recommend Jose to everyone.