Picturesque walk through lush vegetation to Lagoa do Fogo
Photo opportunities over Lagoa do Fogo from different angles
Chance to discover a wide variety of native & endemic plants
History of the lagoon's formation from a knowledgeable guide
Opportunity to enjoy a picnic & quick swim break in the lake
What's included, what's not
Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, and juice)
Roundtrip transport to and from your central Ponta Delgada hotel or Tourism Office
Live tour commentary provided in English
Know before you book
Children aged 7 and younger are not allowed.
If you have back, neck, joint, knee, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.
You must have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Embark on an immersive, 7.4-mile (12-km) hike through the landscape surrounding Lagoa do Fogo, which occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera. This clean, crystal-clear lake is surrounded by a variety of native and endemic vegetation.
After convenient pick-up from your hotel in Ponta Delgada, meet your tour guide and set out on your scenic hike, with a walking stick and picnic lunch in tote. Wind your way through thick greenery and listen as your guide points out some of the area's native flora.
Learn the history of Lagoa do Fogo, or the Lagoon of Fire, including its formation. Take a rest and enjoy a picnic lunch of a sandwich, fruit, cake, and juice before taking a quick swim in the lake's warm, iron-rich water.
After lunch, take a mostly downtown journey back to your starting point, with more views of sweeping island landscape at every angle. End your journey with a hassle-free ride back to your hotel or the tourism office.