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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, and juice)
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Ponta Delgada hotel or Tourism Office
Live tour commentary provided in English
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 pickup 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.