Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

Azores: São Miguel and Lagoa do Fogo Hiking Trip

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Discover the youngest volcano on the island of São Miguel, where you will see the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo Lagoon.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel. Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover impressive places and wonderful panoramas
  • See a little of the local fauna, flora and geology
  • Pass through the irrigation channel
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Get majestic views of the South Coast and the Atlantic Ocean
Full description

Explore the impressive landscapes and amazing panoramas on a hiking trip to São Miguel. In the area of “Lagos”, start the trail on a dirt road that will get considerably steeper for the first 3 km, at which point you will meet an irrigation channel that will lead you to Lagoa do Fogo.

Wander along an easy path through the forest, where soon you will find yourself hiking inside the crater, with its massive walls of greenery all around you. Reaching the shores of this famous lake, take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch of regional products with a view.

Setting off once more, continue upwards slightly for better views of the lake and then head back down to the starting point through another steep and winding trail, with views of the south coast and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo along the way. Return to the starting point while enjoying another perspective of the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the bathing zone of Caloura, or Agua D’Alto Beach, where you can practice snorkeling.

  • Accredited guide
  • Insurance
  • Photos and videos
  • Picnic lunch
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Trekking poles
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Towel

    Know before you go

    • Reasonable physical condition is required
    • This trail can be quite muddy and slippery in some areas
    • Depending on the local conditions, weather and group abilities, the tour may start in the area of Lagos or at Cumeeira Norte
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 25 reviews

    Review summary

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    Rodrigo knows his way around the trails at Lagoa do Fogo! Intermediate hike - took us 5 hours from car and back. Beautiful hike up through beautiful Azores nature, sea gull valley (reminded me of Jurassic park) and up to lake and onward to summit. The views spectacular of the lake and island. Went for a dip in the ocean. Thank you!!

    June 12, 2022

    The hike with Mónica was an incredibly great experience that I can recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the island's flora and fauna, history and culture. Although I was the only guest on the day of the activity, the tour took place and Mónica showed me numerous magical places on the island in addition to the hike at Lagoa do Fogo. Mónica's knowledge of historical events and her enthusiastic way of conveying the facts and legends are particularly impressive. The activity was super organized and made the day perfect for me. Thank you very much for the unique experience!

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    February 13, 2022

    It was an amazing hike and tour of Lagoa del Fogo!! Marica was wonderful ! Super easy going and cheerful. She took us up to the lake where we had the sandwiches they prepared for us and even a gluten-free option for my daughter. The hike is 3 hours going up and 1 hour going down. You need hiking shoes. Intermediary level. Great experience !!

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    November 26, 2021

    Product ID: 397368