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From Ponta Delgada: Lagoa do Fogo & Hot Springs Day Trip

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Activity provider: Prime Azores

From Ponta Delgada: Lagoa do Fogo & Hot Springs Day Trip

Activity provider: Prime Azores
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Discover the Lagoa do Fogo crater lake on a full-day trip from Ponta Delgada. Admire crafts at a local pottery factory, enter the Caldeira Velha Hot Springs, and enjoy stunning viewpoints.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Board the van at the entrance to your hotel in Ponta Delgada.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Lagoa do Fogo crater lake which lies in the Água de Pau Massif caldera
  • Spend some free time visiting hot springs in the Caldeira Velha nature preserve
  • Stop at the oldest tea plantation in Europe and admire its terraced fields
  • Discover the beauty of Portuguese pottery at the e Cerâmica Vieira factory
  • Marvel at the island and the sea from several breathtaking viewpoints
Full description

Explore the beauty of the Lagoa do Fogo crater lake on this day trip from Ponta Delgada. Search for local treasures at a pottery factory, have free time to enjoy the Caldeira Velha Hot Springs, visit a local tea plantation, and capture pictures of the coast from points with sweeping views. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation Ponta Delgada in the morning and board an airconditioned van. Sit back and relax on the drive to a local pottery factory. View a colorful assortment of pots, cups, tiles, and plates at the Cerâmica Vieira pottery factory. 

Travel to the Lagoa do Fogo crater lake that is nestled into the Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano. Take in its verdant shores and turquoise waters. Head to the hot springs of Caldeira Velha for an hour of free time where you can purchase a ticket to soak in the waters of the hot springs.

Get some recommendations on where to purchase lunch from your guide before taking a meal break. After lunch make a stop at Gorreana, the only tea plantation in Europe. Admire the lush green layered crops before continuing to 4 viewpoints where you can take pictures of the highlands and the coast. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • A bottle of water
  • Maps and a Azores guide book
  • Disposable raincoat (if necessary)
  • Lunch
  • Caldeira Velha entrance fees

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
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4.7 /5

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We went to many different view points as well as the hot springs and pineapple plantation and got to learn the history of the island through the tour guide who was very informative and very friendly. In the day we were allowed free time to explore. Even the drive around the island was beautiful. Definitely recommend.

August 12, 2022

Our enthusiastic guide André was able to tell us a lot about the area and the history. That was really fun and informative! The stops at the calibrated viewpoints were a bit touristy, but that's part of it. Take a picture and move on. The hot spring Caldeira Velha was very nice and also the tea plantation and the pineapple nursery were nice to visit. If you book this tour, ask for André! The only thing that was somewhat surprising was that if you book a 'private tour', you don't expect a van with more people to arrive. Fortunately, they were nice people, but put in the description that other people are also going.

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August 6, 2022

An excellent excursion. The guide was super attentive and very educational. Thanks to Andre. Lagoa do Fogo is beautiful and Caldeira Velha is wonderful.

August 18, 2022

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