7. From Ponta Delgada: Lagoa do Fogo & Hot Springs Day Trip
Discover Lagoa do Fogo Crater Lake - Day Trip from Ponta Delgada. Embark on a captivating journey to explore the pristine beauty of Fogo crater lake, departing from Ponta Delgada. This day trip promises a delightful experience as you uncover local treasures at a pottery factory, relish leisure time at the Caldeira Velha Hot Springs, tour a local tea plantation, and capture stunning coastal panoramas from picturesque viewpoints. Kickstart your adventure with a convenient morning pickup, right from your accommodation in Ponta Delgada, where you'll board an air-conditioned van. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive to a local pottery haven, Cerâmica Vieira, where a vibrant array of pottery, including pots, cups, tiles, and plates, awaits your admiration. Next, journey to the mesmerizing Fogo Lake, nestled within the Água de Pau Massif stratovolcano. Marvel at its lush green shores and the captivating turquoise waters. Continue your exploration with a visit to the rejuvenating Caldeira Velha Hot Springs, where you'll have an hour of free time. Consider purchasing a ticket to soak in the therapeutic hot spring waters for the ultimate relaxation (please message us in advance if you wish to purchase a swimming ticket). Before lunch, seek recommendations from your knowledgeable guide on where to enjoy a satisfying meal. After your meal break, venture to Gorreana, the oldest tea plantation in Europe, where you'll be enchanted by the sight of lush, layered tea crops. Then, make your way to four panoramic viewpoints, perfect for capturing coastal vistas in all their glory. NOTE: Our tours remain unaffected by the new measures regarding visits to Fogo Lake. With this tour, you can freely explore Fogo Lake without the need for additional tickets or waiting in shuttle lines. Book now to embark on an unforgettable journey to Fogo Lake and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of São Miguel!