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Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

From US$ 38.21 per person

This lake is the highest above sea level in Sao Miguel. A sleeping volcano sits in an undisturbed landscape. Set in the central part of the island, the lake is high above the villages, in a protected natural reserve.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
we be waiting in meeting point or in hotel 20 a 15 minutes before start the tour
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the Pineapple Plantation
  • See the beautiful Fire Lake in 937m a altitude
  • Tasty the tradiccional Azorean liquers
  • relax in the warm waters of the Caldeira Velha
Full description
This tour starts in a parish village Faja de baixo, famous for the cultivation of pineapple. There, you'll have the opportunity of seeing the whole process of pineapple cultivation of the Azores. On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, discover the architecture from this cities and of the island, pass by viewing points that overlook part of the north coast of the Sao Miguel. You'll have the opportunity to taste some traditional liquors. Visit the thermals of Ribeira Grande Boilers, a thermal suite constructed in the nineteenth century. In the central zone of the valley lies a large amount of clear blue boiling water.  Afterwards, you'll stop in the natural park of the Caldeira Velha for a relaxing stroll. Experience direct contact with nature. The Fire Lake, is a lake of very blue water, surrounded by dense and lush vegetation. It is the highest lagoon of the island of Sao Miguel, situated in the Pico da Barrosa at 937 meters.  
  • Private driver/guide
  • Insurance
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Die Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Wir wurden wie vereinbart pünktlich am Hotel abgeholt. Der Fahrer war sehr kommunikativ und gab uns viele Informationen rund um die Insel. Sein Englisch war sehr gut verständlich und wir fühlten uns zu jeder Zeit gut aufgehoben. Er passte die Tour auf unsere individuellen Bedürfnis an. Sodass wir sogar ein Bad in den heißen Quellen erleben durften. Uns wurde ausreichend Zeit zum Genießen und Fotografieren der Landschaft gegeben. Diese Tour können wir guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen!

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August 12, 2021


Super relaxed tour

We booked the tour with a cruise ship during our stay. We would be picked up directly at the cruise terminal. We run in a minibus. We were traveling with our son (5). The guide had a lot of information for us. Any time!!!

September 11, 2018

It never happened did it?

We waited and waited and tried to phone local provider but their phone was turned off. We asked hotel staff for assistance but they were equally unable to make any contact. Our next phone call was long-distance back to your English office where the person that replied was unable to contact either and only suggested we wait longer. Very unhappy with this total lack of service. Having our Christmas trip confirmed by e-mail that we would be picked up at our hotel we now had to try to get a last minute trip organised with another company. No attempted apologies or attempt to sort this mess out from GetYourGuide we were left very unhappy.

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December 25, 2017

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