half day (3,5h) - up to 6 persons
This tour is destined to explore the central massif of the Serra de Água de Pau, the second largest lagoon of the island and which still remains in the wild state - The Lagoa do Fogo. With its tracks filled with endemic vegetation, this place is classified, according to the EC, as a Special Conservation Area and is part of the Natura 2000 network.
Around it we have Monte Escuro, raised to 898 meters above sea level and its steep slopes covered by the Macaronesian flora, which ends the Caldeira Velha - waterfall where you can bathe in warm water, the Lombadas - Rising natural gas water and also the Waterfall Salto do Cabrito.
On the north coast, is located Gorreana, the only tea plantation in Europe, where the clay soil and acid offers a very pleasant aftertaste to this very popular plant, as well as the Santa Iria Viewpoint, Belvedere of Whalers with its little lighthouse, where you can contemplate the immensity of the sea and much of the northern coast of the island.
Starting at P. Delgada:
- South main road;
- Lagoa do Fogo;
- Caldeira Velha waterfall;
- Salto do Cabrito waterfall;
- Off road trail until R. Grande city;
- Vigia das Baleias and Lighthouse Viewpoint;
- Off road trail until Sta. Iria;
- Sta. Iria Viewpoint;
- Return P. Delgada
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel or Cruise ship port (terminal)
End location: Hotel or Cruise ship port (terminal)
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Nissan Patrol GR with air-conditioned and sliding roof
Passangers capacity: up to 6 - Leather seats
A very comfortable and great 4x4 to go where the "conventional tours" don't go.
-Tour Operator License by The Azores Government Authorities
-Insurance for all guests
-Pick up and Drop off (P.Delgada and surroundings Hotels and cruise port)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 euro - Cadeira Velha waterfall admission
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The second time we have enjoyed Sergio's good company, knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommended. Be sure to ask him to drop you at the local bar/restaurant he favors. You'll be the only tourists there and very happy for the experience and the very delicious and very well priced lunch!