Explore the central massif of the Serra de Água de Pau, built by the Fire volcano. It's here you'll find the second-largest lake on the island, Lagoa do Fogo, or Fire Lake. Surrounded by endemic vegetation. Take a dirt trail in to Ribeira Grande city for a visit to the Liquor factory where you can have a free sample of it. Continue on a dirt trail along the coast for one more stop - the belvedere of Santa Iria where you can contemplate the immensity of the sea and the north coast of the island.
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.
Lagoa do Fogo - Fire Lake;
Ribeira Grande city;
Tea factory Gorreana;
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotels in Ponta Delgada and the cruise ship terminal
End location: Hotels in Ponta Delgada and the cruise ship terminal
Duration: 7 hours
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 euros - Caldeira Velha entrance fee (per person)
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We had a great time. In addition to experiencing the beauty of the island, we also learned much of the geological and cultural history. Sergio adjusted the timing and order of the stops to accommodate the unpredictable weather, and so our visit to Fire Lake included beautiful views and scenery. In addition, throughout the day, we gained a wealth of information about the people and culture of Sao Miguel. Sergio was a fantastic guide and we couldn't help but be infected by his enthusiasm.