Sete Cidades and Fire Lake
Full day tour
In the full day tour to Sete cidades and Fire lake (Lagoa do Fogo) tour, explore two volcanic complexes, located in the central and western areas of the island of São Miguel, respectively.
This full day tour starts with the 1st stop at the pineapple greenhouses, to learn about the traditional production process of this very unique and internationally recognized product
Then, we go very close to the second highest point of the island São Miguel to the viewpoint Pico da Barrosa because provide us with fantastic and breathtaking views over the Fire Lake (Lagoa do Fogo).
As we descend to the center of Ribeira Grande, we pass through the Caldeira Velha Natural Park, which is an optional stop.
In the center of Ribeira Grande, which in addition to being the second largest city in São Miguel, you can see on a small walk the different styles of Baroque and São Miguel architecture.
Before exploring and discovering the Sete Cidades area and its lagoons, we will stop for lunch at a restaurant with regional food, which can be a meat, fish or vegetarian dish.
After lunch, go to Sete Cidades, to visit and explore several lagoons, for example the lagoons of Canary , Santiago and the Lake of Sete Cidades, from the top of the caldeira we can see two colors, green and blue.
One of the highlights of the this tour, is the viewpoint of Vista do Rei, elected the lake of Sete Cidades one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, it is in this viewpoint that we can see the colors green and blue.
On the parish of Sete Cidades, where we get to know a little better of this quiet and peaceful parish of São Miguel, we will introduce other viewpoints with very beautiful views of the caldera and the lake of Sete Cidades.
After Sete Cidades, we go to the viewpoint of Escalvado, used in the past as a lookout for whale hunting, provides us with a fantastic view over the sea and the Mosteiros (parish) and over the islets of the Mosteiros.
Our return to Ponta Delgada is made by the South of the island, where it may be possible to visit the Ponta da Ferraria viewpoint, it is another place rich in volcanic activity.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
– Pick up and drop off at Hotels
– Local Guide
– Pinneapple Plantation
– Entrance payment in Natural Park Caldeira Velha
How we do it
– Minimum of two and maximum of 8 people
– Start at 9 am and 2 pm