Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Full day jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo 

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: £75 (adult) £45 (child) 

This full day tour will take you to many fascinating landscapes around Sao Miguel. You will be picked up in Ponta Delgada at 9am straight to the first activity: a guided visit to Sete Cidades. Passing countless viewpoints on the way. On arrival, you can enjoy the clear mystical water of the Sete Cidades lake. You will also visit the Sao Nicolau church and Vista do Rei belvedere. After lunch in a local restaurant we will then be stopping at Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most popular places on the Island. This landmark holds breath-taking views, looking over Pico da Barrosa and surrounding areas of Sao Miguel Island.  

The next visit is to Caldeira Velha, an iron-rich waterfall naturally warmed by the geothermal activity. There, you can enjoy relaxing in thermal bathing pools surrounded by lush greenery (subject to pools being open – they are closed after rainfall for cleaning). The next stop is to Salto do Cabrito, where you can experience a hydroelectric station in action and a 50m high waterfall nearby.

Please bring

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater, raincoat, backpack
  • Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen
  • Water, snacks

The half day Jeep tour to Sete Cidades was great… We were even able to see one of the other islands! The experience took my breath away, it was magical. Every member of staff from your agent was excellent. Amazing service level. I loved every second of this holiday and will be boring my friends and family for months to come I’m sure. – Susan Windsor May 2022

 
be-a-marine-biologist-for-the-day

be-a-marine-biologist-for-the-day

“Be a Marine Biologist for the Day”

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices from: Adult £114, Child £57

All of our holidays offer the once in a life time opportunity for you to “Be a Marine Biologist for a Day” – the perfect program for those with a keen appetite to learn. You will enjoy talks from one of our marine biologist before spending a full day with them on a small RIB learning research techniques such as data collection, photo ID and listening to underwater acoustics using the hydrophone. You will get away from the main tourist trail and have opportunities for a lot more contact with the animals. This a fully immersive day allowing you to step inside the shoes of our marine biologists and learn about their research. This activity can be added onto your holiday program.

Your day starts at our local boat base, walking distance from your hotel. You will then board the sturdy RIB zodiac boat and spend a full day at sea, travelling further along the coast to rich feeding grounds, giving you a closer look into the lives of the whales and dolphins you’ll meet – some are even known by name!

You will be accompanied by our expert local guides and marine biologists who love sharing their extensive knowledge of these incredible creatures. They will teach you research techniques such as data collection, photo ID and listening to underwater acoustics using the hydrophone.

You will break for lunch, on land, joined by your marine biologist so be sure to ask lots of questions!

You’ll learn about the biology, habitat and behaviour of the cetaceans and participate in valuable research and conservation initiatives helping to preserve the oceans for future generations.

This is a superb addition to any trip and is ideally suited to adults and children who are keen to get hands on in the world of conservation.

This is a 6 hour tour consisting of 4 hours out at sea and 2 hours at the boat base with talks and presentations. A packed lunch is given with the choice of eating out at sea or at the boat base.

Geotour

Geotour

Geotour 

 Prices from: £85 (adult) £42.50 (child)

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

This tour will take you to many geologically fascinating places around Sao Miguel. During this tour, you will learn so much about the volcanic origins of the Azores! You will be picked up in Ponta Delgada at 9am straight to the first activity: a guided visit to Gruta do Carvao. This lava tunnel currently extends for about 2,000 meters (6,500 feet).

The next stop is at the Sao Roque Islet, also known as Rosto do Cao (“dogs face”). The third activity is to visit Lagoa, the Volcanological and Geothermal Observatory of the Azores (OVGA). Where you will learn about the formation of the islands and the volcanic phenomena of the Azores. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will then stop at Pico da Barrosa, holding extraordinary views of the volcanic landscape of Lagoa do Fogo. Next, we will stop at the belvedere which offers breath taking views of the Fogo volcano and its beautiful lake.

The next visit is to Caldeira Velha, an iron-rich waterfall naturally warmed by the geothermal activity. There, you can enjoy a relaxing in thermal bathing pools surrounded by a lush greenery. The next stop is the Calderas of Ribeira Grande, where you can experience volcanic activity. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, our last stop at Ribeira Seca, visiting the foundation of Largo de Sao Pedro, built during the 16th century. This is a unique vestige of the old settlement that was destroyed by the eruption of 1563.

This tour is subject to a minimum number of 6 guests to operate.

Please bring

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater, raincoat, backpack
  • Swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen
  • Water, snacks

 

Jeep tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha

Lagoa do Fogo & Caldeira Velha

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: Adult £45, Child £25

This wonderful tour combines some off-road routes in both the highlands and flatlands, taking you to the natural reserve of Lagoa Do Fogo to enjoy hot thermal nature at its best. Ascend to the highest point of the island to see the fire lake with dramatic views of two coasts from the summit. On the route back, there will be a stop at Caldeira Velha where a short walk through some tropical rain forest will take you to an absolute gem, a hot thermal water fall under the canopy of a volcanic outcrop. Remember to bring your bathing suit so you can spend some time in the mineral-rich, hot thermal waters (subject to pools being open – they are closed after rainfall for cleaning). This is nature at its best. There is also a pickup and drop off service to and from your hotel.  

If you wish to add this trip to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability). To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure.  

 (Suitable for all ages) 

 

What to bring:

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Sweater, raincoat
  • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Water and snacks

 

 

On Thursday we did the half day trip to Lagoa do Fogo. It was a bit of a wet morning but we made the best of it and the geothermal pools were in a beautiful setting – very Jurassic Park! We swam in the pools and then drove to the beach where we saw an old lava flow and a layer of pumice several metres thick. This trip gave the kids a really good understanding of the volcanology of the island. – Sally Smart April 2022

 
Geotourism and Volcano full day tour

Geotourism and Volcano full day tour

 Geo-tourism and Volcano Day Tour

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Prices: Adult £80, Child £45

The Azores Archipelago has volcanic origins and is considered by many to have exceptional landscape due to this influence.  Recent eruptions are visible and can be visited. The volcanic origins of the islands created mountains and valleys covered by a luxurious and varied   vegetation, lakes in ancient volcano craters, hot water springs, thermal hot-water fountains and cascades, stupendous peaks contrasting with cultivated fields. We offer organised trips to several geological interest spots. This tour lasts 3 hours and you can also book this trip for a smaller amount of people if needed. However, the minimum number of people is 4, you can rebook/cancel latest 48 hours before your tour. 

If you wish to add it to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and also at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability. To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure). 

(Suitable for all ages)