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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Fogo Volcano
Ponta Delgada- Azores- Portugal
( 87 )
8 Hours
6 Persons
English/Portuguese
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Brief

At 947m above the sea level rises Pico da Barrosa, where throughout the route we can observe the diversity of the local fauna and flora.
An enormous crater hides the glamorous Lagoa do Fogo at the top of the Fogo Volcano at 575m above sea level.
The beauty of the scenery sharpens ours senses with the luxurious vegetation – some endemic – from a spectacular landscape that reveals the magnificence of what nature presents us, on a journey that will last in your memory.

Highlights
• Get off the beaten track in a 4x4;
• Ride through small streams and absorb the surrounding nature;
• Viewpoints: Barrosa; Lagoa do Fogo;
• Lagoa do Fogo;
• Salto do Cabrito (waterfall);
• Caldeira Velha – Natural Monument of thermal waters (hot thermal bath);
• Ribeira Grande Caldeiras;
• Cerâmica Vieira factory;
• Mulher de Capote liquor factory;
• Ribeira Grande historic center.

Tour Detail

The Fogo Volcanic Complex, with an area of 2182ha , features an abundance of species of endemic flora and secondary volcanism manifestations, that consists on fumaroles and hot springs.
The caldera of the Fogo Volcano is the smallest collapsed caldera of the island of São Miguel, with about 15 thousand years.
Given to its location in altitude, it is the most natural area and with the less human intervention. It is an important hydrologic resource being classified as a Nature Reserve since 1974.
Because of its structure, it plays an extremely important role particularly in the replacement of underground water, regulation of the water cycle, biomass production, retention of sediments and nutrients and is therefore classified as Ramsar site.
On a 4WD vehicle departing from Ponta Delgada at 9:00 a.m. we will head to Lagoa village to visit the Cerâmica Vieira factory. Following to Pico da Barrosa, at the top we encounter the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo. Down the northwest flank of the Fogo volcano, we find the natural monument of Caldeira Velha, a major Geosite, composed of fumaroles and thermal spring water. Secondary volcanism area with rocky hills covered by lush vegetation with a cascade of thermal hot water, where a thermal bath is recommended (entrance not included).
On the way towards Ribeira Grande city, we will stop at the refreshing waterfall scenery of Salto do Cabrito. Continuing the tour along a dirt track to Ribeira Grande Caldeiras, where you can enjoy, the recreation area, the thermal baths and the Azorean gastronomy (both at own expense). Visit the liqueur factory Mulher de Capote and the historical center of Ribeira Grande before drop-off at around 5:00 p.m.
The course on/off road may vary according to climate conditions.

Price Detail
Inclusions

· Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

· Local taxes

· Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

· Personal Accident Insurance

· Certified Nature Guide/Diver

Exclusions

· Gratuities (optional)

· Entrance fees

· Lunch

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

KimN332

2018-12-07 04:59:21

"Fantastic tour with excellent guide." We enjoyed a fantastic and informative jeep tour around the beautiful island. We were limited by the time stipulation of our cruise ship but packed so much into the time we had. We would have loved...

+More

Pharoutfam

2018-11-06 08:09:53

"Beautiful views with amazing, flexible guide" This was an amazing experience. Beautiful scenery, very knowledge, personable guide making our tour very personalized. Even had walking sticks for some rough hiking terrain! Willing to take his time...

+More

aliciaclaire

2018-11-05 03:03:32

"Amazing tour with a friendly guide" My friend and I were lucky enough to do a full day tour with Jose and to be given a really unique perspective on the formation of the island and the history of Sao Miguel. Jose took us to soo many...

+More

Mikarus

2018-09-16 12:11:54

"Full day tour to Sete Cidades Volcano - amazing guide and tour" This was one of the highlights for our entire trip to Azores. Jose, the owner of this company, and is a solo operator , was very accommodating, knowledgeable and extremely hospital person. We were...

+More

Kimberley P

2018-08-31 05:52:24

"A truly local experience" My friend and I were so, so happy we stumbled upon José’s tours as it was the best tour experience we could have had. As no one else booked José made even more effort to fit the day’s plans to us. He...

+More

Rose38X

2018-08-05 07:21:13

"Wonderful Experience" I was so surprised at the diversity of Jose's knowledge and the tour's landscape. We went from a beautiful, picturesque church/lookout point to a lush tropical forest and then onto experiencing...

+More

Andrew C

2018-07-27 11:45:52

"Excellent" My two daughters and I spent a wonderful day with Jose. We saw, heard and experienced so much of the magic of the Azores through our friendly, informative and well prepared guide.

+More

MichelleM2113

2018-07-07 23:24:22

"Spectacular tour, exceptional guide " Where to start on this incredible tour! Jose took us round Sette Cidettes and Lake Fogo - and it was simply the best tour I have ever been on. We had a very foggy day but the scenery was still...

+More

bvanwely

2018-06-12 04:35:16

"4WD all day tour " Jose is a marvelous guide. You get history, ecology, geology, scenery, and a soak in a natural hot spring. Great tour. Highly recommended.

+More

Lolly108

2018-05-08 15:15:54

"Full Day 4WD Furnas volcano" Great day trip! Soooooo much better than a bus tour. We were taken to places buses didn’t go and we’d never have found ourselves. We could stay as long as we liked in each place. We also were given...

+More

Lisa D

2018-04-18 11:10:34

"Perfect tour with the perfect guide!" Jose offers it all: a genuine love for his island and a desire to share its beauty with his guests; a comprehensive knowledge from the flora and fauna to the geothermal and hydro energy; and a...

+More

Gwil J

2017-12-03 06:48:19

"Made our stay! " We have not long returned from a short stay in Ponta Delgada (our first time in the Azores) and what a memorable experience it was. We saw so much in four days and this just would not have been...

+More

Paul M

2017-10-22 20:20:21

"Tour exceeding all expectations" I think we struck gold with Jose as a tour guide. He has a rich and varied knowledge of the Azoers arpegios and may well be the most congenial human I have ever met. The tour is fantastic and beyond...

+More

Cars65

2017-10-08 07:35:19

"More than amazing!" Two weeks in Portugal and this day was our highlight! Jose was the perfect guide. He was professional, polite, punctual, funny and incredibly intelligent. He shared so much of the history of the area...

+More

awalker80

2017-09-27 12:28:54

"Great All Day 4x4 Tour to Furnas" We booked this tour not even realizing the one we booked was a private tour. Jose picked us up at our lodging and took us in and around Furnas for the entire day. He as very knowledgeable and...

+More

pelenaka

2017-09-19 07:49:03

"Would highly recommend this tour" Jose our guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a terrific experience. He was focused on us getting the most from the the tour we could. We were not rushed to get to the next stop and he...

+More

Ramona G

2017-08-07 13:52:17

"Amazing beauty and genuine hospitality " If you usually give 5* to a tour that matches your expectations, well, there is no rating for Jose's tours. It's his passion and dedication that make the tours phenomenal. Of course, he will take you...

+More

nigeld0uglas

2017-07-24 12:16:01

"Brilliant guided tour " I can only echo the thoughts and comments of other reviewers here. Jose gave my wife and me a wonderful day trip around the east end of Sao Miguel island, stopping regularly to point out things of...

+More

Marcela H

2017-07-14 08:59:14

"Custom jeep trip" We got a great tour around the east side of the San Miguel island. José picked us up puntually in the morning and got to see some great viewing spots first. He explained everything about the geology...

+More
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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Fogo Volcano
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
( 87 )
8 Hours
6 Persons
English/Portuguese
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Brief

At 947m above the sea level rises Pico da Barrosa, where throughout the route we can observe the diversity of the local fauna and flora.
An enormous crater hides the glamorous Lagoa do Fogo at the top of the Fogo Volcano at 575m above sea level.
The beauty of the scenery sharpens ours senses with the luxurious vegetation – some endemic – from a spectacular landscape that reveals the magnificence of what nature presents us, on a journey that will last in your memory.

Highlights
• Get off the beaten track in a 4x4;
• Ride through small streams and absorb the surrounding nature;
• Viewpoints: Barrosa; Lagoa do Fogo;
• Lagoa do Fogo;
• Salto do Cabrito (waterfall);
• Caldeira Velha – Natural Monument of thermal waters (hot thermal bath);
• Ribeira Grande Caldeiras;
• Cerâmica Vieira factory;
• Mulher de Capote liquor factory;
• Ribeira Grande historic center.

Tour Detail

The Fogo Volcanic Complex, with an area of 2182ha , features an abundance of species of endemic flora and secondary volcanism manifestations, that consists on fumaroles and hot springs.
The caldera of the Fogo Volcano is the smallest collapsed caldera of the island of São Miguel, with about 15 thousand years.
Given to its location in altitude, it is the most natural area and with the less human intervention. It is an important hydrologic resource being classified as a Nature Reserve since 1974.
Because of its structure, it plays an extremely important role particularly in the replacement of underground water, regulation of the water cycle, biomass production, retention of sediments and nutrients and is therefore classified as Ramsar site.
On a 4WD vehicle departing from Ponta Delgada at 9:00 a.m. we will head to Lagoa village to visit the Cerâmica Vieira factory. Following to Pico da Barrosa, at the top we encounter the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo. Down the northwest flank of the Fogo volcano, we find the natural monument of Caldeira Velha, a major Geosite, composed of fumaroles and thermal spring water. Secondary volcanism area with rocky hills covered by lush vegetation with a cascade of thermal hot water, where a thermal bath is recommended (entrance not included).
On the way towards Ribeira Grande city, we will stop at the refreshing waterfall scenery of Salto do Cabrito. Continuing the tour along a dirt track to Ribeira Grande Caldeiras, where you can enjoy, the recreation area, the thermal baths and the Azorean gastronomy (both at own expense). Visit the liqueur factory Mulher de Capote and the historical center of Ribeira Grande before drop-off at around 5:00 p.m.
The course on/off road may vary according to climate conditions.

+More
Price Detail

· Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

· Local taxes

· Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

· Personal Accident Insurance

· Certified Nature Guide/Diver

· Gratuities (optional)

· Entrance fees

· Lunch

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

Start Date:

*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Certified Nature Guide
Reviews

KimN332

2018-12-07 04:59:21

"Fantastic tour with excellent guide." We enjoyed a fantastic and informative jeep tour around the beautiful island. We were limited by the time stipulation of our cruise ship but packed so much into the time we had. We would have loved...

+More

Pharoutfam

2018-11-06 08:09:53

"Beautiful views with amazing, flexible guide" This was an amazing experience. Beautiful scenery, very knowledge, personable guide making our tour very personalized. Even had walking sticks for some rough hiking terrain! Willing to take his time...

+More

aliciaclaire

2018-11-05 03:03:32

"Amazing tour with a friendly guide" My friend and I were lucky enough to do a full day tour with Jose and to be given a really unique perspective on the formation of the island and the history of Sao Miguel. Jose took us to soo many...

+More

Mikarus

2018-09-16 12:11:54

"Full day tour to Sete Cidades Volcano - amazing guide and tour" This was one of the highlights for our entire trip to Azores. Jose, the owner of this company, and is a solo operator , was very accommodating, knowledgeable and extremely hospital person. We were...

+More

Kimberley P

2018-08-31 05:52:24

"A truly local experience" My friend and I were so, so happy we stumbled upon José’s tours as it was the best tour experience we could have had. As no one else booked José made even more effort to fit the day’s plans to us. He...

+More

Rose38X

2018-08-05 07:21:13

"Wonderful Experience" I was so surprised at the diversity of Jose's knowledge and the tour's landscape. We went from a beautiful, picturesque church/lookout point to a lush tropical forest and then onto experiencing...

+More

Andrew C

2018-07-27 11:45:52

"Excellent" My two daughters and I spent a wonderful day with Jose. We saw, heard and experienced so much of the magic of the Azores through our friendly, informative and well prepared guide.

+More

MichelleM2113

2018-07-07 23:24:22

"Spectacular tour, exceptional guide " Where to start on this incredible tour! Jose took us round Sette Cidettes and Lake Fogo - and it was simply the best tour I have ever been on. We had a very foggy day but the scenery was still...

+More

bvanwely

2018-06-12 04:35:16

"4WD all day tour " Jose is a marvelous guide. You get history, ecology, geology, scenery, and a soak in a natural hot spring. Great tour. Highly recommended.

+More

Lolly108

2018-05-08 15:15:54

"Full Day 4WD Furnas volcano" Great day trip! Soooooo much better than a bus tour. We were taken to places buses didn’t go and we’d never have found ourselves. We could stay as long as we liked in each place. We also were given...

+More

Lisa D

2018-04-18 11:10:34

"Perfect tour with the perfect guide!" Jose offers it all: a genuine love for his island and a desire to share its beauty with his guests; a comprehensive knowledge from the flora and fauna to the geothermal and hydro energy; and a...

+More

Gwil J

2017-12-03 06:48:19

"Made our stay! " We have not long returned from a short stay in Ponta Delgada (our first time in the Azores) and what a memorable experience it was. We saw so much in four days and this just would not have been...

+More

Paul M

2017-10-22 20:20:21

"Tour exceeding all expectations" I think we struck gold with Jose as a tour guide. He has a rich and varied knowledge of the Azoers arpegios and may well be the most congenial human I have ever met. The tour is fantastic and beyond...

+More

Cars65

2017-10-08 07:35:19

"More than amazing!" Two weeks in Portugal and this day was our highlight! Jose was the perfect guide. He was professional, polite, punctual, funny and incredibly intelligent. He shared so much of the history of the area...

+More

awalker80

2017-09-27 12:28:54

"Great All Day 4x4 Tour to Furnas" We booked this tour not even realizing the one we booked was a private tour. Jose picked us up at our lodging and took us in and around Furnas for the entire day. He as very knowledgeable and...

+More

pelenaka

2017-09-19 07:49:03

"Would highly recommend this tour" Jose our guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a terrific experience. He was focused on us getting the most from the the tour we could. We were not rushed to get to the next stop and he...

+More

Ramona G

2017-08-07 13:52:17

"Amazing beauty and genuine hospitality " If you usually give 5* to a tour that matches your expectations, well, there is no rating for Jose's tours. It's his passion and dedication that make the tours phenomenal. Of course, he will take you...

+More

nigeld0uglas

2017-07-24 12:16:01

"Brilliant guided tour " I can only echo the thoughts and comments of other reviewers here. Jose gave my wife and me a wonderful day trip around the east end of Sao Miguel island, stopping regularly to point out things of...

+More

Marcela H

2017-07-14 08:59:14

"Custom jeep trip" We got a great tour around the east side of the San Miguel island. José picked us up puntually in the morning and got to see some great viewing spots first. He explained everything about the geology...

+More
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