Guided tour

Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

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17 reviews

Sao Miguel Island: Fire Lake Half-Day Tour

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From US$ 34.40 per person

This lake is the highest above sea level in Sao Miguel. A sleeping volcano sits in an undisturbed landscape. Set in the central part of the island, the lake is high above the villages, in a protected natural reserve.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
we be waiting in meeting point or in hotel 20 a 15 minutes before start the tour
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the Pineapple Plantation
  • See the beautiful Fire Lake in 937m a altitude
  • Tasty the tradiccional Azorean liquers
  • relax in the warm waters of the Caldeira Velha
Full description
This tour starts in a parish village Faja de baixo, famous for the cultivation of pineapple. There, you'll have the opportunity of seeing the whole process of pineapple cultivation of the Azores. On reaching the town of Ribeira Grande, discover the architecture from this cities and of the island, pass by viewing points that overlook part of the north coast of the Sao Miguel. You'll have the opportunity to taste some traditional liquors. Visit the thermals of Ribeira Grande Boilers, a thermal suite constructed in the nineteenth century. In the central zone of the valley lies a large amount of clear blue boiling water.  Afterwards, you'll stop in the natural park of the Caldeira Velha for a relaxing stroll. Experience direct contact with nature. The Fire Lake, is a lake of very blue water, surrounded by dense and lush vegetation. It is the highest lagoon of the island of Sao Miguel, situated in the Pico da Barrosa at 937 meters.  
  • Private driver/guide
  • Insurance
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

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We really enjoyed the tour. As agreed, we were picked up at the hotel on time. The driver was very communicative and gave us a lot of information around the island. His English was very easy to understand and we felt we were in good hands at all times. He customized the tour to our individual needs. So that we were even allowed to experience a bath in the hot springs. We were given ample time to enjoy and photograph the scenery. We can recommend this tour with a clear conscience!

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August 12, 2021

March 4, 2022

it was amazing

December 8, 2021

Product ID: 58794