Lagoa do Fogo and Fabrica de Ceramica

 
 
20200910122041_ponta-delgada-lagoa-fogo.jpg Lagoa Fogo

Half Day (Duration: 4h approx.)

Ponta Delgada

Price from: 45.00 euros

 
On this half-day private tour you will visit Lagoa do Fogo, a lake located in the bottom of an extinct volcano, and a pottery factory.
 
Highlights
 
  • Enjoy the views of Lagoa do Fogo from a viewpoint
  • Explore A huge lagoon with crystal clear waters that rests calmly at the base of a volcanic basin.
  • Visit the Vieira pottery factory, where all pottery objects are made by hand.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Azores Islands
City: Ponta Delgada
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 4h approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 15 People
Price from: 45.00€
 

Introduction

Largest place in the Azores and capital of São Miguel since 1522, Ponta Delgada is a flat town that stretches along a bay on the island´s south coast. Boasting many impressive churches, convents and majestic white houses, visitors are constantly reminded of its wealthy and illustrious past, when the port was a crucial staging post between Europe and the New World during the Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Ponta Delgada is a good base from which to make day tours of the volcanic crater lakes and thermal springs in the centre of the island. A short drive north-west of the city is the spectacular setting of Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an extinct volcano which holds two adjoining lakes, one emerald-green and the other sapphire-blue.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND

  • Departure from the Hotel at 9.00 AM
  • Departure from Ponta Delgada towards the north coast of the island in order to visit the city of Ribeira Grande and its surroundings.
  • In the parish of Ribeira Seca we will make a short stop at a Renaissance fountain, which witnesses past times.
  • This fountain was covered by lava from a volcano that erupted in 1563, burying the settlement that used to exist there.
  • Arriving in the city center, we already noticed the 17th-century Baroque architecture and XVIII of the buildings, of which we will visit the most important, in a short walk.
  • Now taking the mountain road that winds up to Lagoa do Fogo we will reach the viewpoint over Lagoa do Fogo.
  • A huge lagoon with crystal clear waters that rests calmly at the base of a volcanic basin.
  • At this point, you can also see both the north and south coasts of the island.
  • Descending the mountain towards the seaside of the south coast, until Vila da Lagoa, with a panoramic view of the central area of ​​the island.
  • Visit the Vieira pottery factory, where all pottery objects are made by hand.
  • Return to the city Ponta Delgada

Prices and Dates

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45.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation hotel/tour/hotel
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees when with Guide
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities to Guides and Drivers (not mandatory but given if you have a good time)
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Pick up

  • Hotels in the city centre

Drop off

  • Hotels in the city centre

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 72 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 72 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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