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Furnas and Lagoa de Fogo Thermal Discovery

Encounter the spellbinding beauty of the lake known as Lagoa do Fogo, or ‘Lagoon of Fire’, along with all the essential highlights while on holiday in Azores. Despite its commanding name, you will find this volcanic crater lake to be one of the most tranquil and picturesque you have ever seen. To reach the lake we drive via the south side of the island towards Barrosa mountain and stop at the belvederes to admire the view of Lagoa do Fogo and its impressive surrounds. Descending towards the north coast we will head for the city of Ribeira Grande to take in some classic Barroc Architecture from the XVII and XVIII centuries. Winding our way along the north coast we stop at the spectacular viewpoint of Sta Iria. Sip on locally grown teas from a number of plantations around Gorreana. Witness the region’s largest and oldest volcanic crater, now home to the Furnas Lake and surrounding thermal spas, from the viewpoint of Pico de Ferro. Sip on a cool drink and feast on a delicious lunch of Cozido das Caldeiras, a traditional Azorean meal made that is cooked within an earth oven. Choose to visit Terra Nostra Park before soaking away your cares with relaxing a dip in the thermal hot springs. Look out over Furnas Lake before perusing the artesian potteries of Vila Franca do Campo, the island’s former capital. The pretty town of Lagoa provides the perfect end to our full day tour of this thermally rich island pressure-cooker! Encounter the spellbinding beauty of the lake known as Lagoa do Fogo, or ‘Lagoon of Fire’, along with all the essential highlights while on holiday in Azores. Despite its commanding name, you will find this volcanic crater lake to be one of the most tranquil and picturesque you have ever seen. To reach the lake we drive via the south side of the island towards Barrosa mountain and stop at the belvederes to admire the view of Lagoa do Fogo and its impressive surrounds. Des Meeting/pick-up point: In front of the Tourism Board (Avenida Infante D. Henrique). Duration: Eight hours approx. Start/opening time: 8.30am. Languages: English or Portuguese. Others: Tour price does not include entrance fees to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden. Activity only available on the island of São Miguel.