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Full-Day 4WD Tour to Lagoa do Fogo and Lagoa das Sete Cidades

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    What to Expect
    This 4WD tour willl guide you around two of the most beautiful Lakes of São Miguel Island, Lagoa do Fogo and Lagoa das Sete Cidades.

    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.

    Given to its location in altitude, it is the most natural area and with the less human intervention suffered. 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 we will head to Pico da Barrosa, where at the top we encounter the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo.

    Down the northwest flank of the Fogo volcano, 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.

    On the way towards the west part of the island, after a pause for lunch, head to the Volcanic Complex of Sete Cidades. With an area of 2173ha of protected landscape it is formed by a caldera with 5,3km in diameter. The landscape is dominated by the Sete Cidades Lake, separated by the "Rêgos" bridge. Inside the Caldera find Lagoa de Santiago. Ride through the south rim of the volcano (when security conditions are guaranteed) in a land route where you can contemplate the stunning natural beauty.

    Go down to the inside of this sleeping volcano where you will find the picturesque parish of Sete Cidades.

    The course on/off road may vary according to climate conditions
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels or in a range of 25Km.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
    • Personal Accident Insurance
    • Driver/Certified nature guide
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If canceled due to extreme weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We enjoyed the day with Jose ... covered a lot of ground during the day tour.. amazing sights. Jose's interest of Geology and Botany comes through loud and clear with is distinct knowledge of the landscape and foliage. We learned so much and saw so much... A great tour !
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    Jose was awesome! He picked us up in the west, changed the itinerary to accommodate a different starting point and was on time at our hotel. You definitely needed 4WD to pass the roads that he took us on! His knowledge and love of the islands was infectious and was very
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    This is the best way to know deeply Sao Miguel. José has been amazing, he is the perfect guide always professional and resourceful. Highly recommendable. last but not least the lunch was very good. Gianni and Stefania
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    We took a tour last week with Jose and Vera. We had 12 people in two vehicles, including 2 children. Jose and Vera took very good care of us all day, even working in a visit to the tea factory for us. Pick up at the hotel was prompt and the places we visited were interesting,
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    When we first arrived on Sao Miguel, we did not know anything about the island. It was so foreign and different from the city of New York. So, my family and I took Carpe Diem Dream Tours to familiarize ourselves with the island. We were absolutely blown away. Our guide, whose
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