Pick up at the pier, and drive from the South coast to the North coast towards Fire Lake. We will start going up the mountain of Barrosa to see the Fire Lake. First stop is at the Salto do Cabrito waterfall and surroundings.
Then we will stop at Caldeira Velha(hot iron water fall) with a short walk and photo stop around 15 to 20 minutes with a WC area there. We will see the waterfall, a hot spring and exotic scenery with many Australian Tree Ferns. Then drive to the first view to see Fire Lake. After that we will see another view almost at the highest point to Fire Lake from another perspective. We will see the island along the South and the North coast at the same time (the most flat and thinner area of the island), and maybe see at (947m altitude / around 3000 feet) your ship at the pier. Then drive down to stop at the viewpoint on the South coast at Praia do Degredo view point. On one side you will see a waterfall right beside a beach, and the other side the little islet of Vila Franca do Campo. We will drive to stop at a viewpoint Nossa Senhora da Paz to see the Vila Franca do Campo islet from the top of the mountain and visit the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Paz. Then drive down through Vila Franca do Campo in the direction of Lombadas Valley. Drive up to Lombadas Valley through pasture areas and through forest areas until we stop and see on the top of the mountain the Lombadas waterfall.
We will slowly drive down to see Caldeira Nova and stop for the WC, coffee and see some hot springs including where they also cook food underneath the earth, and its surroundings. Then when everyone is ready we will drive to see Ponta do Cinturão (north coast cliffs and coast line). If time permits we will stop and see Ribeira Grande city center and walk around (liquor church, city center, Santa Barbara beach surfing beach). After that we will check the time and determine what more you can fit or is the client’s mood. During the Tour there will be always WC stops, and in the middle of this Tour a stop to drink and eat depending how long is your ship stays here that day, and what the clients feel like doing.
Note: Sao Miguel island weather may affect this itinerary and alternate sites may be visited if necessary.