TOUR DURATION: 3,5 hours to 4 hours.
Pick up at the seapier where your ship ataches, drive from the South coast to the North coast. Our first stop is at Miradouro de Santa Iria viewpoint. There you can see the dramatic North Coast cliffs. Our next stop is Ribeira Grande city (view of the city garden, center, liquor tasting possibility or coffee/chocolate shop, and view of the Ribeira Grande mother church (first construction in 1517 and reconstructed in the eighteen century).
When everyone is ready, we will start going up the mountain of Barrosa to see the Fire Lake. Before we will stop at Caldeira Velha park. There will be a short walk in and out of the park for photo oportunity, WC area if needed. At this Park you can see the warm waterfall, a hot spring, and very exotic scenery, where many Australian Tree Ferns grow (totaly may take around 15 to 20 minutes). After that stop, we will drive to the first view and stop to see the emerald green Fire Lake. Then drive to the higher view, almost at the highest point of Barrosa mountain, to see the Fire Lake from another perspective. From that view you can also see the South and the North coast at the same time (the most flat and thinner area of the Sao Miguel island) and also a opportunity to see (at 947m altitude / around 3000 feet) your ship at the seapier of Ponta Delgada. From there we will go down Barrosa Mountain to the South coast. At the bottom and before the arrival of your ship, we will pass through Lagoa city, several small villages and volcanic beaches until we reach Ponta Delgada back to your ship.
Note: Sao Miguel island weather may affect this itinerary and alternate sites may be visited if necessary.