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An experience to remember

If you’re planning a trip to the Azores with friends or family and you’re still looking for that programme that will allow you to connect with untouched nature in a guided way, we have the answer.

As we descend this emblematic crater, we can distinguish four different types of habitats. Being located in a remote and difficult-to-access location, this Nature Reserve has managed to maintain its biological richness, making it one of the best examples of native forests in the Azores and undoubtedly the most beautiful woods in Faial.

This trekking down to Caldeira do Faial is a challenge on several levels
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It’s a trail that can hardly be compared with others, as it’s more technical, meaning we’ll have to use our hands to support ourselves during the descent, pass under trees and bushes, and enter crevices covered in nature’s greenery. Apart from the driest times of the year, we’ll have to get our feet wet to reach the center of the Crater where the temporary lagoon is located, so we can enjoy the superb 360º view of the Caldera. To climb back up, the challenge is not only physical but also mental. It seems like an endless natural staircase where the heart starts beating faster and the layers of clothing start to shrink.

The descent to Caldeira do Faial is a challenging and demanding route, but at the end of the day the happiness of having been there will outweigh any muscle pain.

Transport with pick up and drop off at your accommodation or at a point to be agreed in the city of Horta, including the ferry terminal. We can also pick you up and drop you off at Faial airport (this may change the price of the tour). For an additional fee, or on private tours, it is also possible to pick up and drop off anywhere on the island of Faial.

Guided tour by a marine biologist and/or certified guide from the Faial Natural Park.

On prior request, we provide waterproof trousers and backpack protectors during the hike.

Offer of a small local sweet to savour during the tour.


1pax: 115€
2-3pax: 75€ per person
4-5 pax: 70€ per person
For 6 or more pax, or for private tours, contact us


5 h – 6 h

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