Caldeira do Faial Descent

5 hr


Pickup Service

Group Tour

We provide private hiking tours to descend into the bottom of Caldeira do Faial. This is a very special activity, limited to 3 groups per day by Faial Natural Park. Can only be done with a permit and a certified guide.
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Itinerary Details


The Caldeira of Faial is a natural reserve since 1972 (category I – IUCN). It’s a volcanic colapse crater with unique characteristics. The Caldeira of Faial descent is a special experience, so Faial Natural Park controls the access to the bottom, issuing a limited number of permits. Caldeira descent requires a certified guide. The Caldeira of Faial is one of the last strongholds for the Azores native forest. We can find there more than 60% of the Azores endemic species. It’s a place where you can feel how the Azores were like before human settlement. The trail is difficult because it is very narrow and steep. Sometimes some scramble is necessary. The Caldeira bio-diversity is composed of different humid habitats. Hence it’s frequent to find mud and a flooded area at the bottom.

Stop At:

• Caldeira, 10 km from Horta, Horta, Faial Island Portugal

Important Details

  • Private transportation
  • Hiking Poles
  • Faial Natural Park Fee
Not Included
  • Snacks - Please bring snacks and water and sandwich for lunch
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travellers on their accommodation

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/5/2019 - 2/25/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.