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Hike on the summit of a Giant Volcano

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Faial island Request Tour
Small groups
Boat tickets not included
The 4th most visited harbor in the world
50 per adult

Hike on the summit of a Giant Volcano

Hiking on the Rim of the Caldeira – Half day

Faial island

During the entire journey there will be grazing lands and sea at sight. As there will be an indigo-blue sky or a soft lead of clouds over the hills. There is the scent of wild bush and dampened wood; the Laurissilva forest with its birds, insects, and whispering leaves.

There is the vision of hydrangeas and of the quiet sea – the vision of the proximity of the islands that cuddle us; there is the Azorean breeze, different from any other – as it is a breeze that mumbles stories, colors, and feelings that awake us to the flow of life.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Tour starts Horta
  • Minimum age 6
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 4H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Anyone who has done the trail around Caldeira do Faial has no doubt that it definitely deserves a visit.

    When you see the size of the crater for the first time, and feel that you are treading volcanic soil, it is absolutely stunning! Imagine the path traveled between hydrangeas and the feeling of smallness in front of such natural beauty.

    Caldeira do Faial is approximately 2km in diameter, 400 meters deep and its interior is full of Laurissilva Forest, which in 1972 earned the prestigious status of Natural Reserve.

    It makes you want to book the trip now, right? What are you waiting for?

    • Madalena-Horta

      – After a ferry trip of about 30 minutes from Madalena, here we are in the city of Horta.

    • The Rim of the Caldeira

      – We will drive up to the rim of the Caldeira, to the 2.5h walking trail circling the cauldron. Caldeira rises up to 1,043m (3,422ft). It was in 1972 the first nature reserve of the Azores due to the luxurious and well-preserved Laurissilva present there.

      – We will wander through hedges of hydrangeas. On a beautiful day, it is possible to see the neighboring islands of São Jorge and Pico.

    • The way back

      – After this beautiful hike, you can stay a little bit longer to discover the town of Horta on your own. Otherwise, you can take the ferry back to Pico right away.

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

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  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

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  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Hiking on the Rim of the Caldeira – Half day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks


    • Boat tickets not included
    • You can join this tour if you are already in Faial
    • Children ideally above 6 years old

    Good to know

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    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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