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The best of Faial in one day

Van Tours

Faial island Request Tour
Small groups
Boat tickets not included
Knowledgeable and passionate guide
Instant confirmations
Free cancellations
90 per adult

The best of Faial in one day

Van Tour around Faial Island – Full day

Faial island

The blooming of the hydrangeas dresses the island in a blueish veil and impregnates the air with a fresh odor of novelty.

The immense Caldeira crater, at the bottom of its green massifs, the silent respect that the remains of the Capelinhos’ volcano imposes upon us, and the sunny marina of Horta filled with colorful boats and walls that are an open-sky art gallery – all of these places transport us to a dual dimension of time, connecting the past and the future in a single moment in our existence.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Horta
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 8H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Entrance to Capelinhos museum OR botanical garden
    • Regional cheese tasting
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Capelinhos volcano on Faial island is a milestone in volcanology recognized all around the world!

    It is undoubtedly a must-visit place, not only because of the absolute sweeping landscape but also because of the cultural and scientific significance of its Information Center.

    And do you want a better way to get to know this place full of inspiration?

    Take a comfortable van tour and discover the main attractions of Faial in a safe and carefree way!

    What do we need more on vacation? To savor regional delicacies, of course! And tastings of Faial specialties are included.

    • Madalena-Horta

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

    • Caldeira

      – Caldeira forms a nature reserve incredibly rich in the endemic flora of the Azores. The giant crater is for sure one of the island’s major natural attractions. It rises up to 1,043m (3,422ft) from the sea level at Cabeço Gordo, the island’s highest point, with a crater diameter of about 2km.

      – Its last eruption happened only a little bit more than 1,000 years ago. It covered more than 70% of the island with a pumice stone.

    • Capelinhos volcano

      – Capelinhos is the youngest volcano of the Azores, formed only 60 years ago. It is still possible to wander through the “lunar” landscape made of ashes.

    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

      – Experience some of the most delicious traditional dishes the Azores has to offer. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the island.

    • Former whaling station

      – Let’s learn more about the old whaling traditions in the Azores and witness its importance for locals.

    • Local cheese factory

      – Taste the delicious cheese of Faial before taking the ferry back to Pico.

    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

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

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

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

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

  • Plan your Van Tour around Faial Island – Full day

    What to bring?

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

    Advisory

    • Boat tickets not included
    • You can join this tour if you are already in Faial
    • This tour is operated on a van or jeep, depending on the availability
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    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)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    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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