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Caldeira do Faial Descent provided by Our island

Caldeira do Faial Descent
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 172298P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hiking Poles
  • Faial Natural Park Fee
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Please bring snacks and water and sandwich for lunch
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travellers on their accommodation
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
Inclusions
  • Hiking Poles
  • Faial Natural Park Fee
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Please bring snacks and water and sandwich for lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travellers on their accommodation
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
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Ana
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Incredible experience
Aug 2020 • Friends
I just want to thank Our Island for the great experience we had with them. They have been really beautiful days in the islands (not only Faial but also Banana trip in Pico). And above all I want to thank for the guide Our Island provide us: Susana has been the best guide ever. INCREDIBLE!!!!!
They are very lucky having her. She is AMAZING. Great professional and a good person.
Written 24 August 2020
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Tiago F
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Great value for the money! Knowledge guides and personalised service.
Sep 2019
From the moment of the reservation to taking us back to the boat, these guys did not spare any efforts to give us an amazing experience. The guide provided thorough explanations and was incredible respectful for the location and what it represents in terms of history and biodiversity. We do recommend them anytime.
Written 26 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Fantastic private tour of Faial!
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B-a-n-a-n-a-s!! Trip with Our Island
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Breathtaking!
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Outstanding Experience
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Excellent tour guide
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