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Caldeira do Faial Descent – Private Hiking Tour

(2 Reviews)
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Price Includes

  • Certified guide
  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Natural Park authorization fee
  • Insurance
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    • 5-6 Hours
    • Private Hiking
    • Faial
    • Min2 people

    Discover the captivating beauty of the Caldeira do Faial, a unique volcanic collapse crater situated at the heart of the island. Spanning approximately 2 kilometers in diameter, this natural reserve was formed over the course of 400,000 years through a series of eruptions and periods of calm.

    As one of the Azores’ most significant nature preservation sites, the Caldeira offers a remarkable geological insight into the island’s characteristics, making it a noteworthy geosite. However, access to this pristine area is limited by the Faial Natural Park, requiring the accompaniment of a certified guide to explore its wonders.

    Prepare for an extraordinary adventure with the Descent to the Caldeira trail, taking you to the very bottom of the volcano crater. Please note that this trail is considered challenging and technical. The entire activity is estimated to last approximately 5 to 6 hours, ensuring an immersive and unforgettable experience in this natural gem.

    Elevation gain: 320 m
    Elevation loss: 320 m
    Max elevation: 900 m


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    • Duration5 Hours
    • Distance4.1 Km
    • DifficultyDifficult

    Price Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Transportation
    • Natural Park authorization fee
    • Insurance
    • Pickup & Drop Off at your accomodations
    • Proper shoes, such as boots or mountain / hiking shoes.

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    • By confirming the reservation, you accept the terms and conditions described below:
    • Tours need to be reserved 48 hours prior to the designated time;
    • All tours include briefing and will be accompanied by a certified guide;
    • Tours may be cancelled or itineraries changed, without previous notice, due to weather conditions or other events beyond our control;
    • Atlantivacations reserves the right of choosing the transport, depending on the number of participants;
    • All tours are fully insured;

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    • Reservations canceled by the client up to 48h before the tour date will be refunded in full.
    • Refunds may take up to 30 working days to be processed back to your original form of payment;
    • Reservations canceled by client less than 48h from the tour date, are subject to 50% fee of the tour;
    • Cancellations made by client or agency, less then 24 hours before the day of the tour will not be refunded;
    • In case of cancellation by the agency, the tour may be rescheduled for another day or refunded;


    • All participants grant Atlantivacations the rights to photographic material and films made during activities; Otherwise, please inform by e-mail to info@atlantivacations.com prior to opt-out.
    2 Reviews
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    Huirong L.

    Group Traveller

    Caldeira Descend is something special. Rita communicated with us actively, checking the weather forecast , checking if we had the right shoes. Our tour guide Pedro was very professional. He took care not only of us, but also of the trail. It was an awesome experience. Strongly recommend.

    May 15, 2023

    Colette S.

    Solo Traveller

    This was my second trip with this company – and it exceeded my expectations 🤗 The view during the hike is mesmerizing – an experience you will not forget! You will hear the sound of birds and the wind and you breath fresh, pure air. Ramiro is super friendly and knowledgable, and you can feel he really enjoys sharing his knowledge with you. The hike is demanding but beautiful, for people who are sensitive towards scratches (from vegetation that is growing along the trail – it is a true jungle-experience 😍)

    July 25, 2022

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