The 10 Volcanoes Trail is a full-day activity with 21km, and it’s the most immersive hike on Faial. During the activity, we will see a lot of the island. The hike includes the two most famous points of interest in Faial: Caldeira, and Capelinhos Volcano.
The trail around the rim of Caldeira is the highest trail on Faial. Caldeira is a very unique volcanic collapse crater because the high altitude allows for a geological interpretation of most of Faial’s characteristics. The interior of the Caldeira is one of the most important nature preservation sites in the Azores.
The Caldeira of Faial has been a natural reserve since 1972 (category I – IUCN). It’s a volcanic collapse crater with unique characteristics. Since the Caldeira of Faial Descent is such a special experience, Faial Natural Park controls the access to the bottom, issuing only a limited number of permits. For this reason, a certified guide is mandatory for the Caldeira Descent.
Casas da Boa Vista is located in Horta, 12 km from Caldeira and 24 km from Capelinhos. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The accommodation comes with a seating area. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony with sea or mountain views. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven, microwave and toaster. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Every unit has a private bathroom with a bath. Free private parking is available at the holiday home. The area is popular for diving. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including cycling, fishing and hiking. The nearest airport is Horta Airport, 15.5 km from Casas da Boa Vista.
Peaceful and centrally-located 2 bedroom house, 1 minute walk to Porto Pim – the most beautiful bay and beach in Faial Island. The house has been fully refurbish in 2022 – New bathroom, kitchen and living room. Each bedroom has a king size bed. You can also view the bay and the marina from the backyard of the house, where you can sit and chill. The house is in Horta city – a short walking distance to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and the marina. only 15 minutes car ride to the airport.
The Azores are undoubtedly one of the best diving destinations in the Atlantic. Our diving season runs from April to October. Our dive sites are very diverse and can cater for all preferences and levels of experience, with more than 20 dive sites between the islands of Faial and Pico.
* The trip is shared with other participants and requires a minimum of 3 persons
Join us on this most exciting excursion! These trips take place from July to September, and we go to the dive site in semi-rigid boats, so it's a half-day trip. On this trip, you'll have the opportunity to see one of the fastest fish in the ocean, the blue shark (Prionace glauca). It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you have the chance to be in the world of this incredible predator.
* The trip is shared with other participants and requires a minimum of 4 persons
Our full-day car tour on Faial will take us all around the island in a fun and engaging way. We will visit Caldeira do Faial, Capelinhos Volcano, Fajã da Praia do Norte, as well as a few other places. Our itinerary is always a surprise. Since the tour is private, we have the flexibility to adapt each tour to our clients’ preferences and to the weather conditions. Our Guides love to share our island’s history and culture, and their knowledge about Azores in general. If you’re interested, we are happy to stop for a swim in the ocean during the summer or for a small hike. Our car tour on Faial is an 8 hours tour with lunch included.
Our mountain bike tour crosses Faial Island from east to west. We start riding at Horta and finish in the Capelinhos Volcano. In between, we will see the Caldeira of Faial.This ride is designed for amateur cyclists or sports enthusiasts who practice endurance sports consistently, at least once a week. The route covers 45 km, and 1320 m of elevation gain. We will use mostly dirt roads and secondary roads. The itinerary can change, for our guide will adapt the route depending on the weather conditions and group fitness.
Diving with Mantas (Mobula tarapacana) is classed as one of the best dives in the Azores. It is located on an underwater bank called "Princesa Alice", about 45 nautical miles south of Faial Island, at a depth of 35 metres. In this experience, you'll have the chance to dive into the heart of the ocean with these majestic animals. Occasionally, you'll also have the chance to see Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), Barracudas (Sphyraena viridensis) and Lilies (Seriola rivoliana).
* The trip is shared with other participants and requires a minimum of 6 persons
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