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Half-Day Ribeirinha Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Ribeirinha Walking Tour in Faial

Faial is an island carved out by nature. On this morning walking tour, you'll learn all about her remarkable geology and the events of 1998 – the last major earthquake here. You'll trek through the river valley of Riberinha, tick off the ruins of São Mateus Church and see what's left of the lighthouse – both victims of nature's seismic power.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Full Day Whale & 4x4 Package in Faial
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Full Day Whale & 4x4 Package in Faial

Double up on adventure in the Azores with a combo 4x4 tour and whale-watching boat trip. Kick up clouds of dust in Caldeira do Faial Nature Reserve where you'll see Capelinhos volcano and views of Varadouro Bay. Then hit the Atlantic Ocean in search of sperm whales in their natural habitat – Faial is one of the world's best places to observe them.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Half-Day Morro de Castelo Branco Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Morro de Castelo Branco Walking Tour in Faial

Centuries of violent volcanic eruptions have fashioned Faial into one easy-on-the-eye island. So this half-day walking tour is all about taking in the views. Trek alongside the azure-blue Atlantic Ocean, look out for local flowers and wildlife, see Castelo Branco rock formation and gaze out over Capelinhos – a dormant volcano perched on the coast..

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Faial 10 Volcanos Walking Tour
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Faial 10 Volcanos Walking Tour

Faial is a small island with a big reputation – and you'll see why on this walking tour. You'll hike along a levada trail past 10 volcanos, discovering landscapes that range from moist laurel forests to dark volcanic badlands. Along the way, your guide will point out endemic flora and fauna. And rounding off the day is a visit to Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Half-Day 4x4 Tour in Faial
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Half-Day 4x4 Tour in Faial

Buckle-up for a 4x4 adventure in Faial. It all kicks off in Caldeira do Faial Natural Reserve. We'll snap some photos of the park's famous crater, make tracks to the dark landscapes surrounding the Capelinhos volcano, and pass by Varadouro Bay. And if it's a clear day, you'll see the neighbouring islands of Pico, São Jorge and Graciosa, too.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half-Day Levada Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Levada Walking Tour in Faial

Walking trails, known as ‘levadas' crisscross their way all over the Azores. And Faial features some of the most scenic. This morning walking tour takes you along the flower-scented trails between Cabeço dos Trinta and Alto do Chão. Along the way you'll learn about endemic flora and fauna and trek into a tunnel cut through an extinct volcano.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half-Day Entre Montes Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Entre Montes Walking Tour in Faial

In 1893, Faial was the flagship location for the world's first underwater telegraph cable. Call by all the places that played a key role in connecting Europe with the United States on this half-day trekking tour. You'll set out from Porto Pim beach, snap postcard-worthy photos over Horta's bay, and pass by the historic São Sebastião fortress, too.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half-Day Caldeira Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Caldeira Walking Tour in Faial

This guided trekking tour covers the best of Faial's views and volcanoes. You'll see all the highlights of Caldeira do Faial Natural Reserve – a two-kilometre-wide extinct volcanic crater carpeted with laurel forest and a pretty lake in the centre. Learn about local wildlife along the way and keep your camera on standby for the wow-factor scenery.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half Day City Tour in Faial
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Half Day City Tour in Faial

Horta is your destination for the day on this trip – heartbeat of the tiny Azorean island, Faial. Tour the city's oldest places and greenest spaces and visit a museum full of island artefacts. Drop by the multi-coloured marina decorated with dozens of paintings, then grab a drink at Peter's Café – a favourite bar for sailors crossing the Atlantic.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half-Day Rocha da Fajã Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Rocha da Fajã Walking Tour in Faial

Volcanic valleys, vineyards and villages – this morning walking tour takes in Faial's fertile upper regions. You'll trek by ancient wine cellars and whitewashed chapels along the Rocha da Fajã trail. And you'll want to keep your camera close – if it's a clear day you'll get great views over the next-door islands of Pico, São Jorge and Graciosa.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Half-Day Cabeça do Canto Walking Tour in Faial
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Half-Day Cabeça do Canto Walking Tour in Faial

Faial's explosive side is in the spotlight on this tour. Grab your hiking boots for a trek along the Cabeço Peninsula – a trail 20 volcanic craters. Explore lava-hewn caves, laurel forests and scorched badlands where the star of the show is Capelinhos – a volcano whose last eruption 60 years ago left behind a dusty, moon-like surface.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour in Faial
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Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour in Faial

Faial is one of the best places in the world to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. This boat trip takes you to their breeding and feeding grounds, so you can see them up-close. While whale-watching season is from April to October, sperm whales can be found in the waters off the Azores all year round.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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