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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving up in the clouds. we were surprised to walk through a small tunnel to view the crator in a totally clear light. The clouds hovered just above but the view downwards was perfect.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can drive to the start of a short hike up to the top of what was once a very active volcano or you can also take a taxi. Some hikers like to start at the marina and walk the whole way which takes a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on Faial for two days so we decided to go immediately to see the Caldeira. We got there in the afternoon and ... we couldn’t see a thing. The entire area was covered by a thick and wet fog so we left. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

Well worth the drive up - fantastic views of the caldera and Faial - also over to Pico. Walking trails run from the parking lot.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank February78
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

A must visit as the views of the Caldeira and the surroundings are beautiful! Make sure you go up on a clear day!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 158kareld
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

There’s a possibility to hike, we didn’t do it since it was too rainy, but we had 2 minutes if seeing the caldeira without fog and it was great!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

It is a bit hard to get to if you don't have a car but the hike around the crater is gorgeous and the views are amazing. It is relatively easy but there is a lot of up and down hills and the footing can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ddavis3739
Reviewed July 16, 2019

It is a big hole, 2 km across and 500 m deep. So you can have a look then go away, or hike the perimeter. We just had a look. Good views if you are nearby but probably not worth a special trip unless you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ron d
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Its a must see in the fail island. Amazing views of Pico volcano form island and the huge green volcano cratera that is Caldeira. I have not done the 7km around the cratera but it would have been good exercise and it is a n...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nunomlveigas
Reviewed May 29, 2019

The crater is freaking amazing, and also has a volcano in it at the bottom. Very lovely hike--a little tough in areas but worth every step!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from annamarie Y | Reviewed this property |
I hope you have booked a hotel. Then you can ask your hotel to help you contact a tour agent. Or you can search for one on TripAdvisor. People there are all very kind and helpful and they work well as tour agents. Websites... More
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Susan C
May 21, 2017|
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Response from seafare74 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it will be a big problem for someone with mild vertigo. The view point at the start of the trail is probably as close as you will come to looking down over the edge. Recommend you wear good shoes and bring a... More
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