Visitors’ top choice of activities in Faial Island
Faial Island is a part of the Triangle Islands of the Azores, meaning that the array of experiences to have just multiplicated by 3 - Faial, São Jorge and Pico Island. You can easily visit one of the other islands from Faial for the day and Azores Getaways Customer Support team is pleased to help you plan whatever you need.
Nicknamed the “Blue Islands'' for its outstanding blue hydrangeas covered landscapes, you can have a lot of adventures in Faial Island. We highlight visitors' top choice of activities to do in Faial Island in the Azores.
1. Jeep tour around Faial Island in the Azores
So that you don’t have to worry about nothing while visiting Faial Island you can book a full day tour around the island and get to know its main attractions with the help and knowledge of a local guide. This full day tour around Faial Island starts in Horta, the island main city, followed by a spot at the Botanical Garden and the Caldeira do Faial, Ribeira das Cabras viewpoint and Serra da Feteira to end the morning. After lunch - included in your tour - the tour heads down to Norte Beach and Capelinhos Volcano before heading back to the quaint city of Horta.
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2. Guided tour around Pico Island in the Azores
If you’re visiting Faial Island you may as well visit the neighboring islands, such as Pico and São Jorge - The Triangle Islands of the Azores archipelago. Our Customer Support team can help you book your ferry tickets, so don’t worry! This guided tour around Pico Island takes you to the major natural and cultural landmarks of the mountain island of the Azores -- from the “Arco do Cachorro” to cheese tasting. Tune in with the ancient traditions of Pico by visiting a whaling museum and let yourself be dazzled with the beauty of Mount Pico.
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3. Guided tour around São Jorge Island in the Azores
Save a day to visit São Jorge as well, and book a guided tour around the island to get to know its main attractions through an hassle free experience. This full day tour already included the round trip ferry tickets from Faial Island to São Jorge, so it’s really a great deal. Your full day experience starts with a stop at the Velas viewpoint overlooking the main city of São Jorge as well Pico in the horizon. The tour continues by the south with a passage through Urzelina, the site of a volcanic eruption occured in 1808. After lunch - which is included in this tour, you’ll be visiting some of the most iconic sights of São Jorge, such as the Fajã dos Cubres and the Fajã do Ouvidor, where the Poça Simão Dias is located.
4. Capelinhos hiking tour in Faial Island, Azores
Hike throughout the volcanic ash paths of the last volcanic eruption of the Azores Islands - the Capelinhos volcano (1957). It really is an outstanding experience to walk through the all area and see all kinds of different vegetation that grew from the ashy soil. This 5 km trail is medium difficulty and has a total duration of 03h30.
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5. Whale Watching in Faial Island, Azores
Whale watching in the Triangle Islands of the Azores is a pretty amazing experience for itself, just by the fact that alongside magical sea creatures you’ll also be gifted with gorgeous views over the islands. Make sure you book your whale watching experience in Faial Island - some tour companies still work with traditional lookouts (who stem from the whaling area).
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