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Our most recommended Faial Island Island tours

Santa Cruz das Flores: Guided Tour w/ Ferreiro Waterfalls

1. Santa Cruz das Flores: Guided Tour w/ Ferreiro Waterfalls

This tour aims to cover all the relevant places on Flores island. The departure is made from Santa Cruz towards Ponta Delgada, but passing first through Fazenda de Santa Cruz, Cedros and Ponta Ruiva. In these villages we can find some of the most beautiful viewpoints of the island. Then we head towards the center of the island, more specifically for the Branca and Seca Lakes, and now we find ourselves ready for a lunch stop (not included). After lunch we will see the fantastic waterfalls of the island, first with Poço do Bacalhau and then with the walk to Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro, a place of incomparable beauty. Subsequently we will discover the fantastic lakes that seem to be waiting for us. We could not finish this tour without visiting Rocha dos Bordões, considered for many years the main reference of the island in the world. The sequence of the journey will depend on the starting point. If the beginning is done at Fajã Grande the order will be the opposite. Itinerary Alagoa Ponta Ruíva viewpoint (museum + viewpoint Ilhéu Furado) Ponta Delgada Viewpoint 7 Lakes Rocha dos Bordões Portal Viewpoint Craveiro Lopes Viewpoint Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro Fajã Grande Poço do Bacalhau

From Horta: Guided Faial Island Tour

2. From Horta: Guided Faial Island Tour

Tour Faial Island in less than a day and explore the island's must-see sights. Enjoy guided commentary on a tour that's great for first-time visitors. After pickup at one of the 3 hotels available in Horta, set out on your discovery of Faial Island. See the Faial Caldeira, Capelinhos Volcano, and plenty of viewpoints overlooking the beautiful Blue Island. As you go, learn fun facts and Faial history from your guide.

Faial Island: Horseback Riding on Lusitano Trail (1,5 hr)

3. Faial Island: Horseback Riding on Lusitano Trail (1,5 hr)

Enjoy awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean and ride alongside old farm houses and through picturesque villages as you take this horseback riding tour on Lusitano horse trail. Begin at 9:30 AM or 3:00 PM in the quaint town of Cedros. Start with a multimedia introduction about the horses and the trails you'll ride along and do some riding exercises. Plod along on at a leisurely pace on an easy trail with a calm and well-trained horse.  Ride out to the cliffs over the Atlantic and take in the spectacular views from atop your horse. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of the region and the natural landscape. After your ride, you will return to the starting point for a quick debrief.

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What are other things to do than Island tours that are worth visiting in Faial Island?

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What people are saying about Faial Island

Great guide with a lot of knowledge about the history and the nature of the islands. Perfect tour for a short visit of Faial’s highlights.

Well organised tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgable of the islands history and volcanic activity.

Great ride!!! Super friendly, professional and accommodating guide! No hesitation to have I recommend 100%

Warm welcome beautiful ranch and area great horseback riding experience!