Day trip

Full-Day Walking Tour to Faial da Terra from Ponta Delgada

Full-Day Walking Tour to Faial da Terra from Ponta Delgada

From US$ 56.51 per person

Enjoy a totally unique full-day walking trip from Ponta Delgada to Faial da Terra, a small village, located in the South East of São Miguel Island. Explore abandoned villages, swim amongst waterfalls and enjoy a bite to eat amongst the scenery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Surround yourself with nature
  • Explore an abandoned village
  • Enjoy a dip in a natural waterfall
  • Eat lunch with amongst beautiful scenery
Full description
Faial da Terra is a small village belonging to Povoação, located in the South East of São Miguel Island. Your walking tour will start with a casual stroll down a steep, narrow road that will you lead to Sanguinho. Sanguinho is a village that has been abandoned since the early 70's and is now undergoing a restoration process. You can walk through this place and see the relics of time-gone-by, plus the new modern development that is taking place.  Continue on your trail through the dense and lush woods, with a lot of short up and downhill stretches between picturesque vegetation. Proceeding along the walk you will finally reach Salto Do Prego waterfall. Amidst the secluded area and near the cascading water you can have a dip before enjoying a delicious picnic lunch. On the way back to your original starting point you will take an alternative route full of picturesque views amongst dense vegetation. Once you have reached your final destination you will have time for a snack in town and can mingle with the locals. 
  • Nature guide
  • Walking stick
  • Stop in Povoação village for refreshments
  • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any Ponta Delgada Hotel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from outside of Ponta Delgada
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Pick-up at your accommodation in Ponta Delgada. If located outside of Ponta Delgada the meeting point is at Portas do Mar shop 26 - Futurismo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please inform the local operator of your accommodation details
  • For hotels outside of Ponta Delgada, the meeting point is shop 26, 9500-206 Ponta Delgada
  • Please make your local operator aware of any dietary requirements
  • Please bring comfortable clothes, shoes, water, snacks, sunblock, swimsuit and towel
  • All bookings are dependant upon boat/van or jeep availability
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