The New Land at Capelinhos & Caldeira Crater

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The New Land at Capelinhos & Caldeira Crater

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Starting from $59 USD / Adult
Set off on an exploration of Faial and learn why this is one of the most uniquely beautiful islands in the Azores. Visit the Belvedere at Espalamaca and gaze out into the swirling blues and greens of the archipelago dotted by the nearby isles. Travel to the heart of Faial where the mighty Caldeira looms over the landscape. Stand at the rim of this extinct volcano surrounded by dense jungle and vegetation. Peer across an ancient crater that stretches more than a mile in diameter and plummets 1,200 feet down. The adventure continues with a scenic drive to view the modern-day volcanic remains of Capelinhos. In 1957, this mountain rose from the sea in an earth-shattering eruption that would forever alter the course of Faial history and topography. See the lasting effects of that devastating blast before following the south coast, painted blue by blossoming hydrangeas, back to Horta.
  • Drive to the Belvedere at Espalamaca for spectacular views of the archipelago and its islands.
  • Climb 3,000 feet to the rim of the Caldeira, an ancient volcanic crater at the center of the island.
  • Witness the Capelinhos Volcano, which, oddly enough, didn’t exist before 1957.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
  • Light jacket or sweater
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Group sizes may be greater than 25 due to operational and/or infrastructure limitations.
Location Horta, AzoresHorta, Azores
Tour Code L301L301
Duration3.50 Hours3.50 Hours
Activity Level#Mild#Mild
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