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Explore Faial with a Biologist - Half Day 4h

Horta, Portugal
Explore Faial with a Biologist - Half Day 4h

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Explore the lush island of Faial and learn about its rich ecosystem on a half-day tour. Join a small group and your biologist guide to explore endemic forests, volcanoes, and viewpoints. Visit the central caldera, which is a protected area, as well as the Capelinhos Volcano to learn about the creation of the Azores islands.
  • Admire the lush landscapes of Faial island
  • Pickups are available upon request
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour time
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Largo Doutor Manuel de Arriaga , Largo Dr. Manuel de Arriaga, 9900 Horta, Portugal

Meeting point at Naturalist Base at 9am or 2pm. Confirm with us the schedule of your expedition! Pick up in Faial at Hotels, Boat Terminal and Airport is possible requested in advance and if available.

Horta harbour
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Pick ups must be requested in advance and depends on the availability. By default the meetting point is at Naturalist Base at 9am or 2pm.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Naturalist - Science and Tourism
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Absolutely perfect way to appreciate Faial!
, Jul 2022
You do not need to be a biology geek or scholar to love this trip! Our half-day tour with Pedro, a biologist from Naturalist, was *fantastic!* Pedro was personable, knowledgeable, relaxed, and an excellent off-road driver :). He provided the deeper look at the natural wonders of Faial that we didn't know we needed. He gave relevant, interesting information about our surroundings in a clear way, neither too technical nor dumbed-down. It was terrific to spend the morning not only learning about the island's major geographical features, but also just talking with Pedro and benefiting from his experience and background. It's clear that he loves the island, the environment, and what he does, both as a scientist and a guide. Before we began, Pedro showed us on a map where we would travel and what we would see. We visited the caldeira and Ponta dos Capelinhos and enjoyed views that only an off-road vehicle could provide. We drove through a Japanese cedar forest to check out a man-made wonder; went down to see a faja; and ended the tour by checking out some lava tubes. While it might seem as though the tour would have to be rushed to cover all of these sites, it wasn't. We had time to absorb the beauty of everything we saw - and we had Pedro to answer questions! We absolutely loved this tour. We felt the tour was worth every penny. We probably could have rented a car for the day and traveled around the island, but we would have likely paid more for a rental (high season), we would have seen about half of what we did, and we would have appreciated even less of what we saw. Practicalities: Easy meeting place in the Horta harbor. Look for the Naturalist office, but also the coolest vehicle in the lot (1987 Land Rover). Bring water and a snack, shoes you can walk in (not much walking, but you'll be on trails and rocks at times), *camera*, maybe binoculars.

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