• Special packs 1 day - Caldeira Adventure - In São Jorge Island - Azores
  • Special packs 1 day - Caldeira Adventure - In São Jorge Island - Azores
  • Special packs 1 day - Caldeira Adventure - In São Jorge Island - Azores

caldeira adventure

special pack 1 day in sao jorge island - azores

This is a multi-activity program of eight hours. Let's discover one of the mythical sites of the island of São Jorge - Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo. Throughout the program we will present you with many activities, with new experiences and always surrounded by a lush nature and breath taking landscapes. The pack "Caldeira Adventure" is aimed at all ages. This program was launched in 2010 along with the pack "Caldeira Adventure Plus". The only difference between these two packs is the Baptism of Canyoning.

This program begins with a visit to the cheese factory of the island (Cooperative of Lourais). Here we will taste the cheese produced at the factory and go on a guided tour to the production and storage areas.

Then we will start our pedestrian walk. This trail was once used by the Caldeira de Santo Cristo’s inhabitants to go to the south of the island, including Calheta.

During the descent, we can see a variety of endemic plants that populate this valley. In addition to the endemic flora, there are many birds, cows grazing along the trail and goats, that after the earthquake 1980 became wild.

In this valley there is a large river system that is noticed by the sound of water, which gets louder as we descend along the trail. Here, the streams run throughout the whole year due to the surrounding mountain groundwater and some plants that retain water, such as "Sphagnum".

On reaching Caldeira Cima, we will stop for a snack and have your first experience: Cascading (optional). This activity consists of descending waterfalls using abseiling techniques. Although this activity is optional, we recommend and encourage you to try it, because it is a not to be missed experience. After this refreshing activity, we proceed our Trekking until Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo.

Special packs 1 day - Caldeira Adventure - In São Jorge Island - Azores

When we get to the Fajã, let's go for a swim in the lagoon. Here the famous clams are reproduced and you can find many species of fish. After a refreshing bath, it's time for lunch.

After lunch, we will walk around the Fajã to visit the church and learn about some facts of the place. By mid-afternoon we will go to the Cavern of Poio, as the locals call it, to make a visit to this volcanic cave (optional) with a fresh water lagoon inside and with tide.

 

 

We offer 3 options for leaving Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo: on foot, by boat or by quad bike.

 

Walking – it is a pedestrian trail of about 5 km along the coast. It is 1 hour trekking approximately;

 

Quad bike – A 5km route, taking about 0:20 h. The bike is driven by an Aventour driver;

 

Boat - Our boat will be waiting for us at the exit of the cave. We will have to prepare ourselves for the exit by boat. Everyone has to leave by swimming, except for those who do not know how to swim and children. These will be transported in a support boat, along with our equipment. Another high point of this adventure. On the boat, we will continue along the north coast of the island to the tip of the Topo, where we will pass between the islet and the eastern tip of the Island of Sao Jorge. We will continue along the south coast of Sao Jorge Island to the village of Calheta, observing the Fajas by the sea and the waterfalls that paint the slope of the island.

Minimum 6 px for boat tour.

 

If the conditions at the sea are unsafe we will leave to Fajã dos Cubres (5 km) by quad bike..

 

Warning: There are many groups that travel together, as well as families, who choose these two programs, "Caldeira Adventure" and "Caldeira Adventure Plus" for the same day. Halfway through the programs these groups join together to have lunch in Faja da Caldeira of Santo Cristo and finish the program together.

activity information

Hiking Distance

distance  5 or 10Km

Visits

included 

Higher Vertical

cascading  15m

Caminhada

duration  1h:30 or 3h

Total Time of Activity

total time 7h

Medium

difficulty level

Lunch

included

Localização da Atividade

caldeira sto. cristo

Transfers from

our base

minimum age

6  years

price from

80  

activity number

41

additional information

program activities

Visit the cheese factory with tastes;

Walking Trail;

Cascading;

Taste the clams;

Visit the Interpretation Center of the Faja;

Vísit the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo;

Speleology.

bring to the activity

Swimsuit, if possible already dressed;

Towel;

Elastic (if applicable);

Comfortable and light clothing (we recommend shorts);

Wind Shield;

Sunscream;

Cup;

incluído na atividade

Accredited guides;

All equipment (harness, neoprene suit and helmet);

Insurance;

Photos;

Waters;

Lunch with Clams taste;

Gift Aventour.