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

Special Caldeira Adventure

A Full Day tour to discover the mythical site of Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo in São Jorge Island in 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 transfer to the point 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 (you can taste the clams, it´s extra program).

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 2 options for leaving Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo: on foot or by boat.

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

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) walking...

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


difficulty level

Hiking Distance

hiking  5 or 10Km


duration  1h:30 or 3h

Total Time of Activity

total time 7h



cascading  15m



Localização da Atividade

caldeira sto. cristo

6  years


additional information

Ponto de Encontro

meeting point

 The meeting point is where the activity starts.
When you make the reservation, a link will be sent to you with the location of the Meeting Point to the activity's starting point. 

program activities

Walking Trail;


Visit the Interpretation Center of the Faja;

Vísit the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo;


bring to the activity

Swimsuit, if possible already dressed;


Elastic (if applicable);

Comfortable and light clothing (we recommend shorts);

Wind Shield;



include in the activity

Accredited guides;

All equipment (harness, neoprene suit and helmet);





Gift Aventour.


- You get a discount of 5€ per person, if you go directly to the meeting point for the activity. We will send you the coordinates (Google Maps) of the meeting point.

- The prices for a single client, at the time of booking, are 50% off. On the date of the activity, if there is only one client, you will have to pay the remaining 50% (at the meeting point), if there are no other clients for the same tour.


Boat Tour and Quad 4x4 is an extra payment (if option).

We also reallize this program in private.