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Hiking in Faial da Terra - Salto do Prego - full day


Faial da Terra is a small village belonging to Povoação, located in the South East of São Miguel Island. Our walk starts on a steep narrow road that leads us to Sanguinho – a village that has been abandoned since the early 70’s and is now being restored. The rest of the trail is in the woods, with a lot of short up and down hill stretches between very dense and beautiful vegetation. This is really a walk in which you can “smell” all the green around you! Upon reaching Salto do Prego’s waterfall, we have the opportunity for a dip before our picnic lunch. On the way back we follow a different trail but with the same characteristics. When we finish the trail we have time for a snack in town and to mingle with the local people.


Ponta Delgada - Povoação - Faial da Terra - Ponta Delgada
6 Km


This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, hat, sunblock, backpack, swimming suit and towel (summer time), water.


Light meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to swim in the waterfall?
A: If you like you can go for a dip once we arrive to the waterfall. However, the temperature of the water might be a bit too cold for swimming during the winter time.


Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop in Povoação village for refreshments
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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