Hike to the crater of the 2014 eruption
Discover the crater that the 2014 eruption formed and visit the city of São Filipe.
Enjoy a panoramic drive to Chã das Caldeiras.
Hike the crater.
Visit the city of São Filipe.
Admire the crater from the inside.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
8 hrs 30
Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes.
You will hike the crater that the 2014 eruption formed, standing at an altitude of 6,760 feet. This is your opportunity to explore Caldeira’s most recent crater, which we call Pequeno Pico. You will get an idea of the destruction that the eruption caused to this area and observe the contrasting colors between the vegetation and the lava. The heat of the soil in some places and the smell of sulfur reminds us of the volcano’s recent activity and gives us a real sense of the destruction caused by lava flows.
Included: Local products, snacks, and drinks on the picnic.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: The surface is irregular, rocky, cobblestone, or gravel.