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Azores - Sanguinho the Lost Village Tour

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The village of Sanguinho was inhabited for more than a century by a relatively wealthy population that took refuge in this area due to the dangerous overflow of the Faial da Terra.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Centrally located Ponta Delgada hotel's

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Salto do Prego waterfall
  • Find a recently abandoned water mill
  • Explore abandoned ruins
Full description
The "Sanguinho" is a rural village where you'll found about twenty houses uninhabited since the beginning of the 70s. About 200 people lived there, who abandoned it because of the lack of comfort, difficulties of access and emigration. The route is made up of a dirt road, with a high slope, with steps and hydraulic passages. It presents an average degree of difficulty and has an extension of 6 km. Along the way you can admire the various perspectives of the parish of Faial da Terra, as well as a rich and exotic vegetation.

In the "Salto do Prego", where a forest of incense and acacia predominates, you can find a beautiful waterfall and take a dip. Continuing, the trail progresses by a descent until arriving again at the locality of Faial of the Earth.

The site of the "Sanguinho" owes its name to the strong presence of the endemic plant of the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands, called "sanguinho" (scientific name, Frangula azorica).
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Two-way private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

From US$ 70.05 per person

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