Sanguinho The Lost Village Walking Tour in Azores

Outdoor Activities in Portugal
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Tour description

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 River. Twenty houses were built with pig pens, four sheds and a haystack. The emigration in the 60´s and 70´s to the America´s and the difficulty children faced getting to school were the main causes of depopulation and the abandonment of this village. In 2001, BBC made a documentary on Sanguinho, calling it " The Lost Village", enhancing the local beauty of this place and its abandoned ruins.

This tour begins from your place of accommodation. Visitor pickup will begin at 9am and will follow with a 1 hour approximate drive to the village of Faial da Terra. Just ahead of this village lies the Sanguinho trail. As you walk along the trail, you will admire the surrounding nature and notice various trees, such as incense and acacia. Afterwards, you will reach the waterfall of Salto do Prego, famous for its fresh and crystalline water. You will also have the opportunity to take a refreshing bath within this clearing. Relax and recover as you appreciate the surroundings. You will then continue your walk to the old lost village of Sanguinho. Here you will find old buildings and a small farm along with a panoramic view over the village of Faial da Terra. At the end of our Trail, we will return you to your accommodation.

What's included

  • Snacks + Water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • two-way private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Lunch


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment