The Caves Tour in Terceira Island (half day)

Have you ever imagined visiting the earth’s womb? Well, by choosing this tour that is, in fact, what you’ll do, discovering Terceira Island most iconic volcanic cavities.
The Azores native vegetation and Terceira Island bulls dotting the surrounding agriculture fields, will do you company while you cross Guilherme Moniz Caldera.
But, once this tour is about Caves, we’ll take you to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave)*, a lava tube of great geological interest; to Furnas do Enxofre, which are some sulphur caverns, where you can watch the earth breathing, as well as the beautiful natural landscape around it.
As the best is always saved to the end, it is time to visit Algar do Carvão Natural Monument, without a doubt, the ex-libris of Terceira Island.

We recommend you to bring comfortable clothes and footwear.

At the end of our tour, there is the possibility to visit our store to taste some Regional products, namely, cheeses and liqueurs.

Feel and experience nature in its purest state!

per adult from

$79

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • WiFi on board
    • Driver and Tour Guide
    • Pick up and drop off at hotels or lodgings near the center of Angra do Heroísmo.
    What's excluded :
    • Entry fee - Gruta Natal
    • Entry fee- Algar do Carvão
    • Tickets are purchased on site. Single ticket 8€ per person. Combo ticket 12€ per person.
    • Entry/Admission - Gruta do Natal
    • Entry/Admission - Algar do Carvao
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Gruta do Natal, Altares, 9700-000 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

    It is a very extensive geological formation, resulting from the formation of a lava tube in the interior of the island, comprised in the Serra de Santa Bárbara e Mistérios Negros Natural Forest Reserve. It has ramifications in the form of different tunnels, formed by lava flows in different directions. One of its curiosities is the fact that it is located largely under a lagoon, Lagoa do Negro.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Piscinas Naturais Biscoitos, Portugal

    The Biscoitos natural pools are a set of geological maritime formations located in the parish of Biscoitos, and owe their origin to the ancient volcanic eruptions that also formed the fields where the locals cultivate the Verdelho wine vineyards. These natural pools are used as a bathing area.
    Bring Swimsuit in case you want to take a dip in the natural pools. (during the summer)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Furnas do Enxofre, Porto Judeu, Terceira Portugal

    They are constituted in a fumarolic field, in other words, in an area that comprises several outlets of aggressive volcanic gases, at different temperatures, some quite high (about 95º C on the surface and about 130º C at half a meter in depth). Such degassings are essentially composed of carbon dioxide (c. 95%), hydrogen sulphide (c. 3%), sulfurous gas, hydrogen, nitrogen, methane and others, in very low proportions.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Algar do Carvao, Estrada Algar Do Carvao Center of Island, Terceira Portugal

    Included in the Caldeira Guilherme Moniz, an ancient dormant volcano, in this Algar visitors can descend to about 100 meters in depth, and observe stalactites unique in the world for their silicate characteristics, and an underground lagoon, with crystal clear waters. It is classified as a Regional Natural Monument.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: AzorBus Terceira Island Tours, R. da Sé 190, 9700-191 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

    At the end of our tour, there is the possibility to visit our store to taste some Regional products, namely, cheeses and liqueurs.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    AzorBus Terceira Island Tours, R. da Sé 190, 9700-191 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off at hotels or lodgings near the center of Angra do Heroísmo. For others please contact our services.
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Swimsuit in case you want to take a dip in the natural pools. (during the summer)
    • Water and sunscreen on sunny days, is recomended.
    • Minimum of 5 people to do the bus tour, Otherwise, it will be in a 4wd car.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by AzorBus Terceira Island Tours

Activity ID: V-109162P7

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