Terceira
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Our most recommended Terceira Cave Tours

  • Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

    1. Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

    Explore the beauties of Terceira Island, visiting mountains, hills, craters, volcanoes and caves. This tour is in the afternoon, and you are going to visit all the center of Terceira island (places where the public bus doesn't go). Pick-up at your accommodation is at 2:00 p.m. The first place where you are going is to the tallest mountain of the island. From there and depending on the visibility you can see the other island of the Azorean archipelago. Then it's time go visit the first cave (Gruta do Natal = Christmas cave) which is a lava tube. After that you will be amazed with the fumaroles field (Furnas do Enxofre), Algar do Carvão. It's the highlight of the tour, because it's an empty volcano you can go in. Before a cheese tasting, a stop at Serra do Cume for a spectacular view over one of the largest craters ever formed on Terceira island Azores.

    Our guide Kris was awesome and very knowledgeable about the caves, craters and more. She was super friendly and had a great personality. The cheese tasting at the end was excellent.

  • Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour

    2. Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour

    Get back to nature and visit the extraordinary lava tube of Algar do Carvão inside the caldera of the Guilherme Moniz volcano, 12 kilometers from Angra do Heroísmo. Travel back in time to when a basalt eruption tore a pre-existing lava flow to begin the process that would lead to the formation of a Strombolian volcano with 2 cones. Observe different geological features, including ferrous deposits and silicate stalactites, and appreciate formations that date back to the origins of the cave. Discover a small pond of rare beauty, and gaze in awe as smoke emerges from the ground. Encounter the unique flora and fauna, including birds that seek refuge inside the cave, and diverse plant life that includes species of molds, arthropods, and other groups.

  • From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

    3. From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

    Discover the volcanos and volcanic caves of Terceira Island on this geology lover's guided tour. Visit Algar do Carvão, Furnas do Enxofre and Gruta do Natal with an expert guide. Meet your guide and driver for pick-up at your hotel and head to the first stop on the tour — the inactive Algar do Carvão. Visit it from the inside and discover its small lake and fascinating geological formations. Next head to Furnas do Enxofre, a small strip of land with 20 fumaroles expelling white vapor into the air. You'll also see native flora like the Azores juniper and the Azores blueberry. Top off your tour with a visit to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave), a system of caves known as a lava tube, full of spectacular volcanic formations.

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What people are saying about Terceira

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

It was a unique experience to walk around in an old volcano and marvel at the wonderful appearances of nature. Our guide Patricia sprayed with energy and introduced us to her home with incredible joy. It was just great.

Our guide Kris was awesome and very knowledgeable about the caves, craters and more. She was super friendly and had a great personality. The cheese tasting at the end was excellent.

Antonio, our guide, was fantastic!

Interesting tour made even more fun by our excellent guide Antonio. He made a big effort to ensure we ahead a good tour and we really enjoyed it - highly recommended!!

Well worth the time and money spent.

Enjoined every minute of it.The sites they showed us were what the information said we would see. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Outstanding tour! Every aspect was perfect. The volcano experience alone was more than worth it. Highly recommended.