Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

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Activity provider: TuriAzores

Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

Activity provider: TuriAzores

Explore the beauties of Terceira island. During the tour, visit an empty volcano, a lava tunnel, natural pools, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, German
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Immerse yourself into the beauty of the hills and craters of Terceira Island
  • Explore the tallest mountain on the island and see the Azorean archipelago
  • Visit the famous Gruta do Natal, a lava tube and pass through the long passages
  • Take a stop at Serra do Cume for a stunning view over one of the largest craters
  • Enjoy a tasting of traditional cheese of the area made with local ingredients
Full description
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.
  • Algar do carvão admission fee
  • Furnas do enxofre admission fee
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

hotels in Angra do Heroismo and Praia da Vitoria city

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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We enjoyed a brilliant afternoon tour visiting the less accessible parts of the island, with our knowledgeable and personable guide, Tanya. The organization was excellent -we were collected from our hotel as arranged and the trip ran smoothly. We were able to experience the island's beautiful scenery from higher altitude viewpoints and had a fascinating look at the caves and lava tunnels, all supported by Tanya’s background commentary. There was a degree of flexibility in the timings as we were with just one other couple, meaning time to linger or move on when we were ready. In four hours we achieved and learned a lot. Great value for money and highly recommended.

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