1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Funchal
  4. São Vicente Caves

São Vicente Caves and Volcano Center Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 103265
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Visit Madeira's Valley of São Vicente, surrounded by a chain of green mountains. Explore the volcanic caves with their unique lava rock formations.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-ups between Machico and Funchal are provided at no additional cost. Outside this area there is an additional fee of €15.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the caves known as Grutas of São Vicente
  • Marvel at the spectacular rock formations inside the caves
  • Stop at the Volcano Center to see a 3D film about the island’s geology
Full description
The Grutas of São Vicente are the largest lava caves on the island of Madeira. On this 4-hour program you’ll visit the caves that resulted from an eruption that occurred 400 thousand years ago.

Take a guided walk to see the unusual rock formations, such as the volcanic stalactites, lava caves and other lava accumulations. The formations are made even more interesting by the dim lighting along the pathway.

The cave tour is conducted in English and Portuguese by a qualified guide who will tell you about the interesting geology of Madeira.

After the cave tour you’ll visit the Volcano Center to see an exhibition of different volcanic stones found on the island. There is also a 3D film that explains how the island emerged from the depths of the sea.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Guided tour inside the caves
  • Visit the Capelinha do Calhau
  • Viewpoint Quinta Grande
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks and drinks

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Meeting point

At your hotel, or if this is not possible, you will be advised of another meeting point

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Product ID: 103265