Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour
Pickup includedPickup at your hotel
- Enjoy a jeep tour to the caves of Algar do Carvão
- Visit a lava tube
- See smoke coming out of the ground
- Get the option to see a third cave
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.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance to the caves (€9 for both, or €6 for one)