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  3. Algar do Carvão

Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour

Product ID: 117156
Visit the beautiful caves of Algar do Carvão by jeep and look at the extraordinary features of a unique lava tube. Gaze in wonder at endemic plant life, see beautiful silicate stalactites, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pickup at your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the caves (€9 for both, or €6 for one)
  • Drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The cave tour became a jeep tour

Since our ship had changed the island due to strong winds, we were already on Terceira on Mondays and the cave was closed. Antonio called us and asked us to show us the island in a jeep. And I have to say that was the best decision. We have seen places that no one else has seen from our ship.

January 31, 2018

Antonio was a fun and knowledgeable guide, we enjoyed the tour!

June 27, 2019

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!!

June 11, 2019

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