1. Portugal
  2. Azores
  3. Angra do Heroísmo
  4. Algar do Carvão

Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

Product ID: 134205
Explore the beauties of Terceira island with us, visiting mountains, hills, craters, volcanoes and caves.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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  • Visit the tallest mountain on the island
  • Explore the Gruta do Natal
  • Take in spectacular sights of volcanoes and craters
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting
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
What’s Not Included
  • Meal

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Meeting point

hotels in Angra do Heroismo and Praia da Vitoria city

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Important information
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 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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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August 26, 2018

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

February 8, 2020


Our guide was knowledgeable about all the stops and Terceira and the Azores islands as a whole. The stops were amazing too! Inside a volcano and lava tube! Stunning views of Terceira island! And more!

October 15, 2019

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Product ID: 134205