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From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

1. From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

Discover the volcanos and volcanic caves of Terceira Island on this geology lover's guided tour. Visit Algar do Carvão, Furnas do Enxofre and Gruta do Natal with an expert guide. Meet your guide and driver for pick-up at your hotel and head to the first stop on the tour — the inactive Algar do Carvão. Visit it from the inside and discover its small lake and fascinating geological formations. Next head to Furnas do Enxofre, a small strip of land with 20 fumaroles expelling white vapor into the air. You'll also see native flora like the Azores juniper and the Azores blueberry. Top off your tour with a visit to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave), a system of caves known as a lava tube, full of spectacular volcanic formations.

Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

2. Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

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.

Half-Day Van Tour on the Center of the Terceira Island

3. Half-Day Van Tour on the Center of the Terceira Island

The Tour starts by the Afternoon where you´ll be Picked up from your hotel and then you´ll go to the center of Terceira Island. On this tour you´re going to see a lot of secret spots known by the locals. You´ll visit an inside of a Lava Tube with 700m of extention. The Tour ends at Algar do Carvão, wich is Vulcano that you can actualy visit the inside.

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What people are saying about Gruta Natal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 29 reviews

We like it mainly because it is an activity with lots of information and the opportunity to learn a lot about the island. It was well planned (it was a full 4 hours but no rush) - special highlight for the friendliness and attention of our guide, Miguel!

Our guide Kris was awesome and very knowledgeable about the caves, craters and more. She was super friendly and had a great personality. The cheese tasting at the end was excellent.

Very pleasant tour with calm visits to the most distinguished places on the island, always well explained by Rodrigo.

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

Our guide was great! It was a pretty thorough tour of the volcanic system in Terceira. The volcano was amazing!