Terceira Island Caves Tour - Half Day (Afternoon)

Terceira Island Caves Tour - Half Day (Afternoon)

This half day tour to the middle of Terceira Island will let you visit both sides of the island. The tour starts at Monte Brasil, where you will have privileged view to Angra do Heroísmo city and both its bays. Next stop will be Algar do Carvão, where you will visit a vulcanic cave. You will be amazed! The sulphur fumaroles of Furnas do Enxofre Furnas do Enxofre are our the next stop. After 30min we get to Biscoitos where you find natural pools outlined among the curious configurations of black rocks resulting from volcanic eruptions. the Biscoitos area is also a well-known wine-growing region where the famous verdelho wine of the Azores is produced.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Algar do Carvao, Estrada Algar Do Carvao Center of Island, Terceira Portugal

Algar do Carvão Natural Reserve

The great eruption, known as the Pico Alto, which occurred north of the existing Guilherme Moniz volcanic apparatus, poured its lavas from a great distance. Later, a new eruption, this time basaltic, tore the ground and initiated a process that would lead to the formation of a stromboliano volcano – the Peak of the Coal. In a first phase, by forcing and trying to break the existing trachytic effusion, which constituted a natural barrier of little consistency, it formed the zone of the lagoon and the two vaults on it. Later, in a new attempt of evasion, the basaltic lavas, they broke more to the side the current chimney, leaving to the outside. In its final phase the magma descended into the deepest conduits and the magma chamber, giving rise, this almost instantaneous absence of magma, to the formation of the Algar proper. Very effusive lava spills produced very flowing acidic lava rivers that charred existing vegetation. The dating of one of the fossils then formed gives the Algar do Carvão an age of 2148 (+ or-115 years).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Furnas do Enxofre, Porto Judeu, Terceira Portugal

Furnas do Enxofre

The visitation circuit of Furnas do Enxofre was designed to secure the visitation of this natural monument, allowing on one hand, safe access to all visitors, and on the other, protection of the habitats through the use of rustic material, integrated into the landscape. The circuit through the fumaroles and northern slope zone was adapted to existing paths and complemented with facilitated access. A set of informational panels support the interpretation of natural elements present.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"



Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at any hotel in Terceira Island

Airports

  • Lajes Airport, Terceira Portugal



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Algar do Carvao

Not Included

  • Gratuities

Facilities


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