Caves Tour - Terceira

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Tour Information

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    The Tour starts at 02:00pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

On this tour you will visit Algar do Carvo which is classified as a Natural Monument, the Christmas cave, the smoke holes (furnas do enxofre), the haunted forest and also a hidden cave not marked on the tourists guides, (this one is an option due to not being very easy access).

Know More about this tour

The Algar do Carvo classified as a Natural Monument, is located inside the Guilherme Moniz caldera, at a height of 640m, about 12 km away from the city of Angra do Herosmo. It is a remarkable volcanic cavity whose geological and speleological importance has been rightly pointed out by several national and foreign specialists. After a trachytic eruption originated long before, a new eruption, this time basaltic, tore the preexisting lava flow and began a process that would lead to the formation of a strombolian volcano, consisting of two cones, in its upper part composed of slags, which had a very rich effusive phase, of very fluid lavas. Inside it is possible to observe the domes created by the attempts to exit the lava, as well as some basaltic "covers" that still resist clinging to the primitive rock. Due to the action of water on the interior ceilings of this remarkable empty volcanic chimney, it is possible to observe ferrous and silicious deposits. The presence of silica stalactites is, in particular, the one that most catches the attention of visitors and further raises their curiosity. It is possible to appreciate still other formations originated during the formation of the Algar. In the basal part ends in a small pond, which brings an additional beauty to the cave. The beauty of this Algar also passes through the vegetal communities that cover the interior of the volcanic chimney, being possible to observe different birds that seek refuge. The diverse species of plants, molds, arthropods and other groups are also an important patrimony of this algar. The first descent into the interior dates from 1893. Only in 1966 was the public access tunnel opened.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

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