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Algar do Carvao

Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
+351 295 212 992
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USD 68.44*
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Full day tour Terceira-Azores
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USD 39.92*
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Half day tour Terceira Island - Azores
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“small lake” (8 reviews)
“climb down” (6 reviews)
Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
+351 295 212 992
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I recently visited Terceira.. my husband is an environmental engineer as well as a science teacher....visiting Algar do Carvao was a must. We had wanted to visit the inside of a volcano in Iceland, but it was very expensive there. We were...More

Thank sinaigirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

An incredible cave ful of colors. It soes not matter how many steps you have to do, and it is up to you, but the surrounding beauty makes the steps unnoticed.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this volcano as a part of a group tour. I've visited calderas before, but I've never had the chance to go inside a volcano with an intact cone/crater. It was pretty awesome. If you go all the way down, there's a small lake...More

Thank LaShaun K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a self-guided, lit cave tour and well worth doing if in the area. Open afternoons only. Take a few minutes to study the map upon entering. There is one main route - in and out, and also a short loop during which you...More

Thank hunnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go to Terceira and not visit Algar do Carvao. This is a trip down into an extinct volcano, an experience you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere. It's drippy, so make sure to wear a hat. Inexpensive too, and you can buy a...More

Thank ccadenelli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, you're climbing in a volcano, how cool is that??? It's cooler and wet in there, so wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Views inside were amazing, esp looking up to the top. Whole activity takes maybe an hour or so. tips: we asked the...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring inside a vulcano it's not regular, so take the time and check this out. ~30 minutes inside the vulcano plus a trip from Angra about 15 minutes by car. Pais activity 6€ just for this or 9€ including another cave visit.

Thank figueiredofausto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty impressive. Lots of steep steps, so be prepared. Only 6 Euros, even cheaper if you combine it with Gruta do Natal. If you have to choose one or the other, chose this one. There are several levels, so if you can't make it all...More

Thank GFW57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good photo opportunity, not difficult at all to hike. Worth a visit though not an earth shattering place.

Thank TravelingMom62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As mentioned by others; this is a good raining day thing to do on the island; if sunny, its fine too. This is not a claustrophobic experience; very open and well lit. There are several hundred steps going down and they are damp/wet from drips...More

Thank David A
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Lori C
Is Algar do Carvao open in October? We would love to see it!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Carol D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's open all year round. We were there in January. It is only open in the afternoon. Enjoy your trip. I love the Azores!
Hi, how far is the Christmas Cave to Algar? Thinking of getting the 2 for 1 ticket.
7 February 2017|
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Response from CW K | Reviewed this property |
It's approximately ten minutes by car. You should absolutely do the combined ticket and see both if you have a car.
Do they accept credit cards?
30 January 2017|
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Response from CW K | Reviewed this property |
Yes as far asa remember they do