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“Truly amazing - extinct volcano cave” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Algar do Carvao

Algar do Carvao
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Full day tour Terceira-Azores
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Terceira
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San Diego, California
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“Truly amazing - extinct volcano cave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

Algar do Carvao (The Cave) located in the center of Terceira is formed from an extinct volcano. We visited four islands. This was a definite highlight. Once inside with our guide, we looked up and saw the amazing fern grottos. Descending lower levels to stalactites and stalagmites was great beauty. The lowest level had an interior lake. Must be able to walk stairs, approximately 250.

Visited June 2012
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“A definite highlight of our Azorean trip~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

We were taken by a guide to this extinct volcano and, after visiting five islands, and many wonderful sights, I would definitely rate this stop as a highlight! We were told that there are only a few places in the world that have extinct volcanos like this one, where you can descend down into them and that this one is the only one open to the public. We entered a tunnel and then went through doors that opened out into the chamber of the volcano. It was amazing.....so huge inside! Visitors can walk down about 100 meters to a pool of water at the very bottom. We walked a good way down but let the total descent to our grandchildren and grown children who were with us. Our 9 year old grandson proclaimed....Thank you for talking us here...he was so excited. It is an amazing place and you should not miss it if you are on the island. We went in the afternoon and I read that they are open only May to September from 3 to 5 but I don't know if that is current information.

Visited July 2011
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