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Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 295 212 992
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$65.48*
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Full day tour Terceira-Azores
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$38.20*
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Half day tour Terceira Island - Azores

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It was closed while I'm there. Here's the notice on the entrance. Looking at other reviews, it might be that those dates are only for reservations too. Do email and check with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was closed while I'm there. Here's the notice on the entrance. Looking at other reviews, it might be that those dates are only for reservations too. Do email and check with them.

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Portland, OR.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cavern is truly worth seeing, many steps downward, so not for the faint of heart. The depth is just incredible.

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Thank celeste2145
Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Combination cave and lava tube, a perfect place to see. Just 250 steps (or so) to the bottom. Great scenery and a wonderful time

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful volcano. There is a guide inside the volcano that provides information and answers questions. Highly recommended.

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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First things first... you can buy a double cave ticket for this and Christmas Cave. If you do both, do Christmas Cave first. I promise, that is the way to go. (You can easily get here on your own in a rental car and not do a tour bus.) The cave is only open during certain days and certain hours.... More 

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Ypsilanti, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How often are you going to have access to the interior of an extinct volcano? It's humbling to trek lower and lower into this space. There are lots of stairs, with platforms at various levels for stopping and viewing. It's damp and drippy, but there are handrails. The views - both up and down - are stunning.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To fully see Terceira, you must eventually go "in-land" and this is great place to visit. Be aware of the visiting times, as it isn't open all day.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is one site that is promoted highly but to be honest I have seen similar and larger caves in the past. It is worth a visit if only to compare it to others you may have been to.A large number of wet steps to go down/and back up. Depending if you want to go to the very bottom and... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Can be too much stairs for some people to get to bottom. Gift shop and top of cavern is easy to access. The tour guides know that cavern is only open after 3PM in the off season.

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Thank Dave S
Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Definitely a must see in Terceira Island! The only problem is the reduced opening times, specially during winter time

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