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Algar do Carvao

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Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
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+351 295 212 992
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$64.60*
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Full day tour Terceira-Azores
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$37.68*
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Half day tour Terceira Island - Azores

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Unique Experience

I have been in many caves, but never inside a volcano. This is quite different from limestone caves and the like. The view from the top down and even more so, the bottom up, is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dodgeville
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Dodgeville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in many caves, but never inside a volcano. This is quite different from limestone caves and the like. The view from the top down and even more so, the bottom up, is quite unique and well worth experiencing. Check hours of operation before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cave was beautiful to experience a must see on the island of Terciera if you can't climb up and down stairs not a good recommendation but it is something you'll never forget and worth the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

best party place ever, bullfights on the summer ,bands outside , lots of nature to see vulcanic island

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Terceira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a great opportunity to see inside an extinct volcano. It is breathtaking. Well worth it. Wear warm clothing, it is pretty chilly (with mist) towards the bottom...

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Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

A visit here is an unforgettable experience! You travel deep inside a volcano! It is almost cathedral-like and has to be seen to be believed.

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Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Walk into a volcano! Pictures do not do this justice must experience for yourself. 6 euros gets you in. You proceed through a tunnel which opens up into a large cavern. Over 300 stairs to bottom if you want exercise or to see whole site. Stunning anyway if you cannot climb. Prepare to get a bit wet as cavern drips... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Caves are geologically stunning. Be prepared for some good physical exercise on the walk back up the steps you took going down. Curation of what you're seeing is fair. But visually stunning!

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1 Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Algar do Carvão was so different! you are literally walking inside a volcano! You look up you see the sky, you look down you see an infinite dark path down and down. So invigorating to go down so many stairs!

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MEDFORD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Of course you have to go to actually see the inside of a volcano (albeit a dormant one), but it's not really worth 6 euros. There are wet steps as noted in other reviews, but it is very dark inside and not as spectacular as I thought. A guide is stationed partially down the steps to explain the history of... More 

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Mattituck, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We bought tickets for both here and Natal--very worth the trip! A long hike down the steps. Impressive caves-created by the volcanoes. Be sure to ask any questions of the guides downstairs--they are very kind, patient and knowledgeable.

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