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Algar do Carvao

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Address: Acores | Center of Island, Terceira, Portugal
Phone Number: 295212992
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$46*
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Caves in Terceira Island - Half-day
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Full day tour Terceira-Azores
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Half day tour Terceira Island - Azores

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Walk in an empty volcano!

Nice experience, spectacular, better then what you see on the photographs ... A must do when you are on the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NoeB1
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice experience, spectacular, better then what you see on the photographs ... A must do when you are on the island.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, this is a 400 foot deep volcano that you can go into and check out the natural power of the earth. There is two sites, this one and the Natal, for like $9, it makes a great day with the Furnas for the kids and families. Great time!!!

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was inside a volcano! Walking the 200 or so steps into the extinct volcanic oven I passed greenery growing in the crater, and then, where the sun didn't shine, only well placed spotlights, I saw the damp rock all around, stalagmites and stalagmites, as well as a lagoon deep on the dark. Before leaving the cave, I was able... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This volcano cave is a cool thing to do while I'm Terceira Island. Probably one of the few volcanos in the world (some say the only volcano) that you can enter, and look up the chimney. The upper part of the volcano is easy accessible through the entrance house, and once inside you have to cgo down some stairs to... More 

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Poprad, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jawdropping experience for anyone. I recomend visit to both caves -Christmas Cave and Algar do Carvao, but if you are on a short time budget go for Algar. Accessible by rental car or by tour guides arround the Terceira, you cross the beautiful center of Terceira with its volcanos and deep ceder forests. Tour is weather dependant, it is recomended... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers the very rare opportunity to explore an extinct volcano on the inside. At the bottom, which you can reach by going down about 300 steps there is a small Lake. Bring a pullover or jacket and a hat as it is quite cold down and water is dripping from the ceiling at all times. A must see!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There cannot be many places on earth where one can go deep down the main vent of an extinct volcano. Noticeable temperature drop as you descend the 300 plus steps towards the lake deep inside. Good steps with handrail, but wet, so care is needed. Lots of viewing places to stop at. Interesting lava formations.

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ever happen to get a chance to visit Terceira, be sure and put this on you agenda. Definitely worth it.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an inactive volcano with two recent stories (3000 and 2000 years ago, which is 5 minutes ago geologically), and mesmerizing sights. Well worth the visit, and the drive to it is also beautiful.

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Kerpen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

You step down into a vulcan cave. Tremendous sights and view. Especially looking up into the sky you see hole were the lava came out and you are standing inside.....

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