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Lava Caving | Carvao Cave & Volcano Observatory


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Lava Caving | Carvao Cave & Volcano Observatory

GeoTourism – Carvão Cave & Volcano Observatory

Sao Miguel island

A survivor of a gigantic lava tube that once solidified from the rivers of fire that nurtured the interior of the developing island, this grotto takes us to the depths of the earth and unveils before our eyes the evidences of this process.

The information is completed at the Volcanological and Geothermal Energy Interpretative Center; what heats the earth as the blood heats our hearts.

  • Schwierigkeit Einfach
  • Sprachen Englisch, Portugiesisch, Spanisch
  • Jahreszeit Ganzjährig
  • Dauer 3H
  • Beinhaltet

    • Zertifizierter Führer
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Versicherung (Unfall und Haftpflicht)

    Die Erfahrung

    This experience is all about volcanoes. For our geology lovers, you will be certainly satisfied by all the information you will get during this full day.

    You will enter a real lava cave that is right under Ponta Delgada, where a certified guide will show you the wonders of geology.

    Then, we will have some theory at the Observatory.

    The Azores were created thanks to the volcanic activity and you will soon know everything about it.

    • Gruta do Carvão

      – After the check-in or pick-up in Ponta Delgada, let’s visit Gruta do Carvão. It is located on the northwest side of Ponta Delgada. This lava tunnel currently extends about 2,000 meters underground.

      – According to old documents and field observations, this lava tube may have originally reached a length of 5km.

    • São Roque Islet

      – After visiting the cave, we will continue our tour through the south coast stopping at São Roque Islet, also called “Rosto de Cão” (Dog’s Face).

    • Geothermal Observatory of the Azores

      – Then we will head towards Lagoa to visit the Monitoring Centre for Volcanology and Geothermal Energy of the Azores (OVGA). This is a science centre about volcanology, seismology and geothermal energy.

      – There, you will learn more about the formation of the islands and the volcanic phenomena of the Azores archipelago.

    • Way back home

      – At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.


    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada


    Bitte wählen Sie im Kalender oben rechts auf dieser Programmseite ein Datum aus und überprüfen Sie den verfügbaren Zeitplan.


    Returns to the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

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    Was zu bringen?

    • bequeme Kleidung und Schuhe
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Wichtige Info

    • You can book for fewer people. If the minimum is not met on that daym tou can reschedule, assume the full value of the experience (4 people) or cancel at least 48 hours beforehand

    Gut zu wissen

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    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    Kann ich meine Tourreservierung stornieren und eine vollständige Rückerstattung erhalten?

    Ja, Sie können unsere detaillierten Stornierungs- und Rückerstattungsrichtlinien pro Tour auf jeder Tourseite im Abschnitt „Gut zu wissen“ einsehen

    Was ist, wenn das Wetter nicht mitspielt?

    Wenn das Wetter eine sichere Durchführung dieser Aktivität nicht zulässt, werden wir sie absagen und ein alternatives Datum vorschlagen.

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