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A Visit to Ponta Delgada's Underworld

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Sao Miguel island Request Tour
Small groups
Family friendly
Professional cave guide
40 per adult

A Visit to Ponta Delgada's Underworld

Experience Tour – Carvão Cave & Pineapple

Sao Miguel island

It is possible to descend to the mysterious place that runs underneath the city, along 2000 meters, in the subsoil: these are the remaining areas of the primitive internal lava tube that once extended for over five kilometers…

The odd beauty of this quiescent substance, the obscure feeling of entering the heart of the earth will make the entire activity be worthwhile…

In the surrounds of Ponta Delgada, the pineapple plantations await us. An exotic fruit that was acclimatized to the Azorean soil and temperature in massive greenhouses: to visit one of them is to experience a fragile and alternative world full of aromas, moist, patience, and silence.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 2H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Two highlights during this tour: Gruta do Carvão and the pineaple plantations.

    About the lava tube, a certified guide will take you there and show you many geological curiosities. A whole world under the ground.

    Back at the surface, we will take you to the pineapple plantations where you will learn a whole lot about this fruit and how it goes from the seed to the plate.

    • 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.

    • Pineapple Plantations

      – We will continue our tour with a visit to the pineapple plantations in Fajã de Baixo. It is only a few kilometres away from Ponta Delgada.

      – There, you will learn more about the cultivation process of this tropical fruit. Here in the Azores, it is growing under greenhouses because of the oceanic climate.

    • Back to Ponta Delgada

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

    Departure Point

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

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

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

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Experience Tour – Carvão Cave & Pineapple

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Advisory

    • 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

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    F.A.Q.s

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

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

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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