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Gruta Natal

Gruta Natal: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

1. From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

Discover the volcanos and volcanic caves of Terceira Island on this geology lover's guided tour. Visit Algar do Carvão, Furnas do Enxofre and Gruta do Natal with an expert guide. Meet your guide and driver for pick-up at your hotel and head to the first stop on the tour — the inactive Algar do Carvão. Visit it from the inside and discover its small lake and fascinating geological formations. Next head to Furnas do Enxofre, a small strip of land with 20 fumaroles expelling white vapor into the air. You'll also see native flora like the Azores juniper and the Azores blueberry. Top off your tour with a visit to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave), a system of caves known as a lava tube, full of spectacular volcanic formations.

Algar do Carvão: Terceira Caves Tour

2. Algar do Carvão: Terceira Caves Tour

Have you ever imagined visiting the womb of the earth? Well, by choosing this tour, that is precisely what you will do, discovering the most emblematic Volcanic Cavities on Terceira Island. We leave Angra do Heroísmo towards Lagoa das Patas, we visit the leisure park, the lagoon and the stream, in the company of the ducks. Then we go to Gruta do Natal, we visit the lava tube where it is necessary to wear a helmet. We head further inland where we stop to visit the sulfur caves. A short 10-minute walk through nature, admiring the earth's breathing. As the best is always for last, it's time to visit the Regional Natural Monument of Algar do Carvão, undoubtedly the ex-libris of Terceira Island. Glimpse, feel and experience nature in its purest state!

Terceira Island : Mistérios Negros Hiking Trail

3. Terceira Island : Mistérios Negros Hiking Trail

The Tour starts by picking you from your hotel in Angra do Heroismo and going to the center of the island to a zone insert in the Natural Park of Terceira Island. It´s a hard difficulty walking trail with an extention of 5 kms, that has as one of the highlighs Lagoa do Negro, located exactely in front of Gruta do Natal´s support house. You´ll also pass on some magical places fill with endemical trees and small lakes who are known as the Lagoinha do Vale Fundo. By continuing the track you will pass on some vulcanic formations and you´ll get to know why this area is called Misterios Negros. Since it´s a circular trail, the tour ends in the same starting point where you´ll be brought back to your hotel.

Half-Day Van Tour on the Center of the Terceira Island

4. Half-Day Van Tour on the Center of the Terceira Island

The Tour starts by the Afternoon where you´ll be Picked up from your hotel and then you´ll go to the center of Terceira Island. On this tour you´re going to see a lot of secret spots known by the locals. You´ll visit an inside of a Lava Tube with 700m of extention. The Tour ends at Algar do Carvão, wich is Vulcano that you can actualy visit the inside.

Terceira Island: Cave Exploring

5. Terceira Island: Cave Exploring

Enjoy a fascinating journey through the incredible underground tunnels of volcanic caves on Terceira Island. With experienced and certified guides who will help you discover the geological wealth and history of these extraordinary caverns. We will take you on a trip that will leave you speechless where you will feel like you are traveling back in time when the fire and fury of volcanoes ruled the land. In this your you will visit the folowing places: Algar do Carvão Gruta do Natal Furnas do Enxofre Lagoa das Patas Starting at 1:30PM (time of caves opening), pick-up to be aranged after reservation

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What people are saying about Gruta Natal

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Great tour of the volcanoes! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. She took her time and make sure we didn't feel rushed. She even took extra time for us to see certain sights. Thank you so much!

Cecilia gave us a lovely tour and gave us a lot of information about the volcanic formations and the caves. She was able to to answer al our questions! We had an amazing afternoon in the caves!

A pleasant way to visit part of the island in small numbers with several stops and visits to gruta do natal and algar do carveo. The guide James is very interesting and caring, thank you.

One of the caves inside the volcano, beautiful, with a lagoon inside, of a spectacular blue color, it is very worthwhile

Our guide, Carlos, was super friendly and knowledgeable. We were happy that we booked!