Praia da Vitória
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  • Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

    1. Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

    Explore the beauties of Terceira Island, visiting mountains, hills, craters, volcanoes and caves. This tour is in the afternoon, and you are going to visit all the center of Terceira island (places where the public bus doesn't go). Pick-up at your accommodation is at 2:00 p.m. The first place where you are going is to the tallest mountain of the island. From there and depending on the visibility you can see the other island of the Azorean archipelago. Then it's time go visit the first cave (Gruta do Natal = Christmas cave) which is a lava tube. After that you will be amazed with the fumaroles field (Furnas do Enxofre), Algar do Carvão. It's the highlight of the tour, because it's an empty volcano you can go in. Before a cheese tasting, a stop at Serra do Cume for a spectacular view over one of the largest craters ever formed on Terceira island Azores.

    Our guide Kris was awesome and very knowledgeable about the caves, craters and more. She was super friendly and had a great personality. The cheese tasting at the end was excellent.

  • Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

    2. Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

    Observe magnificent whales in their natural habitat before exploring Terceira Island, either in a shared tour or with your own private group. This trip is made more comfortable by traveling in jeeps that are perfect for taking you off the beaten track so you can see the very best of what the island has to offer. This tour is ideal for those who want a bit of island exploration in the most radical way. Routes are taken along secondary roads, which are not part of usual tourist itineraries. They are narrow, beaten paths and used mostly by farmers - you'll get to see the real Terceira. The roads are lined either by blue hydrangeas (hortensia), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone. They lead to breathtaking views and you should take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you.

    Guides are amazing. They have given us a wonderful trip over water and island! We are very happy with this experience.

  • From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

    3. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

    Start the tour by visiting Monte Brasil, where you can see the Fortress of São João Baptista, built by the Spanish during their conquest of the Azores. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. Proceed along the southeast of Terceira Island towards the villages of Ribeirinha, Feteira, and São Sebastião. See beautiful natural landmarks such as Serra da Ribeirinha and the Ilhéus das Cabras, culminating in a visit to the island's oldest church. Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest "caldeira". Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Enjoy some free time in the charming town of Praia da Vitória. Continue along the northern coast of the island and visit the Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools. Have an optional visit to Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and Gruta do Natal (lava tube) w...

    Nice mellow day. A lot of stops along the way helped us see the entire island from different view points. Very informative and the scenery was beautiful!

  • Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

    4. Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

    Get back to nature in the volcanic landscapes of Terceira Island on an approximate 2.5-hour hike along the Mistérios Negros trail. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Angra do Heroismo or Praia da Vitória, and then make your way to the start of the trail. Set off on a moderate level circular trek of 5 kilometers to see different landforms created by the ancient lava flows. Encounter small lakes and volcanic domes, along with the Pico Gaspar climb up a volcano that erupted 15,000 years ago. Called Mistérios Negros due to the dark lava rock surrounding the area, the area is not to be missed. Follow the trail through different vegetation, including Japanese cedar, juniper and blueberry plants. Keep a look out for the local birdlife as you fill your lungs with fresh country air.

    Nice guide!! The poles were of good help. And touching the cows a a good experience for someone from the city!!

  • West Coast: Half-Day Van Tour from Angra do Heroismo

    5. West Coast: Half-Day Van Tour from Angra do Heroismo

    Discover the West zone of Terceira Island. Admire beautiful landscapes provided by viewpoints spread in several parishes and explore wonderful recreational areas. Start in Angra do Heroísmo, travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned van, passing by and visiting many places along the way. Explore Monte Brasil, bathing area of the Negrito, Church of São Mateus and enjoy cheese tasting in Queijo Vaquinha, from the oldest and most famous cheese factory on the island. Visit Porto das Cinco Ribeiras, Church of Santa Bárbara, Império das Doze Ribeiras, Miradouro da Ponta do Queimado, Mata da Serreta, Mata da Serreta Viewpoint and Biscoitos Bathing Area.

  • Terceira: E-Bike Monte Brasil Tour

    6. Terceira: E-Bike Monte Brasil Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel Praia da Vitória or Angra do Heroísmo. Travel with your guide towards the reserve of Monte Brasil, passing by the historic Fortress of São João Baptista at the entrance.   Ride up to the Peak of the Crosses, the Peak of the Facho, and the Peak of the Quebrada, where the whale watch is located. Get panoramic views of the island, seeing the highest point of the island, the inactive volcano of Santa Bárbara. See the town of Angra do Heroísmo below, and on clear days, the São Jorge and Pico islands off the coast.

    Bikes were in excellent condition. Tour guide was a wealth of information about the island and history of the Azores and 2 hours was just the right amount of time to do a tour of this kind. Highly recommended!

  • Terceira: E-Bike Praia Vitória Tour

    7. Terceira: E-Bike Praia Vitória Tour

    The first stop is in the green area of Praia Vitória, where people have picnics and spend family time. Continue to the empire of charity, the city center, and Matriz Church, before you visit the volcanic sand beach and learn a little about the history of the city. After, go up to the viewpoint of Facho and go through the path between green pastures and cows to the viewpoint of Humberto Delgado where you can observe a wonderful view over the mountain range and the American military base. Finally, return to the starting point at Praia Vitória.

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What people are saying about Praia da Vitória

Our guide Kris was awesome and very knowledgeable about the caves, craters and more. She was super friendly and had a great personality. The cheese tasting at the end was excellent.

Nice mellow day. A lot of stops along the way helped us see the entire island from different view points. Very informative and the scenery was beautiful!

Doris was a great guide, we saw a lot of interesting places and we got a lot of information about natural and cultural heritage of Terceira and Azores.

Guides are amazing. They have given us a wonderful trip over water and island! We are very happy with this experience.

Nice guide!! The poles were of good help. And touching the cows a a good experience for someone from the city!!