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Volcanic Caves Tour

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Departs: 09:00 or 14:00
Returns at approximately: 12:30 or 17:30

Volcanic Caves Tour

Half-Day Madeira Island Tour



was 30€



under age 11



09h00 – 12h30 or
14h00 – 17h30



30 to 45m


09h00 - 12h30
09h00 - 12h30
09h00 - 12h30


14h00 - 17h30
14h00 - 17h30
14h00 - 17h30

Volcanic Caves Island Tour stops

The Volcanic Caves tour is an interesting and informative trip. You will get to know a bit about the formation of Madeira and discover one of the most isolated places on the island.

We start this trip with a visit to the São Vicente’s Caves and Volcanism Centre. The whole visit takes a bit more than 1 hour. The caves were formed 890 thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption. They were discovered by locals in 1885 but only opened to the public in 1996. Through a set of 8 volcanic tunnels, you will see crystal clear small lakes, volcanic stalactites, and interesting volcanic patterns.
The underground route runs for over 1000 meters and the height of the caves varies from 5 to 6 meters. The temperature is always between 16oC / 17oC.
After the walk through the centre of the Earth, you can also visit a small museum which offers a range of educational and entertaining audiovisual displays that recreate the geological evolution of the caves, the eruption of the volcano, and the formation of the Madeira Islands.
The next stop is the village of São Vicente. You will be in-between the mountains and the ocean. On the main road, by the sea, you will find several cafés, restaurants, and little shops. You may also visit the church, which features an eclectic construction dating to 1692, with a simple facade and Mannerism portal.
The final stop is at a fantastic viewpoint over Fajã dos Padres, which is located on a clifftop, at an elevation of 250 meters. Down below you can spot a fertile land area by the seaside and the crystal clear waters of the sea.
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What to Bring?

We recommend you to take comfortable shoes, a sweater, a jacket, a cap and a bottle of water.

Nevertheless, despite our advice, it is our guests’ decision to bring appropriate garments to the tour.

Recommended Equipment


Good Shoes

Comfortable boots or walking shoes with a good grip;


Good Sweater

A sweater to protect you in case of cold weather conditions;


Good Jacket

An all-weather jacket is a perfect choice for the island tours;


Cap / Hat

Bring a cap or hat to protect you from the heat of the sun;


Bottle of Water

A bottle of water is always useful to keep you hydrated.

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audrey f

Couple Traveller

We called on late on and booked a half-day tour for the next day to the volcanic caves. Our guide/driver was a friendly lady and a great driver. The minibus was new and clean. The tour itself was really interesting. Would recommend

17 November, 2018


Family Traveller

Booked this tour for this morning, I wanted to see the waterfall which was not included in the tour but the man in the office called the guide and he added it in for no extra charge, we had a 7-month-old baby and a car seat was provided for the minibus, very friendly staff and will use again if I’m in Madeira.

9 August, 2018
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