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Secret lagoons & lava caves tour on Pico Island in the Azores

Explore the exotic and fascinating Pico Island located in the Azores with experienced climbers of Tripix Azores and discover lagoons and lava caves.


TRIP TYPE

Group

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

May - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 4 reviews

  • Experience the unique scenery of the Azores Pico Island.
  • Explore exotic volcanoes, winding caves and internationally-protected areas.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you along the way.

Description

The archipelago of the Azores comprises of 9 volcanic islands scattered across the North Atlantic Ocean, around 850 miles west of mainland Portugal.

Located among the central group of the Azores is Pico Island, dominated by the 2,351-meter Ponta do Pico volcano, which is the highest point in the Azores, as well as in Portugal.

Designated as a UNESCO-listed site that covers the historical vineyards, the island holds majestic landscapes that form the ideal background for a thrilling day of touring.

The unique scenery was created by volcanic crates as well as lagoons that form the Achada Plateau of Pico Island.

As well as exploring the wide open outdoors, we’ll take our lanterns and throw on helmets before heading into the network of winding caves and lava tubes. These fantastic geological structures offer an unforgettable underground experience.

Our action packed day will begin around 9:30 in the morning and end at approximately 6 in the evening, containing an 8-hour tour.

We’ll visit natural parks, unknown caves and RAMSAR sites, which are protected wetland sites of environmental importance.

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the exotic Pico Island located in the Azores on an action-packed day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Helmet

Price details

Includes

Certified Azores Natural Parks Guide.

Entry ticket with guided visit to the biggest lava cave in Portugal and other lava caves.

Headlight – Petzl®.

Helmet – Rock Climbing Helmets®.

Lunch in a restaurant with local products.

Transport.

Allianz® Personal Accident Insurance.

Notes: The meeting point is at Tripix Azores Office in front of Madalena Ferry Station at 09:30 am.

This tour is made in nature, for that reason some parts don’t have proper toilets available.

It is mandatory to have comfortable clothes and bring adequate shoes or closed shoes to enter the caves.

People with claustrophobia might find difficulty to do this tour as the caves have a tight access and inside some of these caves participants will have to crawl.

Participants should have a good physical condition and motor coordination to participate in the activity and it is imperative to inform Tripix Azores, before confirming the activity, if any of the participants of the group have physical restrictions, especially in the lower limbs, claustrophobia, asthma problems or respiratory sensitivity, diabetes or other type of health limitations. We also inform you that participants with a sedentary lifestyle might find this activity a little demanding. For adults over 65 years old and who are not used to practicing physical activities, Tripix Azores reserves the right to advise a different tour, adequate for the participants. For any situation, we always suggest physical and mental preparation in advance.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


FAQs

How can I get to the meeting point of the activity?

The meeting point for the tour is at Tripix Azores Office, in front of Madalena Ferry Station, at 09:30 am.

Can I join a group?

Yes, our groups can go up to 5 people. In case you are traveling alone we also recommend to join a group, since the minimum participant number for the activity is 2 people. The spots are limited, the sooner you book the better.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, Tripix might cancel the activities, specially because bad weather conditions endanger the safety and well-being of the participants, as well as the quality of the activity performed. In this case Tripix may suggest an alternative date or activity, subject to availability, or if the customer wishes to proceed with a refund with the necessary adjustments, within a maximum of 15 working days.

What is included in the price I'm paying?

The following items are included in the price:

  • Certified Azores Natural Parks Guide.
  • Entry ticket with guided visit to the biggest lava cave in Portugal and other lava caves.
  • Headlight – Petzl®.
  • Helmet – Rock Climbing Helmets®.
  • Lunch in a restaurant with local products.
  • Transport.
  • Allianz® Personal Accident Insurance.

How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

The activity is recommended for active people and with good physical preparation. Participants should have a good physical condition and motor coordination to participate in the activity and it is imperative to inform Tripix Azores, before confirming the activity, if any of the participants of the group have physical restrictions, especially in the lower limbs, claustrophobia, asthma problems or respiratory sensitivity, diabetes or other type of health limitations. We also inform you that participants with a sedentary lifestyle might find this activity a little demanding. For adults over 65 years old and who are not used to practicing physical activities, Tripix Azores reserves the right to advise a different tour, adequate for the participants. For any situation, we always suggest physical and mental preparation in advance. Children above 6 years can do the tour.

People with claustrophobia might find difficulty to do this tour as the caves have a tight access and inside some of these caves participants will have to crawl.

What personal equipment should I take with me?

We advise to bring comfortable clothes and bring adequate shoes or closed shoes to enter the caves.

When will I receive my refund?

The refunds are directly processed through the Explore-Share team. The refunds will only be processed after the date of the activity. Usually 24 hours after the date of the activity, Explore-Share sends an e-mail to Tripix asking if the activity has been carried of not. After Tripix answers it was not completed, justifying the reason, the Explore- Share Team will make the arrangements to refund the client as soon as possible.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Quinta da Meia Eira Lajes do Pico Portugal
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Aldeia da Fonte Hotel Lajes do Pico Portugal
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Aldeia das Adegas Lajes do Pico Portugal
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About the guide: Tripix

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Tripix

4.60

(20)

We are a company of young and experienced local guides, ready to guide your through the best experience at Azores.

We know that the vacations is the most important time of the year, so we are committed to take your vacations very seriously, but in a Fun way!

Our experiences are made in small groups, so you can embrace the Tripix Tribe feeling, on top of the Mountain, exploring caves, riding a bike or appreciating our unique Azorean culture and local wines.

You’ll be always a result of people you meet and places you see, so join the Tribe and live your best experience at Azores.

Respecting the raw nature and the local sustainability of Azores.

Languages

Portuguese | Italian | English

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What people are saying about Tripix

Filip

5.00

Biggest thanx to excelent guide Raisa, excelent views, the best mountaining experience ever.

Vlad

5.00

Me and my partner we absolutely loved the night hike! Matteo was our guide and he made sure that we had a great time while steadily conquering the top of the Mountain. He also had a few surprises for us which contributed to the overall experience. I highly recommend this tour. Special thanks again to Matteo!

Daniel

5.00

Great platform and great partners with Tripix. The guide and the trek was perfect. Many thanks will return for future experiences.

Karen

5.00

The hike was cancelled and I am waiting for a refund.

Beth

5.00

We had a great day out with Matteo and Bruno in challenging and wet conditions. Matteo was a fantastic lead guide, super friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic through the whole day. Thank you Matteo and Bruno for a fantastic experience we won’t forget!

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