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Tour Horta by taxi?

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Tour Horta by taxi?

We will be visiting Horta in May 2012 via cruise ship. We would like to take a taxi or van to have more time stopping at places we want to visit. Are there taxis that would go to the Caldeira as well as other places on the island? How many passengers do the taxis hold?

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1. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

There are taxis, and usually they can hold 4 passengers plus driver, but some have capacity for 7.

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2. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

Like 64novpt mentioned, the most a taxi will hold is seven people Usually a two row mini-van with a seat near driver.

The usual half day tour includes the Caldeira and Capelinhos.

How long are you going to be in Horta?

-Ed

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3. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

A lot of times the Caldeira is covered by clouds, so you may not be able to see it. But Capelinhos has a great Interpretation Center, it worth a visit. The building is under the volcanic sand, buried to the height of land before the eruption. Inside it is an exhibit, which begins on the theme of the lighthouses of Açores, through the eruption of the volcano of Capelinhos, describes the main types of volcanic activity in the world and the formation of the Açores, an exhibition of geological specimens; and an auditorium where you can watch movies on the Açores and the Capelinhos volcano. The trip ends with a climb to the lighthouse where you can observe the surrounding volcanic landscape. Capelinhos volcano erupted on 1957.

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4. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

We will be visiting Horta on a cruise ship in August and want to tour the island independentely. There will be just 2 of us, how much would this cost?

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5. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

You can try this taxi driver.

His name is Victor, speak English, and he has a 8 passenger car.

Name: Victor

Cell number (+351) 962525390

What about Ponta Delgada?

Have a nice vacation!

Gary Travassos

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6. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

Hi Gary thanks for your prompt reply. Will try Victor, any idea price per hour or half day?

Yes we go to Ponto Delgarda the following day. Any advice about there?

Lynne

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Hi we will be in Horta May 2013 , any idea of Taxi prices .?

SAlly

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9. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

Hi Sally, we are stopping in Horta by cruise ship. Did you tour by taxi? Wondering how much it was, where you went and what you recommend? Thanks!

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10. Re: Tour Horta by taxi?

Gary,

I do not know if you are still in business as your listing is several years old. We are arriving at the Cruise Terminal in Horta, Azores on Nov 04 , 2016 arriving at 10:00 Am Leaving at 6:00 PM which means the tour would have to between the hours of 11:00 Am and 5:00 PM. I would like to put it on cruise critic but in order to do so I need to know details of what we will see and how comfortable your van is.

Howard Epstein

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