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Sao Miguel: Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

4.6 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Picos de Aventura

Sao Miguel: Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

Activity provider: Picos de Aventura

From US$ 64.35 per person

Explore Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes by jumping, sliding and rappelling. Discover the beautiful canyons and natural waterfalls of the park as you go.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire fantastic scenery filled with lush green forests
  • Explore a unique area of the island with mills and waterfalls
  • Join a safe yet adventurous activity filled with laughs
Full description
Discover the diverse green vegetation, clear and fresh waterfalls and old water mills on this adventurous canyoning tour through the forest. Unless you choose the option with pickup from Ponta Delgada, your adventure starts at Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões, one of the most popular natural areas in the Nordeste region.  The activity starts with you picking up your safety equipment, followed by a short walk of about 20 minutes. Once at the entry point to the stream, listen to a safety briefing.  Along the route there will be vertical challenges at waterfalls, which you will combat with the technique of abseiling. The highest waterfall is 8 meters in height. In between there are short walking sections, as well as a more playful area with a slide and jump of about 5 meters.
  • Professional canyoning instructors
  • All necessary equipment
  • Pickup and drop-off from Ponta Delgada, if option selected
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Jewelry

Know before you go

  • Tour may not operate due to bad weather or poor conditions of the canyon and its streams
  • This is an activity suitable for all levels, even beginners, as long as you are confortable with the water and don't have any medical conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 80 reviews

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This was a highlight of our trip! Our group included 3 adults and 3 children under age 10. It was our first time canyoning. Our guides were wonderful and helped us to feel very safe and comfortable. The scenery was beautiful. Notes for people with younger children: the initial climb is somewhat steep and slippery, and the adventure includes jumps (I'd estimate 10-15 feet) from a cliff into the water, repelling, and zip lining. This could be very frightening for children who are less adventurous and more cautious or are scared of heights.

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August 7, 2022

A hilarious activity. Monitors are great. It is not a dangerous activity, at all times you feel safe. In our group there were two children who had a great time, so this activity is recommended for everyone (as long as you know how to swim and are not afraid of heights).

June 28, 2022

The tour was well timed at 3 hours. The guides were very nice and funny. You definitely had fun. The following applies here: everything is possible, nothing is mandatory. There is always a second way if you don't want to jump into the water without anything else! Definitely worth an experience!

June 10, 2022

Product ID: 392732