Water activity

Sao Miguel: Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

Water activity

Sao Miguel: Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

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From US$ 70.89 per person

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Canyoning is a fun and adventurous way to experience the outdoors, see beautiful landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout this tour, travel downstream using different techniques including slides, rappels, and small jumps.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
We offer a pickup service depending on week days and available options. Please consider the areas of Ponta Delgada, Capelas, Caloura, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande. For other areas please contact the local partner. The pickup time is usually at 8:00AM.


  • Take part in an experience suitable for all skill levels
  • Experience the best way to have fun in the Azorean nature guided by accredited and well-trained guides
  • Enjoy the many beautiful untouched areas of the island of Sao Miguel
Full description

After either gathering at the meeting point or being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to Parque da Ribeira dos Caldeirões, located in the north-east part of the island. It takes around 45 minutes to drive from Ponta Delgada. Get the chance to do rappels, jumps, slides, and rock slides. Start your adventure by trying your first decent, abseiling alongside a waterfall of around 5 meters.

Continue your way down the river on an exciting water slide (toboggan), followed by the first jump of around 2 meters in height. Then enjoy wading through the river as you approach the second abseil of around 7 meters which ends in a natural pool.

There will be some time for the equipment distribution with the help of your guides before you take a short hike in order to approach the stream followed by a security briefing.

On average it is about a 20 to 35-minute hike, depending on the pace of the group. During the full-day option, you will stop for a picnic, and later finish the tour by returning back to town by car.

  • Guide
  • All required equipment
  • Insurance
  • Photos and videos
  • Picnic lunch (full-day tour only)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the parking lot of Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões, at around 9:00 AM in summer time (April – October) and 9:30 AM in winter time (November – March). you'll find a waterfall by the road.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Hair tie
    • Reusable water bottle

    Know before you go

    • This canyoning excursion is suitable for participants of all skill levels
    • The local partner offers pickup service from Ponta Delgada, Capelas, Caloura, Lagoa, and Ribeira Grande
    • A good level of physical fitness is required for this tour
    • It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour includes some walking on unstable terrain, muddy slopes, and small uphill and downhill scrambles. However, you don’t need to know how to swim. Your health and safety is the highest priority and so we do not recommend this tour for persons exceeding 265 lbs (120kg)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 87 reviews

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    It was a really great experience. If I have to conclude it I would say that it's not the usual boring tourist activity. You have to repel down from the waterfall and you have to jump down from 6 meters. You should not fear to try it though because the guides are professional also kind and funny.

    March 31, 2023

    Es war eine schöne Tour. Wir hatten die Halbtagestour und es hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Abholung und Kommunikation im Vorfeld haben super geklappt, sodass man sofort ein gutes Gefühl bekommen hat. Die Tour war sehr schön gestaltet mit einer Seilbahn, einer Naturrutsche und einer Klippe von der man aus springen konnte. Am Ende musste man sich dan abseilen. Also einmal volles Programm. Einfach super. Wir würden es jederzeit nochmal machen, dann aber die Ganztagestour! :)

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    March 31, 2023

    Super witzige Guides. Mega schöne Location. Sehr coole Aktivität .... aber Die Gruppengröße könnte etwas kleiner sein, damit die Wartezeiten kürzer und die Aktivitätszeiten länger werden. Im Grunde wartet man nämlich von den 3 Stunden sicher in Summe um die 1,5 Stunden.

    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 349641