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Sao Miguel: Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

Sao Miguel: Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

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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.

Note: It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour includes, at times; walking on unstable terrain, muddy slopes, and small uphill and downhill scrambles. However, you don’t need to know how to swim. The health and safety of our clients is of our highest priority and so we do not recommend this tour for persons exceeding 120kg.
  • 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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    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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 75 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was a nice tour. We had the half day tour and it was a lot of fun. The pickup and communication in advance worked great, so you immediately got a good feeling. The tour was very nicely designed with a cable car, a natural slide and a cliff to jump off. At the end you had to rappel down. So a full program. Just great. We would do it again at any time, but then the full day tour! :)

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    September 24, 2022

    The equipment provided was great. The two guides explained everything very well and were very helpful with questions. We felt safe while canyoning. The atmosphere is loosened up with funny sayings! The duration of the experience is very suitable for beginners and definitely recommended. Afterwards we received GoPro photos and videos from us for download. Simply great!

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    September 11, 2022

    Great experience with great guides who carefully monitored each individual. There were various "jumping and abseiling obstacles", with the jumps being made from around 3m and 5m in height. Anyone who didn't want to (or couldn't) jump was abseiled down. Our group consisted of 13 participants and 3 guides. Equipment was completely provided. You should have a certain level of fitness and be sure-footed (there were some climbing passages on muddy ground and large stones in the water that were not visible) and enjoy the challenge. For us it was a successful trip.

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    July 22, 2022

    Product ID: 349641