Half-day Canyoning in Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, Azores
Duration: 5 hours Easy Best Half-Day Canyoning
Why we love this tour
Adventure down a flowing stream on a canyoning trip in the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park. It's a trip overflowing with both greenery and fun.
- Visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park
- Abseil down waterfalls as high as 8 m (26 ft)
- Slide down smooth rocks
- Jump into natural pools from as high as 5 m (17 ft)
- Great for first time canyoners
You may not know Sao Miguel Island is also known as “The Green Island.” This canyoning trip will show you why. Green takes over just about every surface of the Ribeiro dos Caldeiroes Natural Park. Explore this lush forest on a friendly canyoning route, open to those with no previous canyoning experience.
The 40-minute drive from the meeting point brings you to the north coast, where you begin to see high volcanic rocks and wide green fields. The Ribeiro dos Caldeiroes Natural Park's high position offers spectacular views over high cliffs and diverse trees. You can also see the oldest tea plantation in Europe, Gorreana, a grower of black and green teas since 1883. Once you receive your equipment and a safety briefing, you head off towards the starting point. The 20-minute walk through the park leads you through the park’s sloping hill of ferns, cedar trees, and Laurissilva. You may pass one of the park’s five water mills, some dating back to the 16th century.
Once you arrive at the stream, the adventure begins. Zip down natural rock slides into the clear water, and jump from high rocks for an adrenaline kick. When you encounter greater heights, like flowing waterfalls, you abseil down the rock wall safely into the water. The highest waterfall along the way is 8 m (26 ft) and the highest jump is 5 m (17 ft).
At the end of the route, a 20-minute walk brings the group back to the van and you return to Ponta Delgada.
After a dynamic day canyoning through the Ribeiro dos Caldeiroes Natural Park and discovering the “The Green Island,” you’ll know why Sao Miguel deserves this nickname.
Need to know before you go
Start times are 9:00 am, 10:00 am or 13:00 pm, all year round.
The minimum age for this activity is 6 years old.
Children ages 6-18 must have a parent or guardian with them or written consent.
No previous experience is necessary, but it's recommended to have a decent level of fitness.
Please bring a swimsuit, athletic shoes that can get wet, towel, sunscreen, one change of clothes ( with extra shoes) to wear after the activity.
It is recommended that participants bring a lycra shirt, neoprene gloves, waterproof bag for storage.
This activity is not suitable for people with back problems, heart conditions or pregnant women.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Picos de Aventura
Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada
Provided byPicos de Aventura
Reviews for this provider
17 Sep 2021
Incredible experience, we managed to swim with dolphins 5 times. The tour group knew how to find the dolphins and get us into the water to maximise the experience. My partner bruised her body trying to climb back into the boat and they also took the time to treat the bruise upon our return to the mainland.
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