Half-day Canyoning to Salto do Cabrito Waterfall, Azores
Duration: 5 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
Follow a winding stream in Sao Miguel's interior of all shades of green for an ideal canyoning experience of abseiling, sliding, and swimming.
- Adventure through Sao Miguel's dense nature
- Swim in the waters of the famous Salto do Cabrito waterfall
- Abseil down waterfalls as high as 15 m (50 ft)
- Jump into clear waters from cliffs
- Great for first-time canyoners
The hilly volcanic landscape of Sao Miguel hides many surprises, like high waterfalls, winding streams, and pockets of lush forests. Venture through these natural playgrounds on a canyoning trip of jumps and abseils. Whether you have previous experience or not, this dynamic journey brings adventure and plenty of fun.
A 45-minute drive from the meeting point brings you the area of Caldeiras near Ribeira Grande. From here, take a 30-minute walk into the forest bursting with green to get to the starting point. Once you reach a picturesque old bridge, your guide gives a safety briefing and the canyoning begins.
As you hike along the flowing stream, you come across three high obstacles of gorgeous waterfalls, the highest standing at remarkable 15 m (50 ft). Abseil down these rocky cliffs with only the sound of the flowing water and chirping birds around you. With a bit of walking in between, the entire route takes about 2.5-hours. You finish at the Salto do Cabrito waterfall, a notorious site located near an abandoned hydroelectric plant. Admire the rich vegetation growing all over the damp rock wall and take in the damp island air.
Just inland of Sao Miguel’s gorgeous coastline another spectacular show of water waits to be explored. Dive into this lush landscape on a canyoning trip full of adrenaline.
Need to know before you go
Availability on request. Start times are usually 9:00 am or 12:00 pm (option with transfer), 10:00 am or 1:00 pm (option without transfer), all year round.
The minimum age for this activity is 6 years old.
Children aged 6-18 must have a parent or guardian with them or written consent.
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.
You may rent canyoning boots for 5.00€ at the meeting point of activity.
No previous experience is necessary, but participants should have decent physical fitness.
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. Charge 50% of the total amount if canceled within the 24 hours
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
Pick ups and drop offs in units of accommodation in Ponta Delgada and Angra do Heroísmo
Provided byPicos de Aventura
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3 Aug 2022
18 Jul 2022
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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