Water activity

Sao Miguel: Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

4.6 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Picos de Aventura
Water activity

Sao Miguel: Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Canyoning Experience

Activity provider: Picos de Aventura
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From US$ 64.66 per person

Likely to sell out

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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March 26, 2023

This is a really fun experience for those with a sense of adventure! The guides were skilled and good fun. You get to have the unique experience of rappelling down a waterfall, jumping off cliffs and sliding down short waterfalls. It's a great way to spend a few hours!

March 26, 2023

It was fun and the guides are very good. Unfortunately, there is no one of the organization making pictures during the canyoning as you have to organize a group foto with gear at the end of the tour. For the rest, a tour you have to book. Even possible with normal fitness

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 392732