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Salto do Cabrito: Our most recommended tours and activities

São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

1. São Miguel West: Full-Day Van Tour with Lunch

Explore the highlights of the western half of São Miguel island on this guided tour by van. Discover the famous crater lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo, picturesque waterfalls, amazing cliffs, and stunning rock formations around the coast of the island. Start with a visit to Ribeira Grande, one of the most picturesque towns of the Azores, followed by a surprising view of some amazingly beautiful cliffs on the North coast. Then travel to the inner areas of the island to see the gorgeous waterfall of Salto do Cabrito, surrounded by wild vegetation. Drive to the top of Fogo Volcano to enjoy views of the most pristine and magical of the crater lakes of São Miguel. From the top of the mountain, enjoy the stunning views over a large portion of the island. After a tasty meal to restore your energy levels, head to Sete Cidades, to understand why this is considered by the postcard of the Azores. Enjoy views from two completely different perspectives over the famous twin lakes.  End the day in Mosteiros, on the western coast of the island, where the lava rocks have formed enchanting small islets and natural pools.

Sao Miguel: Salto do Cabrito Guided Canyoning Experience

2. Sao Miguel: Salto do Cabrito Guided Canyoning Experience

Jump, slide, and rappel in beautiful canyons and natural waterfalls on this guided canyoning tour through the Salto do Cabrito canyon in Sao Miguel. Select a tour where you get to the starting point on your own or choose the option to be picked up at the activity provider's office in Ponta Delgada. Upon arriving at Salto do Cabrito, meet your guide and get set up with your well-maintained canyoning equipment. Take a short walk to the start of the canyoning trail, where you guide will provide you with a safety briefing. Rappel over 3 vertical waterfalls, with the highest waterfall being 15 meters in height. Walk through lush vegetation, pass thorugh a natural amphitheater, view the ruins of an old hydroelectric power station. Enjoy a trip with that has more technical canyoning, but still filled with adrenaline inducing moments. At the end of your experience return to the starting point of your tour.

Lagoa do Fogo: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

3. Lagoa do Fogo: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

Drive an ATV with a passenger or on your own and maneuver to the highest points of the mountains that surround Lagoa do Fogo. Dart along dirt roads and enjoy incredible views and the perfect mix between nature and adventure. Hop on your ATV (fits 1 driver and 1 passenger) and head to Lagoa do Fogo, the crater lake within the Água de Pau Massif volcano, to start your adventure through the landscapes of São Miguel Island. Expect adventure and many surprises during your ride, such as a fountain buried by the lava of a volcano or hidden locations from ancient battles. Highlights along the tour include the Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Ribeira Grande, Pico da Pedra, fontanário (fountain) sec. XVI, and more.

Azores: Canyoning in Salto do Cabrito

4. Azores: Canyoning in Salto do Cabrito

Relax and disconnect in a beautiful setting on a morning canyoning adventure in Salto do Cabrito. Explore the natural side of São Miguel Island hiking and canyoning through lush forests and cool streams.  Meet your guide in central Ponta Delgada or choose to be picked up directly from your accommodation. Travel by air-conditioned van for 20 minutes to Salto do Cabrito. Start with a 30-minute hike to the stream where your guide will give a security briefing and distribute all the equipment needed for the activity. Once suited and ready to go, spend a few hours exploring the pools and waterfalls. Wade down the river and reach several waterfalls where you'll abseil or zip-line down a deep canyon surrounded by the amazing nature of this volcanic area. The highest rappel can reach up to 16 meters and, unlike other canyons, there won’t be any required jumps. To end the adventure, opt for a 4-meter jump at the last waterfall. A zipline is also available for those who'd prefer flying to jumping. Note: It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour includes climbing a steep “staircase”, walking on unstable terrain, muddy slopes, and small uphill and downhill scrambles. However, you don’t need to know how to swim. The safety of our clients of is of our utmost priority and so do not recommend this activity for persons weighing more than 120kg.

Sao Miguel: Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo

5. Sao Miguel: Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo

Are you ready to fall head over heels in love with São Miguel? On this full-day Jeep tour, you will discover the true beauty of the island. Departing from Ponta Delgada you will drive to Pico do Carvão and Pico da Cruz where you can enjoy the stunning scenery. Remember to take some snapshots of the rim of the Sete Cidades caldera,Sete Cidades Village and the Sete Cidades Península as you drive by. Prepare to be in awe of the jaw-dropping views of the Vista do Rei viewpoint. This is the best-known picture postcard of São Miguel. Tuck into a tasty Azorean lunch at a local restaurant in Ponta Delgada. Next stop, head to see one of the highlights of the Azores – Lagoa do Fogo. This mesmerizing lake is in the heart of an old volcano. Then, take a dip in a natural spa as you arrive at Caldeira Velha. This iron-rich waterfall is the perfect spot to relax and unwind as you enjoy the idyllic views of the forest. After a swim, you will head to the Salto do Cabrito waterfall, pass by Ribeira Grande city then back to Ponta Delgada.

São Miguel Island: Full-Day Off-Road Island Tour

6. São Miguel Island: Full-Day Off-Road Island Tour

Start your Land Rover tour in the southeastern part of the island in the volcanic area of Sete Cidades.After the pick up in you accomodation in Ponta Delgada you´ll be driven to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades and their beautifull lakes. From Lagoa das Empadadas, to Cumeeira Grande, Muro das Nove das Janelas, Sete Cidades village, and the Vista do Rei viewpoint, your tour is full of exciting views. After lunch, served in a local restaurant, drive toward the Fogo complex and visit Pico da Barrosa, the Lagoa do Fogo viewpoint, the Caldeira Velha thermal baths, Salto do Cabrito and Ribeira Grande city. Drop off in your accomodation is included on this tour.

From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

7. From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Pico da Barrosa. At Pico da Barrosa, you’ll be able to see views of the entire island including, Lagoa do Fogo. See Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake located in the middle of the island. See the Interpretation Center of Caldeira Velha, a structure dedicated to the promotion of natural heritage. Take in the beauty of the Salto Do Cabrito waterfall and Ribeira Grand located on the northern part of the island.

From Ponta Delgada: Guided Walking Tour to Salto do Cabrito

8. From Ponta Delgada: Guided Walking Tour to Salto do Cabrito

From the first electrical plants of the island, dating from the 19th century, to the clear pits where you can wash both body and soul; from bubbling waterfalls to leafy branches shading the soil on the paths; from suspended iron bridges over streams and visions of light in hidden spaces – all of these luxurious and incredible images can be captured. On this interesting easy circular hike, our guide will give interesting information about the water resources of São Miguel island. This is a great opportunity to be in contact with nature and at the same time discover how it becomes very useful in our lives. We will pass by curious places, such as an old hydroelectric power station, a hydro power plant or also fumaroles where you can cook dishes under the hot volcanic ground. The first part of the trail is to descend on a dirt path with lush nature until you reach the Hydroelectric Power Station of Salto do Cabrito. This is where we will enjoy the waterfall and have some time to take pictures. Then we will go up some stairs with a very steep slope and on the way, we will pass an iron walkway. For those who fear heights, be prepared to overcome this challenge! However, it is a footpath that is definitely worth it. We walk very close to the stream and feel the vibrant nature. On the way, we will pass by the iconic former Hydroelectric Power Station. The use consisted of a dam designing an artificial lake with the capacity to store water at night to be turbocharged during the day. The dam, still in use today, has a maximum height of 11m, was built in masonry, and was remodeled in 2005 in its maneuvering organs and reinforced with an interior concrete wall to consolidate the structure to prevent water infiltration that occurred. Then, it is time to return to the starting point. At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.

Private 'Sao Miguel Highlights' Tour for groups up to 8

9. Private 'Sao Miguel Highlights' Tour for groups up to 8

Experience the beautiful island of São Miguel on an intimate private tour for just you and your group. Be joined by friends or family on a fascinating adventure through mystifying lagoons, mighty waterfalls, and relaxing hot springs. Enjoy a quiet stroll around the oldest tea plantation in Europe. After being picked up from your Ponta Delgada hotel, head toward the world-famous Sete Cidades lagoon, formed by a crater. Take in panoramic views of the site from Vista do Rei viewpoint, then stop by the lagoon and buy a cup of coffee if you wish to. Drive over to the central part of the island. Enjoy the chance to purchase lunch at Ribeira Grande, the second biggest city in São Miguel, then visit Gorreana Plantation to walk around the ancient tea fields. Move on to the striking Salto do Cabrito waterfalls and become surrounded by an inspiring natural landscape. Up next, arrive at Caldeira Velha hot springs, where a hot waterfall connects with a pond, providing stunning scenery for a relaxing time. End your trip with a stop at Lagoa do Fogo, the highest lagoon on the island at more than 500 meters in height, then be transported back to your hotel. Mix and match all of these amazing locations on the island and let us help you create an unforgetable journey, customized especially for you.

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What people are saying about Salto do Cabrito

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Our tour of the west side of São Miguel island with João was fantastic! We lucked out with terrific weather following the previous day's heavy storm and were able to see all of the sights with João's expert read of the clouds and timing. It was so great to hear about the island's history and current self-sustaining and sustainability practices from a born-and-bred local. The small group was fantastic and felt like the perfect size. João was extremely knowledgeable, an excellent driver, and a great photographer to boot! It was a magical day!

Eh Miguel!!!! Never Change. You have the soul of a survivor. Pure, can have many different meanings. Having a local be your guide is what this company is all about!!. This is their home and we should cherish its beauty as they do :). Even though it stated the west side, you got to see so much more. Going in the off season was the best decision I ever made :) . If your a solo traveller who likes a little bit of quiet book in Sep-Nov. He saves the best for last :) JJ.INSTA.SHOTS Jessica.Shaw Capture.Create.Imagine

It was really fantastic tour in ponta delgada. Our guide was a lot of information send to me. He recommanded really nice photo zone. portugal music is good too~ :)

Very entertaining guide. Saw lots of things that we would never have found on our own.

This tour was a wonderful introduction to the island!