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Canyoning

About Canyoning

Whether you walk, jump or slide, Azores offers a playground for everyone with natural springs, streams that cross endemic forests, and waterfalls that allow for a wondrous adventure.

The boldest and most unique adventure! Heading through the natural landscape you will be able to enjoy some adrenaline-fueled activities. Wet, wild, and absolutely unforgettable.

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Between mountains and waterfalls

Looking for an adventure full of adrenaline in São Miguel island? Canyoning in beautiful landscapes is definitely the way to go! Also known as gorge walking, canyoning in the Azores combines rock and water activities with natural beauty.

This experience involves trekking through river gorges, around pools or even behind waterfalls.

Canyoners navigate down waterways by abseiling down waterfalls, clambering over rocks or jumping into water rock pools. You will get wet for sure, even with an exposure suit, but this is not too bad with the relatively warm climate of the Azores.

Safety First

When it comes to safety, at Futurismo, we take it very seriously. That is why we choose wisely our partner guides, and for this activity, we trust Azorean Active Blueberry and their team of qualified guides.

Benefit from high quality equipment such as boots, neoprene wetsuit and socks, a helmet and of course, a harness.

All the equipment is disinfected daily and checked by professionals.

Expert adventure guides

Our partners’ guides at Azorean Active Blueberry will show you the wonders and hidden gems of this island. Some places that very few people will ever see, inside of the steepest gorges of São Miguel.

You can only go there through canyoning, and guided by experts like in the amazing team of Azorean Active Blueberry.

Explore the best-kept secret of the island in a good company that will keep you safe and having fun.

Smile, you’re on camera!

You don’t even have to worry about taking pictures and videos with us! Just smile and have fun. The guides will record everything for you. Don’t take the risk to ruin your waterproof camera equipment or have your hands always busy. Enjoying the moment should be your top priority, we take care of the rest.

Later on, we will send every footage for you to show your friends back home and make some people envy the amazing experience you just had.

Why Futurismo

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Operated by Trusted Partner

    Based on synergies within the Azores tourism ecosystem, we make the most of each other expertise, offering you exclusively the best selection of experiences

  • No Futurismo Fees or Extra Cost

    We charge the same prices our partners do on their websites

  • Tours Canyoning in Sao Miguel island

    The Basics

    Is Canyoning dangerous?

    No, our guides will be with you. We make sure every security aspect is covered.

    What is Canyoning?

    Canyoning is traversing a canyon or gorge. It includes hiking, climbing, swiming and rappelling. You will discover areas out of the beaten track, surrounded by natural landscapes.

    What is the best season to do Canyoning tours in the Azores?

    During wintertime, there is more water in the rivers, which means more fun. The temperatures in the island are always nice, that is why we can do this activity all year round.

    What makes the Azores a good canyoning destination?

    On the island, there is a mystic atmosphere in a lush green forest, with waterfalls of crystal clear water from the mountain. A unique experience for adrenaline lovers.

    The Experience

    Secret waterfalls await you

    Doing canyoning, you will pass by narrow gorges and hidden places you could never have seen on foot or by car. It is only accessible with proper equipment and expert guides. So, become a VIP of nature, enter wonderful places out of the beaten track.

    Try new things

    This is an exciting experience that you might only live once.

    Get out of your comfort zone and come challenge yourself in the middle of incredible landscapes. One thing is for sure, you won’t regret it!

    Landscape lovers, this is for you

    Following the river, let’s discover together unique landscapes.

    No, this is not a movie, this is real and you can experience it. You will be surrounded by a diversified natural setting, great for a new profile picture!

    A high rise of adrenaline

    With canyoning, you will have your dose of adrenaline for a while. You will maybe find your limit when you are on top of a cliff, ready to jump into the waterfall. But don’t worry, you will never be forced to jump as there are always alternatives if jumping is too much for you.

    Keep a memory

    Don’t forget to smile, our guides will take care of giving you long-last memories of your experience. With their waterproof equipment, they will take pictures and videos of you, jumping and rappelling down big waterfalls! What a great way to keep a memory of your holidays in the Azores.

    High quality staff too

    The staff who will take care of you is experienced and totally qualified for this activity. They will definitely make you feel safe and help you in any way to have the more fun possible.

    1. Find the perfect tour for you and book it

    Choose between our 60+ spectacular activities on the amazing Azores and book it online or in any of our stores.

    2. Email confirmation

    Receive a confirmation email with the reservation details.

    3. “The Day”

    Enjoy your experience with us. We will be pleased to welcome you and to make your tour the most fullfilling and memorable to you.

    Note: Unexpected limitations

    Keep calm. You can cancel absolutely for free your bookings until 48h before the activity date*and, if the weather conditions don’t allow us to do the activity safely, we’ll cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    * Check the Cancelations Policy within every tour page for additional info

    Plan your Canyoning tour

    Do I need to know how to swim in order to book this tour?

    It is not mandatory to know how to swim but it is recommended. Please tell your guide if you do not know how to swim so the tour can be adjusted.

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Your equipment will be under your responsibility, but photos and videos are already included in this activity.

    What to wear on a Canyoning tour?

    Please wear a swimsuit on. You can also bring a lycra shirt / rash vest to use as a first layer. Please use a hairband if applicable.

    I have never done canyoning before, is it a problem?

    No,it is not a problem. The guides are here to help you.

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    F.A.Q.s about Canyoning

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my glasses with me?

    You can bring your glasses, but make sure to bring a strap to attach it. We have some, but not many. The same for sunglasses. If you can, please bring contact lenses instead of glasses.

    Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?

    Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.

    Do I need to be in a good physical condition for this tour?

    This activity is suitable for everyone with a normal health/medical and physical condition.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I have lower back problems but I would like to do this tour. Is it recommended for me?

    We don’t recommend this activity for people with back problems.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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