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Canyoning Nordeste – half day


Warm up walking up the trail until reaching the starting point of this exciting adventure. We will jump, slide and abseil in a 100% natural environment, descending along the stream that flows from the mountain top, completely surrounded by endemic lush forest. The descent begins with scrambling and spending some time exploring down the stream, getting used to this new practice. Abseiling along waterfalls is an unforgettable experience in which you will feel the power of nature close to you. We will begin with the pick up at 8:15 am in Ponta Delgada to take you on an adventure. This tour will take place in an incredible scenery: Ribeira dos Caldeirões in Nordeste, a protected area in the Northeastern part of São Miguel island. The guides who will come with you all along the tour will take pictures and videos of you to keep a record of this experience.

Duration of the activity: To the 3 hours of preparation and canyoning itself, you should add approximately 40 minutes for the included pick-up and transportation from Ponta Delgada and 40 minutes for the way back.

Please note that this activity is available for children above 5 years old for safety reasons. Minimum height: 1,20m - Maximum height 2,10m

Minimum weight 20kg - Maximum weight 120kg

Please also note that the tour will depend on water levels and weather conditions for your own safety.

Prices for this activity: 75€ per person (adult & child)





Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, raincoat, bathing suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water and hair band (if applicable).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the level of difficulty of this tour?
A: This tour is considered as an initiation to canyoning. It is more aquatic than the full-day tour and the waterfalls are relatively small.

Q: What is the water temperature?
A: During the Wintertime, the water temperature will be around 10-14°C (50-57°F) and during the Summertime, it will be around 16-19°C (61-66°F)

Q: Do I need previous experience?
A: Experience is not necessary, the guides will explain all you need to know during the safety briefing before starting the activity.

Q: Do I need to know how to swim to do this tour?
A: It is not necessary to know how to swim. However, it is always better to avoid panic.

Q: What fitness level is required for canyoning?
A: You don’t have to be an athlete to do canyoning. However, some basic fitness level is required. This tour is adequate for anyone with normal physical conditions. Please note that it is not possible for pregnant women to do this tour for safety reasons.


Price per adult


Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Certified Canyoning guide
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourist office or your hotel in Ponta Delgada
  • – Insurance (personal accident and liability)
  • – Equipment (wetsuit, boots, harness, helmet and ropes)