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Magical Forest and the Waterfall

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Magical Forest and the Waterfall

Hiking Tour to Salto do Cabrito – Half day

Sao Miguel island

A journey around sulphurous waters heated by the land and around frigid, living waters that emerge from the springs:

The intense bush odor and the fertile vegetation join the walker and make him/her an intense part of this habitat forged in vines, flowers, tubers, and thick carpets of moss.

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.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, German, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Distance 4 Km
  • Duration 3H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Walking sticks
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    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.

    • Let the adventure begin

      – After the check-in at our shop, or the pick-up in Ponta Delgada, let our adventure begin. Our guide will welcome you and lead you to one of our comfortable vehicles for a great experience.

    • The descent to the waterfall

      – Starting point: Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande.

      – 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.

    • Above the waterfall

      – Then we will go up some stairs with a very steep slope and on the way we will pass by 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 river and feel the vibrant nature.

    • Fajã do Redondo Hydroelectric Power Station

      – On the way, we will pass by the iconic former Hydroelectric Power Station. Then, it is time to return to the starting point.

    • Way back home

      – At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Hiking Tour to Salto do Cabrito – Half day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Advisory

    • We recommend extra care for people that fear heights
    • This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    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 camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    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 am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    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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