Canyoning | Lombadas & Praia

FROM 145€per person

Booking Options

145€ Per person

Half Day

145€ Per person

or 160€ for pickup

Full Day

195€ per person

or 195€ for pickup

Special Conditions

  • This tour is only available for private bookings, please contact us to make a reservation.
  • Contact Us for group reservations with 6 or more elements.

What’s included?

  • Accredited guides;
  • All Canyoning equipment (fully equipped harness, wetsuits, socks, helmet and boots);
  • Insurances;
  • Photos / Videos;
  • Picnic Lunch;
  • Pick-up and Drop-off on the Full Day Tour (Praia);
    • On the Half Day Tour (Lombadas) the Pick-up and Drop-off can be booked if available.

Your activity

Immerse yourself in nature on this intense canyoning tour, where you will explore some of our wildest valleys, making your way down rushing rivers and magnificent waterfalls using different canyoning techniques such as rappels and slides and reaching the top of one of the highest waterfalls on the island. Undoubtedly, the most thrilling and fun way to experience Azorean nature and some of its most impressive natural “monuments” and breathtaking landscapes!

  • Ideal for adventure and adrenaline lovers.
  • Have fun and explore one of the islands most impressive landscapes.
  • Challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone under the supervision of our experienced and friendly guides.
  • An amazing experience in both rain or shine.

Itinerary

This excursion takes place in the central part of the island of Sao Miguel (+/- 45 minute drive away from the city of Ponta Delgada), more specifically in Lombadas (Half Day PLUS tour) or Ribeira da Praia (Full Day tour). Upon arrival, we will proceed with the distribution of equipment and a quick safety briefing, followed by a 10 minute / 1 hour hike, respectively, towards the start of your epic adventure!

  • The Half Day PLUS tour lasts around 5 hours and takes place in “Vale das Lombadas”. We will literally dive into the start of our canyoning adventure and continue down the river with several rappels along the way. Our clients will have the unique opportunity to contemplate the stunning panorama of the valleys below the most respectable waterfall of Lombadas (+/- 45 meters high). Towards the end of the tour you will enjoy one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the area: a small natural pool and rock formation that was formed by the different thermal water springs running through this canyon.
  • The Full Day tour lasts around 9 hours, and can start in the area of “Lagos” (located in the parish of Água D’Alto), or in “Monte Escuro” (depending on the group and weather conditions), both of which are places of great beauty. We will start with a beautiful panoramic hike through Pico da Vela going towards the Canyoning site where the fun will begin! The tour is made up of several rappels of considerable height, wading through the river and exploring the canyon until we reach one of the most magnificent waterfalls on the island (of +/- 45 meters high). From here, we will continue with more thrilling rappels facing our natural playground that will give you a bird-eye-view of the untouched landscapes under our feet.

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Meeting point and time – Transfer

The transfer service (pick-up and drop-off) can be booked if available.

  • Pick-up will be provided at or close to the place of your accommodation. When the activity is over, we will drop you off at the same place. Consider this for the city of Ponta Delgada (for other areas, please contact us).Approximate pick-up times – between 8:30 and 8:50 am.

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    MATERIAL TO BRING

    • Bathing suit: To be worn from home;
    • Hair elastic band : For comfort and safety reasons, we advise people with long hair to tie their hair back;
    • Glasses: If you normally wear spectacles, we advise you to attach your glasses to a lanyard to prevent dropping and breaking them or losing them in the river. When abseiling and jumping in the water, we recommend putting your glasses inside your wetsuit for safekeeping. We do not recommend wearing contact lenses as they are easily lost when jumping in the water;
    • Medication: Any personal medication that you may need for the duration of the tour (eg: inhaler for asthma, sugar packets for diabetics etc.);
    • Knee/ankle Support : For anyone who suffers from certain area joint problems, we recommend wearing an elastic support for better stability and to prevent any further injury;
    • Towel and dry clothes to change into after the tour;
    • Individual water bottle, which you will carry and use throughout the day.

    Additional Information

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

    • A high level level of fitness is recommended. This tour sometimes includes: walking on unstable terrain and slippery rocks, muddy slopes and small uphill and downhill scrambles;
    • You don’t need to know how to swim, just be comfortable in the water. However, let us know if this is the case;
    • This activity is not recommended for persons with back problems. Please let us know of any previous injuries, medical conditions or health problems when booking;
    • Pregnancy situation is not accepted;
    • For the health and safety of our customers there are a few restrictions:
      – Height min: 1.20 m (3 ft 11 in);
      – Weight min: 20 Kg (44 lb);
      – Weight max: 120 Kg (265 lb);
      – Maximum waist circumference (harness): 1.40 m (55 in).

    Cancellation Policy

    Our Cancellation Policy is described in our Terms and Conditions. It’s important to read them before making any decisions.