FLORES ADVENTURE CANYONING WEEK
PROGRAM 6 Days & 5 Nights
Prepare to be dazzled and experience unforgettable moments of adrenaline in one of the most incredible canyoning places in the world – Flores island – which, thanks to its location and constitution, integrates a unique paradise of incredible waterfalls and landscapes. With this epic journey, we would like to offer our adventure hunters a handful of magnificent memories of once in a lifetime. Thus, in addition to being flexible, the program is suitable for all travelers (beginners or experienced) who like to have fun in contact with nature, so it mainly covers low-difficulty tours (easy/medium levels), with possible variations (regarding other activities/difficulties).
DAY 1 – DEPARTURE TO FLORES ISLAND + VAN TOUR.
After picking up our clients at their accomodation place, we will have a meet at our office in Ponta Delgada city (between 2 to 3 hours before the flight to Flores). It’s important to do a last “check-up” to make sure we have all that we need. Then, we will provide the transfer to the airport.
After arriving at Santa Cruz, in Flores island, a local guide will be waiting for us to show us the surroundings. We will visit the following places: Sete Lagoas, Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro, Rocha dos Bordões, Lages and Fajã Grande. Let’s have in mind that we also need to prepare our next day of adventure.
DAY 2 – CANYONING (HALF DAY TOUR) + HIKING.
After breakfast, it’s time to visit the first canyoning spot: Além Inferior (a very diverse, amusing and accessible canyon – perfect for your “canyoning-baptism”!). We will all learn as much as possible during the tour, as it will be the perfect occasion to get to know each other and our surroundings.
Later, after our picnic lunch, we will discover the Fanais Trail (5.5 km = about 3 hours total), accompanied by a local guide who will show us incredible places and views, as well as let us know about the local customs, history and endemic flora of the island.
DAY 3 – CANYONING (FULL DAY TOUR).
On the third day, we will have a Canyoning tour (Full Day), in one of the following places: Ilhéus, José Fraga or Esguilhão (the guides will decide the best hypothesis, taking into account the weather conditions and the of group’s abilities).
All canyons are of medium difficulty, with rappels that can reach 35 meters in height. You will be ecstatic with the exoticity and beauty that Flores can offer while practicing canyoning!
DAY 4 – OPTIONAL DAY: CANYONING (FULL DAY) OR VISIT TO CORVO ISLAND.
You have a choice to make on day four: have a more adventurous canyoning tour OR visit the Corvo island (we can split the group in two smaller groups to suit everyone’s wishes).
The canyoning tour (Full Day) will be in one of the following places: Casas or Cabo (in Flores island) – with rappelling moments that can reach 100 meters in height. It will undoubtedly be a day full of adrenaline and fun!
If you prefer to visit Corvo – the smallest island of Azores – be ready for: a nice boat trip (in a zodiac/rigid inflatable boat); a visit to some coastal caves of Flores (still in the boat); and, amongst others, the mesmerizing views of Caldeirão (when we arrive at Corvo). We’ll take, approximately, 5 hours to get to know the island.
DAY 5 – CANYONING (FULL DAY) OR OTHER ALTERNATIVES + DINNER.
(OTHER ALTERNATIVES: Full Day Hike / Gastronomic & Cultural Tour)
What about the possibility of finishing a great canyoning tour at the Atlantic ocean? From both possible locations (Alquevins or Barrosas), you can count on amazing rappels (that can reach 50 meters in height) and breathtaking views.
If you prefer an alternative to the canyoning tour, you can choose from the following two possibilities:
- Self-guided hike: Flores has many choices and we can decide together the one that suits you best.
- Gastronomic & Cultural Tour: For more information about this tour CLICK HERE.
Later that evening, we will end our week with a friendly farewell dinner (at local restaurant or simply prepared by our guides). A great way to say goodbye and seize to share our still fresh memories of this amazing adventure!
DAY 6 – RETURN TO SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND.
It’s time to return to São Miguel. We will transfer you to your accommodation place and say our goodbyes (in the hope that we will meet again one day!).
All Transfers to the activities and accommodation places (including to and from the airport of São Miguel and of Flores).
Acommodation for 5 nights at local Hotels / Guest-houses (breakfast included).
All the material / equipment for the activities.
All the costs associated to the alternatives and options provided (except for the Gastronomic & Cultural Tour).
All the logistics.
2 to 3 certified guides.
Photos and Videos.
Picnics and snacks for the Full Day tours (days 2, 3, 4 and 5), and dinner (day 5).
All the entrances.
Light and comfortable clothes (apart from a raincoat, swimwear, and a hat, we recommend opaque and wind protection clothing, like lycra shirts or pants).
Outdoor shoes (suitable for hiking).
Sunscreen and sunglasses.
Personal water bottle
Small backpack (preferably waterproof)
Personal medication (if needed).
Minimum people required to start the excursion : 4 people.
Maximum people possible: 10 people (contact us for special conditions).
Minimum age: 16 year old. Clients under the age of 18 years old must be under the responsibility of an adult.
- It is not necessary to have previous experience in any of the activities included in the program. But the client should: enjoy the outdoors; be in a good physical shape; and know how to swim.
- To confirm your reservation we will need a 20% deposit in advance. This value is non-refundable if the client decides to cancel. The remaing cost should be paid one month before arrival.
- If the client needs or wishes, it is possible to skip one day of the program. It is also possible to consider the flight to Flores island from a different airpoirt in the archipelago. Please contact us antecedently to discuss new prices.
Fun Activities Azores Adventure reserves the right to make cancellations/reschedules based on:
- Unexpected weather conditions or other reasons considered relevant for the safety of our customers and staff. Customers will be able to reschedule the excursion or to enroll in an alternative excursion.
- If the number of participants does not reach the minimum required to start the excursion. Customers will be able to reschedule the excursion or receive a full refund.
- If the participants are not eligible for the activity, regarding the minimum requirements or innapropriate conduct/behavior. There will be no Refund.
OBS : If you’re trying to make a reservation for a larger group or if you have special requirements, please contact us to request a quote and/or customising your trip.
Price per person : 1540€
Option Gastronomic & Cultural Tour : + 55€.