With 53 bolted routes and expert guides, the Canyoning holiday on São Miguel & Flores is a great way to explore the islands of São Miguel and Flores.

Staying in the lovely 4 star Hotel do Colegio in Ponta Delgada, you will spend a day out at either Nordeste or Ribeira Grande getting to grips with canyoning which involves abseiling down waterfalls, jumping into pools and sliding down water chutes.

From there, for the next stage of your canyoning holiday you’ll fly to Flores island, the westernmost point of Europe, which is renowned for its cascading waterfalls and gorgeous scenery and walking trails. Based in the capital, Santa Cruz, at the 4 star Hotel das Flores, our expert guides will take you on 2 canyoning trips each on separate days. They last 3-4 hours and involve 7 abseils, the longest of which is 20m and 10-20 minutes walking.

Canyoning is fast growing in popularity and unknown to most visitors, three of Azores islands have excellent canyoning trips. Flores offers the greatest diversity of routes from steep drops to easy routes. São Jorge has harder routes which are more difficult to reach as most of them are only accessible by boat. While São Miguel’s routes are mainly in the interior of the island and are less steep.

On the canyoning holiday there is a minimum age of 8 yrs and no maximum. All guides are well qualified and wet suits, helmets and all abseil equipment are provided.


Fly London to São Miguel. Transfer to accommodation (10mins). Overnight in Ponta Delgada at Hotel do Colegio for 3 nights.
Full day canyoning trip to either Nordeste or Ribeira Grande including picnic lunch.
Free day to explore.
Transfer to airport. Fly to Flores (50mins). Transfer to accommodation (10mins). Overnight in Santa Cruz at Hotel das Flores for 3 nights
3-4 hour canyoning trip.
3-4 hour canyoning trip.
Transfer to airport. Fly to Ponta Delgada (50mins). Transfer to accommodation (10mins). Overnight in Ponta Delgada at Hotel do Colegio.
Transfer to airport (10mins). Fly São Miguel to London

From £1168 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: International flights (guide price), inter-island flights, accommodation on B&B sharing basis, airport taxes, airport transfers on São Miguel and Flores and canyoning trips as described in the itinerary above. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified as above, insurance and additional excursions on free days.


You'll be staying in 4 star hotels in the capital towns of São Miguel and Flores - Ponta Delgada and Santa Cruz - where you'll be collected from for your canyoning. If you prefer other accommodation, just let us know.


Take the plunge and throw yourself into one of the fastest growing activities in the Azores - canyoning.


This holiday covers 2 very different but spectacular islands - São Miguel the largest and most visited island and Flores one of the smallest and least visited.

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