Salto do Cabrito

Salto do Cabrito: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lagoa do Fogo: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

1. Lagoa do Fogo: Half-Day ATV Quad Tour

Drive an ATV with a passenger or on your own and maneuver to the highest points of the mountains that surround Lagoa do Fogo. Dart along dirt roads and enjoy incredible views and the perfect mix between nature and adventure. Hop on your ATV (fits 1 driver and 1 passenger) and head to Lagoa do Fogo, the crater lake within the Água de Pau Massif volcano, to start your adventure through the landscapes of São Miguel Island. Expect adventure and many surprises during your ride, such as a fountain buried by the lava of a volcano or hidden locations from ancient battles. Highlights along the tour include the Salto do Cabrito waterfall, Ribeira Grande, Pico da Pedra, fontanário (fountain) sec. XVI, and more.

Azores: Canyoning in Salto do Cabrito

2. Azores: Canyoning in Salto do Cabrito

Relax and disconnect in a beautiful setting in this morning canyoning adventure in Salto do Cabrito. Explore the natural side of São Miguel Island hiking and canyoning through lush forests and cool streams.  Meet the guide in central Ponta Delgada or arrange pick up from your accommodation and travel in an air-conditioned van 20 minutes to Salto do Cabrito. Hike 30 minutes to the stream where an experienced guide will give a security briefing and distribute all the equipment needed for the activity. Once suited and ready to go, spend a few hours exploring the pools and waterfalls. For those who dare, there will be an opportunity to finish the tour with a 4-meter jump. A zipline is also available for those who'd prefer flying to jumping.

From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

3. From Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Jeep Tour of Lagoa do Fogo

Be picked up in Ponta Delgada and head towards Pico da Barrosa. At Pico da Barrosa, you’ll be able to see views of the entire island including, Lagoa do Fogo. See Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake located in the middle of the island. See the Interpretation Center of Caldeira Velha, a structure dedicated to the promotion of natural heritage. Take in the beauty of the Salto Do Cabrito waterfall and Ribeira Grand located on the northern part of the island.

From Ponta Delgada: Guided Walking Tour to Salto do Cabrito

4. From Ponta Delgada: Guided Walking Tour to Salto do Cabrito

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. 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. 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. Then we will go up some stairs with a very steep slope and on the way, we will pass 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 stream and feel the vibrant nature. On the way, we will pass by the iconic former Hydroelectric Power Station. The use consisted of a dam designing an artificial lake with the capacity to store water at night to be turbocharged during the day. The dam, still in use today, has a maximum height of 11m, was built in masonry, and was remodeled in 2005 in its maneuvering organs and reinforced with an interior concrete wall to consolidate the structure to prevent water infiltration that occurred. Then, it is time to return to the starting point. At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.

Private 'Sao Miguel Highlights' Tour for groups up to 8

5. Private 'Sao Miguel Highlights' Tour for groups up to 8

Experience the beautiful island of São Miguel on an intimate private tour for just you and your group. Be joined by friends or family on a fascinating adventure through mystifying lagoons, mighty waterfalls, and relaxing hot springs. Enjoy a quiet stroll around the oldest tea plantation in Europe. After being picked up from your Ponta Delgada hotel, head toward the world-famous Sete Cidades lagoon, formed by a crater. Take in panoramic views of the site from Vista do Rei viewpoint, then stop by the lagoon and buy a cup of coffee if you wish to. Drive over to the central part of the island. Enjoy the chance to purchase lunch at Ribeira Grande, the second biggest city in São Miguel, then visit Gorreana Plantation to walk around the ancient tea fields. Move on to the striking Salto do Cabrito waterfalls and become surrounded by an inspiring natural landscape. Up next, arrive at Caldeira Velha hot springs, where a hot waterfall connects with a pond, providing stunning scenery for a relaxing time. End your trip with a stop at Lagoa do Fogo, the highest lagoon on the island at more than 500 meters in height, then be transported back to your hotel. Mix and match all of these amazing locations on the island and let us help you create an unforgetable journey, customized especially for you.

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What people are saying about Salto do Cabrito

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 30 reviews

I can’t recommend this experience enough. The trip was smooth start to finish. Our guides we friendly, professional, welcoming, informative and most importantly a lot of fun! We had a great relationship with our guides which made the experience even more enjoyable. It was clear they are passionate about their job and delivering the best possible experience to clients. We felt safe at all times. It is not hugely challenging which makes this a great entry level for anyone who has not done canyoning before but want to be deep in nature and the waterfalls. This trip will certainly get you into the heart of the river and give you amazing views. Would book again! Thank you for an amazing trip

There were only two of us on our tour. Our guide, Davante, was fabulous. He was so knowledgeable about the geological forming of the island, vegetation, history of the Azores. We appreciated his good natured and friendly personality. He provided us with great food and pub suggestions at the end.

Quite an experience, at least for us newbies! Super experienced and calm guides who helped a lot to overcome us! It is important to be in good physical condition and enjoy adventure!

Es una experiencia muy divertida y no hay peligro. La puede hacer cualquier persona. Los monitores fueron súper majos. Repetiríamos sin duda alguna

We had soo much fun exploring with our excellent guides!