• Family activities in Sao Jorge Island - Azores
  • Family activities in Sao Jorge Island - Azores
  • Family activities in Sao Jorge Island - Azores

family in adventure

family activities in sao jorge island - azores

This activity pack, Adventure Family, was prepared so that you can share with your kids and the whole family a day full of adventure on the island of Sao Jorge.

Let's discover one of the most beautiful places of the Azores, Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo.

We begin the day with a visit to the cheese factory and taste the cheese. After we start the adventure with a downhill walk through the valley of Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, from the Mountain of Topo. This is a journey of approximately 1 hour to Caldeira de Cima, where we will start the activity of Canyoning Junior.

When we get to the place where we’ll start the Canyoning, we will stop for a snack, rest and refresh ourselves. Meanwhile our guides will distribute the equipment by the participants and start a briefing for security procedures and abseiling techniques.

Family activities in Sao Jorge Island - Azores

After being equipped and prepared for this challenge, we will begin the Canyoning Junior, where young adventurers will be the stars of Aventour this day.

The route chosen by us for this Canyoning with children is of very easy progression on a smooth water flow. Along the waterway there are many possible exits for those who feel tired or want to give up. We must always be aware that children come along and, sometimes, their mood can change.

Throughout the canyoning activity there is one Aventour Guide on a quad bike for any eventuality, providing support and security for the whole team.

We finish the Canyoning with a rappel of 10 m. It will be one of the highlights of the whole day for these young adventurers and parents as well.

Then, we will have a break to change clothes and for a snack.

Once warmed again it is time to move to paradise. We will go on by walking to the mythical Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, where our lunch awaits us. Before having lunch, we can still dive into the calm waters of the lagoon of this Fajã.

After lunch, we will walk around the Fajã to learn about the history of the place and to be also able to enjoy its beauty.

In the afternoon we will visit the Cave of Poio, an underground cave with a fresh water lagoon inside. Here you will learn how to make a glass out of a leaf to taste the fresh water coming out from the bowels of the mountain.

We offer 3 options for leaving Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo: on foot, by boat or by quad bike.

Hiking -- it is a pedestrian trail of about 5km along the coast. It is 1 hour hiking approximately;

Quad bike - A 5km route, taking about 0:20 h. The bike is driven by an Aventour driver;

Boat - Our boat will be waiting for us at the exit of the cave. We will have to prepare ourselves for the exit by boat. Everyone has to leave by swimming, except for those who do not know how to swim and children. These will be transported in a support boat, along with our equipment. It is, undoubtedly, another highlight of this adventure. On the boat, we go along the north coast and we will pass between the islet of Topo and the most eastern end of the island of São Jorge. After, we will go on along the south coast of the island of São Jorge to Calheta, watching the Fajãs from the sea as well as the waterfalls, painting the slope of the island.

If the conditions at the sea are unsafe we will leave to Fajã dos Cubres (5km) by quad bike.

And so it ends a day in family adventure on the island of São Jorge, Azores.

activity information

Hiking Distance

distance  5 or 10Km

Total of Waterfalls for Canyoning

total verticals  4

Higher Vertical

higher vertical  15m

Canyoning Duration

duration  < 02h

Total Time of Activity

total time 7h


difficulty level



Localização da Atividade

caldeira sto. cristo

Transfers from

our base

minimum age

6  years

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additional information

program activities

Visit the cheese factory with tastes;

Walking Trail;


Taste the clams;

Visit the Interpretation Center of the Faja;

Vísit the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo;


bring to the activity

Swimsuit, if possible already dressed;


Elastic (if applicable);

Comfortable and light clothing (we recommend shorts);

Wind Shield;



Tennis for use in the activities (Canyoning and Trekking);

Slippers or shoes for the end of the activity.

incluído na atividade

Accredited guides;

All equipment (harness, neoprene suit and helmet);



Snack and Waters;

Lunch with Clams taste;


Gift Aventour.