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Santiago Island: Longueira, Pico de Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek

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Location Praia, Cape Verde
$99.00
Participants For 1 person
Overview
Enjoy a spectacular hike from the Monte Txota Natural Park, to Pico D’Antónia with 1394 meters of altitude. See endemic plants and birds, and enjoy beautiful views from Santiago Island’s highest mountain. Hike through the agricultural fields, local houses and visit a local family.

Shared Group Trek
Pickup included
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Transportation
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  • Tour Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia or São Jorge dos Órgãos
  • Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruit)
  • Praia
    Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation, and then head towards the village of Longueira in São Jorge dos Órgãos, where your hiking adventure awaits.
  • Start the hike at an altitude of 485 meters above sea level and walk between the local houses and agricultural fields of corn, mango, coffee, tomato and papaya, depending on the season. Visit a local family and get to know their daily life
  • Pico de Antonia
    Move on uphill to the walking point of Pico D'Antónia. With an elevation of 1394 meters, this is the highest point of Santiago Island. Make a well-deserved stop for a picnic, enjoy stunning views and, weather permitting, be surprised by the nearby Fogo Island with its volcano lost on the horizon.
  • Next, walk through the unspoilt Monte Txota Natural Park, see and learn about the endemic plants and birds threatened with extinction. Move on to a secret viewpoint and discover one of the best views on the island.
  • Your hiking ends at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level in the village of Rui Vaz. (pass by)
  • Praia
    Finally, be pick-ed up and trasnfered to your accommodation.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
  • Route File (Option 1)  Walking Distance: +/- 9 km , Total Walking Duration: +/- 5 -6 hours  Degree of difficulty: Very difficult Elevation gain: +/- 1050 m  Elevation loss: +/- 600 m  Max Elevation: +/- 1400 m   Min Elevation: +/- 485 m, Trail type: One Way, Path quality: Tilty, narrow.
  • Suitable for walkers with some fitness and no health problems.
  • This activity is for travelers over 16 years old.
  • We strongly advise wearing hiking pants, especially from August to November. Additionally, bring hiking shoes and walking sticks as some trails may require level 1 climbing. Don't forget to wear a hat, apply sunscreen, and carry water.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Santiago Island: Longueira, Pico de Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek

    Part of Essential Collection gift box
    Includes this and other experiences
    Location Praia, Cape Verde
    $99.00
    Participants For 1 person

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