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Best Of Fogo Island: Hiking & Discovery, 2 Day Tours

Country: Cape Verde
City: Fogo
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking & Hiking / Discovery
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

SHORT PACKAGE DESCRIPTION

Reach the highest mountain in Cape Verde with 2829 meters and the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy one of the steepest and most spectacular volcanic cones in the world, mingle with the locals in Chã das Caldeiras, an authentic village with an unspoiled nature and discover São Felipe highlights.

Day 1: Guided Full-day Tour from São Felipe Airport – Check-in in Chã das Caldeiras

Get picked up from your accommodation or airport in Fogo and then depart toward São Filipe, the capital of the island. There explore “Sobrados” and wander around this charming little town lined with colorful colonial houses. Next, head to the small Municipal Museum and appreciate the simplicity of the objects that portray the local history. Head inland to the small villages of Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão. There, learn about the history of the residents who had their houses submerged by the lava from the recent volcanic eruption of 2014. Arrive at Chã das Caldeiras National Park and admire un interrupted views of the volcano and rugged surrounding landscape. Marvel with an amazing view from the foot of Cape Verde's highest mountain, the active volcano, one of the best attractions in the country. After that, take a break for the well-deserved lunch in a local atmosphere and buy or taste at your expense one of the best wines in the world. Next, have the opportunity to see a coffee plantation on the perimeter of Monte Velha, an area of fertile mountains and microclimates. Finally, get drive to the village of Forno, and visit local farmers with their agricultural fields. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras.

Day 2: Full Volcano Hiking from Chã das Caldeiras and Goodbye Fogo

Get picked up at your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras and walk with your guide until reaching the foot of the Volcano. From there, marvel with the regular view of its active volcanic cone, where the last eruption occurred in 2014. The volcano's surroundings are deep black, composed of lava and a lush green vegetation. Fallow the tour through fig, vines, apple and pear trees, as well as mustard plants. Start the climb and let your local guide adjust the rate of climbing according to your skills. After 3 hours, reach the highest peak in Cape Verde. From Pico do Fogo, the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, with 2829 meters of altitude, enjoy one of the most steep and spectacular volcanic cones in the world. After that, take a break for the well-deserved picnic, contemplating an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view over the entire island of Fogo and start the fun part of the day. Take a walk through the crater and feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds. Then, start descending the steep descent of ash for half an hour, sinking your knee-high in Lapilli, a lifetime experience. After doing one of the best things to do in Cape Verde, the tour ends with the return to São Felipe and a custom drop off at the airport.

DURATION Every day, from 6 am to 2 pm

ROUTE FILE:

Extension: 9 Km Ascent: ~2800 m Difficult degree: Difficult

Total Walking Duration: 4 – 5 hours Path quality: Tilted, Ramping up steeply through ash and sliding

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please bring hiking shoes, swimsuit, bath towel, hat, sunscreen and water.

Beginner/medium hikers can also do this hike

INCLUSIONS:

Accommodation (1 Night);

Meals included are 1 Breakfast; 1 Picnic, 2 lunches; Vegetarian food option on request;

Tours as mentioned in the program;

Guiding Service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish);

Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours

Custom and private airport Transfers;

All entrance frees;

Service charges and VAT;

EXCLUSIONS:

Travel insurance;

Single supplement fee;

Flights;

Pre and post-tour accommodation;

Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night);

Sevices not mentioned in the program;

Personal expenses.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:

Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis.

01 night at Casa Mariza 2.0 In Chã das Caldeiras (Fogo Island) or similar

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