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Santiago Island: Longueira, Pico De Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek Tour

Santiago Island: Longueira, Pico De Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek Tour Packages
Country: Cape Verde
City: Santiago Island
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Marvel at the beautiful landscape of Santiago on this guided trek. Get a taste for local life in the village of Longueira and visit a rum distillery. Hike up Pico de Antónia, the island's highest point, then explore the untouched nature of Monte Tchota.


Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation, and then head towards the village of Longueira in São Jorge dos Órgãos. There, visit the local rum-making distillery (The Rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st), the primary school, and Lemba Lemba Eco Bar. Move on to Pico de Antónia, enjoy a walk among local houses carved out of steep rocks and meet local farmers among mangoes, manioc and papaya plantations. From the 1000-meter (3,280-foot) summit, delight in panoramic views of the São Jorge Valley and the possibility to see the volcano on Fogo Island. On the way to Monte Tchota Natural Park, look out for endemic plants, animals, and birds threatened with extinction. Altogether, the trek involves 5 hours uphill, with a stop for a small picnic and spectacular views of beautiful landscapes. Your trek finishes in the natural park of Monte Tchota in Rui Vaz. Finally, drive back to Praia and the tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.


Experience the local life-stily in Longueira Village

Explore Monte Tchota Natural Park with its intact nature rich in fauna and flora

See endemic plants, animals and some bird especies in danger of extinction.

Visit local rum distillary and meet locals

Take stunning photos of the volcano of Fogo Island and see Maio Island

DURATION Every day from 9 am to 4 pm (6 - 7 hours)


Extension: 9000 meters Descent: ~400 m // Ascent: 1347 m Difficulty degree: Difficult

Total Walking Duration: 5 hours Path quality: Mediun tilt, narrow and safe.


Private Transportation

Hotel pick up and drop off

Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruits)

Guiding service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish).

EXCLUSIONS Lunch and personal expenses.


Please bring footwear, hat, sunscreen, walking stick and water.

Suitable for walkers with some fitness and no health problems

Activity for travelers under 16 years old.

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

Instant confirmation. Cut-off time: 8 hours before the scheduled starting time.

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