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Santiago Island Tour: Trek From Serra Malagueta Natural Park To Rabelados Community

Santiago Island Tour: Trek From Serra Malagueta Natural Park To Rabelados Community Packages
Country: Cape Verde
City: Santiago Island
Duration: 6 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Explore Serra Malagueta Natural Park at an altitude of 1,064 meters. Enjoy beautiful landscapes between mountains and valleys, and visit the Rabelados, the community that preserves Cape Verde's oldest customs.


Departing from your accommodation towards the interior of the island, make your first stop at Serra Malagueta. Arrive at the Natural Park, one of the greenest areas of the island, and start the walking from 800 meters above sea level. Discover an intact nature, rich in local fauna and flora and reach an altitude of 1064 meters. The entire trails fallow a mostly flat surface, with various endemic plants and animals, offering magnificent views of Assomada, canyon of Principal and on days of clear visibility, all the way to the islands of Fogo and Maio. After 2 hours, take a break and enjoy a picnic in the midle of the forest. Move on from the top of the mountaisn with incredible 360-degree views between two verdant valleys until arriving at Mato Correia Village. After, visit the Rabelados, the only community that still lives in thatched houses and preserves the oldest customs and beliefs of Cape Verde. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.


Experience 5 hours of hiking from Serra Malagueta Natural Park

Be in contact with an intact nature rich in local fauna and flora

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

Discover the community that preserves Cape Verde's oldest customs

DURATION Every day from 9 am to 3 pm (6 hours)


Private Transportation

Hotel pick up and drop off

All entrance fees (Natural Park and Rabelarte)

Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruits)

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

EXCLUSIONS Lunch and personal expenses.

ROUTE FILE: Extension: 12500 meters Descent: ~1007 m // Ascent: 258 m Difficulty degree: Difficult

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


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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