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Santiago Island: Trekking Rui Vaz, Longueira And Botanical Garden Tour

Santiago Island: Trekking Rui Vaz, Longueira And Botanical Garden Tour Packages
Country: Cape Verde
City: Santiago Island
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Meet the locals and see the local flora and fauna. Visit the only one Botanical Garden in the country. Enjoy the panoramic views and beautiful landscapes.


Start your trek from the Village of Rui Vaz, from about 800 meters altitude, where you will have the opportunity to experience direct contact with the locals. There, get in touch with local farmers and learn about their agricultural practices growing sugar cane, mango trees, cassava, banana and more. From the Rui Vaz you can enjoy a panoramic view of the São Jorge Valley, and Pico D'Antónia Mountain, the highest point on the island of Santiago. Take the opportunity to admire Maio Island and experience the production of a local rum-making distillery (The Rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st) in Longueira village. Enjoy 4 hours of walking with a stop for a small picnic and panoramic views of beautiful landscapes. Finish your journey on the only botanical garden in the country that preserves some endemic plants of Cape Verde.


Explore Rui Vaz Village and meet the locals

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

Visit a local rum distillery and the only botanical garden in the country

Take stunning photos of the São Jorge Valley and Pico D'Antónia Mountain

DURATION Every day from 9 am to 1 pm (4 hours)


Private Transportation

Hotel pick up and drop off

Entrance fee to Botanical Garden

Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruits)

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

EXCLUSIONS Lunch and personal expenses.


Extension: 4000 meters Descent: ~800 m // Ascent: 100 m Difficulty degree: Difficult

Total Walking Duration: 2 hours Path quality: Mediun tilt, narrow and safe.


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

Activity for travelers under 5 years old.

Printed or mobile voucher accepted.

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

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