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Best of Fogo Island: Hiking & Discovery, 4 Days 3 Nights

By Bu Country Tours
Price was undefined, price is now £885

Features

Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Municipal Museum

  • What's included

    Local Assistance 24 hours a day.

  • What's included

    All Fees and Taxes

  • What's included

    Accommodation (3 Nights); Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis.

  • What's included

    All entrance frees;

  • What's included

    Tours as mentioned in the programme;

  • What's included

    Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours

  • What's included

    Custom and private arrival and departure airport Transfers; Luggage trasnfers;

  • What's included

    Accommodation included: 3 nights

  • What's included

    3x Lunch

  • What's included

    3x Breakfast

  • What's excluded

    Sevices not mentioned in the programme nor Personal expenses.

  • What's excluded

    Alcoholic drinks

  • What's excluded

    Travel insurance;

  • What's excluded

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

  • What's excluded

    Domestic and international flights;

Know Before You Book

  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level

  • • A date change fee, as applicable will be levied on passengers who change their date of travel.

  • • We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary. The same will be informed to the traveller before departure.

  • • We reserve the right to claim from the travellers, any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in the schedule of domestic flights.

  • • For groups with less than 4 travellers, the bilingual driver himself may be the guide.

  • • Not recommended for those who are afraid of heights

  • • We do not include all meals in the package to make your trip more flexible. Take this opportunity to choose between the restaurants near your accommodation and try Cape Verdean cuisine according to your preference. Your travel representative will be delighted to help if needed.

  • • Lunch and dinner includes fish, meet or main dish + dessert + water. Vegetarian food available upon request.

  • • Please bring hiking shoes, sandals/flip flops, comfortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sun cream;

  • • This tour starts in Fogo Island and ends in Fogo Island;

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Fogo Island: Guided Island Tour from São Filipe Airport – Check in

Stop At: São Filipe Airport, Rua da Central Electrica, São Filipe, Cape Verde
After disembarking, be welcomed by Your travel representative, who will be waiting for you at Fogo Airport with a sign displaying your name, as informed by you. Then, be transferred to São Filipe, the capital of the island.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sao Filipe, Sao Filipe, Fogo
Once there, start your discovery from the Main Square and exploring “Sobrados”, at a charming little town lined with colourful colonial houses.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Municipal Museum, Sao Filipe, Fogo 8220, Cape Verde Adjacent to Casa da Memoria, Sao Filipe, Fogo Cape Verde
Next, head to the small Municipal Museum and appreciate the simplicity of the objects that portray the local history.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Achada Fuma, Cape Verde
Head inland to the small villages of Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão. Learn the history of the residents who had their houses submerged by the lava from the recent volcanic eruption of 2014.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parque Natural do Fogo, Fogo Island, Fogo Cape Verde
Next, head to Chã das Caldeiras National Park and 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.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
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. Overnight in Chã das Caldeiras.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa Marisa 2.0 or similar
Check-in starts from 2 pm.

Day 2: Pico do Fogo Volcano Hiking from Chã das Caldeiras

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, 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.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pico Do Fogo, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo Cape Verde
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, Pico do Fogo, the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, with 2829 metres of altitude. Enjoy one of the most steep and spectacular volcanic cones in the world and take a break for the well-deserved picnic, contemplating an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view over the entire island of Fogo. Start the fun part of the day, feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds and then start descending the steep descent of ash for half an hour, sinking your knee-high in Lapilli, a lifetime experience.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
After doing one of the best things to do in Cape Verde, the tour ends by returning to your accommodation. Overnight in Chã das Caldeiras.

DURATION: Every day, from 6 am to 1 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

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa Marisa 2.0 or similar

Day 3: Hiking Chã das Caldeiras – Coffee Plantation – Mosteiros & Dip into a Natural Pool

Stop At: Monte Velha, Cape Verde
After the breakfast, be picked up at your hotel in Chã das Caldeiras and start your first 5 km hiking adventure along Bangaeira and the crater that will take you through the north's protected forest and some descent path. Cross the steep northeast side of the volcano and be amazed by the unique sea landscape with the sight of the neighbouring Santiago Island. Stick the road and walk through small residences built on lava rock terraces, banana, orange and coffee plantations. Enjoy the local environment and an intact nature filled of the scents of oranges and the noise of children and cockerels.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mosteiros, Mosteiros, Fogo
After the locality of Pai António, arrive at the centre of the Mosteiros and get to know a predominantly agricultural municipality, whose dominant crops are: coffee, grape, cotton and purgueira.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Estrada Salina, Estr. Salina, Cape Verde
After the walk, enjoy a well-deserved lunch in a local environment and then be transferred to Salinas de São José, and if the weather allows, enjoy a dip into its beautiful natural pool, one of the best swimming spots on the island.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sao Filipe, Sao Filipe, Fogo
Hotel drop-off. Overnight in São Filipe.

DURATION Every day, from 8 am to 3 pm

ROUTE FILE:
Extension: 10 Km
Path quality: Steep descents through the hike. Navigationally easy.
Difficult degree: Moderated
Total Walking Duration: 4-5 hours

Duration: 20 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Pipi's Guest House In São Filipe (Fogo Island) or similar

Day 4: Goodbye Fogo Island

Stop At: São Filipe Airport, Rua da Central Electrica, São Filipe, Cape Verde
Start your last day with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation and then enjoy your free time according to the flight schedules. Check out from the accommodation in São Filipe and at agreed time be picked up and transferred to Fogo airport.

Hotel check-out time: 12h00
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: São Filipe Airport, Rua da Central Electrica, São Filipe, Cape Verde
Take your flight back and say goodbye to “Ilha de Fogo”!!!
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Masks required
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Monte Grande
  • Cape Verde Fogo

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered Custom and private airport pickup according to the arrival scheduled time. Airports Sao Filipe Airport, Fogo Cape Verde Monte Grande
    • Cape Verde Fogo

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