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From Praia: Serra Malagueta to Principal Valley Hike & Lunch

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From Praia: Serra Malagueta to Principal Valley Hike & Lunch

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 96.52 per person

Discover the beautiful natural scenery of Serra da Malagueta National Park and the Principal Valley on this 3-hour trek. Have lunch with a local family and explore the local nature.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes past the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with a local family and learn about traditional ways of life
  • Take beautiful photos in Serra Malagueta Natural Park and the Principal Valley
  • Discover the natural habitat with its diverse fauna and flora
  • Admire incredible panoramic sea-land views on the drive along the east coast
Full description
Your trek runs through the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta to the Principal valley. From the second highest point of the island, with a mild climate, you'll start your walk breathing in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy panoramic views of small traditional house groups scattered on the slopes with water streams flowing between vegetable patches and fruit trees. About an hour into the hike, you'll have a chance to explore the early settlements which is a great place to connect with the locals and learn more about the experiences of the rural lifestyle and local traditions. Then your path continues along another stream surrounded by mango trees, and banana and sugar cane plantations before you arrive at the locality of Mato Dento where you will enjoy a delicious lunch with a local family and experience the warm welcome of the local Morabeza people. At the end of the route you'll pass by the Principal Dam that was built to help local families with irrigation. Your tour ends at your hotel after an hour's drive along on the east side of the island with more amazing panoramic sea-land views.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch (Main dish with choice of fish or meat + legumes and rice + Water)
  • Liability insurance
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • All entrance fees are included in the ticket price
  • Drinks will not be provided
  • Extension: 7,000 meters
  • Ascent: 75 meters
  • Descent: 750 meters
  • Difficult degree: difficult
  • Total walking duration: 3 hours
  • Route quality: Medium tilt, narrow, and safe
Customer reviews

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This trek is great !!! The human qualities and the incredible knowledge of our guide Euclid and our driver Adminson (sorry for the spelling…) made this moment unforgettable. The very simple meeting with the villagers along the way gave us a taste of the daily life (rough, but simple and joyful) of the Cape Verdeans of the countryside. THANK YOU

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September 11, 2021

Product ID: 352336