Guided tour

Santiago: Trekking Rui Vaz, Longueira, and Botanical Garden

Santiago: Trekking Rui Vaz, Longueira, and Botanical Garden

From US$ 111.88 per person

Meet the locals and see the local flora and fauna. Enjoy the panoramic views and beautiful landscapes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • 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 primary school
  • Take stunning photos of the São Jorge Valley and Pico D'Antónia mountain
  • Admire Maio Island and visit the only botanical garden in the country
Full description
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.  Visiting the rum-making distillery and primary school 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.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Guiding services
  • All entrance fees
  • Picnic (juice, sandwich, and fruit)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • Extension: 9,000 meters
    • Descent: 800 meters
    • Ascent: 1,347 meters
    • Difficulty degree: Easy
    • Total Walking Duration: 2 to 3 hours
    • Route quality: Medium tilt
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    Product ID: 353876