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Fogo Island: Pico do Fogo Volcano Summit Hike

1. Fogo Island: Pico do Fogo Volcano Summit Hike

Embark on a guided hike up Pico do Fogo, the highest mountain in Cape Verde. Admire the volcanic landscape with its ongoing volcanic activity. Make your way to the top with the help of your guide, take in breathtaking views, and feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds. Get picked up at your accommodation and depart towards the volcano. Start the ascent with support from your guide who will adjust the climbing rate according to your skills. After 3-4 hours, reach the summit, the highest peak of Cape Verde at 2829 meters.  From the top of the volcano, the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, take in the unforgettable 360-degree panoramic views of Fogo Island, with the potential to see the other islands if the weather is good.  Next, take a well-deserved break and feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds. The guide will broaden your knowledge of the eruption that has left the entire city covered with lava. After a picnic (costs not included), start the descent running down toward Chã das Caldeiras in the lava ash, an experience not to miss.

Sao Filipe: Coffee Plantation and Natural Pools Day Trip

2. Sao Filipe: Coffee Plantation and Natural Pools Day Trip

Swim in the natural pools of Salinas on this day trip from  Sao Filipe. Stop at the seaside village of Cova Figueira and learn about organic coffee production at a plantation in Mosteiros. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in São Filipe. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the village of Cova Figueira. Admire the vibrantly colored houses on the seaside. Listen as your guide tells you stories about the local history. Have the chance to snap some pictures at a viewpoint before heading to he village of Mosteiros to visit an award-winning organic coffee plantation. Hear about how coffee cultivation developed on the island. Walk up lava flows that were created during the 1951 volcanic eruption. Stop to purchase lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to Salinas de São José where you can take a refreshing dip in a natural pool. Return to your accommodation in São Filipe at the end of your tour.

The best full day Sal Island tour

3. The best full day Sal Island tour

Our experienced guide will pick you up from your hotel or rental at around 9AM ( we aim to pick you up from 8.50AM to 9.10AM ) During this six-hour adventure you’ll explore some of Cape Verde’s top attractions. You’ll visit the village of Murdeira where you’ll find a picture-perfect bay with excellent snorkeling conditions and abundant coral. Here our guide will give you some history about how the island of sal became habitable. Continuing your route, we will stop at the salinas, a salt lake where you can swim. Buracona is our next stop where you can dive and enjoy the beauty of the blue eye. We will also go and check out the desert mirage. We will have a lunch break so you can indulge in local cuisine, here you’ll find delicious dishes at excellent prices. You’ll spend time in Parda Bay looking out for the lemon sharks, here you can see them swimming around you.

Sao Filipe: Half-Day Guided City Tour

4. Sao Filipe: Half-Day Guided City Tour

Discover the scenic island of Sao Filipe on a half-day guided walking tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation's reception for a brief program overview before heading to the main square to delve into the island's history. Explore Casa das Bandeiras, the vibrant fish and vegetable market, and unravel the secrets of the colonial houses (Sobrados). The tour concludes with a return to your accommodation.

From Praia: Full-Day Guided Fogo Island Tour

5. From Praia: Full-Day Guided Fogo Island Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Praia and departs towards Nelson Mandela airport for your 35 minute flight to Fogo Island. The island is named after the imposing volcano that resides on it, which is still active today although the last eruption was in 2014. Upon arrival, visit the capital of the island, São Filipe, and wander around this charming little town lined with colorful houses. Continue the tour to Salinas, a small pebble beach where you can learn about the island’s geology and watch fishermen returning to shore with the day’s catch. Drive northwards to the village of Mosteiros and then across the eastern coast to reach the village of Cova Figueira. Enjoy a photo stop at the scenic Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão along the way. Arrive at Chã das Caldeiras National Park and admire uninterrupted views of the volcano and rugged surrounding landscape. From there, visit a local coffee plantation to taste some of the best coffee and wine in the world. Enjoy a break for lunch, then head off into Monte Velha Forest, an area of fertile mountains and microclimates. At the end of an unforgettable day, say goodbye to Fogo and head back to the airport for your flight back to Santiago Island.

São Filipe: Fogo Volcano with Wine and Cheese Tasting

6. São Filipe: Fogo Volcano with Wine and Cheese Tasting

Discover the enchanting beauty of Fogo volcano on this unique day trip from Sao Filipe. Dive into local culture as you visit local villages. See houses made out of lava from the most recent volcanic eruption. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in São Filipe and relax on the drive through the countryside. Stop in the picturesque rural villages of Patim, Achada Furna, and Cabeça Fundão. Arrive in Chã das Caldeiras National Park, admire panoramic views of the Volcano of Fogo which last erupted in 2014. Learn about local geology, meet locals and walk around houses that were built from lava. Follow your guide to see the solidified lava of Chã das Caldeiras, organic growing fruit on volcanic soils, and learn more about the local fauna. Next, take a well-deserved lunch in this unusual volcanic setting and sample the local cuisine at your expense. Enjoy some Cape Verdean delicacies while savoring some homemade wine in a local atmosphere. After that, return to your accommodation in São Filipe at the end of your tour.

A journey to discover the volcano from S. Filipe

7. A journey to discover the volcano from S. Filipe

I will pick you up at the reception of your accommodation and start the journey to the interior of the island. Along the way we will pass through small villages with simple houses and small farms. we will stop at the entrance to the Fogo natural park and contemplate the majesty of the Fogo volcano and then we will enter the eruption zone to discover the crater from the last eruption. then we will take a short walk in the vine plantations to learn about the types of grapes and other types of fruit that grow here in Parque do Fogo. Then we will enter the village of portela which is the main village of cha das calderas to discover the route of the lava from the last eruption and walk on the fresh lava. You can also taste local products such as Fogo wine, Fogo coffee or Fogo cheese. At the end of the journey, we will return to the city of São Filipe.

Hike the highest volcano Pico Grande

8. Hike the highest volcano Pico Grande

I will meet you at your accommodation in cha das caldeiras where we start with a small briefing, I will introduce you my land and all the surrounding areas of the volcano and give you the instructions for this hike. Afterwards we will start our hike starting from 1700 m above the sea level. the first hour goes easily trough lava field from the last eruption till 2000 m, after that you will face a serpentine path that goes trough rocks and ashes till 2300, here you will enjoy a wonderful view of the entire crater and the surrounding islands. When you reach the crater of the volcano you will see that it really worth to take this journey. The most funny part is the way down that goes trough ashes till the surrounding villages. At the end I will bring you back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Sao Filipe

Punctual guide at the hotel on the evening before the tour with all the information for the day. Good ascent pace, lots of information about the volcano and history. Safe and beautiful descent route.