Day trip

Santiago: Longueira, Pico de Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours
Day trip

Santiago: Longueira, Pico de Antónia & Monte Tchota Trek

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 97.58 per person

Marvel at the beautiful landscape of Santiago on this guided trek. Get a taste for local life in the village of Longueira and visit a rum distillery. Hike up Pico de Antónia, the island's highest point, then explore the untouched nature of Monte Tchota.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Explore Monte Tchota's natural park and admire its intact nature rich in fauna and flora
  • Visit a local rum distillery and meet the locals in the village of Longueira
  • Discover endemic plants, animals, and some bird species in danger of extinction
  • Take stunning photos of the volcano on Fogo Island and see Maio Island
  • Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Praia
Full description
Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel in Praia then head to the village of Longueira. There, enjoy the opportunity to experience direct contact with the locals. Visit the rum-making Grogue Distillery, the primary school, and Lemba Lemba Bar. From December to May, walk up among the strawberry fields and enjoy a picnic. Next, climb Pico de Antónia, the highest point on the island of Santiago. From the 1394-meter (4,573-foot) walking point, delight in panoramic views of the São Jorge Valley and the possibility to see Maio Island and the volcano on Fogo Island. Altogether, the trek involves 5 hours uphill, with a stop for a small picnic and spectacular views of beautiful landscapes. On the way, look out for endemic plants, animals, and endangered birds. Your trek finishes in the natural park of Monte Tchota/Txota and the tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Praia.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruit)
  • Liability insurance

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hat
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • Route File (Option 1)
    • Trail Distance: +/- 9 km
    • Total Walking Duration: +/- 6 hours
    • Degree of Difficulty: Very Difficult
    • Elevation Gain: +/- 1050 m
    • Elevation Loss: +/- 600 m
    • Max Elevation: +/- 1390 m
    • Min Elevation: +/- 485 m
    • Trail Type: One Way
    • Path Quality: Tilty, narrow
    • Route File (Option 2)
    • Trail Distance: +/- 6 km
    • Total Walking Duration: +/- 4 hours
    • Degree of Difficulty: Difficult
    • Elevation Gain: +/- 585 m
    • Elevation Loss: +/- 186 m
    • Max Elevation: +/- 1160 m
    • Min Elevation: +/- 485 m
    • Trail Type: One Way
    • Path Quality: Tilty, narrow
    • Trekking shoes and walking sticks are strongly recommended for this trek as there are trails where it will be necessary to do level 1 climbing. Also, bring a hat, sunscreen, water.
    • Shared Group Trek option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that the minimum number is not met, we reserve the right to propose an alternative date; to charge an extra fee to run the tour privately or to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

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    based on 1 reviews

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    Our Santiago Hiking Trip was amazing! Our guide Admilson Garcia knows the region very well and pretty much everybody who lives there :) We went by minivan to the foot of the mountain and then hiked up, took really great pictures at different spots which Admilson showed us and had a little picnic on the top of the mountain.

    December 14, 2020

    Product ID: 344591