Day trip

Praia or Cidade Velha: Monte Txota to Pico D’Antónia Trek

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Praia or Cidade Velha: Monte Txota to Pico D’Antónia Trek

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 92.35 per person

Explore the diversity of Monte Txota Natural Park and the surrounding area on this trek. Climb Pico D'Antónia, the highest point of Santiago Island, and enjoy extraordinary views of almost all Santiago's cities and two more of Cape Verde's Islands.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, 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


  • Trek through the spectacular Monte Txota Natural Park
  • Admire panoramic views from the highest point on the island
  • See Maio Island and the Volcano of Fogo Island in the distance, weather permitting
Full description
Your day begins with the drive to Rui Vaz, where your trek starts. Along the trek you'll have the opportunity to visit the local cheese factory, followed by the climb through the Natural Park of Monte Txota. Located at an altitude of 800 meters and with its own micro-climate, this is one of the coolest places on the island with lots of biodiversity. Then, continue on towards the Pico D'Antónia. With an elevation of 1394 meters, this is the highest point of Santiago Island. When you get close to the top you will enjoy panoramic views of the São Jorge Valley, and possibly Maio Island and Fogo Island Volcano, weather permitting. Your trek will take about 5 to 6-hours, with a stop for a small picnic and views of beautiful landscapes along the way. The route will end with the return to the Monte Txota Natural Park and the ride back to your hotel.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia or São Jorge dos Órgãos
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)
  • Liability insurance
  • Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruit)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Drinks
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • The level of this trail is difficult
    • Extension is 3,000m (2 ways)
    • Descent is 400m
    • Ascent is 672 m
    • Route quality is medium tilt, narrow, and safe
    Customer reviews

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    Very nice guides! Due to the dense vegetation, the route can hardly be passed because no green cuttings were made during Corona. Very demanding in the end.

    October 15, 2021

    Product ID: 344566