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Fogo Island: Pico do Fogo Volcano Summit Hike

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Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Fogo Island: Pico do Fogo Volcano Summit Hike

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 45.49 per person

Hike up to the highest point in Cape Verde to enjoy fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of the beautiful natural surroundings from the top of the volcano.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike up the highest mountain in Cape Verde, reaching 2829 meters
  • Take in beautiful and panoramic views of the whole Fogo Island
  • Experience the running down toward Chã das Caldeiras in the lava ash
  • Visit an active volcano and see the volcanic activity
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Picnic and water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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4.6 /5

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We had a great guide (Helder) with whom we always felt safe without hesitation. The tour is highly recommended and the private tour was more expensive than those that you could book on site, but I would book it again because the guide gave you a lot of information about the island and the life of the residents heard about Cape Verde! Value for money was great and the English was great too! Lovely again!

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November 19, 2021

Superbe vue en haut du volcan avec un guide (djaisom) vraiment au top, une superbe expérience que je recommande

October 14, 2022


January 22, 2022


Product ID: 392047