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Pico Do Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo, Cape Verde
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You have to hire a guide and start hiking early in the morning but it is worth all efforts! The view from the top is wonderful and try to go down via the "Small Pico" running into the lava stones. An unforgettable experience!

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torino
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Unfortunately the time was not enough to go up , because we errave too late in the morning and the temperature too high..but we enjoy a lot for a view of the huge volkano , making a long trip on the basement, standing on the floor ..The emotion ist big and you can think about the life, the death ,...about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I loved the hike, but you must prepare your best boot and a few bottle of water. It is an uphill walk for about 2h30 hours. The view is out of this world, you will enjoy pace along the trail. Take make pictures.

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Weymouth,Dorset
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13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We went on the TUI organised trip ftom Boa Vista, Flew out and the pilot flew over some of the other islands then came in over Foco and gave us a bit of commentry. We were met by guide and we drove into town were we had a bit of a sightseeing tour and then stopped for some coffee and... More

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We took a daytrip from Boa Vista to Fogo and is was worth the cost. But it was not cheap. The smallish aircraft flew low so we could see the various islands en route and it waited all day for us to return. Driving up de side of this huge volcano is in itself an experience. The island is littered... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Leave early, around 6am. Take your time and climb this volcano to the top and be ready to be stunned by this particular beauty! And have fun coming down - and be prepared to be mighty dirty at the end of it but having had a great time!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I would recommend a visit to the beautiful Island of Fogo for anyone who visits Cape Verde! You can visit the crater in just one day, and have lunch right inside :D If possible I would say stay here for 2 days so the rest of the Island can be seen, something we didn't get to do as we went... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

This was a lovely place. Having lunch in the crater of a live volcano was amazing and the food was simple but lovely. Some great photo opportunities a really unique experience.

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manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

absolutley amazing to do this trip booked it with thompsons before we went on holiday but its cheaper to book it when u have the thompsons meetng when you arrive, plane to the island was good got free water, the volcano itsself is amazing, takes 2 hours to get up there but to have lunch in the volcano was amazing... More

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Paris, France
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123 reviews 123 reviews
47 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I was with a French group and we had a local guide named Carlos. He was excellent, knowing exactly how to pace the group because otherwise we'd have been quite spread out. One must be in fairly good shape to do this climb, although it is quite accessible. the most important thing is to go at your own rhythm and... More

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