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Pico Do Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo, Cape Verde
+238 929 94 87
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Amazing but pretty dangerous

If you want to climb to Volcano, you need to be trainee and pretty practice of mountain. You need... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nika P
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Rome, Italy
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Amazing - difficult climb

This is worth every bit of the effort required to get to the top. Left Sao Filipe at 4.30am - got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donrob41
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“wine tasting” (2 reviews)
“cape verde” (6 reviews)
“sao filipe” (6 reviews)
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Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo, Cape Verde
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+238 929 94 87
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to climb to Volcano, you need to be trainee and pretty practice of mountain. You need 3/4h to arrive on the top, the view is amazing but there isn’t anything similar to a pathway to follow. So you need a guide. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth every bit of the effort required to get to the top. Left Sao Filipe at 4.30am - got to the volcano and started the climb at 6.20am. Got to the top at 8.50am - that was at a relatively quick pace. Spent...More

Thank Donrob41
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We had a lot of fun hiking this mountain. The hike takes between 6 and 7 hours, but only about half of that is spent climbing up. There is a big peak, and then you can have the option of going to the second peak...More

Thank Victoria W
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Small vulcano island, with friendly people and nice vegetation. We rented a car and drove in the vulcano, to see how the erruption years before has influenced the living into the crater and 'vineyard', which still produces wine. Start early morning, if you'd like to...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Fabio approached us in the city of Sao Filipe and offered us a guided tour to small vulcano. It is better to do it with the guide since it is quite slippery and there are also some info about thefts. The tour was 60€ per...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

we spent a full day touring and exploring Fogo Island which is something not to be missed. The roads are bumpy and dusty at times but you won't give that a second thought when you take in the incredible scenery around this 9,000 plus foot...More

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

We did a round tour around the island with Fabio. He is a professional guide , born and grown in Cha das Caldeiras, so he knows every corner and does his best to make your tour pleasant. We left Sao Filipe at 9:00 and were...More

Thank Tamara K
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We left at 4am in Sao Felipe. After 1 hour we arrived at 1500m. We walked for about 1hour in the dusk. We were at the top before it got warmer. (3,5h) Facts Walk with 11year old boy Uphill was steep Parts loose dusty surface...More

Thank Les v
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Leaving as early as 5 am, being offered a coffee before the big ascension to the Pico de Fogo ..... a must for who's in overall good shape. Right before the climb, the colors of the sunrise over the caldeiras with the shadow of the...More

Thank Soualiga13
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

A hike with guaranteed solitude and really great views: the 212 path to the 2476 m Ponto Alto de Sul on the ridge of the caldeira. There is a clear path. It climbs, but less than the volcano itself. The 213 route that descends is...More

Thank Pierre W
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LM F
January 3, 2017|
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Response from DinahXX | Reviewed this property |
I went on an all inclusive trip so unsure of exact costs. However you should stay in village at foot of volcano for early start. I had Cecilio Montrond (mob +238 9882127) as my guide who was fantastic. He also has a small... More
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