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Did it in one day

Not for the faint hearted, but worth doing. It is very physically challenging. We were two young... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
ThreeDugongs
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Red Hill
Hire a cab and head for the hills

Take a respite from the hot steamy climate of equatorial Sao Tome and hire a local cab to take you... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2015
vinfan
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Napa Valley, CA
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We struggled to find much info about climbing the pico grande in advance so here goes... First a bit about me - hopefully this will help put my comments in context. I am an experienced multi-day hiker across a range of terrains (e.g. from trekking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank SJ1234029
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Not for the faint hearted, but worth doing. It is very physically challenging. We were two young men (part of family group) who were quite fit and played a lot of sport, otherwise one day would be too much. Even for us it was very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This cozy island is a fresh breath of air when you have been slugging it out in West African cities. We spent four days and loved our experience on the island. Looking forward to returning.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Doug H
Reviewed January 12, 2017

The hike to the peak, allegedly, takes two days and requires preparations like finding a good guide and hauling all the stuff necessary to spend the night on the halfway. When we wanted to climb, the weather was wet and we heard the path could...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Pico Sao Tomé is the highest mountain in tha island of Sao Tome. It is 2024 meters high. It lies in the middle of the island (Pico Cao Grande is in the south of the island). I think that you can climb it, but I...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Erindel66
Reviewed October 19, 2015

If abject poverty is your thing Sao Tome is the place for you. Even the government buildings i downtown are in disrepair except the presidential palace. The only highlight of our visit was our tour guide Nelvin of Biotour-STP. He was proud of his island...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank lebderm
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Take a respite from the hot steamy climate of equatorial Sao Tome and hire a local cab to take you up to the cool hills. For a reasonable price (negotiate) you can get an air-conditioned car or van to drive you over often-rutted roads through...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank vinfan
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We can highly recommend the French-owned agency, Mistral, who organised a good day's trip to see the Monte Café and Bombain plantations. Ideally we would have liked to have visited Agostinho Neto cacau plantation as well on the same tour, but this isn't on offer....More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I saw the Pico Sao Tome from Bombain Plantation.Quite a view as it is misty with clouds or a good rainbow after showers.I hear it's difficult getting to that part of Obo National Park.

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank kraor
Reviewed May 18, 2012

I've been there with my girlfriend and two guides and it was really difficult to reach the top. We did it in two days, there's no signs and even our guides lost. From the top you can see all the island and the view is...More

Date of experience: November 2011
5  Thank Isaac A
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