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Activities in Praia

Monte Tchota and Pico de Antonia Hike

US$ 91.30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Enjoy an exciting hiking route to Monte Tchota and Pico de Antonia, the highest points on Santiago island, with this fantastic trip from Praia.

Enjoy an exciting hiking route to Monte Tchota and Pico de Antonia, the highest points on Santiago island, with this fantastic trip from Praia.

Monte Tchota and Pico de Antonia Hike

At 9 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in the capital of Cape Verde before heading to Rui Vaz. At this picturesque mountain village, located at the foot of a valley, we will start our amazing hike through the interior of Santiago island. Remember to bring your camera to capture a permanent memory of these beautiful natural landscapes!

We will make the first stop at a cheese factory, where we will learn how these products are made. The four-hour route will take us to the highest points of Santiago island. The first peak we ascend is the 2600 ft Mount Tchota, home to one of the most beautiful Natural Parks in Cape Verde.

At the top of the mountain, we will encounter a unique microclimate, which is notable for being one of the coolest on the island. We will also tell you all about the native fauna and the high biodiversity of these slopes. We then continue the trekking route through Santiago by climbing up to the summit of Pico de Antonia, located at 4500 feet high.

From the top of the highest peak on the island, we will enjoy excellent panoramic views of San Jorge valley. If the day is clear, we will also spot see the islands of Maio and Fogo on the horizon.

As we take in the landscapes, we will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the summit of Pico de Antonia. After lunch, we will walk back to the original starting point in Ruiz Vaz before driving back to Praia. Arrival at your hotel is scheduled for 4:30 pm.

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Per person Children under 13
Tour in English
US$ 91.30
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 91.30
  • Children under 13

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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7 hours 30 minutes.


The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in Spanish.


Pick up and drop off at your hotel.

Transportation in minibus or bus, depending on the size of the group.

English speaking guide.

Picnic lunch and bottle of mineral water.

When to book?

You can book up until the same day (1:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 91.30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.