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Hike Big Crater


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Discover the Big Crater and highest point of the island with 2829 metres of altitude and visit São Filipe City.
  • Enjoy Panoramic drive to Chã das Caldeiras.

  • Hike the Big Crater.

  • Visit São Filipe City.

  • Admire the Crater from the inside.

Climbing to the highest peak in Cape Verde, with an altitude of 2,829 meters. Throughout the climb and from the highest point, you can admire a complete view of Chã das Caldeiras and even Santiago Island. From there, we realize the dimension of the successive eruptions.  

When we reach the top we have the feeling of being on top of the world, while the sulphur smell emanating from the centre of the impressive volcano is present.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Included: Local products – snacks and drink at the picnic.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: The surface is irregular, rocky, cobblestoned or on gravel paths.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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