Day trip

Santiago: Trek from Serra Malagueta to Rabelados Community

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Santiago: Trek from Serra Malagueta to Rabelados Community

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From £80.94 per person

Explore Serra Malagueta Natural Park at an altitude of 1,064 meters. Discover the local fauna and flora, enjoy beautiful landscapes between mountains and valleys, and visit the Rabelados community.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Experience 4 hours of hiking from Serra Malagueta Natural Park
  • Discover local fauna and flora
  • See endemic plants, animals and some bird species in danger of extinction
  • Discover the community that preserves Cape Verde's oldest customs
  • Choose between a shared group or private trek
Full description
Depart from Praia towards the interior of the island, making your first stop at Serra Malagueta. Drive to Serra Malagueta Natural Park, one of the greenest areas of the island, and start the trek at 800 meters above sea level. Discover a natural paradise with rich local fauna and flora and reach an altitude of 1,064 meters.  The entire trail follows a mostly flat surface, with various endemic plants and animals, offering magnificent views of Assomada, and, on clear days, all the way to the islands of Fogo and Maio. After 2 hours walking, take a break for a picnic in the middle of the forest.  Continue along the top of the mountains with incredible 360-degree views between two verdant valleys. Afterwards, visit the Rabelados religious community, the only community that still lives in thatched houses and preserves the oldest customs and beliefs of Cape Verde. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Praia.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)
  • Picnic (soft juice + sandwich + fruit)
  • Liability insurance
  • Entrance fee to the park €2 per person
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
  •  Extension: 12,500 meters
  •  Descent: 1,007 meters
  •  Ascent: 258 meters
  •  Difficulty: Moderate
  •  Total walking duration: 5 hours
  •  Path quality: Flat, wide, and safe
Customer reviews

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The hike was of moderate difficulty, as promised. It was proud to look at several mountains we had crossed and the long way we had passed. And of course the local people we met. But the best thing were the tour guides Ailton and Mr. Manycash. They were so funny and intelligent (including emotional intelligence) at the same time. And it was extremely interesting hearing Ailtons view on his own life. It was honour to take a tour with them!

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2 March 2022

Product ID: 353931