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From Praia: Serra Malagueta & Principal Chão da Horta Trek
Discover the beautiful natural scenery of Serra da Malagueta National Park and the Principal Valley on this 3-hour trek. You'll meet some of the local residents, hike through mango groves, and explore the island's early settlements.
- Meet the local people and learn about the traditional ways of life
- Take beautiful photos in Serra Malagueta Natural Park and the Principal Valley
- Discover the natural habitat with its diverse fauna and flora
- Admire incredible panoramic sea-land views on the drive along the east coast
DescriptionYour trek runs through the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta to the Principal valley. From the second highest point of the island, with a mild climate, you'll start your walk breathing in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy panoramic views of small traditional house groups scattered on the slopes with water streams flowing between vegetable patches and fruit trees. About an hour into the hike, you'll have a chance to explore the early settlements which is a great place to connect with the locals and learn more about the experiences of the rural lifestyle and local traditions. Then your path continues along another stream surrounded by mango trees, and banana and sugar cane plantations before you arrive at the locality of Mato Dento where you can enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and experience the warm welcome of the local Morabeza people. At the end of the route you'll pass by the Principal Dam that was built to help local families with irrigation. Your tour ends at your hotel after an hour's drive along on the east side of the island with more amazing panoramic sea-land views.
IncludesAll transportation Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation Local guide service All entrance fees Picnic (juice, sandwich, and fruit) Drinks
- Extension: 7,000 meters
- Ascent: 75 meters
- Descent: 750 meters
- Difficult degree: difficult
- Total walking duration: 3 hours
- Route quality: Medium tilt, narrow, and safe
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