Praia: Guided Nature Hike to Cidade Velha

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Enjoy one of the most popular hikes in Santiago, a perfect combination of a pleasant walk in a green valley and a World Heritage Site, leading to a magical baobab tree and an endemic bird.


  • Enjoy a pleasant guided hike and feel the vibration of Mother Nature
  • Hike the most significant trail on Santiago Island
  • Support local business and learn the beauty of Capeverdean people
  • Stroll admidst banana, sugar cane, mango, coconut, and papaya trees
  • See the iconic 400-year-old Baobab tree


Embark on a journey through Santiago Island's scenic landscapes with a guided hike to Cidade Velha, including convenient transportation from Praia. Marvel at the island's diverse fauna and flora, including the iconic 400-year-old Baobab tree. Traverse farming areas, gaining insights into the locals' daily life and the production of grogue, Cape Verde's national drink. Encounter the nation's symbolic bird and stroll amidst banana, sugar cane, mango, coconut, and papaya trees, feeling a profound connection with Mother Nature. The trek culminates in Cidade Velha, the historic birthplace of the Cape Verdean nation.


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Important Information

  • Hike: 4 km
  • Ascent: 0 m
  • Down: 200 m
  • Difficulty level: Moderate

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