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Serra Malagueta: Principal Valley Hike & Lunch with Locals15 Reviews
Discover the beautiful natural scenery of Serra da Malagueta National Park and the Principal Valley on this 3-hour trek. Have lunch with a local family and explore the local nature.
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- Enjoy a delicious lunch with a local family and learn about 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 will enjoy a delicious lunch with a local family 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.
IncludesPickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia Transportation Tour Guide Lunch (Main dish with choice of fish or meat + legumes and rice + Water) Liability insurance
- Trail Distance: +/- 4,5 km
- Total Walking Duration: +/- 2 - 3 hours
- Degree of difficulty: Moderate
- Elevation gain: +/- 100 m
- Elevation loss: -/+ 700 m
- Max Elevation: +/- 770 m
- Min Elevation: +/- 120 m
- Trail type: One Way
- Path quality: Medium tilt, narrow and safe.
- Shared Group Trek option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that the minimum number is not met, we reserve the right to propose an alternative date; to charge an extra fee to run the tour privately or to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund.
- We strongly advise wearing hiking pants, especially from August to November. Additionally, bring trekking footwear, a hat, water shoes (recommended from August to October), sunscreen and water.