Trekking in Cape Verde
Trekking Week in Cape Verde
Explore the islands of the blessed Cape Verde

Explore the islands of the blessed Cape Verde

Views from the hike in Cape Verde
Beautiful views from the hike

Beautiful views from the hike

Scenic green shot in Cape Verde
Ocean Views
Peaceful views over the green countryside and ocean

Peaceful views over the green countryside and ocean

Valley View in Cape Verde
Valley Views
Scenic view of the valley

Scenic view of the valley

Formiguinhas, Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
Spectacular coastal views from Formiguinhas

Spectacular coastal views from Formiguinhas

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Trekking week includes an adventure in Cape Verde and lets you explore the country in its purest forms. The action-packed itinerary throughout the week offers you visits to the hotspots on the island while sightseeing to the best scenic hiking and trekking trails.

Not only it has adventures on the ground such as hiking, trekking, visiting traditional villages and even exploring a rum factory, but also it has its share of exploring the best beaches and the world underwater.


  • Explore authentic Cape Verdean culture and nature in a one week adventure.


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Tarrafal, Cabo Verde
The city is named after the indigenous plant Tarrafe, (Tamarix senegalensis). Also called Mangui or Mangue, it is situated on the northern part of the island of Santiago. A fishing port situated on the northwestern coast and also is a municipality.
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This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
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Sunday - Arrival
Arrive at Praia International Airport (RAI) during our pickup window of 06:00 to 20:00
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Northern Island of Santiago

It’s the first day of your adventure. Today, you will visit Green valleys of Northern Island of Santiago and see beautiful landscapes and interact with local people in their villages. You will get a chance to visit a Local Rum production including tasting!

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Serra Malagueta to Mato Brasil

Today, you will walk from Serra Malagueta to Achada Lagoa and to Mato Brasil. This hiking track has spectacular views of all parts of Santiago North.

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Hiking with Lunch at Farmer’s House

Walk with us in the mountains of Serra Malagueta and have lunch at an organic farm. In the valley of Lagoa, you will have impressions of a traditional Cape Verdean lifestyle. On our track, we will meet agriculture imposing landscapes, a little oasis. You will meet a local family with whom you will spend some time to see how they live. Lunch will be served at the farmer’s house.

With a little bit of luck, you can see monkeys along the route. ( 2h of hiking included)

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Gon-Gon - the "King-Track”

The valley of Gon-gon was named after the Bird Gon-Gon. This is a stunning landscape and the hike has very spectacular views en route. It’s a hike for accustomed hikers because of its duration and hight difference.

We will start from a Nature Park of Serra Malagueta, go down to the Gon-gon valley, go up over a ridge and down in the valley of Principal until we reach the ocean. It’s very beautiful and diversified – as it is believed to be the best of all – the King of Tracks!

(Duration: About 6 h / Difficulty level: Level 4 (Accustomed hikers))

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Mountain Cycling Trip

Today, we will discover the great natural surroundings around Tarrafal while going on a bicycle trip. (Duration: 6 h)

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Saturday - Departure

Leave your accommodation Saturday morning and take a taxi (1.5 hours) to the PRAIA International Airport

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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Airport Drop Off (Cape Verde)$180
  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window (Cape Verde)$180
  • Upgrade to Private Room for 1 week (Cape Verde)$235
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • maximum age65
  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all participants arriving in Cape Verde
  • For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required
  • Hiking shoesSun protection
  • Refillable water bottle


The meals will contain a mix of local and various types of Western food.


You can expect to share a room on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Trekking Week in Cape Verde

Price per person$855/week
Minimum Duration1 week