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Pico Do Fogo

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Address: Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo, Cape Verde
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Hiking Tour: Fogo Lake Connection
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Forgotten Gem

I elected to trek the mountain myself. Having studied as many maps and satellite imagery, I decided it was safe enough to not need to buy into a tour. Granted, I probably missed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I elected to trek the mountain myself. Having studied as many maps and satellite imagery, I decided it was safe enough to not need to buy into a tour. Granted, I probably missed out on lots of tid-bits of information that o ly local tour guides etc have. But I relished purity, solitude and beauty of the place. The weather... More 

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Clitheroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's a hard climb with a very early start - pre 5am. Use a local guide who explain all the history and devastation of the eruptions over the decades. Long, hard ascent with some narrow and rocky parts but at the top - wow. Views over the island and of the whole ancient caldeira, and down to the sea. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It was a life time experience. Take lots of water and small snacks. Don't climb without a guide. There are lots of them in Chã das Caldeiras. They live inside the Volcano and since children know the best places to climb it. It is cheap and safer. It is magical!

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Wervik, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

we visited the huge crater of this vulcano. really impressive. last eruption in 2014 two villages completely covered with lava !! and unbelievably certain people are coming back and rebuild their house on top of the lava ! (which is still hot!) several vignyards on the edges of the crater (and almost all cape verdian wine comes from this area... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

we had a full day tour to the site of the volcano and walked on the virgin lava.We also had a good meal in the restaurant which is located in the centre of the park.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience but hard work to climb to the top. One does not need mounteneering experience but you need to be fit and you have to have a guide. Once up there it is a view you will not forget.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This place is truly unique! We climbed very early to the crater guided by a local guide and the views absolutely amazed us!! This place is absolutely incredible and well worth a visit...clearly the highlight of our journey to Fogo and possibly Cape Verde! Also, it is remarkable the struggles of the local people during and after the last eruption...true... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

We have visited Fogo, flew there by little plane which was scary but worth a trial! Island and volcano is breath taking. Recommend!

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San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

First of all, since the volcano erupted in late 2014, the access is somewhat difficult nowadays. Looks like it's gonna be possible to stay in the Caldeiras in the next season though (end of 2015). However it's still possible to go up, but prepare to pay extra for the transport as it's not possible to stay up there for the... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I've been in so many volcanos in Central America but this one is different. You can get a great view from the top and it was an easy hiking. Of course you need a guide since the path is not too clear to find and it took us 2h30 to go up and enjoy the beautiful weather (take one bottle... More 

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