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Dom
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
It's why you came to Fogo, right?
The hike will take about 4 hours to get to the top and possibly three to get down if you come down the 'fun way' (down the scree slope at the back)
Get a local guide, not only because you need it but also to support the local economy.
It's 1,000m up and a round trip of 14 km.
Not everyone makes it up but we're in our 50's and not especially fit and we made it.
PS Stay at the nearby Casa Marisa. They will sort the guide and everything else you need.
Written 23 December 2022
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Christ F
Wuppertal, Germany67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Cha de Caldeiras is very impressive with its people building their houses directly on top and in between the fields of lava. They grow very good vine and coffee which can be bought there directly. The territory is absolutely incredible with different types of lava and the big vulcano. It is possible to walk to Pico Pequeno and the eruption site of 2014/2015. When hiking, a guide is recommended.
Written 16 February 2020
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Jay3449
Swindon, UK750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Depending on your fitness it's between 3hrs and 4hrs to hike up and then much less to get down! The trail is NOT paved and can be difficult if you suffer from vertigo but put all that aside, get a guide and do it..!

PS> Start early and take plenty of water as it gets very hot as the sun comes up!
Written 27 January 2020
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Must Do Travels
World467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Had an amazing trip, can't wait to go back with my friends.The mountain rises to an elevation of 688 m above mean sea level.
Written 17 January 2020
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babamar
Lausanne, Switzerland284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
we spent 3 days in the caldeira and went up to the top of the volcano, and also to the Small Pico where the eruption of 2015 took place.
People living in the caldeira are really nice.
Written 1 December 2019
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Ania G
Peterhead, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Just came back from pune in India, and it was amazing, the sights and smells were great and even though everyone said we would get the dreaded deli belly, we were fortunate and did not suffer at all. The people are so friendly and the market was a riot of colours and lots going on, was great to haggle just for the fun of it, as things are so cheap.
Written 24 November 2019
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Alberto S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I read most of these reviews before going on the trip and although they are all accurate as to the amazing experience you’ll have, they were a bit understated as to how challenging it was. It is absolutely worth climbing the volcano, but it definitely took more effort than I had expected. It will take using your hands for climbing during the last hour due to the steepness of the terrain. The other reviews led us to believe there would be some sort of walking/ minor climbing path the whole way. Although there is a “trail” it’s definitely steep at points. My thighs were sore for about five days after the climb, but obviously worth it. Maybe we’re just old and out of shape but two of us made it up and two didn’t. I just wanted to put that information out there so people can prepare. Still, hands down a must do, amazing experience!
Written 31 October 2019
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hellothisiscris
London, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The Pico do Fogo is one of the coolest things in Cabo Verde, in the Fogo Island. It is tricky to get to as it is quite remote, but it's a unique experience. Get on an 'aluguer' at the Sao Filipe airport and you'll save money.
Written 7 May 2019
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Ana
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Going up to the top of the Pico do Fogo was definitelly the highlight of the Cabo Verde trip! The view is amazing and both going up (the main volcano) as well as down (on the 2014 volcano side) give quite the adrenaline thrust. Hire a guide in Cha das Caldeiras to guide up the volcano. Great!
Written 6 March 2019
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Rosemary P
Cyprus52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I have just returned from 2 nights in Fogo. Make no mistake, everyone is very friendly and helpful (even tough I don't speak Portugues nor Kriol). I took a Collectiva from Sao Filipe to the tiny village at the foothills of the volcano, 1000$ (escuedos). Each way. It picked me up from where i was staying at 11 am and took 2 hours each way. Scenery was amazing. Something different! When in the village i needed help
To find somewhere to stay for 2 nights. The driver found me a house, lovely bedroom and lovely clean bathroom. When i settled down, i was told there was no electricity (there was a generator but only used sometimes) and the beaitiful bathroom had little or no water!) fortunately i had my own water and food but no hot drinks till
I returned to Sao Filipe. 20000$ a night). The family was very kind, spoke English. Life is tough up there. Interesting walks, long dark nights but peaceful! I am glad i went. Rosemary
Written 14 February 2019
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