The Lunar

The Lunar

Trek with guide

The Lunar
A quite challenging hike through secluded areas of Santo Antão, set out to approach and embrace the authenticity of the Cape Verdean lifestyle, and a nature still untamed. Craters, vast landscapes, green valleys and a beautiful bay will accompany us throughout the hike.



Type of stay :
Trek with guide

Island(s) :
Santo Antão

Localities visited :
Norte, Monte Trigo, Tarrafal

Length : 3 days
(included 3 of walking)

Maximum difficulty : 4*

Let the tranquillity of this isolated, almost neglected region, the most authentic and intense part of Santo Antão, overwhelm you. Here, you'll find little greenery; instead, many vast landscapes will reward your efforts and your curiosity.


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The Lunar

For experienced and well-trained hikers

Day 1 (Hike: 5 hours - level 2-3)
With our picnics in our bags, our journey starts by crossing a desert moonscape, typical for this side of the island. As we pass by the crater of an ancient volcano, we enter a radically different world, contrasted from the rest of the island not only by landscapes but also sounds, fragrances and sensations. We share our dinner with our host family to gather our strengths.

Day 2 (Hike: 8 hours - level 4**)
Let us wake up early today, because we have the longest and loneliest hike of the island ahead of us. But what amazing landscapes, what a serene silence and peaceful atmosphere! We enjoy our dinner in the canteen of a primary school, and a room overlooking the sea will be our shelter for the night.

Day 3 (Hike: 3 hours - level 2-3)
Last stage before reaching heaven - the view upon the sea and a rocky trail are our only fellow travellers today. Green sceneries soon replace the former moonscapes - we've reached our goal. We can reward ourselves by spending the rest of the day by the ocean, perhaps even by dipping our feet in the water or practicing our Creole with local fishermen.

Day 4
Back to civilisation. Cars drive back to the harbour quite early, which allows us to enjoy the beautiful landscapes illuminated by the morning sun, as we drive through a somewhat rough road back to the harbour.

Two nights without luggage


All transfers
Your guide
2 picnics
1 lunch
3 dinners
Accommodation for 3 nights
Luggage transfer up to Tarrafal
Two nights without luggage (Day 1 and 2)
Tourist tax

Possibility to add to this hike a few days in Tarrafal, to enjoy the bay; in this case, Day 4 transfer will occur on your last day of your extended stay.

Price per person

361 € based on two people

234 € based on four people

Price info

Single room surcharge: 31 EUR per person

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Levels of difficulty:

1 = Easy cheesy
2 = Easy
3 = Difficult in some places
4 = Intense
5 = Do not even think of it
* = Only with a guide

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