Hortelao and Ribeira das Calhaus: Guided Hiking Tour from Tarrafal
A day full of contrast to discover the western part of Sao Nicolau. After driving through the green valley of Faja, the colorfull road to Hortelao will give you unexpected views of the south slope of Monte Gordo. Then by foot you will head to the view point of the abandonned valley of Ribeira das Calhaus. In Karbirim you will discover incredible rock formations created by the ocean and the wind. Then you will learn how to cook the national dish – catchupa, and, after lunch at a private house, you will walk in the lower part of Ribeira Prata. Before heading back to the hotel, you will have time for a bath and relax at the sandy beach of Praia dos Frances.
per adult from
4 hours 30 minutes
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Meet your guide at the hotel reception and drive to Hortelao. Embark on a easy walk to get to the view point of Ribeira das Calhaus then around 10:30am continue a drive to Karbirim and see the incredible rock formations. Drive to Ribeira Prata and learn about catchupa cooking and enjoy lunch in a private house before exploring the green valley and it's surroundings.
Around 3pm, drive to Praia dos Franceses and spend some free time on it's sandy beach. At 4pm continue to Ribeira Brava and conclude your tour back in your hotel around 6pm.
Departure Point :Your hotel in Tarrafal
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.