- Duration: 5
- Type: Private Experience
For this half- day, private tour you will be collected from your hotel at 08h00 by your guide and driver. From the Pousada de Boa Vista, you can take in panoramic views (weather permitting) of the city of São Tomé before continuing on to the picturesque Cascata de São Nicolau (Saint Nicholas) waterfall. Part of the journey to this waterfall will be on foot through the secondary rain forest; the walking time is about 45 minutes. At the waterfall there is a refreshment stop for Santomean coffee and a local dessert. You then descend to the high altitude coffee plantation of Monte Café, formerly the largest and most prosperous of the island's coffee plantations. Here, excellent quality coffee was produced for export. You'll be able to learn about the treatment process of the coffee in the traditional and modern methods.
Enjoy lunch at Monte Cafe, where there is a very relaxed restaurant in the old Roca.
Included: Rain cape, bottled mineral water, coffee and typical local sweet. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes and clothing - paths are usually wet and muddy; take snacks; sun-screen, some insect repellent; hat and sunglasses. If you wish to purchase coffee at Monte Café plantation, some local currency will be handy.