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Pico Cao Grande, Sao Tome

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Part of a national park, Pico Cao Grande is a volcanic peak remarkably reminiscent of a needle. Due to its unusual shape and thick fog, the peak remains a challenging hiking opportunity suitable only for experienced climbers. In spite of the obvious risks, the volcano attracts many brave hikers intent on conquering the summit, 668 m (2,175 ft) above sea level. Pico Cao Grande is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • This stunning monolithic structure was actually the main reason, why I wanted to go to Sao Tome. As a geologist I love such impressive structures. There are plenty of view points to have a look at it....  more
    This stunning monolithic structure was actually the main reason, why I wanted to go to Sao Tome. As a geologist I love such impressive structures. There are plenty of view points to have a look at it....  more »
  • You can't miss it if you come to Sao Tomè. It can be see from the road at a certain distance (getting close is very difficult!), often covered by clouds- 
    You can't miss it if you come to Sao Tomè. It can be see from the road at a certain distance (getting close is very difficult!), often covered by clouds-  more »
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  • Pico Cao Grande is quite a unique landmark! I enjoyed the drive to the south of the island as well as the amazing view of the Pico. There is no way you can miss it, just keep driving south until you see it. Luckily, the roads are empty enough that you can always stop and take some great photos.
  • The views from the road are gorgeous, especially for some quintessential Cão Grande photographs.

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