Gods and Volcanoes
Bioko, Gods and Volcanoes Land
former Spanish colony, islands, rainforest,
Tour through the largest island of Equatorial Guinea.
From November to March
From 1.676€ (approximate price)
Bioko is an island located in the Gulf of Guinea, 32 km off the coast of Cameroon. It is part of the territories that comprise Equatorial Guinea. It has an area of 2,017 km² and a population (2005) of 130,000. Formerly known as Fernando Poo.
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Day 1 . Arrival in Malabo ( Accommodation )
Arrival and customs formalities , baggage and transfer to our hotel. Accommodation .
Day 2. Malabo - Sampaka - Malabo (BB )
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the city of Malabo and in which we visit the old part of the city, Independence Square , the Cathedral, the Spanish Cultural Center and the Central Market .
Lunch at a local restaurant . Later visit the Sampaka Farm , the only one still remains active and continues to export cocoa , but increasingly produce less . We will see the whole process from seeing the fruit on the tree by the drying and roasting it. According to experts the Cocoa Equatorial Guinea was the best in the world due to their weather . Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 . Malabo - Luba - Batete - White Sand Beach - Malabo (BB)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the town of Batete , called Maria Cristina by the Spanish . It is situated on the top of the south massif . Its main curiosity is a church that dominates the region and is among the few religious buildings in the world built in wood. During the walk through the village we see different cocoa driers . Continue our route to Luba , the second largest city on the island of Bioko . Before independence , was called San Carlos . Located 52 km southwest of Malabo . Very close to the city, Boloko Bay , landed Arjelejos Count in 1778 , to take possession of the territories of the Gulf of Guinea , on board ships " The Santa Catalina " , " La Soledad " and the brig " Santiago " . In Luba , the sea is smooth , quiet and deep wide beaches , most jet- black sands .
Lunch in town . Then we head bound for the White Sand Beach , considered the most beautiful of the island. Located a few kilometers from the city , is the only white sandy beach that exists on the island of Bioko and is certainly destined to be a favorite place of resort of the country. After the visit, we sail to Malabo . Transfer to our hotel. Accommodation .
Day 4 . Malabo - Moka - Ilachy Waterfalls - Malabo ( HB )
Breakfast in Malabo . Departure to visit one of the most exciting sights of the island of Bioko . Ilachi Waterfalls , impressive for its location, where three separate branches Ilachi River water fall over the edge of the canyon about 250 meters . Picnic lunch .
Trekking through forest and plains to the edge of a beautiful and special place , where you can see how running waterfalls flows down the slopes of the mountain.
Day 5 . Malabo - Lago Biao - Riaba - Malabo ( HB )
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the village of Moka . Located on the heights of the volcanic massif in the south of the island of Bioko , the small town of Moka is named after a king who ruled the island in the nineteenth century and who resided in Riaba . Lake Moka, Lago Biao currently located in an ancient crater , served as sanctuary and retreat to the high priest of the Bubi , " Mote " .
Arrival in Moka . Departure to the Lago Biao , during the journey and if we are lucky we can make out some different species of primate found in the area of the lake. On arrival at the lake, time to enjoy its beauty , picnic lunch at the lake.
The trek to Lake Biao is a trip through the woods with a combination of plains , ferns and trees to the viewing of the beautiful crater lake. The more intrepid can walk from the crater to the edge of the lake.
Riaba , also known as Conception in the east coast of the island has assumed paramount importance in the history of Equatorial Guinea .
This small town met a boom in past centuries , but is now in decline. Installed on top of the mountain, was founded by the Portuguese Ramos Esquivel , first settler on the island.
Here archaeologists found numerous pottery shards particularly elegant décor that could date from the end of the Carbonera (tenth century) .
Some houses and administrative buildings are today Riaba City and has only 250-300 inhabitants.
Day 6 . Malabo - Pico Basile - Malabo ( HB )
Breakfast at the hotel. Rise (full or partial ) or visit the Pico Basile at an altitude of 3011 meters is the highest peak of the island ( to be a restricted area not always authorize your visit ) . Picnic Food
Day 7 . Malabo - Baney - Rebola - Malabo (BB )
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Baney population which has a population of about 5000-6000 inhabitants , callejearemos , visit the church , we will contact with its people and enjoy the welcoming they are. After the walk we will go to the people of Rebola , located about 9 km southeast of the capital. Rebola as the island is grown cocoa crops also have banana and yam , the Bubi favorite vegetable .
From the top of the village, you have a breathtaking view of the bay of Malabo .
The East coast of the island of Bioko is the great center of culture and traditions of the Bubi , people come from Africa , probably during the first millennium. The deep mysticism that inspired his religious convictions turned into an ardent faith when they converted to Christianity.
This is what explains the significant number of churches that are on the island of Bioko and specifically on its eastern side .
Return to Malabo for lunch. Free afternoon . Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 . Return (Breakfast )
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit the new area Sipopo and was built to house the African heads of state and African summit held in Malabo . Will have time to take a bath on the beach or by the pool at the Sofitel . Return to town for lunch . Free afternoon . At the agreed time transfer to the airport . Boarding and departure procedures .
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