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Half-day Hike to the top of Mount Obama, the highest point in Antigua

Half-day Hike to the top of Mount Obama, the highest point in Antigua | undefined

Embark on a challenging and rewarding half-day hike of Mount Obama and learn more about the local plant life, while taking in spectacular views of the island.

Private

1/2 Day

Jan - May, Dec

High

All levels


Highlights

* Enjoy a challenging hike in Antigua and Barbuda

* Get spectacular views of the whole island from the summit

* Learn about local flora and fauna as you hike

Description

Join one of our certified guides on this awesome hike in Antigua. You’ll follow a beautiful trail to the summit of Mount Obama and get to enjoy awesome views of the island.

Interestingly enough, this summit was originally called Boggy Peak but was renamed after Barack Obama’s US election victory in 2009. As we begin the hike, you’ll see an information spot explaining the backstory.

The trail is around 6.6 km, and we’ll gain 450 meters of elevation. It takes a couple of hours to ascend and then less than an hour to descend. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy the lush vegetation of tropical Antigua. Your guide will also point out the different type of plants like papaya trees or mango groves.

This hike will be a constant uphill and is quite steep in parts.  So, a good level of fitness is needed. Previous experience hiking is also recommended. The summit is actually closed locked behind a gate but your guide will have the key, so you can access the last stretch of the hike.

When you get to the top, you’ll get awesome 360-degree views of Antigua, including the sparkling southern coastline. If you’re lucky with the weather you may even get to see the island of Montserrat. This really is one of the best hikes in Antigua.

So, what are you waiting for? Book now and soon you’ll be hiking in the Caribbean and enjoying some adventure in the tropics.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua All Inclusive St. John's Antigua and Barbuda
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COCOS Hotel Antigua St. John's Antigua and Barbuda
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Blue Waters Resort and Spa St. John's Antigua and Barbuda
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Kumari

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Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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