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7D Cape Verde island-hopping

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

In this tour, you will visit Mindelo, capital of São Vicente island and the capital of Cape Verdean culture. São Vincente is just a few kilometres away from the capital you can find Baia das Gatas - home to the largest Cape Verdean open-air music festival and Monte Verde, the island´s highest point. On Santiago, you will enjoy the city of Praia – the archipelago’s capital – and the Cidade Velha (Old Town), the first Portuguese town south of Saara and recently UNESCO listed. You will also visit the extraordinary volcanic island of Fogo, the imposing crater of Chã das Caldeiras and the charming colonial town of São Filipe.

 

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Route Highlights

  1. Boavista
  2. Sao Vicente
  3. Santiago
  4. Fogo

Itinerary

DAY 1 // BOAVISTA

After passport control and the visa formalities, you shall be met by our teams. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight stay: 
Boavista
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 2 // SAO VICENTE

The next day, after breakfast and much depending of the aircraft schedule, you will be transferred back to the airport of Sal (or Boavista), to board the flight that will bring you to Mindelo, capital of S. Vicente island, otherwise known as the capital of Cape Verdean culture. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Once you have been through the necessary paper work, your local guide will take you on a half day tour throughout S. Vicente. During the tour you will have the opportunity to visit Baia das Gatas (home to the largest Cape Verdean open air music festival) and Monte Verde (the highest point in S. Vicente). Weather permitting Santo Antão, Santa Luzia and Sâo Nicolau islands are in site.

Overnight stay: 
Sao Vicente
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 3 // SANTIAGO

Your third day in Cabo Verde, will start with breakfast, followed by transfer and an inter-island flight to Santiago, which will be your base for the next two nights.

The stay in Santiago includes a half day island tour, whose highlight is the visit to Cidade Velha (Old Town) located 15 kilometres away from Cidade da Praia, as being the first Portuguese town south of Saara and recently inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, marking Cape Verde's entry to the international community's inventory of properties of outstanding universal value.

It also includes a full day tour in Santiago, whereby you shall visit the remains of the former Portuguese political prison- Tarrafal.

Overnight stay: 
Santiago
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 4-6 // FOGO

Depending on the flight schedule you will be flown to Fogo island. This island – like all others – is of volcanic origin and has been baptized after the extraordinary active volcano, which is at site (2829 meters high) no matter where you stand in the island.

Overnight stay: 
Fogo
Board basis: 
Half-board
DAY 7 // BOAVISTA

On the seventh day you will fly, via S. Vicente or Santiago, back to Boavista.

Included in the program a full day tour to Chã das Caldeiras. This tour will bring you trough the deserted farms, via steep roads into the silenced crater. Inside this recently classified natural reserve you will find over one thousand persons living in such difficult environment.

Also included, a half day tour to Salinas. Departing from the extremely well kept town of S. Filipe with its typical old colonial buildings, though very well maintained, you will reach Salinas. Salinas is a natural pool, often used by the locals.

Included

  • All transfers
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic
  • Flights listed in itinerary
  • Hotels on half-board basis - full board possible on request.
  • English-speaking guide - other languages available on request

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages with meals are not included