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Cape Verde: Essence of São Vicente and Santo Antão, 4 Days

Discover São Vicente, known as the most welcoming and attractive island in the country. Embark on a beautiful one-hour ferry trip to Santo Antão, enjoy breathtaking views of Paúl Volcano Crater above 1000 meters high and explore one of the most beautiful villages in the world, Fontainhas.

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4 days


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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Custom and private airport/port Transfers; Luggage Transfers;
    • Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours;
    • Tours as mentioned in the program;
    • Round-trip Ferry ticket (São Vicente – Santo Antão – São Vicente);
    • All entrance frees;
    • Accommodation (3 Nights); Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis.
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Local assistance 24 hours a day.
    • Entry/Admission - Mercado municipal mindelo, sao vicente
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Centre Cesaria Evora (NMCE)
    What's excluded :
    • International Flights;
    • Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night);
    • Travel insurance;
    • Visa or Airport Security Tax fees (TSA);
    • Sevices not mentioned in the program; Personal expenses.

  • Day 1: Arrival in São Vicente - Airport Transfer to Mindelo – Hotel check-in

    Stop At: Cesária Évora International Airport, Cape Verde
    After disembarking, head to the main exit and meet Your professional guide who will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Then, enjoy a private transfer from Cesária Évora International Airport to your accommodation in Mindelo. Our team will also take you from door to door with complete security and professionalism, providing all relevant information about your stay. In the evening, feel free to explore Mindelo on your own. Known as the most vibrant city in Cape Verde, be sure to enjoy live music in one of the restaurants close to the hotel. Feel the warmth of Morna and taste the local delights.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente
    Overnight in Mindelo.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Solar Windelo in Mindelo (São Vicente Island) or similar;
    Check in starts from 2 pm.

    Day 2: Full-day discovery of Santo Antão from São Vicente

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Explore Santo Antão's highlights on this day trip from your hotel in São Vicente. Be transferred to Mindelo harbor and then start a 1-hour ferry trip to Porto Novo in Santo Antão.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, Porto Novo, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    Upon arrival, drive through the mountains to Cape Verde's largest volcanic crater, Cova de Paúl, an extinct volcano above 1000 meters over sea level.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cova - Krater, Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110 Cape Verde
    see locals in their agricultural fields from 1,100 meters above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the immense and green round plain within the crater.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ribeira Grande, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao
    Head to Delgadin, a perfect mountaintop to admire the natural towers carved in the famous valley of Ribeira da Torre.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ponta Do Sol, Ponta Do Sol, Santo Antao
    Move on to the charming coastal village of Ponta de Sol and meet the local fishermen.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monte Fontainhas, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    Then, drive to the picturesque village of Fontainhas, one of the 10 villages with the best view in the world according to National Geografic.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Strasse ins Paul Tal Vila das Pombas, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    After a delicious lunch, head to Cape Verde's greenest valley, Vale de Paúl. Marvel at the authentic Cape Verdean environment, surrounded by greenery, thatched-roof houses and stunning landscapes.
    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Santo Antao, Santo Antao
    Finally, take your ferry back to São Vicente and the tour ends with the disembarkation at your accommodation. Overnight in São Vicente.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Solar Windelo in Mindelo (São Vicente Island) or similar

    Day 3: Ful day São Vicente island Tour

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Get picked up from your accommodation and depart towards Mindelo city center. Explore Mindelo, the capital of the island, known as the most welcoming and attractive city in the country.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado municipal mindelo, sao vicente, Rua Lisboa, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110 Cape Verde
    Visit its church, municipal market, pass through Cesária Évora's house and enjoy a panoramic view of the capital from the top of Fortin.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mercado de Peixe, Avenida de Reppublica, Sao Vicente 9110 Cape Verde
    Visit to the fish market
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Centre Cesaria Evora (NMCE), Mindelo, Sao Vicente Cape Verde
    Discover Cesária Evora Museum
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Torre de Belem, Avenida de Republica, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110 Cape Verde
    Walk through this spetacular Torre

    Stop At: Igrja N. Sra da Luz Mindelo, Rua Antonio Aurelio Goncalves, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110 Cape Verde
    Pass through the church. Optional entrance!

    Stop At: Calhau, Calhau, Sao Vicente
    The tour will continue along the Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote to the African market, where the first community was established. Then, drive to the eastern part of the island where animals, endemic plants and farmland can be seen along the green Calhau Valley until the fishing village of Salamansa.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salamansa, Cape Verde
    Take a breack and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baía das Gatas, Cape Verde
    Next, visit the village of Baía das Gatas and take a stroll through its shallow lagoons and then move on to the white sand dunes by the sea.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Strasse zum Monte Verde von Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 2110 Cape Verde
    Drive to Monte Verde Natural Park, admire the stunning landscape of the entire island, and take beautiful photos of other Cape Verde islands.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Solar Windelo in Mindelo (São Vicente Island) or similar

    Day 4: Goodbye Cabo Verde

    Pass By: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Start your last day with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation and then enjoy your free time according to the flight schedules. If you have an envenning flight then chill out on the white sand of the most picturesque and beautiful beach on the Island, Laginha Beach, known for its white sand and turquoise waters. Check out from the accommodation in Mindelo and at agreed time be picked up and transferred to Cesária Évora international airport.

    Stop At: Cesária Évora International Airport, Cape Verde
    Take your international flight back and say goodbye to "La Morabeza Crioula"!

    Hotel check-out time: 12h00 ;
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Cesária Évora International Airport, Cape Verde
    • Unnamed Road, Porto Novo, Cape Verde
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • • This tour starts and ends in Mindelo (São Vicente Island);
    • • Please bring passport, sandals/flip flops, comfortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen;
    • • For groups with less than 4 travelers, the bilingual driver himself may be the guide;
    • • Due to the early pick up on the Day 2, the hotel will provide a lunch box instead of a breakfast;
    • • Lunch includes fish, meet or main dish + dessert + water. Vegetarian food available upon request;
    • • We do not include all meals in the package to make your trip more flexible. Take this opportunity to choose between the restaurants near your accommodation and try Cape Verdean cuisine according to your preference. Your travel representative will be delighted to help if needed;
    • • Not recommended for those who are afraid of heights
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Bu Country Tours

Activity ID: V-104417P83

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