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Secret Trails of Santo Antão and São Vicente Discovery – 7 Days

Explore Santo Antão`s spectacular peaks and green valleys surrounded by tropical fruits and vegetables. Hike through an authentic island with an unspoiled nature and discover São Vicente best highlights.

per adult from

$1,852

AUD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Private roundtrip airport transfers
    • Entry/Admission - Residencial Aldeia Manga
    • Entry/Admission - Tiduca Hotel
    • 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 (We recommend checking with your local embassy whether you need a visa or not);

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

    Stop At: Cesária Évora International Airport, Cape Verde
    Be welcomed by our professional driver at Cesária Évora International Airport and enjoy a private transfer to your accommodation in Mindelo city center, including free waiting time.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Our team will also take you from door to door with complete security and professionalism, providing all relevant information about your stay.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Kira's Boutique Hotel or similar.
    Check in starts from 2 pm.

    Day 2: Santo Antão: Hiking Cova Volcano Crater - Paúl Valley (From São Vicente)

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Starting from your hotel in the city of Mindelo, head straight to the harbor. Then, embark on a beautiful one-hour ferry trip to Santo Antão and enjoy the forbidding behind Mindelo, and it stunning guardian rock erupting from the harbour.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Porto Novo-Ribeira Grande Road, Porto Novo, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    Arrive in Porto Novo and depart toward the Cova Natural Park.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cova - Krater, Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110 Cape Verde
    From the starting point, enjoy a privileged view of the volcano crater, and see locals in their agricultural fields. Start your 4-hour hike from 1,100 meters above sea level, with an oasis of vast vegetation emerging in the interior of the Volcano Crater.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Strasse ins Paul Tal Vila das Pombas, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    Then, reach the crater’s edge and have the best and the most breathtaking view ever: standing on the edge of the crater, look out over the impressive green valley of Paul that lies in the depth before you plus the beautiful ocean view that is 10 kilometers away. After that, start the zigzagging part of the hike, going down via a stone path for 3 hours. During the descent, explore Cape Verde’s greenest valley, see and learn about native flora and fauna, soak up scenic views of the island's landscapes and have opportunity to see abandoned vineayrds, sugar cane and banana plantations; mango, avocados and coconut trees. Next, experience the production of a local rum-making distillery and taste the famous “grogue” (The Rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Residencial Aldeia Manga, Lombo Comprido, Paul, Cape Verde
    The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Aldeia Manga or similar

    Day 3: Santo Antão: Hiking Cabo de Ribeira – Paúl Valley

    Stop At: Residencial Aldeia Manga, Lombo Comprido, Paul, Cape Verde
    After being collected from your accommodation, depart toward the Cobo de Ribeira, from where the hiking adventure will start.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Strasse ins Paul Tal Vila das Pombas, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    After being collected from your accommodation, depart toward the Cobo de Ribeira, from where the hiking adventure will start. Follow the cobbled paths lined with dry-stone walls and the small villages nestled on steep sided mountains. Along the way, admire some simply decorated straw houses, perched on the side of a hill, facing a steep cliff reaching the clouds, with spectacular views of the valley. Next, move on to the Paul valley, known to be the greenest of the archipelago. There, dive into the lush-green vegetal world between sugarcane fields, fruit tree plantations, coffee, banana, guava, mango, breadfruit, eaucalyptus, papaya and more. Continue the walk through areas with crisp mountain air and past tiny communities. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Aldeia Manga or similar

    Day 4: Santo Antão: Hike Ponta do Sol - Fontainhas - Cruzinha

    Stop At: Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
    Start your walk from Ponta do Sol, a waterfront-fishing and village with colorful houses, follow a breathtaking road up along rocky cliffs that hover over the ocean and enjoy a background decoration overlooking the sea.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monte Fontainhas, Santo Antao Cape Verde
    Then, head through a small and sinuous road sculpted on the top of a mountain and surrounded with deep valleys that will lead you to the picturesque village of Fontainhas, one of the 10 villages with the best view in the world according to National Geografic.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Küstenwanderung Ponta do Sol - Cruzinha, Ribeira Grande, Cape Verde
    Follow a steep descent and a pedestrian path, crossing Corvo, Formiguinhas and some dazzling heights to the Aranhas valley.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Praia d'Aranhas, Cape Verde
    Next, arrive at a beautiful black sand’s beach, Praia das Aranhas, a place for turtle’s nesting where you can swim depending on the sea conditions. There, find a scenic spot for a well-deserved rest and enjoy a picnic on the shore.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cruzinha, Cape Verde
    After that, start your 2.5-hour hike between volcanic rocks and the ocean, offering stunning views until you reach Cruzinha, a small fishing village with breathtaking views on the coast and the ocean.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tiduca Hotel, Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde
    At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return transfer to your accommodation in Ponta do Sol.


    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel Tiduca or similar

    Day 5: Ferry Trip to São Vicente + Free day at Laginha Beach

    Stop At: Ponta Do Sol, Ponta Do Sol, Santo Antao
    Get picked up at your accommodation and departe towards Sinagoga.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Ribeira Grande, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao
    Drive through Ribeira Grande with photo stops along the way.

    Stop At: Sinagoga, Cape Verde
    Explore Sinagoga, an extinct Jewish village that still preserves its essence. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Porto Novo, Porto Novo, Santo Antao
    1 Hour Ferry trip to São Vicente
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Transfer Port - Hotel

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Praia da Laginha, Sao Vicente Cape Verde
    Take a free day and relax at the spetacular Laginha beach!
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kira's Boutique Hotel or similar

    Day 6: 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

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

    Pass By: 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: Kira's Boutique Hotel or similar

    Day 7: Goodbye Cabo Verde

    Stop At: Mindelo, Mindelo, Sao Vicente
    Enjoy your free time according to the flight schedules, then be picked up your accommodation and depart toward Cesária Évora International airport.

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

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Cesária Évora International Airport, Cape Verde
    Ports
    • 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Bu Country Tours

Activity ID: V-104417P82

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