Cape Verde Sao Vicente and Santo Antao

Cape Verde Sao Vicente and Santo Antao

  • 5 Days
  • From : Sao Vicente
  • To : Sao Vicente
  • Tour
  • Guide : English, Portuguese
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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Join our five-day tour and explore the beauty of Cape Verde´s islands, Sao Vicente and Santo Antao. Explore the vibrant city of Mindelo and get tendered by the rhythm of morna, traditional music of Sao Vicente. The sailing trip, relaxing bath and snorkel in the beaches of Santo Antao will take you to the pleasure of relaxation and little trek to Cave Volcano will fill your sight with spectacular panoramic views. This African vibe with European sway will tender your senses and leave a memorable moment for a lifetime. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sao Vicente: vibrant musical town, hiding the very best Cape Verde´s cultural heritage. Cradle place for morna, the typical musical genre of this region

Santo Antao: beautifully green and fertile island, terraced valleys with banana and mango trees and fields of sugar cane create this island to be the amazing destination for hiking and beach relaxing

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with an English or Portuguese speaking local guide during the activities (Day 2 and 3)
  • Operated with a driver-guide during the panoramic drive (Day 4)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation 

MEALS:

  • 4 Breakfast 
  • 1 lunch (day 3)

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival transfer from Sao Vicente Airport to the hotel in Mindelo on a shared basis
  • Departure transfer from Mindelo to Sao Vicente Airport on a shared basis
  • Shared transportation through the itinerary 
  • Ferry transfer (Day 3)

ENTRANCES FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Walking City tour in Mindalo (entrances to Mindelo´s cultural Center, Cesaria Evora House and Joana Pintora Ateleir; day 2); full-day trip to Santo Antao island (day 3); Half –day tour in Sao Vicente (day 4)

OTHER:

  • Meet and Greet on day 1
  • Ferry ticket (Day 3)

Exclusions

  • International nor domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any applicable visa or TSA fees 
  • Airport Taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Touristic city tax (paid directly at the hotel)

Please note

  • Hotel early check-out, early check-in, late check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms are all subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed.
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible changes of hotels and/or itinerary
  • Please note the touristic city tax has to be paid directly at the hotel.

Accommodation options

Day 1-4 Mindelo:

  • Standard Hotel Category = Don Paco or Oasis Porto Grande or similar 3*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL SAO VICENTE

Welcome to beautiful Cape Verde. Upon arrival at Sao Vicente International Airport, you will be met and greeted by our English speaking tour representative, who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in the area of Mindelo. If you’re feeling knackered after the flight, you can stay in the hotel to put your feet up and make the most of the available services. But if you’re itching to start exploring this fascinating island, then hit the streets and make your own way towards those tourist attractions, restaurants or shops that spark your interest, perhaps you will get know morna, the lilted, rhythmic music which slipped into life on the 18th century. Its spiritual leader is Cesaria Evora, by the locals known as a “Barefoot Diva.” Her powerful voice and grasp of melody linger in her birthplace, Mindelo. The “morna” as a musical genre has been classified as Intangible Heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

Overnight in Mindelo.

Day 2 :  MINDELO

Begin the day with a tasty breakfast at your hotel and get ready for your first cultural experience. Sao Vicente is a cultural hub for Cae Verde, and it is home to some of Cape Verde’s greatest musicians, writers, and thinkers. Meet your guide at the hotel and together enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour to the downtown in one of the most beautiful bays in the world and admire the historic city center. Once the tour is over, you can explore this town on your own pale, try the local gastronomy at one of the restaurants, get amused by the rhythm of this vibrant city, and fuse yourself with the morna music. 

Overnight in Mindelo.

Day 3 :  MINDELO – SANTO ANTAO ISLAND (0.5 hrs, by ferry; included)

Wake up early to breakfast at your hotel, and get ready for your pick up to Sao Vicente Harboar to embark a ferry to Santo Antao. Our driver will be waiting for you in front of the hotel and will assist you to embark the ferry at 8:00 am. Upon your arrival, there will be your guide waiting for you at the harbour together with who you will start exploring this magic island. A short trek to Cova Volcano is the best appetizer, as it offers spectacular views over the greenest valley of the island to the Passagem. You will be passing through Pico da Cruz, where the smell of the forest pine three will allure your senses and the panoramic view over the Valley de Paul will offer a very relaxing experience. Once you get to Paul, there will be a lunch break (Lunch included, drinks on your own expenses), and after your trip continue with the visit of Ribeira Grande, Ponta do Sol and Fontainhas. Later in the afternoon at approx. at 6:00 pm, you will be driven back to the harbor to embark the return ferry to Sao Vicente and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Mindelo.

Day 4 :  MINDELO

Begin the day with a fresh breakfast before you start exploring Sao Vicente Island again. You will be picked up by your driver-guide at 9:00 am from your hotel and begin panoramic drive up to Fortim. Following by Avenida Marginal to the Municipal Market, the Torre de Belen and traditional fish market. After Monte Verde time for a swin in Baia da Gatas. Before heading back to the hotel we will pass through the fishing village of Salamansa. This 4-hour trip will fill your knowledge about the beauty and local life of this city, and in the afternoon, you can stroll down the street on your own pale and enjoy the last evening in this artistic atmosphere. 

Overnight in Mindelo.

Day 5 :  DEPARTURE MINDELO

After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to Sao Vicente. Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel, if the time permits stroll down the streets of Mindelo for the last time, check out from the hotel and at agreed time you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the Sao Vicente Airport to catch your return flight back home.