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As a young nation Cape Verdean's culture and ancient manners are still very present in everyday life. Combining the islands of Sao Vicente and Santo Antao, this program will bring you inside the real Cape Verde, cooking and eating the national dish “Catchupa”, taking part of the production of the local rum – “Grogue”, learning how to make goat cheese and how to roast the famous “Coffee de Paul”.


Cape Verde got famous thanks to Cesaria Evora and music has always been a big part of the archipelago’s culture. Our musical presentation (during all transfers) of the last 60 years will surprise you by how many great artists Cape Verde counts. Meeting the children at primary schools and visits to social projects will add even more human contact with the local population. Our guides will with pleasure share with you as many information as possible about the country, its history, its habits so this journey will make you a new friend of Cape Verde.

Enjoy the best of what Cape Verde has to offer on this 8-day tour!


    Location: Cape Verde, Cape Verde

    Duration: 8 days

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      Day 1: Sao Vicente - Mindelo (D)
      Arrival to São Vicente which is home to the second largest city of Cape Verde then continue to Mindelo. Check-in to the centrally located hotel. Welcome dinner with life music.

      Overnight: Hotel Avenida or Don Paco (depending on availability)

      Day 2: Discovery of São Vicente (B,L) 
      Today, you will discover its magic starting with the breathtaking panoramic road which leads you to the highest point of the island called Monte Verde (774 m) embracing the great view over Mindelo and by good weather conditions over Santo Antão and São Nicolau. Lunch in the popular restaurant to enjoy the good food and company animated by live music and dance performance (min. 15 people.)

      Overnight: Hotel Avenida or Don Paco (depending on availability)

      Day 3: Mindelo Cultural Experience (B,L)
      During your full day tour, you visit the highlights of Mindelo such as Praça Nova, harbor, Fish market. Lunch in a typical Cape Verdean restaurant.

      Overnight: Hotel Avenida or Don Paco (depending on availability)

      Day 4: Santo Antao (B,L)
      Early morning, take the ferry to Santo Antão, the greenest island of the Archipelago. A panoramic road, stops in a farm for a goat cheese tasting. Late afternoon, transfer to your hotel in the Ribeira Grande valley.

      Overnight: Santo Antao Art Resort

      Day 5: Tropical Forest, Ponta do Sol and Cabo da Ribeira (B,L)
      This morning, departure for Fontainhas, a small and colorful village where you will taste the typical cake, fongo de banana, and the excellent traditional coffee. Continuation to Ponta do Sol, later, continuation to Cabo de Ribeira for a grogue distillery visit and tasting. Back to Porto Novo and accommodation in a resort by the ocean.

      Overnight: Santo Antao Art Resort

      Day 6: West Experience (B,L)
      Departure for Chã de Morte, where you'll visit a primary school. Then stop at Lagedos, hometown of the famous poet, Baltazar Lopes. Visit of his house. Lunch in a sugarcane farm’s restaurant. Continuation to Campo Redondo at the feet of the highest point - Tope de Coroa (1.979) - and walk to Bolona in a moon like scenery. Late in the afternoon, back to your hotel by the ocean.

      Overnight: Santo Antao Art Resort

      Day 7: Mindelo (B,D)
      Join a cooking lesson organized by your hotel or relax and enjoy the ocean (all optional). In the afternoon take the ferry back to Mindelo. Farewell dinner with live music in a nice restaurant in Mindelo. 

      Overnight: Hotel Avenida or Don Paco (depending on availability)

      Day 8: Mindelo (B)
      Morning free time to enjoy the city beach Laginha or do some shopping in Mindelo. Early afternoon transfer and fly back to Europe. 

    • Inclusions:
      • Accommodation as per itinerary
      • Entrance fees
      • Breakfast
      • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
      • Professional guide
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Small-group tour
      • Walking tour
      • Round-trip private transfer
      • Round-trip ferry
      • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

    • Exclusions:
      • Tourist VISA in value of 25 EUR / person - these can be issued on demand, once requested 4 working days prior arrival. Otherwise, you can buy the VISA upon your arrival on the airport.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Infant meals not included
      • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. The minimum for the group is 4 persons

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