Santiago, San Vicente and Santo Antao Islands
DAY 1 – LISBON OR PORT / ISLAND OF SANTIAGO
Meet at the airport until 2 hours before departure for boarding formalities. Departure on a regular flight from TAP Air Portugal, to the city of Praia. Arrival, assistance and transportation to Boutique Hotel Pescador ****, or similar. In time to indicate locally, visit the City of Praia, an urban piece of Africa in the Atlantic waters. The city seems to pulsate from the Place Alexandre de Albuquerque, a place where people who circulate in the Plateau trade and in the institutional and religious buildings that surround it intersect. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 – PRAIA / ASSOMADA / SERRA DA MALAGUETA / TARRAFAL / BEACH
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the interior of the island to discover the valleys, streams and peaks that are your trademark image of the island. Pass through the village of São Domingos and the city of Assomada where we will make a brief visit. Continue to visit the botanical garden of São Jorge and Serra Malagueta, with its panoramic views. Arrival in Tarrafal and visit the historical prison of the colonial period. Possibility of taking a sea bath in the beautiful bay of Tarrafal. Lunch at local restaurant. After the meal, return to the city of Praia by the North Coast of the island. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – BEACH / OLD TOWN / SANTIAGO AIRPORT / ISLE OF VINCENT ISLAND
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the first capital of the Archipelago of Cape Verde, with its history and monuments such as the Pelourinho, erected in 1520, the Fortress of St. Philip and the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.Lunch at local restaurant. In time to indicate locally, transportation to the airport for boarding formalities. Departure by plane from Binter Cape Verde to the island of São Vicente. Arrival, assistance and transportation to Hotel Blue Marlin ****, or similar. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 4 – MINDELO – BAY OF THE CATS / MONTE VERDE / CALHAU – MINDELO
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure to discover all the landscapes of São Vicente with its beautiful beaches and extinct volcanoes. Highlight for: Baía das Gatas, known for its music festival and its natural pools (free time for bathing), Monte Verde, with its panoramic view to 779m of height, Calhauand its volcanoes, overlooking the island of Santa Luzia and Praia Grande. Lunch at local restaurant. After the meal, return to the city of Mindelo. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
5th DAY – SÃO VICENTE ISLAND – (FERRYBOAT) – ISLAND OF SANTO ANTÃO (VISIT)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port of Mindelo to board the ferry that will take us to Ilha de Santo Antão (1 hour trip). Arrival to the village of Porto Novo. Beginning of the tour to visit the main sites of the island, through the famous Rope Road, Cova, Águas das Caldeiras, Ribeira Grande, Ponta do Sol, and of course the Paul valley, a fabulous contrast between the arid south region and a forest in altitude with the extraordinary vegetation of the north. Lunch included in local restaurant during the visit. Return to Porto Novo, lodging and dinner at Hotel Tiduca ****, or similar.
6TH DAY – ISLAND SANTO ANTÃO (VISIT IN 4X4) – (FERRYBOAT) – ISLAND OF SÃO VICENTE
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure by car “4×4” for a “safari”, in the southwest of the island, through volcanic landscapes and fields of pozzolanas. We will visit isolated villages, highlighting the community of Lajedos, where we can appreciate the project of development of local sustainable tourism. Lunch served in an organic farm. At the end, return to the village of Porto Novo to board the ferry that will take us back to São Vicente Island. On arrival in Mindelo, assistance and transportation to Hotel Blue Marlin ****, or similar. Dinner and accommodation.
7TH DAY – SÃO VICENTE ISLAND – MINDELO
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take a pleasant walk through the streets of Mindelo, in search of the old houses that form the soul of this city, founded by the Portuguese and developed by the English. We will also appreciate the fish and vegetable market. Stories and discoveries will be the keywords of the morning. Lunch at local restaurant. Free afternoon. At time and place to be indicated locally, we will have the farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Return to hotel and accommodation.
8th DAY – SÃO VICENTE / LISBOA OR PORTO ISLAND
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In time to indicate locally, transportation to the airport for boarding formalities. Departure on a regular flight from TAP Air Portugal, to Lisbon or Porto (via Lisbon). Arrival.
Cost per person in a room for two, includes:
• Airfare in economy class on TAP Air Portugal, Lisbon or Porto regular flights, with the right to transport 1 piece of luggage up to 23 kg;
• Binter Cabo Verde domestic flight for the Santiago Island / São Vicente Island route, with the right to transport 20 kg;
• Assistance in boarding formalities;
• Accommodation in 4 * hotels, as indicated or similar;
• All buffet breakfast;
• Meals indicated on the itinerary – 13 meals (drinks not included);
• Follow up of local guides in all the mentioned visits;
• Visits and entrances according to itinerary;
• Multiviagens insurance – capital € 30,000;
• City, service and VAT rates;
• Aviation fees – € 290 (departure from Lisbon).
Values of aviation (airport, security and fuel) rates subject to change without prior notice in accordance with the deadlines defined in the legislation in force.
Does not include
• Tourist tax will be charged at destination € 2 per person per night;
• Visa – EU citizen no visa is required – only airport charges are aplied at the arrival – 32€ ;Other nationals – Entry visa (obligatory) – € 25 (to be treated locally, or up to 5 days before departure);
• Beverages, personal expenses and any services not mentioned as included.