THE CULTURAL TOUR
Visit two of the Barlavento Islands (windward islands) from the archipelago on this journey to experience the culture of Cape Verde.
- Guided 8-day tour
- Sightseeing and hiking with English guide
- Grogue tasting at local distilleries
- Cheese tasting, local cuisine and visit to home-grown organic eco-restaurant
- Village tours, Jeep safari, Ferry to see dolphins and flying fish
- See Santo Antão island
- See São Vicente's capital; Mindelo city
- Visit local organisations and social projects
- Visit places of famous artists, musicians, poets...
Excursions included and extras also available.
- 3 nights at BB at Avenida / Residencial Mindelo / Don Paco
- 4 nights at BB at Santo Antão Art Resort
- 1 night on BB at Pedracin
- Return Transfers from Apartments, Hotels, Excursions and Pier
- English-speaking guide
- Return Ferry tickets From Mindelo to Santo Antão
- 2 dinners with live music in Mindelo
- Excursions on 2nd, and 4th days of the tour
Prices are valid until 1st of May 2018.
Welcome to São Vicente
Flight arrival and transfer to Mindelo, the capital. Check-in to the centrally located hotel. Welcome dinner with live music.
Meal included: Dinner
Discovery of São Vicente
The breathtaking panoramic route to Monte Verde (774 m) with a view over Mindelo. Depending on the visibility you can also over 105 Santo Antão & São Nicolau. Visit hidden fisher villages, cerulean blue bays, walk on a sand dune or a lava field. Live music and dance performance.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3 (Optional)
Mindelo a Cultural Insight
Full day tour. Highlights of Mindelo including Praca Nova, the Harbor, Fish market.
Visit a guitar manufacture and a small private concert in their workshop.
Walking tour, visit a very famous Cape Verdean painter in his studio.
Breakfast and lunch included.
First touch of Santo Antão
The first touch of Santo Antão Ferry to Santo Antão (60 mins) arriving at Porto Novo.
Follow a panoramic road overlooking valleys and ravines, leading to small picturesque villages.
Stop at a farm for a goat cheese tasting.
Passing through the Strada Velha de Corda until Coculi, visit of a sugarcane farm (trapiche) and participate in the elaboration of our traditional meal the “cachupa”.
Late afternoon, transfer to your hotel in the Ribeira Grande valley.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5 (Optional)
Ocean, rocks and tropical forest
This morning, departure for Fontainhas, a small and colourful village where you will taste the typical cake "fongo de banana" and the excellent traditional coffee. Continuation to Ponta do Sol for a visit of the fishing village. Then, discover The Paul Valley known to be the greenest of the Archipelago. It’s like a dive into the lush-green vegetal world. Lunch in an organic restaurant with visit of the property and fields. 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.
Day 6 (Optional)
Wild west experience
Departure for Cha de Morte, where we visit a primary school. Then we stop at Lagedos, the 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.
Cooking Lesson & Party
Join a cooking lesson organized by your hotel or relax and enjoy the ocean. In the afternoon we take the ferry back to Mindelo. Farewell dinner with live music in a nice restaurant to emerge in the famous nightlife of Mindelo. We will visit the most popular places to listen to some of the greatest guitar players of the city.
Meal included: Breakfast and Dinner
Come Back Soon!
Morning free time to enjoy the city beach Laginha or do some shopping in Mindelo. Early afternoon transfer to the apartment and fly back to Europe.