TOUR CABO VERDE
SANTIAGO ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) + FOGO ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) + S. VICENTE ISLAND (2 OR 3 NIGHTS)
TRF IN – SANTIAGO ISLAND
NIGHT IN SANTIAGO
FD EXCURSION SANTIAGO / CIDADE VELHA / TARRAFAL
The excursion starts with visit Plateau to have a look at its main attractions, like Praça Alexandre de Albuquerque, surrounded by old buildings, exemplifying the old colonial architecture style, like for instance the Palácio da Justiça, the curch of Nossa Senhora from 1900, the Municipality, the Culture Palace Ildo Lobo, the market and the Miradouro.
Afterwards we drive towards to Cidade Velha (once Ribeira Grande), first capital of Cape Verde. Cidade Velha was reduced to the rank of a village and its civil, religious and military buildings went in decay.
Since the 1960s, restoration works have begun. In 2009, it became a UNESCO‘s World Heritage site. Here we walk through the village, visiting the fortress of São Filipe, the Pelourinho, the Sé Catedral, the Church of Nossa Senhor do Rosário and the convent of São Francisco.
Then we depart to São Domingos, mainly known for its traditional handcraft centre. From there we drive to São Jorge dos Órgãos, at 400m height, where we walk through the National Botanical Garden and have a look at some endemic species of the archipelago. From there we can also see the highest point of the island, Pico de Antónia, 1394m.
We continue towards Assomada (once Santa Catarina), the second biggest city of Santiago where we find the Tabanka Museu, and a lively street market Wednesdays and Saturdays. The next stop will be at the ex-political prison, and actual Museu Resistência of Tarrafal. To digest the impressions so far there is time before lunch for a short walk through the small village of Tarrafal, and its beach with palms.
The way back to Praia is done along the coast with stop at Porto Formoso, Calheta de São Miguel and Pedra Badejo. There is also time for a photographic stop at the Valley of 1000 Palms in Santa Cruz.
TRF OUT: HOTEL IN SANTIAGO / APT
Transfer to the airport of the City of Praia, flight of 30 min to the Island of Fogo.
TRF IN: APT / HOTEL IN FOGO
We start from the airport of São Felipe. Walk through the Villa de São Felipe, among sobrados, colonial buildings, market and much more. We visited the church, the House of Memory, and the square.
Transfer to Chã das Caldeiras
Accommodadion at Chã das Caldeiras
Casa Marisa Guest House
FULL DAY EXCURSION CHÃ DAS CALDEIRA + Trekking till Volcano Crater
Visiting the Natural Park means appreciating the greatest tourist attraction in Cape Verde and one of the most impressive landscape in the world.
Forno – a visit to one of the areas where the drop-by-drop irrigation method is used, a technique adopted by farms on the island in order to minimize the effect of the drought.
Achada Furna – a chance to get to know the community were new houses were built for the population of Chã das Caldeiras after the eruption of 1995 and now, in 2014.
Trekking to the crater of 2014 – hiking to the crater formed on 23rd November 2014 eruption. You can find places with extremely hot spots apart from the Sulphur. A multi-colored landscape that is worth a visit.
After Excursion Transfer to S. Filipe, and accommodation in the following hotels:
TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
FLIGHT TO SÃO Vicente ISLAND
TRF IN: APT / HOTEL IN SÃO Vicente ISLAND
FD TOUR SÃO VICENTE
The first stop is the panoramic point Fortim. From there, going through the Avenida Marginal to the municipal market, the Torre de Belém, the fish market and Praça Estrela. After which, we depart towards Calhau, passing through the agricultural area, the extinct volcano and Praia Grande.
We then drive back to town for lunch. After lunch, we will take you the natural part of the Island, Monte Verde and the beautiful bay Baía das Gatas where once a year the famous music festival takes place. Here we stop for a swim should you so wish. We pass through the fishing village Salamansa on the way back towards the hotels.
FREE DAY TO RELAX
OR DEPARTURE TRANSFER FOR DEPARTURE FLIGHT
SNORKLING WITH TURTLES IN S. PEDRO BEACH – Enjoy the unique experience of swimming with turtles in São Vicente
»» PRICE: € 40,00 P/PERSON (Minimum 6 persons)
The program included Transfers Hotel / S. Pedro Beach / Hotel, 45 minutes snorkelling session in the middle of these amazing creatures. All snorkelling equipment is included (fins, mask and snorkel).
END OF TOUR!