Mountain Landscape
Santiago Island
View to Fogo

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All on your own

Individual Round Trip

Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente, Santo Antão, Sal
Across the islands, supported and yet independent.

Would you like to enjoy your holidays as spontaneously and independently as possible? Would you rather not have to worry about the “organisational details”? Then this is the right place for you!
We’ll take care of the accommodation, flights, ferries and transfers. You can decide everything else spontaneously every day. So pack a travel guide and off you go – let it inspire you.

Starting with Santiago, which is the African origin of the archipelago, the volcanic island of Fogo, the lively cultural metropolis of São Vicente, the tropical greenery of Santo Antão, and the sandy beaches on Sal, on this trip you will find everything Cape Verde has to offer.

It is bookable throughout the year at the date of your choice!

All meals included are marked as follows:

B=Breakfast; PL=Packed Lunch; CB=Coffee break; L=Lunchtime; D=Dinner

Day 1 – Day 3: SANTIAGO

Cidade Velha on the island of Santiago

Compared to the other islands, Santiago is the main island of the lovely archipelago and is more African. In the 15th century, the history of Cape Verde began here. At Cidade Velha, the former capital, which belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, it is possible to see the evidence of the first settlement. Even today, the pillory and other contemporary witnesses remind us of the sad history of the place, which was once a focal point in the transatlantic slave trade. In today’s capital Praia, the historic Plateau district with its colonial buildings and colourful and lively fruit and vegetable market invites you to take a stroll. Later on, immerse yourself in the African hustle and bustle at the Sucupira market – full of colours, smells and experiences. Perhaps you would also like to take a tour of the island. Santiago is fascinating with its mountainous landscapes of volcanic origin, among other things. The second largest city, Assomada, has a large street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Towards the north, Tarrafal is impressive with a small but fine sandy beach.

For travellers who like to exercise, Santiago offers some interesting hikes through almost untouched nature.

Services Included:

  • Transfer airport – accomodation
  • ACCOM/DBL in Praia

Package A: Hotel Santa Maria (Centrally located accommodation on the plateau)
Package B: Hotel Praia Confort (3-4 star hotel on the plateau)

Day 4 – Day 5: FOGO

Cape Verde Islands Fogo Sao Filipe
Town of São Filipe on the island of Fogo

You will fly to the volcanic island of Fogo. Fogo means fire, and its highest mountain, Pico do Fogo, lived up to its name during the last eruption at the end of 2014. The crater area, called Chã das Caldeiras, creates a spectacular backdrop with its lava flows created by various volcanic eruptions, its green vines and, naturally, the volcano itself. Located in the centre of the small island, cooled lava flows meander down the mountains to the adjacent agricultural areas, which round off the picture all the way to the sea.

The capital São Filipe is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Cape Verde and is impressive with its colonial flair, numerous inviting squares and its location on the Atlantic Ocean with views of the small neighbouring island of Brava.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Airport (Santiago)
  • Flight Santiago – Fogo
  • Transfer Airport – Accommodation (Fogo)
  • ACCOM/DBL in São Filipe

Package A: Pension Belavista (A colonial style house)
Package B: Hotel Savana (beautifully renovated colonial house)

Day 6 – Day 7: SÃO VICENTE

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Mountain World on Santiago Island

You will say goodbye to the southern islands and make your way to São Vicente. You will arrive on the island by plane after a stopover in Santiago. São Vicente is well-known mainly because of Mindelo, which is the second-largest city in Cape Verde. The dreamlike location on a bay, colonial houses, lively markets, historic squares and the best music scene in the archipelago … you can’t miss it. The city beach Laginha with its sheltered location invites you to linger. Here you can swim to your heart’s content, lie lazily in the sun or join the many Mindelensians of all ages, for whom the beach is also an ‘open-air fitness club’: see and be seen, engage in sports, enjoy life.

The surrounding countryside of the island is rather dry. On Monte Verde, which is the highest mountain on the island, small-scale agriculture is practised on soil moistened by the haze of the clouds. Depending on the weather, you have a view of the neighbouring islands of Santo Antao, Santa Luzia and, on a good day, even Raso, Branco and São Nicolau.

The beach ‘Praia Grande’ offers a contrast to the wild waves of the Atlantic with its mixture of white sand and black lava.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Airport (Fogo)
  • Flight Fogo – São Vicente (via Santiago)
  • Transfer Airport – Accommodation (São Vicente)
  • ACCOM/DBL in Mindelo

Package A: Residencial Ché Guevara (simple, familiar guest house)
Package B: Mindelo Residencial (upmarket guesthouse, located in the centre)

Day 8 – Day 10: SANTO ANTÃO

Paul Valley Santo Antao
Paúl Valley, Santo Antão

Early in the morning, you will take the ferry to the neighbouring island (duration approx. 1 hour). Santo Antão with its spectacular mountains is the second largest and greenest island in the archipelago. Every nature lover will be fascinated by its spectacular mountains. Characterised by agriculture, which supplies the islanders as well as the inhabitants of São Vicente, Santo Antão stands out for its rural charm. The Paúl Valley is the greenest and also the most popular valley in Cape Verde. Tropical greenery surrounded by incredible mountain scenery … small settlements … simple life and friendly people – that is Paúl! In other respects, too, the north of Santo Antão offers pure nature. A variety of equally varied and spectacular views. We would particularly recommend a drive/hike through the “Ribeira Grande” valley to Cha de Igreja. Fontainhas, which is one of the most beautifully situated places in Cape Verde, also invites you to visit. You will spend the night in Ponta do Sol, a pleasant fishing village in the northwest of the island.

The Cape Verdeans love the national drink grogue! It usually comes from Santo Antão, and you will come across it often during your stay on this island. The sugar cane that is grown here is sometimes still pressed by oxen in the distilleries. The sugar cane juice is then used to make a high-proof rum. Delicious and available everywhere. But beware: it has something to it!

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Port (São Vicente)
  • Ferry São Vicente – Santo Antão
  • Transfer Port – Accommodation (Santo Antão)
  • ACCOM/DBL in Ponta do Sol

Package A: Guesthouse Casa d’ Mar (nice guesthouse)
Package B: Hotel Coração (family hotel)

Day 11 – Day 13: SAL

Sal Santaaria
Beach in Santa Maria, Sal Island

The ferry rides back to São Vicente and the flight to Sal.

RELAX! Nothing to do, just lie lazily on the beach. Or perhaps rather dance to the lively rhythms at night in one of the discos? The island of Sal is one of the three sandy islands. To relax in the sun, to stroll along the beach, to take a bath…enjoy a few days of real holiday and let the impressions of the last days pass in review. At Santa Maria, you will find the most beautiful beach on the island as well as numerous shops, restaurants and bars. Besides, the tourist infrastructure is very well developed. For those who still feel like doing something, the island offers a variety of leisure activities such as beach activities, day tours, boat trips and much more.

Let us recommend an excursion to the salt mines! Sal means salt and the island used to have a flourishing salt production. It is a special highlight to float weightlessly in the brines. Not quite the dead sea, but fascinating nonetheless.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Port (Santo Antão)
  • Ferry Santo Antão – São Vicente
  • Transfer Port – Airport (São Vicente)
  • Flight São Vicente – Sal
  • ACCOM/DBL in Santa Maria

Package A: Hotel Santa Maria Beach (A reasonably priced hotel in the quiet part of town)
Package B: Hotel Dunas de Sal (4-star hotel; the second row of beaches)

  • Day room on travel day 13
  • Transfer accommodation – airport (Sal) on travel day 13


Day 14: Return flight to Europe

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Who we are:

We have been organising trips to the Cape Verde Islands for more than 15 years with a German/Cape Verdean team of almost 20 people. Together with our drivers and guides, we work hand in hand on all nine inhabited islands of the archipelago. Looking forward to a trip organised by people who know the local area inside out and also have a lot of fun at work.

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What you can expect from us:

  • Competent advice on planning your trip
  • Consideration of your individual wishes when creating the travel offer
  • Carefully selected accommodation and drivers
  • Qualified English Speaking guides
  • Varied excursions
  • Detailed travel documents
  • A 24-hour service number on-site during your trip

Services Included in the price:

  • Domestic flights Santiago > Fogo > São Vicente > Sal incl. taxes and fees
  • Ferry São Vicente – Santo Antão – São Vicente
  • 12 nights in a double room with breakfast, including accommodation tax
  • Day room on the 13th day of travel
  • All airport and port transfers
  • Travel documents

Services Not Included:

  • Airport tax (3,400 ECV or €31)
  • International flights.
    *You are welcome to book your international flights through us: With TAP Air Portugal, from an airport near you.

Prices valid until 30.04.2025

  • Package A:
    Price per person in a double room: € 990
    Price for single travellers in a single room: € 1,420
  • Package B:
    Price per person in a double room: € 1,340
    Price for single travellers in a single room: € 1,860

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