Serra Malagueta,
Santiago Island

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Individual Round Trip

Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente, Santo Antão
High-level discovery

To get to know Cape Verde at first hand. Offering a round trip that gives you intensive insights into the life, character and the culture of the country. With carefully selected upscale guesthouses and mid-range hotels and the very best excursions, you’ll find this trip a comfortable experience. Its varied mix offers you a rich excursion programme and yet at the same time enough freedom to explore on your own.

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

Level of difficulty of the hikes:

1=Very easy 2=Easy; 3=Medium difficulty; 4=Advanced; 5=Guide required

Day 1: SANTIAGO – Arrival in Cape Verde

Market Santiago
Market in Praia, Santiago Island

When you arrive at Santiago airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in the capital, Praia. Your hotel is on the plateau, which is the histo ric centre o f the to wn. Fro m here y o u can easily find the vegetable market and numerous shops, restaurants, and bars on foot.

Services Included:

  • Transfer airport – accommodation
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Praia Confort, Praia


Day 2: SANTIAGO – First and current capital

Santiago Cidadevelha Fort
Fort in Cidade Velha, Santiago Island

During the first part of this varied day, you will get to know the historical part of the capital, Praia. With a guided walk on the plateau, you will visit a colonial-style square and then observe the lively hustle and bustle at the colorful fruit and vegetable market. Next, you will visit the African-inspired Sucupira market, where nearly everything can be bought, from chickens and second-hand clothes to household goods or the latest music hits. Later on, you will go to Cidade Velha, the first settlement and capital of the archipelago, which now belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. You’ll enjoy a view of the sea and the town from the fort and then get to know it on a short tour. You’ll see the slave banner and the first church in West Africa, which bear witness to the era of the seafarers and pirates. A subsequent easy hike in the adjacent green valley, Ribeira Grande, rounds off the excursion. You will stay overnight in Praia again.

Services Included:

  • Excursion as described, including transfers and guide
  • Packed Lunch
  • Admission: fort
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Praia Confort, Praia


Day 3: SANTIAGO – Island Tour

Island Santiago Tarrafal Beach
Beach in Tarrafal, Santiago Island

Experience an island tour of the most African of all Cape Verde islands. Along the way, you will pass mountain landscapes of volcanic origin to the small botanical garden with some endemic plants. You will then visit the colorful vegetable market in Assomada before continuing to the most beautiful beach on the island, which is located in Tarrafal. Have a refreshing swim and fortify yourself with a traditional lunch. On your way back, you will drive along the coast, past small rural settlements, and through agricultural areas.

Services Included:

  • Excursion as described, including manual
  • Admission: Botanical Garden
  • Lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Praia Confort, Praia


Day 4: SANTIAGO / FOGO – The colonial town of São Filipe

Sao Filipe Street
Town of São Filipe on the island of Fogo

You will leave Santiago today. After a short flight, you will arrive on Fogo and be transferred to your accommodation. Explore the capital of the island: São Filipe, with its colonial small-town charm, will delight you. Whether you pass quiet, well-kept squares or historic stately homes, it’s hard to resist the town’s appeal. A visit to the oldest bakery, where you can taste homemade biscuits, will round off the city tour (not possible on Sundays). You will stay overnight in a former colonial house that now offers exceptional accommodation.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – airport (Santiago)
  • Flight Santiago – Fogo
  • Transfer airport – accommodation (Fogo)
  • City walk as described, including guide
  • ACCOM/DBL Colonial Guesthouse, São Filipe


Day 5: FOGO – Crater landscapes and the Pico

Fogo Crater Landscape
Crater area near Pico de Fogo, Fogo Island

In the morning, after breakfast, continue your journey to the famous volcanic crater. As you drive along winding roads, you will pass small villages, hilly countryside, isolated small herds, and lava formations, gradually ascending to an altitude of 1,700 meters. Marvel at the lava formations created during the last eruptions in 1951, 1995, and 2014 as you walk through the area. Fumaroles and sulfur deposits showcase the island’s fiery nature. As you navigate through the black rock, you will notice scattered vines growing in volcanic soil, which serve as the foundation for the rich Fogo wine. Enjoy lunch with a hospitable family as part of your experience.

Services Included:

  • Excursion as described, including guide
  • Lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL Colonial Guesthouse, Sao Filipe


Day 6: FOGO – São Filipe / day on leisure

Cape Verde Islands Fogo Sao Filipe
São Filipe, Fogo Island

After the first impressive excursions, to day is at your leisure.

Services Included:

  • ACCOM/DBL Colonial Guesthouse, São Filipe


Day 7: FOGO / SÃO VICENTE – Arrival in Mindelo

Mindelo Guitar Workshop
Guitar workshop in Mindelo, São Vicente Island

You will be transferred to Fogo airport for a short flight via Santiago to São Vicente. There your driver will take you to your accommodation in the centre of the colonial port city of Mindelo – a lovingly furnished, privately run house from where you can easily reach the historic centre on foot, as well as nearby restaurants and shops.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Airport (Fogo)
  • Flight Fogo – São Vicente (via Santiago)
  • Transfer Airport – Accommodation (São Vicente)
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Kira’s, Mindelo


Day 8: SÃO VICENTE – Mindelo and island tour by jeep

Saovicente Praiagrandecoast
Coast near Praia Grande, São Vicente Island

During the morning, it’s time to explore the colonial port city of Mindelo. You’ll discover lively markets and historic squares, getting to know the cultural side of Mindelo by visiting a museum or exhibition, hearing stories from the life of Cesaria Evora, and dropping by a guitar workshop.

In the afternoon, you’ll take a seat in your jeep with a driver/guide, embarking on a journey far away from civilization through untouched nature, from the northern to the southern coast. You’ll arrive at a long beach exclusively for you. Afterward, you’ll drive through an agricultural area and visit the small volcanic crater Topim, offering a view of the uninhabited neighboring islands of Santa Luzia, Raso, and Branco. You can enjoy the turquoise-colored water and white sandy beach with black lava formations before heading to the fishing village of Calhau, known for its colorful fishing boats, and finally returning to Mindelo.

Services Included:

  • City tour as described, including guide and transfers
  • Admission: guitar workshop and museum/exhibition
  • Coffee break
  • Excursion as described, including driver/guide
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Kira’s, Mindelo


Day 9: SÃO VICENTE / SANTO ANTÃO – Discovering the green Paúl Valley

Paul Valley View
Paúl Valley on Santo Antão Island

You will continue your journey by ferry from São Vicente to Santo Antão, where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide. Driving along the wild Atlantic coast, you will reach the starting point of today’s hike. The trail, considered one of the most beautiful in Cape Verde, will lead you through the tropical green valley of Ribeira do Paúl. Surrounded by a spectacular mountain backdrop, you will encounter small rural settlements, warm-hearted people, and tropical plants—an idyllic scene reminiscent of childhood days that invites you to linger. Along the hike, you will pass sugar cane plantations, banana trees, papaya, and mango trees.

Enjoy a rural lunch at a rustic restaurant, where you will find a table filled with the fruits of agriculture, lovingly prepared, as time is not an issue. Later, your transfer will take you along the north coast and through the mighty Ribeira Grande valley to the small village of Chã de Igreja, where you will check into your hospitable accommodation.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Port (Sao Vicente)
  • Ferry São Vicente – Santo Antão
  • Transfers in Santo Antao
  • Guided hike in Ribeira de Paul // approx 3 hours // +300m / -100m // level 2-3
  • Lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL Casa Mité, Chã de Igreja


Day 10: SANTO ANTÃO – Spectacular views along the cliffs

Steep Coast Santo Antao
Steep coast in the north of Santo Antão

The next highlight of the trip awaits you: the spectacular hike along the steep coast to Ponta do Sol. You will go uphill and downhill on old mule tracks. You can enjoy the views of bizarre rocks, deep gorges, small sandy bays and the Atlantic Ocean. You will reach the picturesque hillside village of Fontainhas, where time seems to have stood still. Short break before continuing to the fishing village of Ponta do Sol, the northernmost point of the archipelago. This is where your luggage ‘awaits’ you in your new accommodation.

Services Included:

  • Guided hike along the cliffs // approx. 6 hours // 18 km // +/- 1000m // level 3
  • Luggage transfer to Ponta do Sol
  • Packed lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Coração, Ponta do Sol


Day 11: SANTO ANTÃO – Ponta do Sol / Day at leisure

Cape Verde Card Player
Card players on Santo Antão

In Ponta do Sol, you will find a place where you feel at home.

Let your varied journey pass in review and enjoy your time in this pleasant spot.

Services Included:

  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Coração, Ponta do Sol


Day 12: Back to São Vicente

Mindelo View
View over Mindelo

In the morning you will spend the day in Ponta do Sol. A shared taxi will take you to the port of Porto Novo in the afternoon, from where the ferry will take you back to São Vicente. On arrival in São Vicente, your driver will take you to your accommodation, which you already know. Let your holiday come to an end with a good dinner.

Services Included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Port by shared taxi (Santo Antão)
  • Ferry Santo Antao – Sao Vicente
  • Transfer Port – Accommodation (São Vicente)
  • ACCOM/DBL Hotel Kira’s, Mindelo


Day 13: SÃO VICENTE – Departure

Today it’s time to pack your bags. Your driver will take you to São Vicente Airport. Return flight home via Lisbon.

Services Included:

  • Transfer accommodation – airport (São Vicente)


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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 incl. taxes and fees
  • Ferry Santo Antão – São Vicente – Santo Antão
  • 12 nights in a double room with breakfast including accommodation tax
  • Other meals: 3x lunch, 2x packed lunch, 1x coffee break, 1x dinner
  • Programme: 4x city tour with guide, 2x hiking tour with guide, 1x volcano excursion with guide, 1x island tour with driver/guide, 1x island tour with driver/guide (1 person); guides are English speaking.
  • All airport, port and other transfers as per itinerary
  • 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

Price per person in a double room: 1,880 EUR
Price for single travellers in a single room: 3,020 EUR

Changes and errors excepted.

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