View over “Corda”,
Santo Antão Island

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Relaxed Insights

Individual Round Trip

Santiago, São Vicente, Santo Antão:
The highlights of the archipelago followed by a beach stay on Boa Vista.

This trip consists of a combination of a one-week round trip with the highlights of the country followed by some relaxed days on the seaside island of Boavista. With Santiago, the “African”, São Vicente the “Cultural”, and Santo Antão, the “Tropical Green Island”, you’ll gain a good insight into the diversity of Cape Verde with little effort. With an eye on the costs, this trip includes the most beautiful excursions, in a very relaxed way. You will then relax on the island of Boa Vista.

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: Santiago – Arrival

Santiago Assomadaercado
Vegetable 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 historic centre of the town. From here you can easily find the vegetable market and numerous shops, restaurants, and bars on foot.

Services included:

  • Transfer airport – accommodation
  • 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 2: Santiago – Cidade Velha, the first settlement

Santiago Cidadevelha Fort
Fort in Cidade Velha, Santiago Island

After breakfast, you will set off for Cidade Velha, the oldest town in Cape Verde, which was once the country’s capital and was an important centre of the international slave trade. The town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. During your visit, you will see the main square with the former pillory and visit the fortress Fortaleza Real de São Filipe as well as the church Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

Services included:

  • Excursion with English-speaking guide at Cidade Velha
  • Transfers Praia – Cidade Velha – Praia
  • Admission fee to visit the Fortress
  • ACCOM/DBL at Hotel Santa Maria, Praia

Package A: Hotel Santa Maria
Package B: Hotel Praia Confort

Day 3: Santiago / São Vicente

Saovicente Rua Da Praia
Mindelo, São Vicente Island

Your driver will take you from your accommodation to Santiago airport. After the domestic flight, your driver will meet you at São Vicente airport and take you to your accommodation in the centre of the colonial port city of Mindelo. It’s within easy walking distance by cafes, restaurants, cafés, the historic old town, and the nearby city beac

Services included:

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

Package A: Casa Colonial (guest house in a restored historic building)
Package B: Mindelo Residencial (upmarket guesthouse, located in the centre)

Day 4: São Vicente – Lively harbour town and volcanic island

Saovicente Praiagrandecoast
Coast near Praia Grande, São Vicente

Explore Mindelo on foot today. Stroll past colonial promenades, hear stories of the good old days, and observe the lively life in the heart of the island. Lively markets and historic squares will delight you. At lunch, we serve you the traditional dish “Cachupa,” which is a hearty bean stew. Strengthened, together with your driver and a guidebook in English, you will then discover the small but beautiful interior of the island: let volcanic landscapes pass you by, bathe in Baía das Gatas if you wish, and end your excursion on Monte Verde, which offers a wonderful view of the island on a clear day.

Services included:

  • English speaking guide for city tour
  • Lunch
  • Roadbook for the Island tour with driver
  • ACCOM/DBL in Mindelo

Package A: Casa Colonial
Package B: Mindelo Residencial

Day 5: São Vicente / Santo Antão: Mountain road and dreamlike valley

Santo Antao Streetwebp
View of Santo Antão from the mountain road

In the early morning, you arrive in Santo Antão by ferry, with your driver waiting for you. Over the historic pass road, you drive into the green north of the island and have spectacular views again and again. Later on, you will enter the greenest valley of Cape Verde. Passing through tropical vegetation and sugar cane and banana fields, you’ll see mango and papaya trees. Enjoy lunch in an idyllically located restaurant before you drive to Ponta do Sol to your accommodation.

Services included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Harbour (São Vicente)
  • Ferry tickets São Vicente – Santo Antão
  • Island tour with English-speaking driver for the excursion
  • Lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL in Ponta do Sol

Package A: Guesthouse Kasa Tambla (nice and modern)
Package B: Hotel Coraçao (nice, family hotel)

Day 6: Santo Antão – The Green North and the Mountain Village

Fontainhas Santo Antao
Mountain Village Fontainhas Santo Antão Island

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your accommodation after breakfast. On the second day of Santo Antão, you will have a closer look at the green north of this island. The journey takes you first to Fontainhas. The picturesque village on a hillside is one of the most beautiful in Cape Verde and offers an inviting break. Next, you will drive through the breathtaking Ribeira Grande valley to Chã de Igreja, the village of the church, where you can enjoy a typical lunch with a hospitable family. Then, in the afternoon, you will return to your accommodation.

Services included:

  • Excursion with English speaking driver
  • Lunch
  • ACCOM/DBL in Ponta do Sol

Package A: Kasa Tambla Guest House
Package B: Hotel Coração

Day 7: Back to Mindelo

Saovicente Praca Nova
"Praça Nova" square, Mindelo, São Vicente Island

The ferry takes you back to São Vicente, where you will spend another night in Mindelo because of the flight schedule.

Services included:

  • Transfer accommodation – Harbour (shared taxi)
  • Ferry ticket Santo Antao – São Vicente
  • Transfer Harbour- Accommodation
  • ACCOM/DBL in Mindelo

Package A: Casa Colonial
Package B: Mindelo Residencial

Day 8: São Vicente / Boavista

B Beach Onoa Vista
Beach on Boa Vista

Fly ing to the bathing island of Boavista. From here you will be
transferred to your accommodation.

Orquidea Guesthouse

It is a small and personally run accommodation located on the outskirts of the small island capital Sal Rei, only about 50m from the beach. All the rooms are spacious and appealingly furnished. Enjoy breakfast in the inner courtyard, surrounded by tropical greenery.

Services included:

  • Transfer Accommodation – Airport (São Vicente)
  • Flight São Vicente – Boavista (via Sal or Santiago)
  • Transfer Airport – Accommodation (Boavista)
  • ACCOM/DBL in Sal Rei


Day 9 – Day 11: Boavista – Relaxing on the Bathing Island

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Dunes of Viana on Boa Vista

You can relax on the “Sahara in the Atlantic”, as Boavista is also called. There are many beautiful beaches on the island, many of which are not overcrowded and some of which are still completely deserted. The capital of the island is a cozy place – stress and hectic are also foreign words here. On one day, we do a tour of the island: in the sand dunes of Viana, you get the impression that you are in the middle of the desert. Visiting the first village on the island, you drive past the stone desert and some mountains before getting to know two of the lonely dream beaches. Bathing, relaxing … and a delicious lunch, prepared fresh on the beach.

Services included:

  • 1x excursion with English speaking driver
  • ACCOM in Sal Rei

Package A: Hotel Ouril Agueda
Package B: Guesthouse Orquidea
(B/-/-), 1x (B/L/-)

Day 12: Boavista – Departure

Services included:

  • -Transfer accommodation – airport


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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 – São Vicente – Boavista incl. taxes and fees
  • Ferry São Vicente > Santo Antão> São Vicente
  • 11 nights in a double room with breakfast including accommodation tax
  • Other meals: 4x lunch
  • Programme: 2x city tours with guide, 3x excursion with driver/manual, 2x excursion 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: 1,380 EUR
    Price for single travellers in a single room: 2,120 EUR
    Price per person in a double room: 1,560 EUR
    Price for single travellers in a single room: 2,440 EUR

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