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Discovering the Vibrance of Mindelo and the Beauty of Santo Antão 5Days/4nights ( Comfort)

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5 Days
Cesária Évora International Airport,
Cesária Évora International Airport,
Tour Details

Embark on a captivating journey to Cabo Verde with this comprehensive itinerary that combines the vibrant city of Mindelo in São Vicente with the stunning beauty of Santo Antão. Over the course of several days, immerse yourself in the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality of these captivating islands. From exploring the vibrant streets of Mindelo and experiencing the lively music scene to venturing to Santo Antão’s volcanic craters, picturesque villages, and lush valleys, this trip offers a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re strolling along the white sands of Laginha Beach, marveling at panoramic views from Monte Verde Natural Park, or indulging in the flavors of local cuisine, this journey promises unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the enchanting spirit of Cabo Verde.

Discovering the Vibrance of Mindelo and the Beauty of Santo Antão 5Days/4nights (Comfort)

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Operating days: Everyday

Departure time: 0900 hours

Single Supplment: $295

Duration: 5 Days

Departure point: Cesária Évora International Airport 

Arrival pointCesária Évora International Airport 

Special instructions: please contact Across Africa Tours and Travel to confirm your departure information at least one week before your first day of travel

Departure & Return Location

Cesária Évora International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Full-day excursion to Santo Antão, including ferry transfers
  • Accommodation in a 4 hotel in Mindelo
  • Full-day São Vicente Island tour
  • Professional guide throughout the trip
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to attractions and museums as specified in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flights to and from Cabo Verde
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs
  • Additional meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities or excursions not included in the program
  • Gratuities for guides

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
What to Expect

Embark on a captivating journey to Cabo Verde with this comprehensive itinerary that combines the vibrant city of Mindelo in São Vicente with the stunning beauty of Santo Antão. Over the course of several days, immerse yourself in the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality of these captivating islands. From exploring the vibrant streets of Mindelo and experiencing the lively music scene to venturing to Santo Antão’s volcanic craters, picturesque villages, and lush valleys, this trip offers a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re strolling along the white sands of Laginha Beach, marveling at panoramic views from Monte Verde Natural Park, or indulging in the flavors of local cuisine, this journey promises unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the enchanting spirit of Cabo Verde.

  • Full-day Discovery of Santo Antão from São Vicente
  • Full-day São Vicente Island Tour
  • Free day in Mindello
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in São Vicente - Airport Transfer to Mindelo

Upon arrival at Cesária Évora International Airport, you will be greeted by your professional guide who will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. After a warm welcome, you will enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Mindelo. Our team will ensure a smooth and secure journey, providing all the necessary information about your stay. Once you have checked in to your accommodation, take some time to relax and settle in. In the evening, feel free to explore Mindelo on your own. Known as the most vibrant city in Cape Verde, Mindelo offers a lively atmosphere with plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the local culture, listen to live music, and savor the delicious local cuisine. Experience the warmth of Morna, a traditional Cape Verdean music genre, and indulge in the local delights.

Overnight at Oasis Porto Grande Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 2Full-day Discovery of Santo Antão from São Vicente

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a full-day adventure to Santo Antão, departing from your hotel in São Vicente. Start the day with a ferry trip from Mindelo to Porto Novo in Santo Antão, enjoying scenic views along the way. Upon arrival, you will drive through the mountains to Cape Verde’s largest volcanic crater, Cova de Paúl, which sits at an impressive altitude of over 1000 meters. Take in the breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the panoramic views from this unique vantage point. Continue your journey to Delgadin, where you can admire the natural towers carved in the famous Ribeira da Torre valley. Visit the charming coastal village of Ponta do Sol and interact with the local fishermen. Next, drive to the picturesque village of Fontainhas, known for its stunning views and listed as one of the 10 villages with the best view in the world by National Geographic. After a delicious lunch, head to Vale de Paúl, the greenest valley in Cape Verde, and immerse yourself in the authentic Cape Verdean environment. Surrounded by greenery, thatched-roof houses, and stunning landscapes, this valley offers a true glimpse into the local way of life. After a day filled with exploration and natural beauty, return to São Vicente by ferry and overnight in Mindelo.

Overnight at Oasis Porto Grande Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3Full-day São Vicente Island Tour

Today, you will embark on a full-day tour of São Vicente Island, starting with a visit to the capital city, Mindelo. Explore the charming city center, known for its welcoming and attractive atmosphere. Visit the municipal market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and find a variety of fresh produce and handicrafts. Pass through Cesária Évora’s house, paying homage to the legendary Cape Verdean singer. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the top of Fortin, an old fortress that offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Continue your tour with a visit to the fish market, where you can witness the bustling activity of local fishermen. Discover the rich musical heritage of Cape Verde at the Cesária Evora Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the beloved singer. Walk through the Torre de Belem, a spectacular tower that adds a touch of history to the city. Optional entrance to Igreja N. Sra da Luz is available for those interested. The tour will then take you along the Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote, the first community established in the area. Drive to the eastern part of the island, where you can admire animals, endemic plants, and farmland along the green Calhau Valley. Stop for a delicious lunch in the fishing village of Salamansa, savoring the flavors of local cuisine. Visit the village of Baía das Gatas and take a leisurely stroll through its shallow lagoons. Finally, head to Monte Verde Natural Park, where you can marvel at the stunning landscape of the entire island and capture beautiful photos of the surrounding Cape Verdean islands. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation, and you will have the evening free to relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Mindelo.

Overnight at Oasis Porto Grande Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 4Free day in Mindello

Today you will have the day to yourself , take the opportunity to relax and unwind in this picturesque coastal city. If you’re in the mood for some sun and sand, head to Laginha Beach, known for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Spend the day lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and taking refreshing dips in the ocean. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. If you prefer a more active day, explore the vibrant streets of Mindelo, visit local shops and markets, or indulge in the delicious Cape Verdean cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Whatever you choose, your free day in Mindelo will be a perfect opportunity to recharge and enjoy the laid-back island vibes.

Overnight at Oasis Porto Grande Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5Departure Day: Farewell to Mindelo and Cabo Verde

Start your last day in Mindelo with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation. Take some time to relax and enjoy the final moments of your stay in this charming coastal city. Depending on your flight schedule, you can use this time to explore Mindelo further, visit any last-minute attractions, or do some souvenir shopping. If you have a late evening flight, you can spend the day relaxing on the beautiful Laginha Beach, taking in the sun and enjoying the turquoise waters.Check out from your accommodation at the designated time and be ready for your departure. Our team will pick you up from the hotel and provide a comfortable transfer to Cesária Évora International Airport. Bid farewell to Mindelo and Cabo Verde, carrying with you the memories of your island adventure.As you head to the airport, take a moment to reflect on the experiences and moments you have cherished during your time in Cabo Verde. Feel the warmth of the local culture and the beauty of the landscapes you have encountered. Say goodbye to “La Morabeza Crioula” and depart with a sense of fulfillment and a desire to return.

Overnight at Oasis Porto Grande Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

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