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Island Delights 7Days/6Nights (comfort)

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7 Days
Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport
Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport
Tour Details

This exciting 7-day itinerary takes you on a journey to Santiago Island, Cape Verde. Begin your adventure with a comfortable airport transfer to your hotel in Praia, the capital city. Explore the highlights of Praia on a city tour, including the historical Cidade Velha. Discover the natural beauty of Santiago Island with visits to a banana plantation, a natural park, and a rum distillery. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the island with a visit to the Chão Bom Concentration Camp. Enjoy a free day to relax on the picturesque Tarrafal Beach. Experience the unique traditions of the Rabelados Community and indulge in the vibrant nightlife of Praia. Say goodbye to Santiago Island with fond memories as you depart from Nelson MandelaPraia International Airport. This itinerary provides a perfect balance of sightseeing, cultural immersion, and relaxation, ensuring a memorable trip to Santiago Island.

Island Delights 7Days/6Nights (comfort)

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Operating days: Everyday

Departure time: 0900 hours

Single Supplment: $490

Duration: 7 Days

Departure point: Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport

Arrival point:  Nelson Mandela-Praia 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

Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers from Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport to the hotel in Praia
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast & dinners at the hotels
  • Professional driver and licensed guide throughout the tour
  • City tour of Praia, including highlights of Cidade Velha
  • Scenic tour to a banana plantation, natural park, and rum distillery
  • Tarrafal Discovery Tour and visit to Chão Bom Concentration Camp
  • Visit to the Rabelados Community
  • Praia by Night experience with live local music and dinner
  • All admission tickets to attractions and landmarks mentioned in the itinerary
  • All taxes and service charges

Price Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Praia
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and gratuities
  • Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned as included

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen and sun Hat
  • T-Shirt
What to Expect

This exciting 7-day itinerary takes you on a journey to Santiago Island, Cape Verde. Begin your adventure with a comfortable airport transfer to your hotel in Praia, the capital city. Explore the highlights of Praia on a city tour, including the historical Cidade Velha. Discover the natural beauty of Santiago Island with visits to a banana plantation, a natural park, and a rum distillery. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the island with a visit to the Chão Bom Concentration Camp. Enjoy a free day to relax on the picturesque Tarrafal Beach. Experience the unique traditions of the Rabelados Community and indulge in the vibrant nightlife of Praia. Say goodbye to Santiago Island with fond memories as you depart from Nelson MandelaPraia International Airport. This itinerary provides a perfect balance of sightseeing, cultural immersion, and relaxation, ensuring a memorable trip to Santiago Island.

  • Praia City Tour and Cidade Velha Highlights
  • Scenic Tour to Banana Plantation, Natural Park, and Rum Distillery
  • Tarrafal Discovery Tour and Chão Bom Concentration Camp
  • Visit to Rabelados Community and Praia by Night
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival and Transfer to Praia

Start your journey with a hassle-free airport transfer from Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport to your hotel in Praia. Our professional driver and licensed guide will ensure a smooth and comfortable journey, providing all the relevant information about your stay.

Check-in at Accommodation: Pestana Tropical Hotel in Praia
Meals: Dinner

Day 2Praia City Tour and Cidade Velha Highlights

Begin the day with a visit to the iconic Farol de D. Maria Pia, where you can capture stunning views from the top of the . Explore the historical center of Plateau, including landmarks like Praia City Hall and Quartel Jaime Mota. Pass by the Presidential Palace and Alexandre Albuquerque Square. Immerse yourself in the local culture at Mercado de Sucupira, where you can find fresh produce and souvenirs. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cidade Velha, visiting landmarks such as the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, and the Convent of São Francisco. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical
restaurant by the sea.

Accommodation: Pestana Tropical Hotel in Praia
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 Scenic Tour to Banana Plantation, Natural Park, and Rum Distillery

Embark on a scenic tour to Santa Cruz, where you’ll explore the largest banana and coconut plantation in the country. Walk through the agricultural fields and learn about the different fruits and plants. Continue to São Jorge dos Órgãos and visit a local rum distillery (seasonal) and Lemba Lemba Eco Bar in Longueira village. Enjoy lunch at a mountaintop restaurant in Rui Vaz. Visit the Monte Txota Natural Park and admire the panoramic views. Return to Praia

Accommodation: Pestana Tropical Hotel in Praia
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 Tarrafal Discovery Tour and Chão Bom Concentration Camp

Depart from Praia and head towards the interior of the island. Stop at Mrs. Luisa’s house to sample traditional Cape Verdean breakfast delicacies. Visit the vibrant Assomada Market and enjoy the breathtaking views from Serra Malagueta natural park. Relax at Tarrafal Beach, known for its white sand and crystal-clear waters. Have lunch and visit the Chão Bom Concentration Camp, a resistance museum.

Accommodation: King Fisher Village
Meals. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5Free Day in Tarrafal

Enjoy a leisurely day to explore Tarrafal at your own pace. Relax on the picturesque Tarrafal Beach, known for its white sand and clear waters. Take in the beauty of the surroundings and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Accommodation: King Fisher Village
Meals. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 06Visit to Rabelados Community and Praia by Night

Depart from Tarrafal and visit the religious community of Rabelados in Calheta de Sao Miguel. Learn about their customs and beliefs and explore the local handicraft production. Enjoy lunch and return to Praia. In the evening, experience the vibrant nightlife of Praia with a visit to Quintal da Música, a popular restaurant. Enjoy live local music and savor the famous Cape Verdean dish, Katxupa. Overnight at Casa Sodade in Praia. Breakfast and lunch included.

Accommodation: Pestana Tropical Hotel in Praia
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 07Farewell to Santiago Island

Check out from your accommodation in Praia and transfer to Nelson Mandela-Praia International Airport for your international flight. Bid farewell to Santiago Island, longing for the warmth and beauty of “La Morabeza Crioula.

Meals : Breakfast

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