Islands of Dreams

Hiking & Beach combination Cabo Verde Islands

You would love to do some hiking and discovery in Cabo Verde Islands, but you don’t want to miss some relaxing days on the beach? This is your travel combination! Experience breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the flair of the lively harbor town of Mindelo and relax on dream beaches.

1st week: Roundtrip with hiking and sightseeing
• Mindelo – harbour town with colonial flair
• Santo Antao – sightseeing and hiking between mountains and tropical valleys
2nd week: Relaxing on the beach in Santa Maria/Sal

Islands: Sal – Santo Antão – São Vicente – Sal.

You can also chose Boa Vista Island for the second week: Sal – Santo Antão – São Vicente – Boa Vista.

Duration: 15 days
Date: individual

Level of hiking: medium, tendency to easy

Hiking level: too easy – too heavy? We may adapt the level individually. Please ask us.

Recommended Flights:
a.) Charter flight to Sal (SID) and back.
b.) Regular flight with TAP via Lisbon to Sao Vicente (VXE) and back home from Sal (SID).

We will adapt the program according to your international flights.

Kapverden Inselkarte Barlavento Sal -Sao Vicente - Santo Antao - Option Boa Vista

Cabo Verde Islands of Dreams – Hiking & Beach combination

Cabo Verde Islands of Dreams

Price from € 2.390,–

Per Person in double room, min. 2 persons
Single room supplement per person: from € 320, –

Supplement variation Boa Vista: € 350, -/person in double room

Reduced price for families and groups: Please ask for your personal offer

Program Cabo Verde Islands of Dreams – Hiking & Beach

Day 1 Arrival at Sal airport and transfer to your small hotel in Santa Maria, 5-7 minute walk to the sandy beach. Bed/Breakfast.

Day 2 Flight to Sao Vicente. Private guided tour of Mindelo (approx 3 hrs.). Afternoon at leisure or optional sightseeing tour on the island. (Extra). Overnight in a small city hotel in the harbour town of Mindelo. Your guide can recommend you a place for dinner with Capeverdean live music.

Day 3 Ferry to Santo Antao (1 hr. Crossing). Hike through the Cova Crater and subsequent descent into the valley of Paul (3.5 h, + 150 m, – 700 m). The Valley of Paul is certainly one of the most beautiful valleys of Cabo Verde islands. Lunch included. Dinner and overnight stay in private accommodation in the seaside village of Paul.

Day 4 Beautiful hike on trails and paths between tropical vegetation and thatched cottages, in the green valley of Paul. (4 h, +/- 450 hm). After the hike, lunch in a restaurant with typical local products (lunch included). Dinner and overnight in private accommodation in the coastal village of Paul.

Day 5 After breakfast, transfer to your next accomodation in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol, at the northeastern tip of the island. Hike on a donkey trail over the cliffs of the north coast. (about 3.5 h, +/- 350 hm). Enjoy fresh local fish for dinner! Private accommodation with sea views in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol.

Day 6 Today, you do as the locals and just take time for leisure: in the morning you can watch the fishermen bring in their catch. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing massage (included).

Day 7 Beautiful hike over two valleys of the Ribeira Grande (3 h, +/- 350 hm). Picnic included. Then transfer to Porto Novo in the south of the island. Dinner and overnight in Hotel ****.

Day 8 Times ago, water was abundant in the nowadays dry south of Santo Antão – as the dry river-system of Ribeira das Patas witnesses. From there, a trail leads up to the hidden valley of Altomira. (3.5 hours + 250 m, – 400 m or vice versa). After this walk there to say goodbye to Santo Antão, the ferry brings us back to São Vicente. Overnight in Hotel in Mindelo.

Day 9 Transfer to Sao Vicente airport and flight to Sal.

Variant SAL: 6 nights in Santa Maria, with breakfast included in a small hotel near the beach or in self catering apartment first line to the beach. Santa Maria is famous for its huge sandy beach, more than 5 kilometers long. There are beach restaurants and bars as well as some nice open air music and dancing bars for the evening.

Day 12 Possibility of a private excursion to the Salinas in the volcanic crater of “Pedra Lume” (swimming like in the “Dead Sea”) and to Shark Bay, the kindergarten of baby lemon sharks.

Day 15, Transfer to Sal airport (SID) for your international flight home. Good-bye Cabo Verde Islands!

  • Variation BOA VISTA:  Day 1-9 identical
    Day 9 Morning transfer to airport for flight to Sal and overnight stay in a small hotel in Santa Maria.
    Day 10
    Flight to Boa Vista and 5 nights/breakfast in a small hotel or guesthouse directly on the beautiful, large sandy beach in the sheltered bay of Sal Rei – just a few minutes to the town center. – Leisure at the beach – interesting excursions are offered on site
    Day 15
    Transfer to the airport Boa Vista (BVC) for your international flight home

Services included in Cabo Verde “Islands of Dreams”

The Tour Package includes the following services:

  • Flight tickets: Sal – São Vicente – Sal
  • Ferry: Mindelo – Porto Novo – Mindelo
  • 14 x B & B in the double room as described, all with private shower / WC
  • 4 x dinner (drinks not included in the meals, except tablewater)
  • 2 x lunch
  • 1 picnic
  • Excursions, island trips, hikes according to the program
  • Massage voucher
  • All transfers and baggage transfers resulting from the program
  • Tourist tax
  • English speaking Tourguide – German/French/Spanish on demand

Variation Boa Vista:

  • Additional flight Sal – Boa Vista
    Day 10 – 15:
    5 nights accommodation in fully equipped, nice apartment in a beach hotel, in the protected bay of Sal Rei.

Total price with variation Boa Vista:

Price per person in a double room: from 2290, – Euro (supplement on Christmas, Easter holidays, August)
Single room supplement: from 340, – Euro
Price and surcharge depending on the schedule, please inquire

Not included:
– International flight
– visa fees
– drinks
– all services that are not listed