Program Capeverde roundtrip “SODADE” – discovery tour with BOA VISTA
Day 1 Arrival at Sal airport Transfer to your hotel in Santa Maria Relaxing, swimming, walking on the beach, enjoy the sun …..
Day 2 Trip to the salt flats in the crater of Pedra Lume, in the north of Sal island. Flight to Sao Vicente and overnight in the harbour town of Mindelo.
Day 3 Guided walk through the lively little harbour town of of Mindelo, with its colonial style houses and colorful markets (3 hrs.). In the afternoon, optional private sightseeing tour around the island.
Day 4 The ferry brings you to Santo Antao island, next island in your CapeVerde discovery roundtrip (1 hr. crossing). As the car climbs up the old mountain road, the landscape changes from desert into green. Guided walk along the Cova Crater and acacia forest to a lookout point (1h). Typical Cape Verdean lunch included. 2 nights in a small, nice hotel in the coastal village of Paul (optional eco- lodge with halfboard, extra charge).
Day 5 Charming hike on trails and paths in the green Valley of Paul, between terraced fields and thatched stone houses, (4 h ,+/- 450 m or 2 hours, +/- 150 m , at your choice). The Valley of Paul is well known all over Cape Verde for its tropical vegetation and mountain scenery. At the end of the hike, you will have lunch in a restaurant with typical local products (included).
Day 6 After breakfast, transfer to your next accomodation in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol. Ponta do Sol is located at the northeastern tip of the island. Hike on a donkey trail over the cliffs of the north coast. (about 1.5 h, +/- 150 hm). Enjoy fresh local fish for dinner! There may be some traditional capeverdean life music around tonight. Private accommodation with sea views in the fishing village of Ponta do Sol.
Day 7 Free day in Ponta do Sol. The small harbor gets very much alive when the fishermen bring in their catch in the morning.
In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing massage (included).
Day 8 Trip through the Ribeira Grande valley to the fishing village Cruzinha with a dive into the sea – or a beautiful walk over two side valleys of the Ribeira Grande (3 h, +/- 350 hm) – it’s you choice today. For more details ask your guide. Picnic included.
Day 9 Farewell to the island of Santo Antao, the ferry brings you back to Sao Vicente. Flight to Santiago island, the following destination of your capeverde discovery roundtrip. You will stay overnight in a small, nice hotel with pool in Cidade Velha. Cidade Velha is a small UNESCO world heritage site where the capeverdean creole culture started some 550 years ago.
Day 10 Trip to the center of the nearby Capeverdean capital Praia. There you can buy local delicacies on the bustling fruit and vegetable market. On the African market, you can do some haggling. In the afternoon, time to stroll through Cidade Velha, once an important Portuguese slave trading center. Today, you can enjoy your dinner at sunset in a charming atmosphere close to the sea.
Day 11 Flight to Fogo island. Dominated by the majestic volcano “Pico de Fogo”, the National Park of the Caldera is a world in itself. Impressive hike at the colorful crater of the latest eruption in 2014/2015 (3 h, +/- 280 m). Overnight in the National Park at the foot of the volcano. Dinner included.
Day 12 Drive down to the coast and leisure in the pretty colonial town of Sao Filipe. Overnight in a small colonial style hotel in Sao Filipe or hotel ****. Dinner included.
Day 13 Flights to Praia and onward flight to the island of Boa Vista, that entices with white beaches and dunes. The perfect place to relax and review your exciting discovery roundtrip across the Capeverde Islands. Small hotel or appartement in first line to the beach in Sal Rei.
Day 14 – Beach day – also beckon interesting excursions
Day 15 – Leisure at the beach – Transfer to the airport for your return flight. – Optional extension in beach appartement on BOA VISTA island.