4 days tour

Essence Of São Vicente And Santo Antão, 4 Days 3 Nights

This tour includes:


Guiding Service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish); For groups with less than 4 travelers, the bilingual driver himself may be the guide;


Meals included are 3 Breakfast and 2 lunches; Lunch includes fish, meet or main dish + dessert + water. We do not include all meals in the package to make your trip more flexible. Take this opportunity to choose between the restaurants near your accommodation and try Cape Verdean cuisine according to your preference. Your travel representative will be delighted to help if needed.


Tours as mentioned in the program; All entrance fees; Service charges and VAT; Others mentioned in the tour description; Local assistance 24 hours a day.


03 nights at Solar Windelo in Mindelo (São Vicente Island) or similar Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis. Hotel check in starts from 14h00 / Hotel check-out time: 12h00


Bu Country Tours guarantees that all of its excursion services are carried out in compliance with the health safety measures required by WHO. We have always been in the first line when it comes to the safety and protection of our guests. Here are some of the measures that will be taken during the materialization of the services: Social distancing enforced throughout experience; Face masks required for guides/staff and travelers in public areas and inside of the transportation; All our vehicles together with the equipment provided for the land excursions are sanitized between use; The number of participants are reduced by up to 50 %;

Not included:


Travel insurance; Visa or Airport Security Tax fees (TSA). International Flights; Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night); Sevices not mentioned in the program; Personal expenses.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION / KNOW BEFORE YOU GO •This tour starts and ends in Mindelo (São Vicente Island); •The rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st •Please bring passport, sandals/flip flops, comfortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, water and sunscreen; •Printed or electronic vouchers requested. •Not recommended for those who are afraid of heights •We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary. The same will be informed to the traveler before departure. •Due to the early pick up on the Day 2, the hotel will provide a lunch box instead of a breakfast; •Travelers must send a copy of their passports after booking so that we can issue the ferry tickets;

Start planning your experience

Itinerary of your trip Essence Of São Vicente And Santo Antão, 4 Days 3 Nights

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival In São Vicente - Airport Transfer To Mindelo – Hotel Check-In
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival In São Vicente - Airport Transfer To Mindelo – Hotel Check-In

      After disembarking, head to the main exit and meet Your professional guide who will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. Then, enjoy a private transfer from Cesária Évora International Airport to your accommodation in Mindelo. Our team will also take you from door to door with complete security and professionalism, providing all relevant information about your stay. In the evening, feel free to explore Mindelo on your own. Known as the most vibrant city in Cape Verde, be sure to enjoy live music in one of the restaurants close to the hotel. Feel the warmth of Morna and taste the local delights. Overnight in Mindelo.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Full-Day Discovery Of Santo Antão From São Vicente
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Full-Day Discovery Of Santo Antão From São Vicente

      Explore Santo Antão's highlights on this day trip from your hotel in São Vicente. Be transferred to Mindelo harbor and then start a 1-hour ferry trip to Porto Novo in Santo Antão. Upon arrival, drive through the mountains to Cape Verde's largest volcanic crater, Cova de Paúl, an extinct volcano above 1000 meters over sea level. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the immense and green round plain within the crater used as agricultural fields. Head to Delgadin, a perfect mountaintop to admire the natural towers carved in the famous valley of Ribeira da Torre. Move on to the charming coastal village of Ponta de Sol and meet the local fishermen. Then, drive to the picturesque village of Fontainhas, one of the 10 villages with the best view in the world according to National Geografic. After a delicious lunch, head to Cape Verde's greenest valley, Vale de Paúl. Marvel at the authentic Cape Verdean environment, surrounded by greenery, thatched-roof houses and stunning landscapes. Finally, take your ferry back to São Vicente and the tour ends with the disembarkation at your accommodation. Overnight in São Vicente.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Full-Day São Vicente Island Experience With A Local Guide
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Full-Day São Vicente Island Experience With A Local Guide

      Get picked up from your accommodation and depart towards Mindelo city center. Explore Mindelo, the capital of the island, known as the most welcoming and attractive city in the country. Visit its church, municipal market, and enjoy a panoramic view of the capital from the top of Fortin. The tour will continue along the Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote to the African market, where the first community was established. Then, drive to the eastern part of the island where animals, endemic plants and farmland can be seen along the green Calhau Valley until the fishing village of Salamansa. Take a breack and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit the village of Baía das Gatas and take a stroll through its shallow lagoons and then move on to the white sand dunes by the sea. Drive to Monte Verde Natural Park, admire the stunning landscape of the entire island, and take beautiful photos of other Cape Verde islands. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation. Overnight in Mindelo. DURATION: Every day, from 9 am to 4 pm (7 hours)

Experience Style

Experience Style


There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 2 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

Select a country to define if the visa is required

Who talk about us: