8 days tour

Cape Verde: Best Trails Of Santiago And Fogo Islands

This tour includes:


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


Meals included are 7 Breakfast; 4 Picnics, 6 lunches and 1 diner; Vegetarian food option on request; 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; Guiding Service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish); Domestic Flights (Praia/Fogo/Praia); All entrance frees; Service charges and VAT; Others mentioned in the tour description; Local Assistance 24 hours a day.


Domestic Flights (Praia/Fogo/Praia);


Custom and private arrival and departure airport Transfers; Luggage transfers; Hotel pick up and drop off for all tours;


Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis. 03 nights at Casa Sodade*** in Praia (Santiago Island) or similar 02 nights at Casa Mariza 2.0*** In Chã das Caldeiras (Fogo Island) or similar 01 night at Pipi's Guest House In São Filipe (Fogo Island) or similar 01 night at Casa Sodade*** in Praia (Santiago Island) or similar


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). We recommend checking with your local embassy whether you need a visa or TSA only (TSA: https://www.ease.gov.cv/ or pay upon arrival €32 per person); 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 Praia (Santiago Island); •The rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st •Please bring passport, hiking shoes, sandals/flip flops, comfortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, water and sunscreen; •Lunch includes fish, meet or main dish + dessert + water. •Hotel check in starts from 14h00 / Hotel check-out time: 12h00 •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. •We reserve the right to claim from the travelers, any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in the schedule of domestic flights or Ferry.

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Itinerary of your trip Cape Verde: Best Trails Of Santiago And Fogo Islands

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival In Praia - Airport Transfer – Hotel Check In
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival In Praia - Airport Transfer – Hotel Check In

      After disembarking, be welcomed by Your travel representative, who will be waiting for you at Nelson Mandela International Airport with a sign displaying your name, as informed by you. Then, enjoy a private and custom transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Our team will take you from door to door with complete security and professionalism, providing all relevant information about your stay. Overnight in Praia.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Santiago Island: Calabaceira Valley Trek & Visit To Cidade Velha
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Santiago Island: Calabaceira Valley Trek & Visit To Cidade Velha

      After a delicious breakfast, be collected from your accommodation in Praia and depart toward the small village of Calabaceira. Follow a simple and accessible trail for any hiker and explore the green valley famous for both its baobab trees mentioned by Charles Darwin and its use as an escape route for slaves during slavery. Next, discover the local fauna and flora and experience the production of a local rum-making distillery. There, get in touch with local farmers and their agricultural fields of sugar cane, mango trees, cassava, banana, and more. Arrive in Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the São Francisco Convent, the famous Banana Street, Nossa Senhora do Rosário church and Pilourinho. Have a break for lunch and savor local delights in a typical restaurant right on the seafront. After lunch, visit the ruins of the Sé Catedral, and the Royal Fortress of São Filipe. Overnight in Praia. DURATION Every day from 9 am to 3 pm (6 hours) ROUTE FILE       Extension: 4500 meters                Ascent/Descent: ~300 m       Difficult degree: Easy                          Total Walking Duration: 2 hours   Path quality: Mediun tilt, narrow at the beginning and safe.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Trekking In Serra Malagueta Natural Park + Assomada Market + Tarrafal Beach
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Trekking In Serra Malagueta Natural Park + Assomada Market + Tarrafal Beach

      The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Praia and heads inland to the traditional Assomada Market. Wander around the vibrant stalls and soak up the hustle and bustle of this island hub whilst watching the locals haggle for produce (on Wednesdays and Saturdays only). Drive to Serra Malgueta Natural Park next, where your trekking adventure awaits. Follow your guide as you head into the luscious landscapes of the Serra Malagueta Natural Park, which covers 774-hectacres. The park is home to the Serra Malagueta mountain range as well as over 124 species of plant, and 19 species of bird. Throughout the trek, listen to your guide share information about the local flora and fauna, many of which can only be found here in the park. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, find a scenic spot for a well-deserved rest and enjoy a picnic lunch in the middle of the forest. After the walk, drive to Tarrafal Beach where you can spend some free time chilling on the shore. Overnight in Praia. DURATION Every day from 8 am to 5 pm (9 hours) ROUTE FILE       Extension: 4200 meters (1 way)           Ascent/Descent: ~200 m          Difficult degree: Easy                          Total Walking Duration: 3-4hours        Path quality: Flat, wide and safe.

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


There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 14 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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