10 days tour

Cape Verde'S Local Flavors: Santiago, Maio & Fogo Islands -

This tour includes:

Guide

5 Guided tours according to the itinerary; Guiding Service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish);

Meals

Meals included are 9 Breakfast; 5 lunches and 1 diner. Lunch or diner 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.

Others

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

Flights

Domestic Flights (Maio/Fogo/Praia);

Transport

Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours Custom and private arrival and departure airport Transfers; Luggage trasnfers; Ferry ticket (Praia – Maio); Domestic Flights (Maio/Fogo/Praia);

Accommodation

02 night at Deluxe ApartHotel in Praia (Santiago Island) or similar 02 night at Casa Evora in Vila do Maio (Maio Island) or similar 02 night at Pipi's Guest House In São Filipe (Fogo Island) or similar 02 night at Hotel Vista Mar in Tarrafal (Santiago Island) or similar 01 night at Deluxe ApartHotel in Praia (Santiago Island) or similar Standard room category in double/twin sharing basis or single room for solo travelers. Hotel check in starts from 14h00 / Hotel check-out time: 12h00

Hygieneprotocol

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 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:

Others

Travel insurance; Visa or Airport Security Tax fees (TSA); International Flights; Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night); Personal expenses.

Insurance

Optional

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, sandals/flip flops, comfortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, water and sunscreen; •Printed or electronic vouchers requested. •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. •A copy of travelers' passport is mandatory in order to issue the flight/Ferry ticket. •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. •For domestic flights, each traveler is entitled to take a suitcase of up to 23 kg and a backpack of up to 5 kg. •Due to the early pick up on the Day 3, the hotel in Praia will provide a lunch box instead of a breakfast. •A small amount of walking is involved. •For groups with less than 4 travelers, the bilingual driver himself may be the guide.

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Itinerary of your trip Cape Verde'S Local Flavors: Santiago, Maio & Fogo Islands -

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

      Day 1: Arrival In Santiago - 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: Private Praia City Tour + Highlights Of Cidade Velha
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Private Praia City Tour + Highlights Of Cidade Velha

      Start with pickup from your accommodation in Praia, and first visit the Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse. Take stunning pictures from the top of the Lighthouse surrounded by the large cannons installed to protect the island from the attack of pirates such as Francis Drake and Jacques Cassard. Make your way to the historical center of Plateau. Take a walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, passing by the Presidential Palace and Alexandre Albuquerque Square. In the Municipal Market, meet locals and find a diverse range of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Next, explore the largest souvenir market to be found in Cape Verde, the Sucupira Market. Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to see all its highlights such as the Royal Fortress of São Filipe, the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, the former slave market in Pelourinho, the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses, the Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and finally the Convent of São Francisco. At lunch, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the city, and taste local delights in a typical restaurant right on the seafront. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Praia.

  • Day 3 Day 3: From Praia: Full-Day Maio Island Experience
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: From Praia: Full-Day Maio Island Experience

      Starting from your hotel in the city of Praia, head straight to the harbor. The ferry will depart at 7:00 am for a two-hour trip to Maio. The island of Maio is 103 square miles and is the flattest island on Cape Verde. There, start your discover from the Eco-Museum, and learn about the history of the colonization of the island, rooted in the exploitation of salt, which was exported to several countries. After, visit the Salinas wetland of Porto Inglês and have a chance to see the locals producing Salt. Next, head to Morro Village and have a typical breakfast with a local family. Your tour progresses to the locality of Calheta, where a visit to its handcraft center gives you the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. Then, continue towards the agricultural and fishing areas until the Morrinho dunes. There, have an easy walk throughout the white sand dunes that were brought by the wind from the Sahara desert. Take a break for lunch at Pedro Vaz, the first Village to be inhabited. Then, drive back to the capital of the island and visit São José Fortress, built in the 18th century to protect the island from pirate attacks. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Maio. Casa Evora*** or similar (2 Nights)

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Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

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

Medium

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

Basic

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: 5 / Max: 99

Age range allowed for this experience.

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