Welcome to vista verde tours – the travel expert of Cape Verde!

We are very proud to announce that we are still alive despite this particular time. Since more than 18 months we have been without any income – it has been and still is a tremendous challenge.
More than ever it is essential for the country and the people to pursue the philosophy of sustainable tourism together with our many local service partners on spot.
Finally, we see a light at the end of the tunnel from autumn on.
First guests have announced themselves and we are prepared – together with our partners on spot – to receive them according to the international hygiene standards. The vaccination campaign is running well and the percentage of people eligible to receive it is quite high.

It is of high importance to us that people can go back to work and surely that our guests can – at least for some moments – forget Corona and enjoy the time on the archipelago.
I hope to see you soon!
Warm regards
Heike Alter
Mindelo, autumn 2021
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Full day tour Santo Antão

FULL DAY TOURS

Here you will find our full day tours, where you will be accompanied by our local insider guides.


Full day tour of Santiago – the African Island

 

You will be met at your accommodation in the morning by your local guide and together you will explore Santiago, the most African island of Cape Verde. At first you will visit Cidade Velha, the first settlement of the country and the place where everything started over 500 years ago. The little village, rich in culture and history, is now a UNESCO world heritage site. After exploring Cidade Velha you will continue to Assomada, the second largest city of the island. This area was home to Amilcar Cabral, the famous Cape Verdean freedom fighter. On the way to Tarrafal, the famous beach village at the northern tip of the island, you will stop at the stunning mountain range of the Serra Malagueta National Park. After lunch overlooking the bay of Tarrafal, where you can also have a swim in the sea, you will be driven back to your accommodation via the east coast of the island.

Included Services

  • Itinerary as described including transfers
  • Duration around 7-8 hours
  • Lunch (incl. water)
  • Local English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Minimum requirement of 2 persons

If you like our “Full day tour of Santiago” please request the details here

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Full day tour of São Vicente
 

Full day tour São Vicente - Salamanca beach
Full day tour São Vicente - turtle graffiti
Full day tour São Vicente - Mindelo

You will be picked up at your accommodation in the morning by your local guide and together you will explore the port city of Mindelo and then the island of São Vicente. During the city walk (around 1.5 hours) you will visit the most important buildings and places of the city as well as the lively market. Afterwards you will drive to the highest point of the island, Monte Verde, from where (weather permitting) you can enjoy incredible views across the island and even out to neighbouring Santo Antão. Your next stop is the fishing village Salamansa where the protected bay invites you to stroll around or even take a swim in the Atlantic. Then you will continue towards Calhau, a village surrounded by volcanic landscape and famous for weekend travellers. The tour also includes a stop at Praia Grande where you can walk amongst the pure and smooth white sandy dunes. The route back to Mindelo takes you past the oases of Madeiral, a large valley that is used for intensive farming and agriculture and characterised by its many palm trees.

A traditional Cape Verdean lunch completes your day full of new memories.

 

Included Services

  • Itinerary as described including transfers
  • Lunch (incl. water)
  • Local English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Minimum requirement of 2 persons

If you like our “Full day tour of São Vicente” please request the details here

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Full day tour of Santo Antão – Island Tour with Short Hike

 

Full day tour of Santo Antão – Island Tour with Short Hike
Full day tour of Santo Antão – Island Tour with Short Hike
Full day tour of Santo Antão – Island Tour with Short Hike

You will be picked up in the morning by your driver and transfer to the harbour, from where you will take the ferry to Santo Antão. The crossing takes an hour and tickets are included.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your local guide and together you will explore the island. To begin with you will drive up into the mountains via the “old street”, a cobbled road that has been built by hand. At the top you will arrive at the extinct volcanic crater of Cova where there is a great viewpoint to walk to. Back in the vehicle your tour continues, following a route that takes you via narrow streets and steep, impressive valleys left and right. Eventually you will reach the pass of Delgadim from where you will make the descent to the town of Ribeira Grande.

In the coastal fishing village of Ponta do Sol you will have a traditional lunch and enjoy the stunning views at the most northerly point of the archipelago. In the afternoon you will visit the evergreen Paúl Valley that is famous for its tropical vegetation and for the grogue production (the national drink). The day concludes with a drive along the coastal road back to Porto Novo from where you will board the afternoon ferry back to Mindelo. Upon arrival in Mindelo you will be met and transferred back to your accommodation.

Included Services

  • Itinerary as described including transfers
  • Duration around 11 hours (hike around 2 hours)
  • Lunch (incl. water)
  • Local English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • Minimum requirement of 2 persons

If you like our “Full day tour of Santo Antão” please request the details here

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+238 9930788 office@vista-verde.com