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Stay : Discovery of Cape Verde

Two weeks allow you to visit 4 or even 5 islands. 5 days can be spent on the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão, then 5 to 6 days on those of Santiago and Fogo. Before leaving for theisland of Sal , stop for 2 days in Maio, a real paradise with few tourists. You will be tempted to add other islands to your trip, but don't forget the time wasted in travelling

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13 days

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Detail of the stay : Discovery of Cape Verde - 13 days

  • Mindelo
  • Janela
  • Ribeira Do Paúl
  • Ponta Do Sol
  • Ponta Do Sol
  • Calhau
  • Cidade Velha
  • Chã Das Caldeiras
  • São Filipe
  • Mosteiros
  • Praia
  • Assomada
Day 1: Arrival on the island of Sal

Swimming and relaxing on the beach.

Day 2: Departure for the island of São Vicente

Steps: Mindelo

Visit of Mindelo, the cultural capital.

Day 3: Discovery of the island of Santo Antão

Steps: Janela, Ribeira Do Paúl

On the program for this first day Cova, Ribeira do Paúl, villages of Janela

Day 4: Relaxing in the sun

Steps: Ponta Do Sol

During this second day, discover Ponta do Sol.

Day 5: Beautiful coastal landscapes

Steps: Ponta Do Sol

We will follow the coastal road to connect Ponta do Sol to Cruzinha da Garça.

Day 6: Return to ferry to Mindelo

Steps: Calhau

Discovery of the village of Calhau and beaches.

Day 7: Cape Town on the island of Santiago

Steps: Cidade Velha

Visit of Platô in the morning and Cidade Velha in the afternoon.

Day 8: Departure for the island of Fogo

Steps: Chã Das Caldeiras

Arrival in Chã das Caldeiras (sleep in this village)

Day 9: On the way to the top

Steps: São Filipe, Mosteiros

Ascension of the volcano or Mosteiros for the most sportive, São Filipe.

Day 10: View of black sand

Second day of trek.

Day 11: Departure for Maio

Arrival on this fishing island where it is good to live and where the beaches are magnificent.

Day 12: Idleness

Relax on the beaches of Maio.

Day 13: End of the stay

Steps: Praia, Assomada

Return to the island of Sal or return to the island of Santiago for a departure from the airport of Praia. If there is too much walking in this route, you may prefer to stay on the island of Boa Vista with excursions in the island by 4x4. Another possibility is to stay longer on the island of Santiago, spending at least one night in Assomada, and staying in the villages on the east coast.

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