Guided tour

Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

From US$ 41.78 per person

Enjoy a 6-hour island tour and visit places like Espargos, Blue Eye, Kite Beach, Santa Maria, Miragem, Palmeira, and Murdeira. Swim in Salt Lake with your group, and have lunch at a local restaurant before going into the sea to see some lemon sharks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel or accommodation reception, airport, or other starting point desired and previously agreed with the client. If you do not find your hotel or accommodation listed please send us your adress and we will pick you up from there. It is a yellow car.
Private or small groups available


6 hours
  • Sal

  • 30 minutes
  • Murdeira

  • Santa Maria, Cape Verde

  • Kite Beach

  • Palmeira (walk)

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans

  • Lunch

  • Sightseeing, shark viewing, swimming

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans (swimming)

  • Buracona

  • 30 minutes
  • Sal

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
  • Explore Sal Island with an expert, local guide
  • Visit the island's highlights, including Kite Beach
  • Watch lemon sharks swimming in their natural environment
  • Admire "Blue Eye", one of the seven wonders of the country
  • Unwind and relax with a swim at the thermal spa
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to Santa Maria. Once there you can get to know the history of this city, which has transformed from the extraction of its salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde. You will then make your way to Kite Beach, which is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. Next you will visit Porto Palmeira, which is a simple place where people take their sustenance from fishing and working in the port. You will be able to see the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity around the sale of fish. Next up, your tour progresses to Pedra de Lume Beach, Pedra de Lume, and Ilha do Sal. There you can visit the first village in Sal island, which was founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy based on the export of salt. You will then progress towards Miragem, where you will see the effects of water illusions in the desert. Following this you will travel to Buracona, where you will see "Blue Eye" (one of the 7 wonders of the country) and its natural pool. Following the pool, you will explore the Pedra Lume Salt Crater, where you will learn all about the nourishing benefits this salt center has to the locals. You will then experience Shark Bay, where you will have the experience to see lemon sharks in their natural environment very closely. Towards the end of your tour you will visit Murdeira Village, a natural reserve of the bay of Murdeira which has a great diversity of coral and fish. Finally, you will visit Espargos, the economic center of the city.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Licensed, local guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Swim in a natural pool
  • Baby seat (on request)
  • Swim at saline thermal water, where spas, a whirlpool, and relaxation are available to all
  • Shark Bay
  • Entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas)
  • Optional lunch menu (€12 per adult, €6 children) with one drink included. Delicious fish, meat, and seafood options.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip-flops

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Most travelers can participate in this tour (however this tour is not wheelchair accessible)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under two years old are free on the private option
  • An optional buffet lunch with one drink is available for €10. The buffet offers an array of traditional dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 106 reviews

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Nice trip in which you get to know the island. The most famous sights are visited. Nice and skilled guide Chan takes you along and gives a lot of background information about the island and the sights. Definitely recommended if you want to see a lot of the island in a short time.

January 4, 2022

The tour took longer than 6 hours - but it was worth every minute! You can hardly explore more of the island and its beauty in one day! And - as in our case - with the guide Chan it is not more authentic, fun or better to explore on your own!

December 25, 2021

Je ne peux that recommander cette excursion with 100%. Moi et mon compagnon avons adoré cette experience. Chan, the guide is super kind and attentionné et en plus il parle très bien français. Nous avons beaucoup appris sur la culture du Cap Vert et visité toutes les main attractions de l'île.

September 9, 2021

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