Day trip

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 81.45 per person

Enjoy a full-day tour around Boa Vista with included hotel pickup and drop-off. Discover Rabil Village and the Oasis of Fonte Vicente. Admire Curral Velho, golden dunes, and wild beaches. Chill out on the paradisiacal Ervatão Beach.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore and meet locals at Rabil Village
  • Visit the Handicraft Center and the Church of S. Roque
  • Admire the Oasis of Fonte Vicente and Curral Velho
  • Marvel at a large salt mine embellished with extensive golden dunes
  • Relax on Ervatão Beach, a wild paradise where loggerhead turtles lay their eggs
Full description
Get picked up at your hotel and depart towards Rabil, the second most populated village in Boa Vista. There, meet locals, visit a local handicraft production, and appreciate the work of artisans who dedicate themselves to making decorative pieces with clay from the Barreiro. Next, drive through the center of the city and visit the main church of S. Roque, built in 1806.  Continue toward the Fonte Vicente Oasis, and observe the leafy fruit trees like a giant fig tree, robust almond trees, tamarind, and an exotic baobab tree. Drive toward Curral Velho, and discover an agricultural oasis where the green merges with the aridity of the mountain. Find a large salt mine embellished by extensive golden dunes, palm trees, and date palms, as well as a wild beach about 5 kilometers (around 3 miles) long.  From there, see the islet of Curral Velho, a favorite spot with divers where hundreds of reed-tailed birds live. Following a path along the coast, pass along the beach of João Barrosa until reaching Ervatão beach, a wild paradise and the most important spawning point for loggerhead sea turtles, also known as Caretta Caretta. There, if the sea conditions permit, have the opportunity to swim in the beautiful waters of this paradisiacal beach.  The island tour continues towards the villages in the northeast, with a break for lunch at Fundo das Figueiras, a small village entirely dedicated to agriculture and pastoralism. The famous Boa Vista goat cheese is produced here, and each family produces their own. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.
  • Transportation,
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guiding service available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish (other languages on request)
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • Opening hours are subject to change

Product ID: 366715