Add dates

Boa Vista Island Desert safaris

Our most recommended Boa Vista Island Desert safaris

Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

1. Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

The day begins with pickup from your hotel. Head to the first stop of the tour, Rabil, the second most populated village on Boa Vista Island. Visit a ceramic factory to learn about the ancient art of pottery as well as Olaria, one of the few forms of local craftsmanship. Depart from Rabil and cross the palm-lined oasis towards the Viana Desert. Learn about how the desert started forming in the 1980s and has continued to grow due to trade winds that bring sand from the Sahara and Mauritania. Feel the wind in your hair and the adrenaline pump through your body on a thrilling ride across the sand dunes on your quad bike. Continue the tour to Bofareira, a small and sleepy village on the north side of the island, before enjoying a break at Cape Santa Maria to see the shipwreck. Next, drive to Sal Rei city, for a short break followed by a ride along the old cobblestone road to Fatima Church. Admire this recently renovated church while taking in the breathtaking view of the stunning sandy coves that surround you. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

From Santa Maria: Two-Hour 4WD Buggy Desert Adventure

2. From Santa Maria: Two-Hour 4WD Buggy Desert Adventure

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel in Santa Maria. Transfer to the local partner's main office where you will be required to show your driver's license. Get kitted out and board your 4x4 to begin your adventure.  On the two-hour tour, discover the salt flats of Santa Maria, surrounded by beautiful sand dunes. Zip past Kite Beach, the favorite beach of kite surfers, before cruising along to Serra Negra, Sal's natural reserve. Stop at the viewpoint here, where you'll be rewarded with an amazing panorama of the entire south part of the island and out to Boavista Island (weather permitting) Buzz across the desert and then stop at the Palha Verde Oasis. Finally, end the tour with a stop at Ponta Preta, the most beautiful beach on the island. Return to the main office and then to your hotel in Santa Maria.

Boavista: 4x4 Island Tour with Beaches, Dunes & Local Taste

3. Boavista: 4x4 Island Tour with Beaches, Dunes & Local Taste

This island tour was made especially for people who want to taste the Boavista’s spirit and culture in a very fun way! Get the most out of your holiday by exploring the best of the island in one single day by joining us. To start you’ll head South to Santa Monica beach, the biggest and most beautiful in Cape Verde. This is the must see of Boa Vista! Consider it like a free massage in our 4x4 vehicles! There you can look in awe at the extensive white sands and turquoise water or take a dip and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful untouched beaches! Many rate is as the best they’ve ever seen! We then head on to the oldest village on the island, called Povoação Velha. A village inhabited by farmers, fishermen and goat headers. Take a few minutes to visit them and immerse in the local culture. Next stop will be Varandinha beach where we find the hidden caves along the beach. It’s a protected beach because of the loggerhead sea turtles which visit every year to spawn. Keep it going through west coast stopping at Morro de Areia for a bit of extra fun on our Sandboarding activity before heading off for a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. Once you’ve tasted Boa Vista’s delicious cuisine, it’s time to go off-road again for the second half adventure... The Shipwreck at Cabo Santa Maria beach, a ship wreck that is 55 years old now and holds some fascinating stories from life way back! We then head off to our last stop to find the capital Sal Rei City, to see where everything happens here in Boa Vista and a chance to get those bargains and souvenirs. Let’s explore this precious together…

Boa Vista Island: Dunes, Desert &Sal Rei 4WD Buggy Adventure

4. Boa Vista Island: Dunes, Desert &Sal Rei 4WD Buggy Adventure

Buggy expedition is about to be wild and free, and that’s exactly what you will find with us. Explore this amazing environment surrounded by untouched nature where your mind will be free as child. This trip is for Nature and Driving lovers which is why we specially made the off-road truck respecting that combination for better results. We’ll collect you from your hotel with our mini-bus and bring you straight to the basement where instructions and equipment will be provided by our professionals. Once you’re ready, there’s a test drive to make sure everything is in order before we head off to the excursion. During the 2 hours trip we be driving along sand dunes, desert and bumpy off-road, we’ll visit Fatima’s Chapel (Jewish proof of love to his catholic’s wife), and then we keep going to beautiful Bahia de Estoril passing by the capital of Sal Rei. Isn’t that an Amazing offer? after all, that’s what holidays all about

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day ATV Bike Adventure with Lunch

5. Boa Vista Island: Full-Day ATV Bike Adventure with Lunch

Marvel at this thrilling coast-to-coast ATV bike off-road adventure around Boa Vista Island traversing secret places during a thrilling ATV tour. First, be picked up at your hotel and depart to Rabil village where our team will give the relevant instructions of the tour and your ATV vehicle. Then, drive south until you reach a dry river. Arrive at the beautiful Oasis de Fonte Vicente and observe the leafy fruit trees including giant fig trees, robust almond trees, tamarinds, and an exotic baobab tree. Next, explore the old village of Coral Velho before you arrive at Fundo das Figueiras where you will stop for a delicious lunch.After that, cross Cabeça de Tarrafas, Santinha, and reach the stunning sand dunes of the Viana desert. Learn how the dunes were formed as you admire the incredible landscape. Drive along the edge of the desert on the way back to Rabil. Conclude your adventure with drop-off at your accommodation.

No stress tour into natural beauties of Boavista

6. No stress tour into natural beauties of Boavista

You will be picked up at your accommodation, not in the lobby but we will be waiting for you outside at the main entrance here are some of the points we will visit: Short city tour Walk arround in Sal Rei city and visit tme pier and the vegetables market, and buy some souvenirs Varandinha beach / Sand cave It is a peaceful beach located in the southwest of the island of Boa Vista. It is considered a paradisiacal beach, being cut by rocks that divide its extensive sand into smaller areas. Viana desert Huge white sand dunes. With small oases where you will find acacia bushes, palm trees, coconut and date palms. Nature is pure, just as it should be. The Viana desert is an extension of the famous Sahara desert, but now on an island in the middle of the Atlantic. A beautiful landscape which is worth a visit. Santa Monica beach The most beautiful beach in Cape Verde. The beach is very long (18 miles) and deserted. Here you will walk barefoot on the immense deserted white sand beach and relax from the stress of the cities. At the end we will drop you back to your accommodation

Available activities

9 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Boa Vista Island Desert safaris

What are other things to do than Desert safaris that are worth visiting in Boa Vista Island?

The other unmissable things to do in Boa Vista Island are:

Which Boa Vista Island Desert safaris are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Boa Vista Island

Want to discover all there is to do in Boa Vista Island? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Boa Vista Island

Wow so much fun! The tour was really scenic and the guides were nice and took it very seriously with safety etc:) 10/10!

Fantastic experience, the chance to see the island, culture and local people! Sand dunes were amazing

Nice trip thru different surroundings with the desert trial being the top dog experience.

A hard drive........with a brilliant team. Highly recommended.

Great fun and we were lucky with the gorgeous sunset!