Day trip

São Vicente Island: Full-Day Tour

São Vicente Island: Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 92.62 per person

Visit the historical heritage city, explore the green valley of Calhau, and enjoy the most beautiful beach of the island.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the cultural city of Cape Verde
  • Visit local markets and buy souvenirs
  • Take beautiful photos from the Natural Park of Monte Verde
  • Relax on the most beautiful beach on the island
Full description
Starting from Mindelo, this full day trip includes most highlights of São Vicente Island. Explore Mindelo, the capital of the island, known as the most welcoming and attractive city in the country. Visit its church, municipal market, Cesária Évora's house and enjoy a panoramic view of the capital from the top of Fortin.  The tour will continue along the Avenida Marginal to Praia da Bote to the African market, where the first community was established. Drive to the eastern part of the island where animals, endemic plants and farmland can be seen along the green Calhau Valley till the fishing village of Salamansa.  Visit the village of Baía das Gatas and take a stroll through the white sand dunes by the sea. Drive to Monte Verde Natural Park and you can admire the stunning landscape of the entire island and take stunning photos of other Cape Verde islands.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Guide service
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Im Rahmen unserer Kreuzfahrt lagen wir einen Tag im Hafen von Mindelo, São Vicente. Wir waren die einzigen beiden Teilnehmer. Unser Guide Freddy holte uns pünktlich am vereinbarten Treffpunkt ab. Freddy spricht gut Englisch und erklärt sehr gut. Am Monte Verde hat man einen tollen Ausblick, sollte aber eine Jacke oder einen Pulli dabei haben, da der starke Wind ziemlich kühl ist. Für den Ausblick auf Mindelo und die Nachbarinsel Santo Antao lohnt sich aber ein bisschen Frieren! Bei der Rundfahrt erzählte uns Freddy viel über die Lebensweise auf São Vicente und die Probleme durch Klimawandel und Covid. In Porto Calhau gingen wir auf Freddys Empfehlung hin zum Mittagessen. Es gab landestypisch frischen Fisch mit verschiedenen Beilagen. Am eindrucksvollsten fanden wir die Dünenlandschaft südlich von Praia das Gatas mit ihrem einzigartigen Farbenspiel. Die Zeiten wurden genau eingehalten und wir waren pünktlich wieder im Hafen. Freddy, vielen Dank für den schönen Tag!

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April 17, 2022

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Our guide Freddy was great, as was the bus for our group of 5 people. The tour of the island was very interesting. Lunch organized with Freddy was sensational. Gladly again

November 12, 2021

Da wir schon einmal eine Jeeptour auf der Insel gemacht hatten, wollten wir diesmal einen Eindruch von der gesamten Insel bekommen. Dies hat wunderbar geklappt. Unser Guide hat uns unglaublich viele Informationen geliefert. Wir waren rundherum sehr zufrieden.

April 1, 2022

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