Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

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Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Boa Vista: Viana Desert Quad Bike Adventure

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours
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From US$ 58.11 per person

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Discover the wonders of the Viana Desert and the surrounding villages on this half-day quad biking adventure. Admire scenic views of the sandy landscape, visit the charming villages of Rabil and Bofareira, learn about local handicrafts, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Transfer times for 9:00 AM departure: Riu Touareg at 8:00 AM, Iberostar at 8:15 AM, Royal Horizon at 8:30 AM, Sal-Rei at 8:30 AM, Riu Palace at 8:30 AM, Marine Club at 8:40, Riu Karamboa at 8:45. • Transfer times for 2:00 PM departure: Riu Touareg at 1:30 PM, Iberostar: 1:20 PM, Royal Horizon at 1:30 PM, Sal-Rei at 1:30 PM, Riu Palace at 1:30 PM, Marine Club at 1:40 PM, and Riu Karamboa at 1:45 PM.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit a local ceramic factory and learn about the ancient art of pottery
  • Ride across the rolling sand dunes at the stunning Viana Desert
  • Feel the thrill of excitement as you ride on your very own quad bike
  • Explore two of the island's charming villages, Rabil and Bofareira
  • Enjoy a stop over in Sal Rei followed by a trip to Fatima Church
Full description

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.

  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Basic ATV instructions and safety procedures
  • Quad Bike
  • Helmet and glasses
  • Fuel
  • Tour guide
  • Liability insurance
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Driver's license
    • Long pants
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Know before you go

    • Activity is subject to a minimum number of 4 ATV bikes
    • The insurance of the vehicle covers damages to 3rd parties
    • The double quad option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants
    • The minimum age to drive a quad is 18 years old
    • For the double quad option, the second passenger seated backward must be at least 7 years old
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was my first time quad-biking and I loved it. A great ride through the desert, some of the towns on the island and to the beach with the shipwreck. You get to combine the adrenaline ride with some sightseeing. Just don’t expect too much explanation by the guide - he was mainly the quad bike instructor.

    March 25, 2023

    Communication par WhatsApp nickel. Prise en charge à notre Hôtel aussi. On a passé une bonne demi journée. De bonnes sensations pour notre première fois en quad. La seule chose qu'on a pas compris c'est que nous ne sommes pas allé à l'église de Fatima.

    March 25, 2023

    Une excursion au top! Beaucoup d’arrêts sur des spots absolument magnifiques et très différents couple aux sensations du quad! Les guides et photographes sont très agréables ! Je recommande fortement! Petit bémol sur le bus de transfert qui a oublié de venir nous chercher mais nous avons pu rattraper le retard sans rater trop de temps sur l’activité.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 378034