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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Our guide Maria and driver Sonny picked us up on time at the meeting point. We were the only participants on the tour, the vehicle was a clean car. The first stop was Mrs. Luisa's house, where the traditional Cape Verdean breakfast from Cuscuz and Fidjós was prepared for us. Thank you for the hospitality and the breakfast that kept us full until the afternoon! Maria speaks good English and told us a lot of interesting facts about the country and its people. During a police check, she remained confident and calm, even when we had to wait for another car to continue our journey. Local fishermen were just arriving on Tarrafal beach and selling their catch directly from the boat. Tarrafal really is a dream beach frequented by both locals and tourists! It was great to unwind there for an hour! This tour is highly recommended to get a taste of life in Santiago. Maria/Milda, thank you for the nice day!!

We had a great an very special time. The guides are very professional, they know how to adapt to your needs and preferences and they always do their best to assure you have a wonderful time. After this first excursion we booked the rest of the days with them and it was an excellent investment. This full day trip is perfect to explore the island and discover what Santiago has to offer, you get a bit of everything, culture, nature, beach, local cusine… We just had an amazing day! We are experienced travelers and we’ve booked many trips and guides all over the world. This guys are just great, we strongly recomend them!

We were hesitant about whether it would be worth the full day or cost but we are so so glad we did this. It was the highlight of our visit to Santiago as you see so much in a say. The tour guide Maria was amazing she taught us so much about the history, culture and life in Cape Verde. The highlight was definitely the cooking - the people were so so kind and lovely. Fascinating to see the plantations and rum distillery. Tyne views weren’t great due to cloud but this was out of their control!! 10/10

YOU CANT MISS THIS! incredible tour with the best tourist guide. We met Luisa who made us a delicious tipical cape verdian breakfast , and then we visit all the most interesting places of Santiago. Truly, the best. Garcia knows very well the history of the country and he explains it sooo good. You won’t regret. “Life is good” Thank you very much Admilson!!!

Maria was perfect as a guide! Super friendly and authentic! Although the distillery and the botanical garden were unfortunately closed, the day was great!