Guided tour

Sal Island: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour with Lunch

4.3 / 5

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Sal Island: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour with Lunch

From US$ 66.74 per person

Discover the highlights of Sal on this full-day tour with included lunch and hotel transfers. Visit the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde, enjoy the views of Lion Mountain, see the impressive “Blue Eye,” explore the Pedra de Lume Salt Crater, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 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 the most tourist-friendly city in Cape Verde, Santa Maria
  • Visit the natural bay of Murdeira village and admire views of Lion Mountain
  • Get a taste of local life in the fishing village of Palmeira and the island's economic center, Espargos
  • Marvel at the “Blue Eye” in Buracona, one of the 7 wonders of the country
  • Float in the world's second-saltiest water in Pedra de Lume, and watch lemon sharks in Shark Bay
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation and depart toward Santa Maria. There, find out about the history of the city, which has transformed from the exploration of salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde. Next, you will explore the white sand and warm water of Kite Beach, one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and where the world kite surfing championships are usually held. Your tour continues to the natural bay of Murdeira from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Lion Mountain. Then, meet locals and fishermen at the fishing village of Palmeira. Have a chance to see the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity of selling fresh fish. After that, travel to Burracona to see "Blue Eye" (one of the 7 wonders of the country) and admire its beautiful and natural swimming pool. Next, explore Espargos, the economic center of the island. There, you can buy souvenirs and taste the local Morabeza. Your tour progresses to Pedra de Lume Beach and its salt crater, an old salt farm located below sea level. The water in the lagoons from which the salt is extracted is very hot and, of course, salty —27 times saltier than sea water in fact. Bring your book and enjoy reading while floating in the world's second saltiest water, an unforgettable experience. Continue towards Miragem, where you will see the effects of water illusions in the desert. Finally, experience Shark Bay and watch lemon sharks in their natural environment very closely. The tour includes lunch and concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Guiding service
  • Lunch (main dish + dessert + water)
  • Entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • 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

  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility impairments
  • The tour duration is 6–7 hours
  • Lunch includes a main dish of fish or meat, dessert, and water
  • Please be ready at your pickup point 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • Opening hours are subject to change
  • A minimum number of participants is required; if the tour is canceled because this number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or given or a full refund
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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The tour was good, Pablo was a great guide. He explained very well and we had a lot of fun. We liked the Selina best. The only drawback was lunch, so maybe you should consider going to another restaurant. Otherwise great and recommendable. We wish you all a lot of fun.

November 9, 2021

Everything was very well organized, great experience, very nice and competent guide

September 26, 2021

This experience gave to see and enjoy the various places on the island of sal. The guide was informative and super friendly. Really enjoyed.

September 15, 2021

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