Full-Day Tour of Sao Vicente from Mindelo

Day Trips & Excursions in Cabo Verde

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Discovery of all landscapes of Sao Vicente with its beautiful beaches and volcanoes. You start at 9:30 with sight-seeing of Mindelo – the capital of the island (and cultural capital of the country), followed by a trip to Baias das Gatas on the opposite side of the island, known for its famous music festival and its natural swimming pool, before heading to the highest mountain on the island: Monte Verde with its panoramic view over Calhau and Salamansa (a fisherman villages) and hidden volcanoes overlooking the neighboring island of Santa Luzia and also  large beaches with white sand. On the way back you will see green valley of Madeiral with its typical agriculture (banana, papaya, dates, sugar cane, etc)
At 9.30am you will be picked up at your hotel in Mindelo by a bus with your guide (the groups are 2 -20 persons depending on the amount of people booked for the day). Afterwards you will go to city center and do your first walking tour.Mindelo has beautiful colonial architecture, being famous as a born place of Cape Verdean world-wide known singer Cesaria Evora (also called "bare-feet diva"), having rich history connected to British army and international trade from 18th till 21st century, because Mindelo bay is the biggest natural harbor in the world. Afterwards you visit the fish-market, harbor, famous Rua Lisboa, a house where Cesaria Evora was born, main square and many others.After (around 12:00), you enter the bus and continue to Monte Verde, the highest mountain of the island, with spectacular view over the island, where you can shoot great panoramic pictures. Then, you drive to Baia das Gatas, Calhau and Salamansa - fisherman villages on the north of the island. In Calhau there will be a 3 course lunch, dedicated mainly to typical local dishes (you have a choice of fish plate or meat).Around 2.30pm ypu will drink a coffee and leave the north-east back to Mindelo.On the way back you pass through Madeiral, a green long valley with many local farms - seeing plantations of banana, papaya, mange, palm dates, sugar cane, etc. You will return to your hotel around 4.30pm.

What’s included

  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks