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$57.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Tour of Sao Vicente from Mindelo

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.

$69.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Island Tour, Sao Vicente

Tours begin with a pick up at your hotel and end with a drop off.Begin in the lively, colorful city of Mindelo at Praca Nova, see and hear about historical places where the people of São Vicente frequent.Travel along Avenida Marginal to Praia d Bote, Diogo Afonso, Belem Tower, and Fish Market, arrive at African Market, then take a stroll on to Church Square where the first community was established, head on to the Municipal Market* where an array of colorful fruits, vegetables can be seen.Take a scenic drive to Monte Verde, 750m or 2,460ft, the highest peak in Sao Vicente, here you will observe the greenest and most fertile place on the island, as most of it is claylike, you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beaches that outline the outskirts of the island.Head to the town of Salamansa*, this is a charming fishing town, which we feel many have forgotten, the people are always happy to welcome guests!From Salamansa, we will ride to Baia das Gatas, this beach is one that is frequented by the locals during the weekends, looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is also home of the world famous international music festival, Baia das Gatas, an annual festival which occurs every August and bring artists and visitors from all corners of the world. Here you may take a dip in the clear blue lagoon.We will then head to North Baia, a small community, the beach here is sweeping of majestic white sand dunes.If you love plants, trees, vegetables, and agriculture, you will love the journey to our next stop, Calhau. Calhau is a small farming and fishing village also home of Vulcao Viana, an extinct volcano, there are several walking trails to reach the peak. We will stop to enjoy a delicious meal! Head to Valley of Calhau where we will see vegetation, animals, water water wells, windmills, and traditional farming.* If you would like to donate any fruits, vegetables, school supplies or gently used clothing to families in the village of Salamansa please plan to bring these items on our tour or you may purchase fresh produce when we visit the Municipal Market

$74.77 Kid Friendly

Calhau das Achadas

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Porto Moniz, Madeira, Madeira IslandsOffroad tour including visit and tickets to Calhau das Achadas

$40.26 Kid Friendly


ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sao Vicente Quad Centre, Mindelo, Sao VicenteTour description: This exciting trekking tour along a magnificent natural pool. Then, walking north and along the road, you will discover the beautiful beaches of white and black sand, sand dunes and coves. We will delight the eye with the contrasts in the color of the water, ranging from the blue sky, the blue ocean to the turquoise. At this time it is very common on traditional fishing boats to return to the port.Entering Vila Calhau, between the two volcanoes we can observe the lava and solidified. Then, when you get to Calhau, you will see Praia Grande, where the exciting Bodyboard Championship is held. Finally, in the heart of Calhau you will see the island of Santa Luzia, the only inhabited island of the archipelago and is considered a natural reserve.

$45.88 Shore Excursions

Mindelo Shore Excursion: Full Day Island Tour

Once your cruise ship docks and you disembark, a minibus will be waiting to pick you up at the harbor of Mindelo at 9am. Along with visiting the most important historical monuments of the Old Town and the fish market, which is a huge part of the local industry and it ensures all seafood served is fresh and delicious, you will also be guided around the suburbs to reach the breathtaking viewpoints overlooking the city and the bay. Next head to the house where Cesaria Évora (the bare-feet diva) was born. Her award winning voice made Cape Verde known worldwide, and enjoy her music as the tour travels around the city. Continue to discover this amazing island by following along the road to Madeiral. With a quick stop for lunch, enjoy typical Cape Verdean meal waiting for you at an ECO-farm. During the welcome cocktail, listen to the local guide explain the special agriculture practiced on this dry island before continuing down the Ribeira de Calhau, where you will have the opportunity to watch the traditional way of life of the small farmers. Take in the white sandy beaches of the fishing village of Calhau and the dunes of Praia Grande, these lovely locations will quickly fill-up the memory cards of your camera with their spectacular views. Next stop is planned at Baia das Gatas, famous for its mid-summer international music festival, accepting as many as 40,000 people a year to enjoy the music and for the calm waters of its lagoon. The last stop is on top of the highest mountain of São Vicente – Monte Verde (774m), from there you will be able to overlook the entire island and, if the weather permits, the islands of Santo Antão, Sao Nicolau and Santa Luzia. The tour will then return you to the dock around 4pm.