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Cape Verde’s local flavors: Santiago, Maio & Fogo Islands – 10 days

  • Duração : 10 Days
  • Num. Máx Pessoas : 8
  • Período : 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Idade Mínima : 3+
  • Hotel Pickup Included

Discover the lesser-known paradises of Cape Verde: Santiago, Maio and Ilha do Fogo. Enjoy 5 guided tours, airport transfers and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the locals.


  • Discover Santiago, Maio and Fogo Island
  • Enjoy 5 private day tours with a local and professional guide
  • Explore Cidade Velha, a World Heritage Site
  • Marvel at the island’s active volcano, Fogo, which last erupted in 2014
  • Domestic flights, airport transfers and accommodation are also included

Código Produto



The price varies according to the size of the group. Please fill out the Checkout section below.

Preço inclui

  • Domestic flights (Maio - Fogo - Praia)
  • Accommodation*** (9 Nights)
  • 5 Private Day Tours
  • Private airport transfers
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Ferry Ticket
  • All entrance fees
  • Liability Insurance
  • Service charges and VAT;
  • 9 Breakfast, 5 lunches and 1 diner;

Preço exclui

  • Visa;
  • International flight;
  • Airport Security Tax fees (TSA);
  • Travel insurance;
  • Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night);
  • Personal Expenses.

Políticas de cancelamento

  • 60 days or more before the departure: No cancellation fee.
  • 59 to 30 days before the departure: 40% cancellation fee.
  • From 29 to 15 days before departure: 60% cancellation fee.
  • Less than 15 days before the departure or if You don’t show up: 100% cancellation fee.
  • Special offers are not eligible for cancellation.

Informações importantes

  • This is a Private and customizable Expedition. Only your group will participate.
  • A deposit of 225 Euros (non-refundable) per traveler is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged at least 60 days prior to the tour departure date.
  • Copy of travelers’ passport is mandatory.
  • For domestic flights, each traveler is entitled to take a suitcase of up to 20 kg and a backpack of up to 5 kg.
  • We reserve the right to claim from the travelers, any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in the schedule of domestic flights.
  • We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary. The same will be informed to the traveler before departure.
  • A date change fee, as applicable will be levied on passengers who change their date of travel.
  • Lunch includes fish, meet or local dish + dessert + water;
  • Travelers can have their TSA here: https://www.ease.gov.cv/ or pay upon arrival €35 per person.
  • Instant confirmation up to 45 Days prior to the tour departure date. Less than 45 days: On request.

Day 1Arrival - Airport Transfer (Praia Airport to Hotel in Praia) – Check in

Be welcomed by our professional driver and a licensed guide at Nelson Mandela Airport. Enjoy a high quality private transfer to your accommodation in Praia, including free waiting time. Our team will also take you from door to door with complete security and professionalism, providing all relevant information about your stay.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transfer from Nelson Mandela Airport to Hotel in Praia (Customizable according to flight arrival time)
Accommodation: Hotel VipPraia **** or similar (2 Nights, Check in starts from 2 pm) and Welcome meeting / Briefing

Day 2From Praia: Praia City Tour + Highlights of Cidade Velha

Startwith pickup from your accommodation in Praia, and first visit the Dona Maria Pia Lighthouse. Take stunning pictures from the top of the Lighthouse surrounded by the large cannons installed to protect the island from the attack of pirates such as Francis Drake and Jacques Cassard. Make your way to the historical center of Plateau. Take a walking tour through the Jaime Mota Military Barracks, passing by the Presidential Palace and Alexandre Albuquerque Square. In the Municipal Market, meet locals and find a diverse range of fresh local fruits and vegetables. Next, explore the largest souvenir market to be found in Cape Verde, the Sucupira Market. Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to see all its highlights such as the Royal Fortress of São Filipe, the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, the former slave market in Pelourinho, the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses, the Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and finally the Convent of São Francisco. At lunch, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the city, and taste local delights in a typical restaurant right on the seafront. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Praia.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transportation, Hotel pick up and drop off , All entrance fees , Guiding service and Lunch

Day 3From Praia: Full Maio Island Experiences

Starting from your hotel in the city of Praia, head straight to the harbor. The ferry will depart at 7:00 AM for a two-hour trip to Maio. The island of Maio is 103 square miles and is the flattest island on Cape Verde. There, start your discover from the Eco-Museum, and learn about the history of the colonization of the island, rooted in the exploitation of salt, which was exported to several countries. After, visit the Salinas wetland of Porto Inglês and have a chance to see the locals producing Salt. Next, head to Morro village and have a typical breakfast with a local family. Your tour progresses to the locality of Calheta, where a visit to its handcraft center gives you the opportunity to buy some souvenirs. Then, continue towards the agricultural and fishing areas until the Morrinho dunes. There, have an easy walk throughout the white sand dunes that were brought by the wind from the Sahara desert. Take a break for lunch at Pedro Vaz village, the first village to be inhabited. Then, drive back to the capital of the island and visit São José Fortress, built in the 18th century to protect the island from pirate attacks.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transportation, Hotel pick up and drop off, Ferry ticket (Praia – Maio), Guiding Service, Lunch and Accommodation: Casa Evora*** or similar (2 Nights)

Day 4Beach Day: Enjoy the most beautiful beach in Maio Island

After a delicious breackfast, have a short walk and reach the shore. It is a day off to enjoy the most beautiful beach on the island, Bitchirotcha Beach.

Day 5Check-out – Transfer out – Flight (Maio - Fogo) – Check-in São Filipe

Start you day with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation and get prepared to discover your next destination, Fogo Island.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transfer out (Casa Evora – Maio Airport), Domestic Flight (Maio – Praia – Fogo), Private Transfer in (Fogo Airport – Hotel in São Filipe), Accommodation: Pipi’s Guest House *** or similar (2 Nights).

Day 6Fogo Island: Full-day Guided Tour from São Filipe

Fogo Island was named after the imposing volcano that resides on it, which is still active today although the last eruption was in 2014. Get picked up at your accommodation and depart toward São Filipe. There wander around this charming little town lined with colorful houses. Continue the tour to Salinas, a small pebble beach where you can learn about the island’s geology and watch fishermen returning to shore with the day’s catch. Drive northwards to the village of Mosteiros and then across the eastern coast to reach the village of Cova Figueira. Enjoy a photo stop at the scenic Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão along the way. Arrive at Chã das Caldeiras National Park and admire uninterrupted views of the volcano and rugged surrounding landscape. From there, visit a local coffee plantation to taste some of the best coffee and wine in the world. Enjoy a break for lunch, and then head off into Monte Velha Forest, an area of fertile mountains and microclimates.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transportation, Hotel pick up and drop off, Guiding Service and Lunch
EXCLUSIONS: Wine or coffe tasting

Day 7From Fogo: Full-Day Santiago Island Tour & Tarrafal

Say goodbye to Fogo Island and head to the airport for your flight back to Santiago Island. Upon arrival, be picked up at Nelson Mandela Airport and then head towards the interior of the island. Make your first stop at Mrs. Luisa’s house. There, sample cuscuz (a traditional cake made from corn flour) and fidjós (fried banana), the typical breakfast for Cape Verdean families. After breakfast, continue to the city of Assomada. Visit its famous market and admire the vibrant colors of the local fruits and vegetables. After that head to Boa Entrada, a small agricultural-village, where locals earn their daily bread through agriculture. There, see sugar cane plantation, coconut and mango trees, and get to know the oldest and largest tree of Cape Verde, a giant Kapok with 500 years of history. Move on to the Serra Malagueta natural park and marvel at the incredible views from 1000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. Next, visit the Concentration Camp of Chão Bom, a prison used to imprison European and African politicians who fought against the Salazar regime. Take a break for a delicious lunch, and then the tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Tarrafal.

Private Transfer out (São Filipe – Fogo Airport), Domestic Flight (Fogo – Praia), Private Transportation, Guiding Service , All entrance fees, Workshop of Cuscuz, Lunch, Hotel drop off and Accommodation: Hotel Vista Mar *** or similar (2 Nights).

Please bring sandals/flip flops, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen
Please note that the visit to Assomada Market is only on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Day 8Beach Day: Day off in Tarrafal

Day off to explore by your self. You may like to relax on the white sand of the most picturesque and beautiful beach on Santiago Island, Tarrafal Beach, known for its white sand and crystal-clear waters.

Day 9From Tarrafal: Visit to Rabelados Community, Banana Plantation, Local Rum Distillery + Diner with live music

Get picked up at your accommodation and then return on the island’s east coast. Make your first stop in Espinho Branco and visit the religious community of Rabelados, the only community that still lives in thatched houses and preserves Cape Verde’s oldest customs and beliefs. There, see the local handicraft production and have the opportunity to buy handmade paintings from local artisans. Travel for approximately 45 minutes and arrive at the largest banana and coconut plantation in the country. Take a small walk inside the agricultural fields while the local guide explains the varieties of fruits and dozens of plants that exist along the route. Then, head to the foot of the highest mountain on the island, where you will visit the traditional local distillery and taste the famous local rum called “grogue”. Take a break the lunch and then head between rocks and valleys to your hotel in Praia.

19h30 – Private Transfer from Hotel in Praia to Quintal da Música
Get picked up at your accommodation and depart toward one of the most popular restaurant of Santiago Island. There, enjoy live music and relish the most famous dish ever made in Cape Verde, Katxupa, a slow cooked stew of corn, beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat and more.
23h00 – Private Transfer from Quintal da Música to Hotel.

INCLUSIONS: Private Transportation, Hotel pick up and drop off, Guiding Service, All entrance fees
Lunch, Diner and Accommodation: Hotel VipPraia **** or similar (1 Night).

Day 10Check-out and Transfer out

Get picked up at your accommodation in Praia and depart toward Nelsom Mandela international airport. Take your international flight back and say goodbye longing for “La Morabeza Crioula”!!!

INCLUSIONS: Private transfer out from Hotel in Praia to Nelson Mandela Airport (Customizable according to flight departure time)

Check-out time : 12h00


Perguntas frequentes

Qual é a melhor excursão/atividade a ser encontrada em seu site?

Cada uma de nossas atividades listadas fornece experiências diferentes e únicas, por isso recomendamos a escolha de um passeio ou atividade que atenda aos seus interesses pessoais ou do grupo. Lembre-se: Nós somos o seu DMC em Cabo Verde, isto significa que qualquer pacote de viagem, tours de vários dias, excursões de um dia e outros podem ser personalizados de acordo com as necessidades dos nossos estimados clientes. Por favor, envie-nos um email com todos os detalhes para info@bucountrytours.com.

Posso reservar noites extras em acomodações de hotel antes ou depois da minha excursão?

Sim, na maioria dos casos, podemos providenciar acomodações adicionais em nossos hotéis iniciais ou finais. Entre em contato com um especialista da Bu Country Tours para obter informações sobre preços.

Sou um viajante individual, serei cobrado um único suplemento?

A maioria das nossas viagens tem uma única opção de suplemento. Alguns passeios têm um suplemento único opcional ou raramente um suplemento obrigatório. Isso significa que, se o alojamento for compartilhado em duas partes e, se você estiver viajando por conta própria, poderá solicitar seu próprio quarto privado durante a excursão. O custo e os detalhes variam de acordo com a viagem, portanto, consulte cada página de resumo da viagem para obter detalhes.

Você pode me fornecer uma lista dos hotéis em que vamos ficar?

Os hotéis inicial e final estão listados no seu voucher de viagem e no documento Detalhes da viagem.

Meu endereço de acomodação não está listado para o início e término do tour. O que fazer?

A maioria dos nossos passeios / atividades oferece pick up e drop off no alojamento. Aconselhamos que você verifique primeiro a descrição (na seção de inclusões e exclusões) da excursão/atividade a ser reservada, oferece esses serviços na cidade ou na área do seu endereço de acomodação. Caso contrário, envie-nos um email com todos os detalhes para info@bucountrytours.com.

Com que antecedência devemos reservar nossos passeios?

Recomendamos que você reserve sua excursão o mais cedo possível para garantir as datas e horários de sua preferência. Por favor note que as vagas são limitadas.

Seus passeios incluem passagem aérea internacionais e/ou internos?

Chegam viajantes de todo o mundo para iniciar nossos passeios em Cabo Verde e não é possível incluir passagens aéreas internacionais em nossos preços. Portanto, alguns pacotes inter-ilhas incluem vôos internos. No entanto, teremos prazer em ajudá-lo a organizar voos internacionais. Basta solicitar uma cotação de voos ao fazer sua reserva.

O que acontece se eu for a única pessoa a reservar um passeio/atividade?

A maioria dos nossos passeios não exigem necessariamente um número mínimo de participantes. Somente aventuras com Moto 4, viagens de catamarã, passeios de segway ou atividades similares que podem exigir um número mínimo de participantes. No caso de um cancelamento, o visitante receberá o próximo passeio disponível ou será reembolsado integralmente. Para saber se um passeio requer um número mínimo de participantes, por favor, leia a secção “informações importantes” na descrição de cada atividade.

Não quero viajar em grupo, você organiza passeios privados?

Sim nós fazemos. Todos os nossos itinerários são personalizáveis e podem ser executados como passeios individuais ou em pequenos grupos. Se você estiver viajando com amigos e houver cinco ou mais de vocês, poderá definir suas próprias datas e organizaremos um passeio apenas para você, sem cobrar nenhuma taxa adicional. Se você estiver viajando sozinho ou com menos de quatro acompanhantes, organizaremos um passeio personalizado um pouco mais caro, de acordo com seu horário e preferências geográficas específicas. Entre em contato connosco para mais informações.

Depois de fazer minha reserva, quando receberei os ingressos para o meu passeio?

Você terá uma confirmação instantânea na tela ao final do processo de pagamento e receberá um número de referência da reserva. Você também receberá uma confirmação em seu e-mail com um ticket/voucher ou comprovante e sua fatura anexada. Você pode imprimir o voucher e mostrá-lo ao guia (embora não seja obrigatório, pois o guia terá uma lista de cada membro da excursão/atividade, também é uma prova de compra).

Qual é a vossa política de cancelamento?

A Bu Country Tours oferece a opção de alterar o dia ou cancelar o passeio gratuitamente até 24 horas antes do início da atividade, na maioria dos nossos passeios e viagens de apenas um dia. Recomendamos que leias a nossa Polícia de Privacidade completa antes de reservar qualquer dos nossos serviços.

Tenho requisitos alimentares rigorosos. isto causa qualquer problema durante o passeio?

Não, não vai. Pedimos apenas que você nos informe com antecedência sobre suas necessidades e detalhes para que possamos organizar suas refeições de acordo. Vegetariano, vegan, pescador, intolerante à lactose / glúten ou um pouco exigente? Não tem problema, vamos encontrar uma solução.

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