São Vicente Island
Full Day Tour from Mindelo
- Explore Sao Vicente, an island of Cape Verde, on this full-day guided tour
- Take a scenic drive to the top of Monte Verde, the highest peak in Sao Vicente, and catch
views of the entire city of Mindelo
- Visit the bustling local produce and fish markets and take a swim in the clear blue lagoon of Baía das Gatas. This trip is essential to get a full image of Sao Vicente and is recommended!
At 8.30am you will be picked up at the port in by the guide holding Experiential Travel Africa sign, afterwards you will go to city center and do your first walking tour. Mindelo has beautiful colonial architecture, having a rich history connected to the British army and international trade from the 18th to 21st century. Afterwards, you visit the markets and Cesaria Evora Museum and many other attractions.
Ascend to the highest point on the Island of São Vicente, Monte Verde, 750 meters, 2,460 feet, here you will take in the fresh mountain air, smell the crop of fresh growing teas, observe the entire city of Mindelo with the best views! Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the natural tea house on top of Monte Verde.
The beach of Salamansa is popular among kitesurfers and windsurfers because of the perfect conditions. The long and calm beach is also perfect for a nice walk. On a sunny and bright day it’s possible to see the island of Santo Antão in the distance.
This is a beautiful, enclosed bay of blue/green water, with amazing views of the coast. Take some time for a swim. This beach is where we have held the annual International Music Festival of Baia das Gatas for 35 years.
Drive to the eastern part of the island where animals, endemic plants and farmland can be seen along the Calhau Valley. Here, take time for a delicious lunch in a local atmosphere, and enjoy the local cuisine.
On the way back you pass through Madeiral, a long green valley with many local farms – seeing plantations of banana, papaya, mango, palm trees, sugar cane, etc. You will return to your hotel around 4.00pm.
- Lunch + 1 drink included
- 4×4 truck / mini van
- English/Portuguese speaking guide
- Port and drop-off
Any personal expenses