Incentive Escapade To The Paradise Islands Of Cape Verde
Cape Verde, also known as the « Small Country, » is an Atlantic archipelago known for its rich cultural and racial mix, a result of its history of Portuguese colonization and influences from Africa and Europe.
With nine inhabited islands, there is something for everyone- from sandy beaches, to volcanic landscapes, and from colonial cities to lush valleys. Known for its unique music and artists like Cesária Évora, it’s also a popular destination for sailors, hikers, fishermen, and divers. The island nation has been independent since 1975 and is a must-see destination for those looking to experience the unique blend of cultures and traditions found in Cape Verde.
Double and single accommodation as per indication in full board basis
Mineral water along the tour
4x hotel transfers (Boa Vista & Praia)
Overland transportation in coaster buses all inclusive
4WD excursion to Cabo Santa Maria
All visits as mentioned in the detailed program
Spanish & local guides & staff
One-way domestic flight from Boa Vista to Tarrafal
Visa paperwork (single short stay entry)
International flight, airport taxes and travel insurance
Unforeseen circumstances including flight cancelation/delay
All needs of personal nature not mentioned as “included”
Discovering the unique blend of cultures and traditions in Cape Verde, such as the African and European influences in the architecture and music of the islands. Visitors can experience this by visiting the colonial cities and listening to the local music, particularly the famous Morna style made popular by Cesária Évora.
Landscapes of Cape Verde
Exploring the diverse landscapes of Cape Verde, from the sandy beaches to the volcanic landscapes. Visitors can take a hike through the lush valleys and witness the unique geography of the island nation. For the more adventurous, there are also opportunities for sailing, fishing, and diving to fully immerse in the natural beauty of Cape Verde.
Boa Vista Hotel Spinguera Ecolodge / Royal Horizon de Boa Vista/Similar
Welcome! Our team will be on hand to assist you with airport transfer and hotel check-in upon arrival. We will provide dinner and transportation throughout the day for any guests arriving at different times.
Boa Vista Hotel Spinguera Ecolodge
After breakfast, we begin our tour of Cabo Verde with a morning beach walk to the picturesque Spiaggia di Curralinho. This beach is known for its natural beauty and crystal clear waters. During the walk, we will visit the Ponta da Varandinha cave and take in the stunning views of the rugged cliffs and crashing waves. For those interested, there is the option to book a quad ride or a surf session. After the walk, we will enjoy a barbecue lunch before returning to the hotel in the early afternoon. In the evening, we embark on a 4WD excursion to the beach of Cabo Santa Maria, famous for its shipwreck and the man-made rock formation. We will also visit the charming surrounding villages and the hilltop Church of St Fatima for a panoramic view. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Boa Vista – Sal Rei – Praia De Chaves – Boa Vista Hotel Spinguera Ecolodge Yokadouma – Lobeke (Petite Savane) Tents
After a delicious breakfast, we embark on a leisurely excursion to the Porto Impromptu Souvenir Center where you can find a wide variety of handmade local crafts at affordable prices. As the morning progresses, we head to Praia de Chaves, a beautiful beach with dunes, rocky cliffs, and crystal clear turquoise waters. Spend a few hours relaxing, taking a beach walk and enjoying optional water activities (which can be arranged in advance). In the afternoon, we have an optional day tour to the beautiful beach of Praia Santa Monica, known for its pure white sand. We return to our hotel in Boa Vista for dinner and a comfortable night’s rest.
Boa Vista – Praia – Tarrafal King Fisher Village/ Vista Mar/Villa Casa Strela
Departing after breakfast, we catch our domestic flight to Praia, the capital of Santiago Island. Upon arrival at the airport, we transfer to a private car for a scenic 2-hour drive to Tarrafal. We enjoy a BBQ lunch at the Tarrafal beach, and then visit the Konzentrationslager Colonial Penal de Tarrafal, a historical site that serves as a reminder of the country’s Portuguese colonial past. The prison was built in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War and was used to detain criminals from the mainland. The site is known for its inhumane and cruel treatment of prisoners, including forced labor.
Tarrafal King Fisher Village
After breakfast, we embark on a guided tour of Tarrafal, taking in the city’s highlights such as the Square, the Santo Amaro Abade Cathedral, the bustling local market, and the various colonial buildings that dot the town. The afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel or participate in optional activities.
Tarrafal – Praia Boutique Hotel Pescador / Pestena Tropico/ Similar
In the morning, we embark on a scenic drive to Praia, the capital of the country, and check-in at the Pescador Hotel, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, we take a photogenic walk along the picturesque Rue Banana in the historic Citade Velha. We then visit Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, the oldest church in the world built by colonial masters in the late 1400s. The church still boasts its Manueline Gothic architecture, a testament to the architectural style popular during its construction. We continue our tour by visiting the remains of the Se Cathedral, the only Mudejar-style church built in Africa. We end the day with a stop at the World Heritage Site of Fortaleza Real de San Felipe.
Praia Boutique Hotel Pescador
After visiting the Sala-Museu Amilcar Cabral, we will head to the Mercado de Sucupira, an exciting market filled with a diverse array of local goods. Here, you will find handcrafted items such as basketry, pottery, and other traditional crafts. Additionally, you will find fresh produce, livestock, and other everyday products. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and take home some unique souvenirs.
Praia Return flight
Today, you have the option to relax and unwind at the hotel. Our shuttle service will be available to take you to the airport a few hours before your international flight departs. The tour comes to an end this day.
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