Santiago Africa light


Culture and history at every turn

(4 days / 3 Nights)

Explore the Cape Verdean island with the most African influence. Get an insight into the culture through historical tours and discover the island on an island tour.



Day 1:
Arrival on Santiago

Arrival on the international airport of Santiago and transfer to your accommodation in the capital Praia. The next three nights you will stay in the same hotel.


Day 2:
Island Tour via Assomada and Tarrafal

The full day island tour leads you to Assomada and its famous African market. Especially the big weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a perfect opportunity to stroll around. Besides fruits, vegetables, fish and meat you will find almost everything that you will need here. The tour continues over jagged mountainous regions of the northern mountain range – the Serra Malagueta. After a refreshing break in the beautiful beach town Tarrafal (please bring your swimsuit) you will drive via the east coast back to Praia.


Day 3:
Traits of History

Today we will visit the historical former capital Cidade Velha which is now UNESCO world heritage. 500 years ago the slave traffic of the archipelago started here – a slave pillory is still left from this time. We will walk up to the bay where former pirates and slave trader anchored, stroll through the centre of Cidade Velha and learn more about this "old city" and its history. Afterwards transfer to Calabaceira and hike from the Ribeira Grande valle back down to Cidade Velha. In the evening we will invite you to a dinner with live music (if possible).


Day 4:
Airport transfer or individual extension

After breakfast transfer to the airport or individual extension




B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

LB= Lunch-bags

D = Dinner

Included services

  • 3 overnights in Praia, at your choice in a middle class hotel or the best hotel of the city
  • breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x lunch-bags,  1x dinner
  • descripted program including all transfers
  • local English or German speaking guide

If you are interested in this package, please request through our contact form. We will send you a proposal immediately.

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