Green valleys and historical paths


Discover the African flair of Santiago

(4 days / 3 Nights)

The first settlers arrived on Santiago, the biggest island of Cape Verde. Green valleys, beaches and historical places make this island so diverse. Discover on foot the variety and the African flair of the island.


Day 1:
Arrival on Santiago

Arrival on the international airport of Santiago and transfer to your accommodation in the capital Praia.


Day 2:
Traits of history

In the morning transfer to Cidade Velha. We will walk to the green valley of Ribeira Grande and visit the centre of Cidade Velha. Your guide will tell you exciting stories about the old times. Afterwards, transfer to Rui Vaz and overnight in a mountain lodge on 1000m above sea level.


Day 3:
Natur pure in Serra Malagueta

Today we will hike for several hours through the partially green landscape of Serra Malagueta. Along the way you will meet locals at their daily work – traditional corn stamping, laundry or working on the fields. We will trespass by rich and diverse plants, mango trees and fields in terraces. In the afternoon, transfer with beach stop to your accommodation..


Duration: 4.5 – 5 h walking time; altitude in hm +220m/ -900m, surefootedness on some places required

Day 4:
Airport transfer or extension

Breakfast and transfer to the airport or individual extension.



B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

LB = Lunch-bags

D = Dinner

Included Services

  • 3 overnights, 1x hotel in Praia and 2x mountain-lodge in Rui Vaz (room with private bathroom)
  • breakfast, 2x lunch-bags, 2x 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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