Santo Antão for Explorer


On donkey paths through the inner core

(5 days / 4 nights)

Leave the common tracks and discover the hiking island from another perspective. You will stay in private accommodations to feel the impressive landscape and the soul of the island vis-a-vis.


Day 1:
Arrival on Santo Antão und Hike to Caibros

In the morning, ferry ride from Mindelo to Porto Novo. Upon arrival on Santo Antão you will be picked up at the harbour from your driver and guide. Transfer via the mountain road with a small hike partially through a forest down to the small village Caibros. Off the beaten track you will stay in a small, nice and private accommodation.


Day 2:
Caibros to Chã d'Igreja

Today we will walk through narrow paths that lead through the heart of the country until Chã de Igreja. The road meanders alongside of terrace formed landscapes and through narrow valleys. Upon arriving in Chã de Igreja you will stay in a recently opened Ecolodge.


Duration: 5 hours walking time, altitude in hm +800m/ -800m

Day 3:
Spectacular Cliff Walk

This walk is one of the most popular hikes on Santo Antão with stunning views. The ocean on your left side, the mountains on your right you walk through tiny villages and through the famous village Fontainhas. On the way you will stop for a picnic to enjoy the spectacular view.


Duration: approx. 6 walking hours, altitude in hm +600m/ -600m

Day 4:
The Green Core of Santo Antão

The tropical Paul Valley with mango trees and sugar cane. The walk leads you through the greenest and most tropical valley of Cape Verde. Here you will find everything – from pineapple to sugar cane you can discover various fruits and vegetables. Typical lunch at a family's place.


Duration: approx. 5 hours walking time, altitude in hm +700m/ -200m

Day 5:
Back to Mindelo

Early transfer in "aluguers" to the harbour of Porto Novo and ferry ride to Mindelo or individual extension.




B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

LB = Lunch-bags

D = Dinner

Included Services

  • 4 overnights, 2x typical pension in Ponta do Sol, 1x Ecolodge, 1x typical pension in Caibros
  • breakfast, 1x lunch, 3x lunch-bags, 3x dinner
  • descripted program including transfers and ferry tickets
  • 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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