São Vicente and
Santo Antão hiking on the northern islands

Friendly people and unique landscapes are waiting for you!

(7 days / 6 Nights)

Explore the "Ilhas de Barlavento" with the musical and cultural capital Mindelo on São Vicente as well as the hiking island Santo Antão. Enjoy the mixture of hikes alongside cliff coasts and panoramic landscapes in the green valleys.



Day 1:
Arrival in Mindelo

Arrival on São Vicente and transfer to your 4-star hotel. In the evening we invite you for a dinner with live music.

Day 2:
Island Tour with Guide

Discover with your local guide Mindelo with its lively markets, narrow roads and the flair of a port city. Before lunch we take you on a detour to an artist atelier. Afterwards typical local lunch with one alcohol free drink included. In the afternoon you will go on an island tour through the inner part of São Vicente with its biggest mountain Monte Verde – here you have a fantastic view over the island if weather permits. On this excursion you will learn more about the charm of this small island with its dryness, mountains and music.

Day 3:
Ferry Ride to Santo Antão

Ferry Ride from São Vicente to Santo Antão and transfer to Ponta do Sol to your accommodation. On the way you will pass the old mountain road with its famous crater – the Cova crater, a dead volcano. Afterwars you will enjoy a first insight during your hike from Espongeir - Caibros. The rest of the day you have time to explore the fishing village Ponta do Sol.

Day 4:
Spectacular Cliff Walk

After breakfast we will bring you to Cruzinha – starting point of your hike along the coastal cliffs back to Ponta do Sol. You will hike on old donkey paths passing small villages like the famous Fontainhas sitting like an eyrie on a cliff. On the way you will stop for a picnic with stunning views over the ocean. Overnight in Ponta do Sol.

Duration: approx. 5 hours, altitude in hm +600m/ -600m

Day 5:
The Green Valley of Paúl

Today we will take you on an excursion to the tropical Paul-Valley. On your hike you will pass plantations of sugar cane, coffee and fruits as well as mango and dragon fruit trees. On the way you will meet lovely people and smiling kids. We will stop at a grogue distillery (depending on the season) to learn more about the most popular drink of Cape Verde.

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

Day 6:
Back to São Vicente

Today you will either take the morning or the afternoon ferry back to Mindelo. Transfer from Ponta do Sol to Porto Novo and ferry ride back to São Vicente. You will stay in the same accommodation like on your first night.

Day 7:
Transfer to Airport or Individual Extension

Enjoy your free time today. Stroll through Mindelo – it is an ideal place to buy a CD of Cape Verdean music. Transfer to the airport or individual extension.



B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

LB = Lunch-bags

D = Dinner

Included Services

  • 3 overnights in accommodation at your choice in Mindelo
  • 3 overnights in a typical pension in Ponta do Sol
  • breakfast, 1x lunch, 3x lunch-bags, 1x dinner
  • descripted program including transfers and ferry tickets
  • local English 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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