What guests say


31. JANUARY 2019 - REI FROM JAPAN

Hello Mr. Avercenko,

Apologies for not contacting you earlier. As you assumed, I enjoyed Cabo Verde tremendously.

Here in Japan, Cabo Verde is little known, which is very unfortunate. I found your country extremely rewarding to visit, with amazing sights and wonderfully friendly people. I’m happy that I was able to visit 4 islands, although other islands also seem quite interesting. I would enjoy seeing more someday.

I was very happy with the service provided by Vista Verde. My guides were outstanding and very professional, and the drivers were very helpful in all instances. I would definitely recommend Vista Verde to anyone interested in touring Cabo Verde.

Thank you for all of your kind assistance during the planning phase. Everything went very smoothly, and I have great memories of an amazing trip.


With appreciation,
Rei Muroji


28. JANUARY 2019 - RICHARD

After we booked to go to Sal on Cape Verde we realised that we wanted to go to Fogo. It is not so easy to travel to one island to another (this is not Greece and the seas are rough!) so we found Vista Verde where Carlos arranged everything for us, the transfers flights hotels and most important of all the guide to the top of the volcano on Fogo island which was in the most stunning location. If we had tried to arrange all this ourselves it would have taken a long time and probably have cost a lot more. We were surprised how smooth everything was and no stress which is the motto of the islands.

Richard


02. JANUARY 2019 - JULIE

Just touching base to let you know the trip has been fantastic!! Sam, my guide, is an A-plus and we’ve been having great fun. The caldera, valley Paul and today’s coastal walk - outstanding. And I truly have one of the most beautiful views from my room in Ponta do Sol. Thank you!!

Julie


06. DEZEMBER 2018 - MARJORIE

Our tour with JL on Santiago was wonderful!!! The sites were very interesting, the knowledge that JL shared with us was great, and lunch was delicious and plentiful. We truly felt we got a complete tour and a lot of understanding of Cape Verde in the amount of time our one day cruise stop allowed. Our driver was excellent, too.

Will highly recommend your company for anyone who is traveling to Praia.

You were also very easy and very professional to work with.

 

Marjorie Newman


26. FEBRUARY 2018 - MARTIN

Thank you very much for a wonderful trip. We were both exceedingly pleased with our holiday, it was everything we expected and much more.

The trips to Fogo and Santo Antao were by far the most memorable, not least because of the wonderful guides we had there. Being able to see the unique areas and meet the wonderful local people was the high point of our holiday. I'd like to especially commend Maria from your Sao Vicente office for being able to add some events to our programme at short notice that we greatly enjoyed. She also solved a problem with our flight back (the airline had forgotten to add us onto the flight, despite sending us a confirmation).

We are thinking about returning to Cape Verde to explore the islands we didn't see this time, and also to further explore Fogo and Santo Antao. When we decide to do so, we'll surely get in touch with you again!


April 2017 - ANDREA

 

We had an excellent week on the islands (Sao Vicente, Santo Antao and Sal (2 transfer nights before flying home)). Our arrangement was excellently planned (flights, ferries, drivers and hiking guide). All accommodations were perfectly chosen: Besides the hotel in Sal, all were family-run, pretty, clean and very well organized. Need to mention that our driver on Santo Antao was extremely skillful and we felt the whole time very safe in his car (most of the roads on Santo Antao a quite challenging: steep, sloppy, narrow and sometimes only dirt roads).


 

LEA and JUERG

 

Good evening
We would like to thank you for the wonderful holiday we just had in Cabo Verde organized by you. We had a very good time, everything worked out perfectly! And we would especially like to thank for the two excellent guides we had, Ronny on Santo Antao, and Carlos on Santiago Island.

 

November 2016


 

GERALD and JACQUELINE

 

Hello,

 

Last Sunday (06.03.2016) we have done the 1-day hiking trip to Santo Antao. It was a perfect day. It was good organized and the hiking down the valley was fantastic. What a incredible place... spectacular views, beautiful landscapes, the interesting visit of the distillery and the lunch at the bio-restaurant. Everything was perfect. Also our guide Benito. He is a really nice person, very intelligent and polite. He could answer all our questions and knows everything about Santo Antao, the plants, the history and much more. Also he speaks very good english and french too. We will recommend this trip to others and thank you for the good organization.

 

Best regards!

 

March 2016


 

JENNIFER

 

We used Vista Verde Tours to arrange a few days of trekking in Santo Antao, along with transfers, ferries, and visa services. All communication was via email with Joci. Our trip was probably a small one for the company, and we made several changes to the itinerary before finalizing, but Joci was unfailingly helpful, responsive, and patient. Transfers, ferries, accommodations, and hiking went like clockwork from start to finish (no small feat in a country like Cape Verde), and the specific hikes Joci suggested based on our vague requests were excellent. Accommodations in the smaller villages are a bit on the basic side, but very clean with pleasant hosts. Our guide, Osvaldo, spoke good English, was friendly and fun, and was continuously attentive to making sure things went smoothly. We have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Vista Verde to others, and we would certainly use them again ourselves.

 

January 2016


 

DENISE

 

Thanks to vista verde our trip to Santo Antao was extremely  enjoyable. With only one day's notice, Claudia helped identify the perfect accommodation to suit our needs - a couple of nights in an eco-friendly lodge, high up in the Paul Valley, the greenest part of the island. We had a terrific day climbing up to Pico de Cruz then hiking on to Santa Isabelle and Eito. Long, hard and hot but the views made it totally rewarding.  We were ready to enjoy the good evening meal served at Casa Ilhas, that night.

 

We also stayed two nights in the valley of Ribeira Grande at Pedracin Village, attracted by their large swimming pool and sun terrace, good a la carte lunch and dinner menu and beautiful mountain views.  Travelling around by Agulera was easy and cheap, we were so pleased we didn't take the car hire option.

 

The trip back to Porto Novo from Ribeira Grande on the old road was awesome as Claudia had promised.

 

Thanks to Simon, Claudia and the team for helping to make this short trip unforgettable.

 

December 2015


 

ELINE

 

Our second year in Cabo Verde, and again vista verde set out a nice itinerary for us: a combination of Sal and Santo Antao (stopover in Sao Vicente). Like last year everything was organized perfectly.

Unfortunately on our third night in Mindelo I was robbed (due to my own nonchalance) and lost essential belongings. The vista verde team of Mindelo was very helpful and assisted wherever they could. Thanks to their support we still had a great holiday and were able to go to Santo Antao . Cape Verdeans are the most friendly people: the local people, hotel staff in Mindelo, our guide in Santo Antao and the staff of our hotel in Sal all helped to make this holiday an unforgettable one.

PS vista verde’s service does not stop at the end of your stay: when my camera and phone were found, they shipped them back to me. A big thank to Simon and Heike.

 

Best wishes,

Eline

 

October 2015


 

JILL and WILLIAM

 

Hello Hetty

Now we are back in England in the cold, the Cape Verde Islands seem a long way away! We had such a wonderful time and it was very largely due to you and the other guides, Claudia and Ailton. We loved all our amazing walks and our delicious picnics and we really appreciated having you to tell us all about the island in so many ways. You were so kind to take us to visit your mother and to show us your own marvellous home too...we truly appreciated the feeling of really seeing a bit of the real life of the island and are absolutely certain that we had a far better experience than those who were

walking without a lovely guide like you!We have warned the travel company about the Blue Bell Hotel! We have also impressed on them the importance of the guiding system in the Islands, both for enhancing the tourists' experience and as a way of supporting the economy.

 

With best wishes to you and your family,

Jill & William

 

March 2014


 

ELINE

 

We just came back from an individual trip hooked through Untamed travelling. Stayed on Sal and Fogo. Perfect service from you and your 24 emergency telephonenumber really works we found. We had an unforgetable hike with your guide to the pico, he knew so much and really adapted himself to our slow tempo. Everything was great from the Savana hotel in Sao Filipe to a few days of relaxation in Morabeza. We will be back next year to see more of your country! Regards and thanks.

 

March 2014


 

SYLVIA


HELP BEFORE THE HOLIDAY STARTED


We planned to go island hopping and were quite naive about the whole thing. Luckily for us, Sarah from Vista-Verde, helped us non.stop. We had endless questions and she had endless patience. She booked our island flights for us and even got great prices. We leave for CV tomorrow and are very grateful to Sarah for making it easy for us. Sarah, you are brill.


Juni 2012


 

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