Our itineraries usually start with international flights into the island of Sal.
The most practical way to reach the other islands in the archipelago that we feature is by internal flight. These inter-island flights are operated by a company called TACV (Cabo Verde Airlines) and due to the nature of 'holiday island flying' their schedules are known to be changeable with some flights being delayed, cancelled or even taking off early!
One week itineraries
These are ideal for people who have a limited amount of time but want to pack as much in as they can. The Santiago & Island of Fire one week intinerary also includes excursions and guided tours of the islands therefore you do not have to arrange anything extra to do while you are there and you will not miss out on the main attractions on each island on this tour.
Two week itineraries
We have three suggested two week itineraries which we believe is a good order to visit the islands and fits in with the internal flight schedules the best (these still do change though!). Taking in four or five of the islands which is the maximum that we think you should do on a typical 14 night holiday. There are no pre-planned excursions included in these suggestions, leaving you time to explore each island at your own pace rather than filling up the days you are on each island before you arrive!. You can of course add excursions once speaking with our representative when you arrive on each island if you wish.
Twin centre holidays
If our island hopping itineraries are a little too hectic or adventurous for you but you do want to experience a couple of islands then why not take advantage of one of our twin centre holidays.
Spend a week exploring Santiago or São Vicente and then a relaxing week on Sal or Boa Vista.
It's up to you of course however we recommend that your 'relaxing' time is the latter part of your holiday.
Twin centre holidays like this are based on an arrival into Sal or Boa Vista with a connecting flight onto the first island of your stay. You can also choose to spend your whole holiday on one island but split your stay between 2 different hotels...Its up to you!
See some of our ideas on our Twin Centre ideas page, or to discuss your own twin centre ideas please speak with our reservations team on 0845 330 2047 who will be more than happy to assist.
Whatever your choice of islands and hotels we can use our extensive knowledge of the Cape Verde archipelago to tailor-make your holiday according to your preferred requirements making sure that you see everything that you are interested in.
We will arrange whatever the internal flying schedule permits..!
All that we recommend is that you leave an amount of 'relaxing' time during your chosen itinerary to give you and your party a break from any internal flying or ferries or travelling around ie: a beach resort for a longer amount of nights than your other island choices.
We also recommend that you spend the first and last night of your holiday on the same island that you are due to take your international flights from, in case any of your internal flights are changed or delayed.
Please speak with our expert team on 0845 330 2047 who will be more than happy to advise and assist you on arranging your tailor-made holiday.
Families travelling between the Islands
Although the varying islands of Cape Verde will prove interesting for children, due to the extra travelling involved on any multi centre or island hopping itineraries we do not recommend this type of holiday for families with younger children.
Island hopping itineraries
We have the following set itineraries available to the Cape Verde Islands: