Barlavento Trio

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Sal, São Vicente and Santo Antão.

 
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Experience three of Cape Verde’s most diverse and rewarding islands as you delve into the beauty of the Barlavento, setting foot on the vibrant streets, verdant landscapes and soft sands of São Vicente, Santo Antão and Sal. 

 

This seven-night island hopping itinerary will present some of Cape Verde’s most famed and unique attractions, showcasing the variety of the archipelago’s character – proving that each and every island possesses a distinct and proud identity.

Barlavento Trio

Duration: 7 nights

Start and finish point: Sal

 

 

Day 1 - Sal

Once you’ve arrived on Sal, you’ll be met by our representative and directed to your hotel transfer.

Day 2 – Fly to São Vicente

Our representative will have your inter-island flight tickets and direct you to your flight to São Vicente. On arrival you’ll be met and directed to your hotel transfer. Our representative will have an excursion list to help you make the most of the island. We recommend taking some time to explore Mindelo, the capital of São Vicente. Considered to be the cultural hub of the islands, Mindelo is proud of its rich traditions in art and music. The cobbled squares, wide streets and 19th-century European architecture is reminiscent of colonial times.

Day 3 – Sail to Santo Antão

Early morning you’ll be transferred to the Port of Mindelo for the ferry to Santo Antão, with its rugged peaks, green valleys and magnificent scenery. The crossing is around an hour, and you’ll disembark at Porto Novo, the main port on the island. Our representative will give you an excursion list for the island and show you to your transport to embark on your panoramic tour, ending at your hotel for the next two nights. 

Day 4 – Santo Antão

From our excursion list, there’s a great walk that combines the volcanic crater Cova, to Vale do Paúl, Janela and Vila das Pombas, however there can be up to five different walks available depending on how much or little walking you wish. For your safety and comfort, we do recommend that you wear appropriate walking footwear for any walking excursions.

Day 5 – Sail to São Vicente

Early morning, you’ll be transferred to Porto Novo for the ferry back to São Vicente. On arrival, you’ll be met by our representative and directed to your hotel transfer.

Excursions are a great way to see what São Vicente has to offer - full or half-day tours are worth considering, including a visit to Monte Verde, the highest place on the island which commands spectacular views. We also suggest a visit to one of the local markets.

Days 6 & 7 – Sal

Fly back to Sal. On arrival, you’ll be met by our representative and directed to your hotel transfer. You’ll spend your remaining two nights here, which will give you enough time to relax and enjoy the golden sandy beaches, take advantage of the wide range of water sports, and enjoy the local restaurants and evening entertainment in Santa Maria. There are excursions available. Full or half-day tours of the island can include visits to Espargos, the capital, Porto de Palmeira, Shark Bay, Murdeira and the Pedra de Lume salt flats.

Day 8 – Departing Sal

Make the most of the sunshine before being transferred to Sal Airport for your home flight.

 

Departure dates

Due to internal flight schedules the itinerary may only work on certain days of the week, if this is the case we can arrange a similar tailor-made itinerary.  

What's included

  • International flights from UK to Sal
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Cape Verde digital destination guide
  • ​Return flights from Sal to São Vicente
  • Return ferry from São Vicente to Santo Antão
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal
  • Panoramic transfer tour on Santo Antão
  • All return transfers between airport, hotels and ferry port on the islands of São Vicente and Santo Antão

What's not included

  • Meals not stated in the board basis
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single and upgrade supplements
  • Excursions

Travelling Between the Islands

You will travel to and from São Vicente by internal flights. These flights are provided by BestFly and, whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, these flights may be indirect due to scheduling limitations.

Please note internal flights can, and do have schedule changes and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travel to Santo Antão is by a regular ferry service.

Due to the travelling involved on our island-hopping itineraries we don’t recommend this type of holiday for young children.

 

Tour Accommodation

Day 1 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 2 - Kira's Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 3 to 4 - Aldea Panoramica Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 5 - Kira's Boutique Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 6 to 7 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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