Santiago & Island of Fire

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit Sal, Santiago & Fogo. Tours & Internal flights included.

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Relax on the beautiful beaches of Sal before stepping on to the diverse island of Santiago. Explore the market, trek through the mountainous interior or laze by the pool. The island of Santiago has plenty of history and culture. On Fogo visit the still active volcano surrounded by a lunar landscape and of course, sample the wine!

On the island of Sal, visit the Pedra de Lume salt flats, which still produce salt, but not in the abundant amounts of its heyday 150 years ago. On the Sal island tour you can stop off for a quick visit of Espargos, Porto de Palmeira and hope to see a mirage in the middle of the desert.

Santiago is a very different island to Sal and is one of the most balanced islands in terms of its geology. The craggy mountainous interior is evened out by green valleys, southern plantations and a few beautiful beaches. Tour around the whole island stopping off to explore some noteworthy sights.  Spend time in Cidade Velha which was the old capital of Santiago until 1770. Today, the villagers live amongst the ruins of the numerous churches with the great hill fort behind them. The drive through the centre of the island is spectacular, with craggy cliff tops and views into valleys on either side of the road and when the weather is clear the island of Maio is visible.

Fogo rises sharply from the ocean and its name comes from the word 'Fire'. The main reason for coming to Fogo is to visit Cha das Caldeiras, the crater of the still active volcano, and you can spend a whole day exploring the crater area. Since 1785, all eruptions have made the surrounding land a very fertile place. The population living inside the crater are descendants of the Frenchman who introduced the Fogo vines here in the 19th century and it is not uncommon to see fair skin, blue eyes and blonde hair!

Please note - Guided tours are included in this package.

 

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Introduction

7-night island hop that includes some wonderful island tours on each of the islands that you visit - Sal, Santiago & Fogo.

Departure Dates

All year round, any day of the week (depending on international flight departure days from your choice of UK airports).

What's included

  • International flights from UK to Sal
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Visas
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide
  • Internal flights between Sal, Santiago & Fogo​
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal
  • All return transfers between airport & hotels on the islands of Santiago & Fogo
  • ​Half day tour of Sal
  • Full day tour of Santiago including Cidade Velha
  • Full day tour of Fogo including the crater

What's not included

  • Meals not stated in the board basis
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Single & upgrade supplements
  • €5 entrance fee to Salt mines on Sal, €1 fee for a freshwater shower in the salt mines if required and €3 ecological tax at Buraccona during the half day tour of Sal - These fee's are all a local charge to be paid on arrival.

Accommodation

2 nights in 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
2 nights in 4 grade Pestana Tropico Hotel, Santiago
​2 nights in 2.5 grade Hotel Xaguate, Fogo
1 night 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza, Sal
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Travelling Between the Islands

Upon your arrival in Sal by your international flight, you will travel to Santiago & Sao Vicente by internal flights. These flights are provided by Binter and whilst every effort will be made to book direct flights, due to schedule limitations, these flights may be indirect.

It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

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

Tour Accommodation

Days 1 to 2 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 3 to 4 - Pestana Tropico Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room Pool View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 5 to 6 - Hotel Xaguate

Room Type: Standard Room Sea View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Day 7 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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