The Peaks of Cape Verde

Island Hopping from Sal

Visit São Vicente, Santo Antão, Santiago, Fogo & Sal. Includes internal flights

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See some stunning mountain ranges, and the highest peak, reaching 2989m. From the lunar landscape of the still active volcano on Fogo to the verdant valleys and rugged mountains on Santo Antão, the scenery is spectacular. Vibrant music, colonial architecture and superb beaches are just some of the sights you can see.

São Vicente is a dusty, mountainous island. Monte Verde, the highest point on the island has some impressive views from the summit. The best view of the capital Mindelo is from Fortim d'El Rei, the old fort located on the headland to the east of the city. On the other side of the harbour is Monte Cara or 'Face Mountain' as it is known, a mountain with a human profile sculptured into it by erosion.

In Santo Antão, the jagged peaks, deep crevices, harsh volcanic walls, jaw dropping ravines and villages clinging to the sides of mountains are some of the most impressive sights in the archipelago. Although most tourists come to Santo Antão to hike the ribeiras, the views from the precarious roads can be appreciated by all. The highest peak is 1979m.

Santiago has two mountain ranges, the more northern Serra da Malagueta and the central Serra do Pico do Antonio (reaching 1392). It benefits from several permanent water sources and has lush green valleys and thriving plantations. The drive through the centre of the island is spectacular, with craggy cliff tops and views down the mountains on either side of the road. A trip to Santiago wouldn't be complete without spending some time exploring the capital Praia and taking a trip to the old capital Cidade Valha.

Fogo is the ultimate peak. Standing tall at 2989m Fogo rises sharply from the ocean. Cha das Caldeiras is the crater of the still active volcano and is home to a race of people descended from a 19th century French nobleman. As well as the many walks on the island there are also some interesting lava tubes to explore. The islanders produce their own wine and it really wouldn't be a complete to visit Fogo without at least sampling a glass or two...

Spend some time on the island of Sal to wrap up your amazing tour, relax on the beach, or take in an island tour or one of the activities on offer such as fishing or water sports...

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Introduction

14-night island hopping itinerary that travels to 5 of the 10 islands within Cape Verde - this itinerary allows you to experience some wonderful sights. Make the most of your time on each island by adding some excursions!


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, São Vicente, Santiago & Fogo
  • ​Return ferry between São Vicente & Santo Antão
  • 14 nights' hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast
  • Private return airport transfers on Sal
  • All return transfers between airport, ferries & hotels on the islands of São Vicente, Santo Antão, Santiago & Fogo

What's not included

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

Accommodation

3 nights in 3 grade Kira's Hotel, São Vicente
2 nights in 2.5 grade Pedracin Village, Santo Antão
​2 nights in 2.5 grade Quinta da Montanha Hotel, Santiago
2 nights in 2.5 grade Colonial Guest House, Fogo
5 nights in 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.

You will reach Santo Antão by a regular ferry service.

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 3 - Kira's Hotel

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 4 to 5 - Pedracin Village

Room Type: Standard Room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 6 to 7 - Quinta da Montanha

Room Type: Standard room

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 8 to 9 - Colonial Guest House

Room Type: Twin

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Days 10 to 14 - Hotel Morabeza

Room Type: Double Land View

Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

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