Island Hopping from Sal
Visit Sal, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente, & Santo Antão. Includes internal flights.
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From lunar landscapes of the still active volcano on Fogo to the verdant valleys of Santo Antão, the scenery on this tour is spectacular. Vibrant music, colonial architecture and superb beaches are also waiting for you!
Travelling to five of the 10 islands within Cape Verde, this 14-night itinerary allows you to experience some wonderful sights. Make the most of your time on each island by adding some excursions!
Duration: 14 nights
Start and finish point: Sal
Departure dates: Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays
Once you’ve arrived on Sal, you’ll be met by our representative direct you to the transfer to your hotel..
Today you’ll travel to Santiago, our representative will have your inter-island flight tickets and will direct you to your onward flight. On arrival, you’ll be met by our Santiago representative who’ll provide you with the information for your stay on the island and direct you to the transfer to your hotel.
Our representative has a wealth of knowledge on the island and will be able to provide you with plenty of personal recommendations on the best excursions and hiking. Please do utilise their knowledge as it will help you get the best out of your stay. Remember, if you’re keen walkers, pack suitable walking shoes and day bag.
Fly to Fogo. Our representative will direct you to your onward flight to the island. When you arrive in Fogo and you’ll embark on your panoramic transfer tour, ending at your hotel in São Filipe, where you’ll stay for two nights. The rest of the day is yours to explore - São Filipe has Portuguese squares, cobbled streets, sobrados and pastel decorated houses. The views from the promenade are of the island of Brava and a severe drop down to the black sand below.
On Fogo, visit the volcanic crater at Chã das Caldeiras. Since 1785 all its eruptions have been inside the crater, the most recent of which was in 2014/15. This crater is a highlight of Cape Verde and has very fertile land. Coffee is grown on the outside slopes whilst vines used to produce the famous Fogo wine are grown in the crater.
You’ll be met by our representative who will direct you to your flight to Santiago. On arrival, you’ll be met and directed to your transfer and taken to your hotel. Please ask our representative about local restaurants and how to get about in the evening.
On arrival in São Vicente, you’ll be met by our representative who’ll direct you to your onward flight. On arrival, our representative will show you to your hotel transfer. You have plenty of time to explore the island, and our representative will have a full excursion list to help you to make the most of your visit.
Time to explore Mindelo. the capital of São Vicente, considered to be the cultural hub of the islands and 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. There’s also the beach, as well as local markets to discover.
You'll be transferred to the Port for the crossing to Santo Antão, with its rugged peaks, green valleys and magnificent scenery. Our representative will give you an excursion list for the island and show you to your transport to embark on your panoramic transfer tour to your hotel.
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.
Transfer back to Porto Novo for your ferry back to São Vicente. Then time for an excursion to make sure you’ve seen enough of São Vicente, maybe a full or half-day tour? We recommend Monte Verde, São Vicente’s highest peak at 750m, which boasts some truly spectacular views. We also suggest the local markets.
Our representative will direct you to your flight. On arrival you’ll be met by our representative who’ll direct you to your hotel transfer. Time to relax and enjoy the white sandy beaches, or try the water sports? Plus plenty of local restaurants and evening entertainment to enjoy in Santa Maria. Full or half-day tours are available including Espargos, Porto de Palmeira Shark Bay, Murdeira and the Pedra de Lume salt flats. You’ll have the opportunity to paddle or bathe in the salt lakes.
Make the most of the sunshine before your transfer to Sal Airport for your flight home.
Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays. For alternative departure days, please call us for a tailor-made quote.
You will travel to and from São Vicente, Santiago and Fogo 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.
Day 1 - Hotel Morabeza
Room Type: Double Land View Room
Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
An immaculately kept, family-run hotel boasting great facilities and direct access to Santa Maria’s golden beach, it’s no surprise that Hotel Morabeza continues to be voted the top hotel by our guests.
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Days 2 to 3 - Quinta da Montanha
Room Type: Standard Room
Quinta da Montanha is a small, family-run hotel which is blessed by a collection of fantastic mountain views.
Days 4 to 5 - Colonial Guest House
A memorable and friendly family-run house, boasting a fantastic central location in São Filipe, Colonial Guest House is sure to charm each and every one of its guests.
Day 6 - Pestana Tropico Hotel
Pestana Tropico is a comfortable hotel located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Days 7 to 8 - Kira's Boutique Hotel
A small and welcoming family-run hotel right in the heart of Mindelo, Kira’s is bursting with charm and character, providing a real home-from-home feel.
Days 9 to 10 - Aldea Panoramica Hotel
Room Type: Standard
A traditional hotel with the perks of stunning scenery and walking trails at its doorstep.
Day 11 - Kira's Boutique Hotel
Days 12 to 14 - Hotel Morabeza