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Santiago Island Tour
Activities in Praia

Santiago Island Tour

  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

On this tour of Santiago island, you'll discover the very heart of Cape Verde. Visit the towns of Assomada and Tarrafal, as well as trying some of its typical grogue.

Santiago Island Tour

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Praia at 9 am, hitting the road and heading inland into Santiago island. We'll pass through Picos, where we'll stop to try locally made grogue, a white rum made from cane sugar. And of course, you'll see the Pico de Antonia - the tallest mountain on the island.

Once we arrive at Assomada, we'll explore its market, packed with fruit, vegetables and fresh fish. Then back on the road we'll cross the Serra de Malagueta Natural Park, on the road leading us to our next destination: Tarrafal.

In this quaint fishing village, we'll find the most idyllic of all the beaches in Cape Verde. But with a dark side: this palm-lined paradise was home to a concentration camp during the Second World War. We'll discover its history in the Museum of the Resistance, then you'll have an hour of free time to enjoy the beach and go for a swim.

Then we'll head back to Praia via stunning bays and deserted beaches. And at 5 pm we'll be back at your accommodation, with an unforgettable day in Santiago behind you.

Tour With Lunch

When you make the reservation you'll have the option to choose a tour with lunch. The itinerary of this tour will be the same, but will include a typical lunch in a restaurant in Tarrafal. This meal will be made up of fried fish, stuffed tuna or grouper, and vegetables, salad, water, and coffee. And while you're tasting these dishes, you'll enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 6 and 11 years old Children under 6
Tour
US$ 70.80
US$ 43.60
Free
Tour with lunch
US$ 81.70
US$ 54.50
Free

Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 70.80
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 43.60
  • Children under 6

    Free

Tour with lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 81.70
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 54.50
  • Children under 6

    Free

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus or minibus transport.

English speaking guide.

Entry to the Museum of the Resistance.

Lunch (optional).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

from
US$ 70.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 4 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 4 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.