Islands of Cape Verde

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Location

Cape Verde

Travel Period

30 November 2019 - 08 March 2021

From (Port)

Palmeira port, Sal

Duration

8 days

Price

From 1393 $ per person



General Info

Explore the archipelago of Cape Verde with its intoxicating mixture of African and Portuguese heritage and its welcoming locals. Once a former colony and slave trade outpost, the Cape Verde Islands of today offer a spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in their architecture, food, customs and traditions. Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches. This cruise holiday will open up for you a vibrant and colorful world, all set to the gentle rhythms of West African music.

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Saturday: Palmeira (Sal Island)
  • Day 2 | Sunday: Sal Rei (Boa Vista island)
  • Day 3 | Monday: Praia (Santiago island)
  • Day 4 | Tuesday: Sao Felipe (Fogo island)
  • Day 5 | Wednesday: Mindelo (Sao Vincente island)
  • Day 6 | Thursday: Mindelo (Sao Vincente Island) - Porto Novo (Santo Antao)
  • Day 7 | Friday: Porto Novo (Santo Antao)
  • Day 8 | Saturday: Palmeira (Sal island)

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1 | Saturday

Palmeira (Sal Island)

Embarkation at 4 pm at the port of Palmeira, Sal. Dinner on board and departure at midnight towards Boavista. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 2 | Sunday

Sal Rei (Boa Vista island)

Early morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Boavista offers the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and amazing landscapes, both on its coasts and in the heart of the island. Relax on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to discover the most authentic aspects of the island: its villages with colorful facades, its artisans of ceramics, and its agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant, before we return on board to sail towards Santiago island. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 3 | Monday

Praia (Santiago island)

Early morning arrival at Praia, Santiago, the largest of the islands of the archipelago. After a morning at leisure and lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will bring us to Cidade Velha, the first colonial city built in the tropics and classified by Unesco. The fort and the nearby settlements were once a thriving slave trade center. Late in the evening we will sail north towards Fogo, the island of fire. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 4 | Tuesday

Sao Felipe (Fogo island)

Early morning arrival Fogo, with its dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level. Our optional full day excursion will bring us at the top of the volcano, right at the crater edge. You will walk through a landscape of lava. Lunch will be at the crater's village. We will also visit the city San Felipe with a characteristic colonial charm. Late in the evening we will sail to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 5 | Wednesday

Mindelo (Sao Vincente island)

Once a vibrant commercial island, it has evolved into a cultural center and Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. Our optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover busy restaurants, musical events that give Mindelo its label of the Cultural Center of the Cape Verde. It is no surprise that the National Museum of Handicrafts is located in Mindelo. Overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 6 | Thursday

Mindelo (Sao Vincente Island) - Porto Novo (Santo Antao)

Early in the morning depart for a short sail towards the island of Santo Antao, the greenest of all Cape Verde Islands with landscapes of verdant plantations of sugarcane alternate old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you will taste the "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago. You will also reach the Valley of Ribeira das Patas and discover rock formations coming from lava formations. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
Variety Day
Day 7 | Friday

Porto Novo (Santo Antao)

This morning, enjoy an excursion on the western side of the island where landscapes are arid and mountainous (up to 1100 m altitude). Discover the south-western part of the island a safari through volcanic landscapes, pozzolans fields and isolated villages with drop-wise agriculture and different kind of plantations. This is a beautiful experience through villages like Lagedos with an ecological tourism. Return on board to depart towards Sal. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 8 | Saturday

Palmeira (Sal island)

Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1 | Saturday

    Palmeira (Sal Island)

    Embarkation at 4 pm at the port of Palmeira, Sal. Dinner on board and departure at midnight towards Boavista. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 2 | Sunday

    Sal Rei (Boa Vista island)

    Early morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Boavista offers the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and amazing landscapes, both on its coasts and in the heart of the island. Relax on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to discover the most authentic aspects of the island: its villages with colorful facades, its artisans of ceramics, and its agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant, before we return on board to sail towards Santiago island. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 3 | Monday

    Praia (Santiago island)

    Early morning arrival at Praia, Santiago, the largest of the islands of the archipelago. After a morning at leisure and lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will bring us to Cidade Velha, the first colonial city built in the tropics and classified by Unesco. The fort and the nearby settlements were once a thriving slave trade center. Late in the evening we will sail north towards Fogo, the island of fire. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 4 | Tuesday

    Sao Felipe (Fogo island)

    Early morning arrival Fogo, with its dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level. Our optional full day excursion will bring us at the top of the volcano, right at the crater edge. You will walk through a landscape of lava. Lunch will be at the crater's village. We will also visit the city San Felipe with a characteristic colonial charm. Late in the evening we will sail to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 5 | Wednesday

    Mindelo (Sao Vincente island)

    Once a vibrant commercial island, it has evolved into a cultural center and Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. Our optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover busy restaurants, musical events that give Mindelo its label of the Cultural Center of the Cape Verde. It is no surprise that the National Museum of Handicrafts is located in Mindelo. Overnight in port.
  • Day 6 | Thursday

    Mindelo (Sao Vincente Island) - Porto Novo (Santo Antao)

    Early in the morning depart for a short sail towards the island of Santo Antao, the greenest of all Cape Verde Islands with landscapes of verdant plantations of sugarcane alternate old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you will taste the "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago. You will also reach the Valley of Ribeira das Patas and discover rock formations coming from lava formations. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
  • Day 7 | Friday

    Porto Novo (Santo Antao)

    This morning, enjoy an excursion on the western side of the island where landscapes are arid and mountainous (up to 1100 m altitude). Discover the south-western part of the island a safari through volcanic landscapes, pozzolans fields and isolated villages with drop-wise agriculture and different kind of plantations. This is a beautiful experience through villages like Lagedos with an ecological tourism. Return on board to depart towards Sal. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 8 | Saturday

    Palmeira (Sal island)

    Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Port Charges
30 November 2019 $ 1990 $ 2390 $ 2890 $ 3490 $ 320
7 December 2019 -30% $ 1990 $ 1393 $ 2390 $ 1673 $ 2890 $ 2023 $ 3490 $ 2443 $ 320
21 December 2019 -30% $ 1990 $ 1393 $ 2390 $ 1673 $ 2890 $ 2023 $ 3490 $ 2443 $ 320
28 December 2019 -20% $ 1990 $ 1592 $ 2390 $ 1912 $ 2890 $ 2312 $ 3490 $ 2792 $ 320
14 March 2020 $ 1990 $ 2390 $ 2890 $ 3490 $ 320
21 March 2020 -20% $ 1990 $ 1592 $ 2390 $ 1912 $ 2890 $ 2312 $ 3490 $ 2792 $ 320
11 April 2020 -20% $ 1990 $ 1592 $ 2390 $ 1912 $ 2890 $ 2312 $ 3490 $ 2792 $ 320
18 April 2020 -20% $ 1990 $ 1592 $ 2390 $ 1912 $ 2890 $ 2312 $ 3490 $ 2792 $ 320
06 November 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
13 November 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
05 December 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
12 December 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
19 December 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
26 December 2020 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
01 March 2021 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
08 March 2021 -10% $ 1990 $ 1791 $ 2390 $ 2151 $ 2990 $ 2691 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 350
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Highlights

Taste the famous "Grogue" in Santo Antao


Taste in home-distillery “grogue” – a white rum, made from sugarcane. Its production is fundamentally artisanal, and nearly all the sugarcane is used in the production of grogue. The cane is processed in a press known as a trapiche. Grogue is the basis for a Cape Verdean cocktail known as ponche, which also includes lime and molasses.

Fogo Volcano: The island of Fire


The island of Fire (Fogo translates as fire) consists of a single, giant black volcano, which dominates every view and every waking moment.São Filipe is easily one of the most attractive towns in the archipelago with pretty drives around the island's eastern side. Taste the traditional Chã das Caldeiras wine better known as Manecon, as well as have the opportunity to purchase locally-produced coffee. Coffee connoisseurs consider the coffee from Fogo as one of the best in the world.

Cultural Mindelo & Cesaria Evora


Set around a moon-shaped port and ringed by barren mountains, Mindelo is Cabo Verde's answer to the Riviera, complete with cobblestone streets, candy-coloured colonial buildings. Mindelo has long been the country's cultural centre, producing more than its share of poets and musicians, including the late Cesária Évora, and it's still a fine place to hear morna while downing some grogue . We will go on an optional discovery tour of the lively markets and the secret corners of the harbor town. Visit the fish market and the African market PRACA ESTRELA passing a traditional quarter, with the town hall, and the vegetable market.

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