You will experience first hand what makes our holidays so special on our Cultural Highlights of Cape Verde trip.
Have a taste of the history, food, culture and music of Santiago and São Vicente, the most cultural islands of this stunning archipelago. Explore the oldest settlement Cidade Velha and enjoy an evening of live music in cultural capital Mindelo.
On Santiago, haggle for the price of fruit at Assomada market, or mix and mingle with the locals and shop at the outdoor African market, where traders sell anything from beds to clothing. Don’t miss out on visiting the oldest kapok tree either, which is a short walk down the valley from your hotel.
In Mindelo, visit the newly developed harbour with its gallery and trendy cafes and in the evening listen to a fusion of traditional and modern Cape Verdean music in one of the many venues and bars.
Guided days are private just for you so that you can make the most out of your holiday with us.
Guide price £2,200 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flights (guide price only), accommodation in twin share, en-suite rooms on a breakfast only basis throughout (dinner is included at Pousada Vassoura, which is on half board basis). Return airport transfers on Santiago and Sao Vicente. Inter-island flight per person Santiago/São Vicente. Excursions on Santiago and São Vicente as detailed in the itinerary. Visas, support from our team in Cape Verde, and air ticket reconfirmation (if required). EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.
Throughout this holiday you will be staying in some of the most amazing places. From Kira's a family run boutique hotel in Mindelo to the beautifully designed Pousada Vassora outside Assommada. Our accommodation choices on this trip have been specially selected for you. The accommodation will be on B&B basis apart from Pousada Vassora, where dinner is included.
Specific historical and cultural guided tours have been included where you are driven around by car or discover a place on foot. During your free time, we offer a fantastic range of activities on both islands. Most are suitable for all ages, but many can be adapted to your abilities and experience.
On this holiday you visit two contrasting islands, green African influenced Santiago with its rich history and vibrant more European Sao Vicente with its numerous music venues and festivals.