This fantastic self-drive holiday on Santiago Cape Verde takes you from busy Praia to mountainous Rui Vaz, colourful Assomada and the beaches near Tarrafal.
After a visit of Cidade Velha – the oldest Cape Verdean settlement and World Heritage Site – on the coast, the scenery changes dramatically when you drive inland. Jagged peaks surround your hotel high up in the mountains and green valleys can be found around Assomada in the centre.
Drive along black volcanic beaches on the west coast until you reach Tarrafal in the north, which has a pretty cove, is perfect for snorkelling and has a white sandy beach.
Don’t worry: most of the roads are on tarmac and only become cobbled when you go off the beaten track.
Price 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 and Quinta da Montanha. Santiago airport to hotel arrival transfer. Car hire 7 day (Daihatsu Terios or similar) including delivery to your accommodation and airport drop off. Cost includes unlimited mileage, standard and CDW (collision damage waiver- subject to excess) insurance but not optional PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel. 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.
The combination of accommodation we choose for your trip is part of the key to an unforgettable holiday. Throughout your trip you will be staying in some of the most amazing places. From a small hotel nestled in the mountains to a boutique style hotel on a small ridge - Santiago island in Cape Verde has some great accommodation choices and the hotels on this trip have been specially selected for you. All the accommodation will be on B&B basis apart from the more remote places where dinner will be included.
We offer a fantastic range of activities on Santiago. Most are suitable for all ages, but many can be adapted to your abilities and experience.
Santiago is one of the southern islands of Cape Verde and has so much to offer from two volcanic mountain ranges which dominate the island to Tarrafal with its pretty sandy cove; great for snorkelling, relaxing and diving. This self-drive holiday around Santiago will give you the ideal opportunity to explore everything that the island has to offer.