The Best of Santiago Island: Cidade Velha, Tarrafal + East Side

Explore Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide
Visit to the most African and historical city of Cape Verde
Take a local guide and discover the former slave market
Drive with photo stop around the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta
Relax on the most beautiful beach of Santiago Island - Tarrafal Beach

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Pick up and drop off, all entrance fees and guiding service Others: On request.
    • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
    • Entry/Admission - Se Catedral
    • Entry/Admission - Pelourinho
    • Entry/Admission - Rue Banana
    • Entry/Admission - Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
    • Entry/Admission - Convento de Sao Francisco
    • Entry/Admission - Tarrafal Beach
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - Drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Praia, Praia, Santiago

    Departure from your hotel

    Stop At: Cidade Velha, Cidade Velha, Santiago

    Discover the highlights of Santiago Island beyond the city of Praia on a full-day trip. First, be picked up at your hotel and travel towards Cidade Velha. Discover all of the main points of interest here such as the Royal Fortress of São Filipe, the ruins of the first sub-Saharan African Cathedral, the fishermen bay, the former slave market in Pelourinho, the famous Banana Street with its traditional houses, the Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and finally the Convent of São Francisco

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, Rua de Forteleza, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    Visit the Fortress Real the São Filipe that was built in 1587, to defend the city by the pirates attacks.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Se Catedral, Einfahrtsstrasse von Praia nach Cidade Velha, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    The first cathedral to be built, in África by Portuguese, in 1556.
    Is only one of the country tere's today we have only ruins.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pelourinho, National Highway, Cidade Vehla, Cape Verde

    Was the symbol of the municipal power , built in 1512 with a white marble, and was use a slave market

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rue Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago Cape Verde

    Was the first hurbanized street, built by the colonists, that appeared with the human occupation in the beginning of the settlement.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    Was the fisrt monument buit, in Cidade Velha, 1495.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Convento de Sao Francisco, Fortsetzung der Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    This monument was built in seventen century,

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Assomada, Assomada, Santiago

    Next, drive through the mountains towards the north of the island. Make some photo stops in São Domingos, Assomada, and in the Natural Park of Serra Malagueta.

    Stop At: Tarrafal Beach, Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago 7110 Cape Verde

    . Travel to the town of Tarrafal and enjoy the most beautiful beach of Santiago Island. With its white sand and crystal-clear waters, the small beach of Tarrafal is surrounded by hills and coconut trees.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Calheta de Sao Miguel, Calheta de Sao Miguel, Santiago

    After lunch, travel back towards Praia on the eastern coast and visit the community of Rabelados along the way. See the only community that still lives in thatched houses, preserving the oldest customs and beliefs of Cape Verde, before arriving back in the city center.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Praia, Praia, Santiago

    Drop off at the Hotel

  • Departure Point :
    1: Hotel Oasis Atlantico Praiamar, Praia, Cape Verde
    2: Hotel VIP Praia, Praia, Cape Verde
    3: Hotel Santa Maria, Praia, Cape Verde
    4: Hotel Perola, Chã de Areia, Praia 1290, Cape Verde
    5: HOTEL CESARIA, Rua Che-Guevara, Praia, Cape Verde
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No serious Medical, Conditions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Bu Country Tours

Activity ID: V-104417P13

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