Cape Verde: Essence of Fogo and Brava Islands

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Duration 📅

7 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Language 🌐

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Inclusions

Accommodation (6 Nights);
Tours as mentioned in the program;
Guiding Service (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish);
Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours;
Ferry Tickets (Brava – Fogo – Brava)
All entrance fees;
Service charges and VAT;
Local Assistance 24 hours a day.
6xBreakfast
1xPicnic
6xLunch

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💎 Why we love it ?

Hike Cape Verde’s highest mountain, Fogo Volcano, and the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Chã das Caldeiras National Park, coffee plantations, Salina’s natural pool, and taste one of the best wine in the world. Discover the smallest island of Cape Verde, Brava, but one of the greenest, freshest, and most flowery.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Cape Verde: Essence of Fogo and Brava Islands

Day 1: Fogo: Half-day São Filipe Experience with local coffee tasting

After disembarking, be welcomed by Your travel representative, who will be waiting for you at Fogo Airport with a sign displaying your name, as informed by you. Then, be transferred to São Filipe, the capital of the island. Once there, start your discovery from the Main Square and exploring “Sobrados”, at a charming little town lined with colorful colonial houses. Next, head to the small Municipal Museum and appreciate the simplicity of the objects that portray the local history. At the local market, mingle with locals and admire the vibrant colors of the local fruits and vegetables there. After that, take a break for a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful view of the neighbor island Brava. Taste the local coffee, 100% organic, recognized with a gold medal as one of the best in the world. Overnight in São Filipe.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Casa Mariza in Chã das Caldeiras (Fogo Island) or similar.

 

Day 2: Fogo: Full Island Perimeter tour & Dip into a Natural Pool + 30 min Ferry Fogo – Brava

Marvel at Salina’s natural swimming pool and visit the largest and oldest tree on the island. Take beautiful pictures of the houses carved over the sea, the great neighbor island Brava and have the opportunity to watch fishermen returning to shore with the day’s catch. After the tour, enjoy free time according to the ferry’s scheduled time, then be picked up in São Filipe and depart towards the Harbour. Enjoy a 30-minute ferry trip from Fogo to Brava. Arrival and transfer to Nova Sintra. Overnight in Nova Sintra.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Casa Mariza in Chã das Caldeiras (Fogo Island) or similar.

🚢 Ferry Tickets from Fogo to Brave are included.

 

Day 3: Brava Island Tour: The Routes of “Morna” with locals

After breakfast, be picked up at your accommodation and depart towards Nova Sintra. Make your first stop at Eugénio Tavares main square, and learn about the history of Morna, a Cape Verdean musical genre internationalized by Cesária Évora and considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Take pictures of empty colonial houses and drive through the pretty village of Cova Rodela and reach Mato Grande Village. There, visit Miradouro and enjoy a stunning view looking out over Nova Sintra towards Fogo Island. Your tour progresses to Mato, from where you will see Fontainhas Mountain, the highest peak on the island. After that, head to Cachaço Village and have a chance to see local goat’s cheese production, which the tiny production is usually exported to Santiago Island. Then, head to the west of Brava and reach Lomba in Tantum, a fishing village where locals go when they want to buy some fresh fish. If sea conditions permit, take a break and swim in the beautiful warm natural pools at Fajã D’Água. At lunch, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the city and taste some local delights in a typical restaurant. Overnight in Nova Sintra.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Pipi’s Guest House In São Filipe (Fogo Island) or similar.

 

Day 4: Ferry Trip to Fogo & Volcano Discovery Tour

After breakfast, be picked up from your accommodation in Brava and depart towards the harbor. Enjoy a 30-minute ferry trip from Brava to Fogo. Arrive in Fogo and head inland to the small villages of Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão. There, learn about the history of the residents who had their houses submerged by the lava from the recent volcanic eruption of 2014. Arrive at Chã das Caldeiras National Park and admire uninterrupted views of the volcano and rugged surrounding landscape. Marvel with an amazing view from the foot of Cape Verde’s highest mountain, the active volcano, one of the best attractions in the country. After that, take a break for a well-deserved lunch in a local atmosphere and buy or taste at your expense one of the best wines in the world. Overnight in Chã das Caldeiras.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Pipi’s Guest House In São Filipe (Fogo Island) or similar.

🚢 Ferry Tickets from Brava to Fogo are included.

 

Day 5: Pico do Fogo Volcano Hiking from Chã das Caldeiras

Get picked up at your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras and walk with your guide until reaching the foot of the Volcano. Start the climb and let your local guide adjust the rate of climbing according to your skills. After 3 hours, reach the highest peak in Cape Verde, Pico do Fogo, the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, with 2829 meters of altitude. Enjoy one of the steepest and spectacular volcanic cones in the world where the last eruption occurred in 2014, and then, start the fun part of the day; feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds and then begin descending the steep ash descent for half an hour, sinking knee-deep in Lapilli, a lifetime experience. After doing one of the best things to do in Cape Verde, the tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras. Overnight in Chã das Caldeiras.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Cruz Grande in Nova Sintra (Brava Island) or similar.

 

Day 6: Hiking Chã das Caldeiras  – Coffee Plantation – Mosteiros

After breakfast, be picked up at your hotel in Chã das Caldeiras and start your hiking adventure through the north’s protected forest and some descent path. Cross the steep northeast side of the volcano and be amazed by the unique sea landscape with the sight of the neighboring Santiago Island. Stick the road and walk through small residences built on lava rock terraces, banana, orange, and coffee plantations. Enjoy the local environment and an intact nature filled with the scents of oranges and the noise of children and roosters. After the locality of Pai António, a predominantly agricultural municipality, whose dominant crops are: coffee, grape, cotton, and purgueira. Most of the Mosteiros territory is covered with lavas resulting from a series of volcanic eruptions that happened over time. Overnight in São Filipe.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Cruz Grande in Nova Sintra (Brava Island) or similar.

 

Day 7: Goodbye Fogo

Start your last day with a delicious breakfast at your accommodation and then enjoy your free time according to the flight schedules. Check out from the accommodation in São Filipe and at agreed time be picked up and transferred to Fogo airport. Catch your flight back home and say goodbye to “La Morabeza Crioula”.

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