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The Rythm

The Rythm

Trek with guide


The Rythm
Discover the most African side of Cape Verde: the Southern islands. Many strolls with no major difficulties and not challenging (physically) will take you through small markets, villages and cities of Santiago and Fogo; a single hike will lead you to the feet of the highest volcano in the country. You can reward yourself with a swim in the ocean and/or a glass (or two) of local red wine, grown on the slopes of the volcano.

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STAY

Type of stay :
Trek with guide

Island(s) :
Santiago
Fogo
Santiago

Localities visited :
Cidade Velha, Tarrafal, Assomada, Cha das Caldeiras, São Filipe

Length : 7 days
(included 1 of walking)

Maximum difficulty : 3

Quietly and at your own pace, you'll get to know two of the Sotavento islands (Leeward Islands), to the South of the archipelago - where Cape Verde is the most African. You will go through small and typical villages, African traditional markets, doze off on the white sand beach, dive in the turquoise blue ocean and perhaps even spot some wild monkeys living in the mountains; a small hike will take you in Fogo's caldeira.

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The Rythm

Level
Easy

Day 1
Arrival at Praia airport. Transfer to your hotel in Praia.
Day 2
Your guide will show you Santiago and its most fascinating spots: the Serra Malagueta, where you have the possibility to do a small hike (but it's not mandatory : ), Assomada and the house of Amílcar Cabral, Tarrafal on the North side, where you can have lunch and even swim in the Ocean. You will return to Praia taking the East coast road, and reach your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 3
Today, you visit Cidade Velha: once evil twin of Gorée island during the slave trade, Cidade Velha is also the cradle of the Creole identity, with the first Cathedral ever built in Africa and renovated fortress. A beautiful yet bitter place, as the fate of many was sealed on the small town's main square, where one can still see a pillory.

Day 4
You head to the Fire island. Everything in Fogo is out of the ordinary: not only the size of the volcano, but its colours, the fragrances, the atmosphere, the people; A little stroll gets you acquainted with all of these.

Day 5 (Hike: 2 hours - level 2-3)
You give an early start to this hike up to the crater: the landscapes are worth it. Calm yet powerful, silent, sunny... The volcano is impressive. You're getting closer and closer while exploring the caldeira (literally: the cauldron). Your accommodation for the night is in front of the big cone - without water and electricity, but don't worry, it's livable : )

Day 6
In the morning, your driver will collect you and take you back to the colourful town of São Filipe, where you can enjoy its charming atmosphere.
Day 7
Flight back to Santiago.

PRICES

Included
Round-trip inter-island flights Santiago - Fogo in class T
All transfers
Your guide (day 2, 3 and 5)
1 lunch (day 5)
1 dinner (day 5)
3 lunches
1 picnic
Accommodation for 6 nights
Tourist tax

Optional
1. Possibility to combine this tour with The Melody in the Northern islands.
2. A climb up to the volcano may be added (36 EUR per person)

3. Single room surcharge (All nights): 73 EUR per person

Price per person

642 € based on 2 people in a double room

514 € based on 4 people in double rooms

Price info

Single room extra charge: 79 EUR

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Levels of difficulty:

1 = Easy cheesy
2 = Easy
3 = Difficult in some places
4 = Intense
5 = Do not even think of it
* = Only with a guide

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