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The Northeast

The Northeast

Trek with guide


The Northeast
The tour, one of our favourites, was directly inspired by the island and by its inhabitants - as it gives time to discover amazing landscapes, make pleasant encounters and enjoy the local pace of life. Dinner, bed and breakfast in a host family or in a little guest-house, immersion in green valleys, tropical friendliness: the only risk you're running by booking this stay is to want to extend it.

STAY
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STAY

Type of stay :
Trek with guide

Island(s) :
Santo Antão

Localities visited :
Cha de Igreja, Caibros, Fontainhas, Paúl, Ponta do Sol

Length : 5 days
(included 4 of walking)

Maximum difficulty : 3

Take your time to discover, feel, taste, talk, smile and wander. No challenge, no must-do: just kick back, enjoy the wonderful landscapes and why not develop your Creole thanks to many funny encounters.

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The Northeast

Level
For all hiking enthusiasts, without major difficulty.

Departure
9: 00 from Porto Novo harbour

Day 1 (Hike: 5 hours - level 3)
Let's start by driving up the old road that goes through the island, the one with the amazing panoramas - the hike starts from a high plateau, and a path will lead us through deserted areas of different shades of red. This is just the beginning of the journey. If you wish, we can stop for some cheese tasting before heading to our homestay for the night, located in one of the numerous green valleys.

Day 2 (Hike: 4 hours - level 2-3)
Today, we cross two valleys as green as wonderful. Don't forget to learn some words of Cape Verdean creole, in order to exchange more than smiles with the local farmers we encounter. Once we've reached the village, greeted locals on the square or ran errands at the local merceria (grocery store), we'll meet our family for tonight, and enjoy a delicious homemade dinner. Simple, human, typically Cape Verdean.

Day 3 (Hike: 6 hours - level 2-3)
Let us not miss a second of this wonderful day - we give an early start to one of the most spectacular hikes of Cape Verde: the one along the coast. We are accompanied to the right by the base of steep, if not vertical cliffs, while we are bordered to the left by the endlessness of the Atlantic Ocean. Small paths used by shepherds lead us through exceptional landscapes, each curve revealing new surprises. We conceived this tour as the most beautiful of the island.

Day 4 (Hike: 3 hours - level 2-3)
Today, we have a much closer encounter with the greenest and most tropical valley amongst the whole archipelago, the beautiful valley of Paúl.

Day 5
While our guide heads back home, we are free to choose how we want to spend your day in Paúl, the valley of thousand hikes. Before he leaves, let us not forget to ask your guide for some tips!

Info
1 night without luggage

PRICES

Included
Round-trip ferry tickets São Vicente - Santo Antão
All transfers (unless the one to the port, the last day)
Your guide for 4 days
3 picnics
1 lunch
5 dinners
Accommodation for 5 nights
Luggage transfer
1 night without luggage (Day 2)
Tourist tax

Optional
Possibility to add a few days in Santo Antão to this hike ; in this case, the ferry tickets back to Mindelo will be for your last day of your extended stay.

Price per person

564 € based on two people

410 € based on four people

Price info

Single room surcharge (Day 3, 4 and 5): 35 EUR per person

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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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