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Adventure Travel: New Year's Eve In Cape Verde (Mindelo)

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Overview

Do not miss if you are in Mindelo on the night of the 31st.! City Hall puts up a great firework, which normally lasts for at least 15 minutes along the boulevard Avenida Marginal and an amazing music show, throughout the night in Rua de Lisboa. The people jump and dance, in a peaceful and fun way. You will also hiking on the 4 classic walking trails in the majestic mountains of Santo Antão Island.

Tour Highlights:

> Spending the holidays in a subtropical climate is  more relaxing;
> The 4 classic walking trails on Santo Antao island;
> Watch fireworks on the boulevard and party all night during New Year in Sao Vicente island;
> Meeting with a warm and captivating population;
> Try the traditional Cape Verde drinks: Grogue and Pontche;
> Delight in the Cape Verde gastronomy through a good fresh fish dish.

Itinerary

You might be able to make some modifications to the current tourist programme based upon your personal preferences. 

Day 1: Sao Vicente Island Airport (Arrival)

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Mindelo.

You will be welcomed by our driver in the airport Cesaria Évora in Sao Vicente and take you to your hotel in Mindelo. The First night in the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Sao Vicente / Santo Antao Island: Walk Cova - The Valley of Paul

At 07h15 We pick you up in your hotel and drive you to the harbor.

At 08h00: The ferry leave from Porto Grande harbor in Mindelo (will take one hour to reach the island of Santo Antão)

Walk: Volcano Crater Cova - The Paul Valley

Our driver will welcome you at Porto Novo harbor and in less than 20 minutes you will be in Cova, volcano crater at 1800 meters altitude, where you start the descent to the majestic valley Paul accompanied by a local guide to tell the history of the beauty surrounding you. You have a picnic lunch that you can enjoy en route. Transfer to Ponta do Sol to spend the night.  Dinner at restaurant.

Walking time: 5h | Distance: 12,5 Km | Elevation: + 300 m / - 1320 m | Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner.

Day 3

Walk: Lin d'Corvo - João Afonso

After breakfast, transfer following the path of the mountains (stopping in the sights of Corda) to Lagoa, semi-desert altitude plateau, for the starting point of the hike, in Lin d´Corvo. From there, a scenic trail (we cross the sugarcane crops and small rural hamlets) descends towards João Afonso, where we spend the night. You have a picnic lunch that you can enjoy en route, dinner prepared by the inhabitants of the valley.

Walking Time: 4h | Distance: 10,7 Km | Elevation: 170 m / - 820 m | Accommodation: Homestay | Meals: BPD.

Day 4

Walk: Cha Igreja - Cruzinha - Fontaínhas - Ponta do Sol

​After breakfast, transfer to the starting point of the hike in Chã de Igreja. Superb ride along the fantastic coast, passing through rugged cliffs and wonderful small rural villages; Cruzinha, Corvo and Fontaínhas. PYou have a picnic lunch that you can enjoy en route. Continue to Ponta do Sol, to spend the night. Dinner at restaurant.

Walking time: 4h30 | Distance: 11 Km | Elevation: +690 m / - 710 m | Accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals: BPD.

Day 5

Walk: Ribeira Grande - Ribeira da Torre - Sao Vicente Island

Today we can look forward to some fantastic relaxing walking after the ups and downs of the previous stretch. We head down to Ribeira da Torre valley and we will stop in Xôxo for the lunch under the trees. 
Walking Time: 3h30 | Distance: 8 Km | Elevation: + 560 m /  - 710 m.


Santo Antao - Sao Vicente island
After lunch, head back to Porto Novo harbour via newly built island coastal road.
At 17h00 the ferry will get you back to São Vicente Island. 
At 18h00 we transfer you back to your hotel. You are free to discovery Mindelo, the cultural city of Cape Verde. Dinner free.

Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: BL.

Day 6

Mindelo: New Year's Eve (free)

City Hall puts up a great firework, which normally lasts for at least 15 minutes along the boulevard Avenida Marginal and an amazing music show, throughout the night in Rua de Lisboa.

Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner free)

Day 7

Sao Vicente: full-day Trip

In a day trip you see the best the Island of Sao Vicente has to offer. We visit the historical sites of the city of Mindelo and offer a spectacular tour around the island, taking in spectacular sights such as Verde and the beautiful Baía das Gatas, beach where annually runs the most famous music festival of the country. To enjoy an appetizing lunch of fresh fish we visit Calhau, a charming fishing village. You will be accompanied by one of our highly knowledgeable drivers on your journey that will provide the information and history on the area. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: BL

Day 8: São Vicente Airport (Departure)

Transfer from your hotel to Airport Cesaria Évora in Sao Vicente

Flight time dependent, a single transfer to Airport Cesaria Évora is provided and we wave goodbye to these beautiful islands. 
Meals: breakfast.

End of Stay
This program depends on weather conditions and may be modified by us on site for your safety.

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