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Cape Verde: Best trails of Santiago and Fogo islands
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Cape Verde: Best trails of Santiago and Fogo islands

By Bu Country Tours
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Discover Santiago and Fogo Island's best hiking and trekking trails with a local guide. Go adventure through volcanoes, national parks, green valleys, coffee plantations, UNESCO Heritage Sites, a natural pool and, marvel at the incredible view from top of Cape Verde's highest mountain.
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₹1,39,547.33
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 16-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 8 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Custom and private Arrival and departure airport Transfers; Luggage Transfers;
  • Hotel pick up and drop off for all the tours;
  • Tours as mentioned in the program;
  • Domestic Flights (Praia/Fogo/Praia);
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • All entrance fees
  • Local Assistance 24 hours a day.
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago
  • Entry/Admission - Cidade Velha of Ribeira Grande - World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Serra de Malagueta
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago
  • Entry/Admission - Fogo
  • Entry/Admission - Municipal Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fogo
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago
What's not included
  • International Flights;
  • Tourist tax (Paid locally: 2 Euros/Person/Night);
  • Travel insurance;
  • Visa or Airport Security Tax fees (TSA).
  • Sevices not mentioned in the program and Personal expenses.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Custom and private airport pickup according to the arrival scheduled time.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Sao Filipe Airport, Fogo Cape Verde
      • Francisco Mendes Airport, Praia, Santiago Cape Verde
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 104417P89

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
        • • This tour starts and ends in Praia (Santiago Island);
        • • The rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st
        • • Please bring passport, hiking shoes, sandals/flip flops, confortable shoes, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen;
        • • Lunch and diner includes fish, meet or main dish + dessert + water. Vegetariam food available upon request.
        • • We do not include all meals in the package to make your trip more flexible. Take this opportunity to choose between the restaurants near your accommodation and try Cape Verdean cuisine according to your preference. Your travel representative will be delighted to help if needed;
        • • Copy of traveler's passport is mandatory for the issue of the flight/Ferry ticket;
        • • For domestic flights, each traveler is entitled to take a suitcase of up to 23 kg and a backpack of up to 5 kg.
        • • We reserve the right to claim from the travelers, any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in the schedule of domestic flights.
        • • We reserve the right to alter the order of the itinerary or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary. The same will be informed to the traveler before departure.
        • • A date change fee, as applicable will be levied on passengers who change their date of travel.
        • • Not recommended for those who are afraid of heights
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

        • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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        Cape Verde: Best trails of Santiago and Fogo islands cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Cape Verde: Best trails of Santiago and Fogo islands on Tripadvisor
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 104417P89

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        Itinerary
        Overview
        Full Map
        37 stops
        Day 1
        Arrival in Praia (Santiago...
        Day 2
        Santiago Island: Calabaceira...
        Day 3
        Trekking in Serra Malagueta...
        Day 4
        From Praia: Fogo island Tour to...
        Day 5
        From Chã das Caldeiras: Pico do...
        Day 6
        Hiking Chã das Caldeiras –...
        Day 7
        From Fogo: Praia City Tour &...
        Day 8
        Goodbye Cabo Verde
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        • Bu Country Tours
          230
          Praia, Cape Verde
          Joined in October 2018
        • S3345IQcatherinec
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loved the Sea Turtles
          Fabulous! Great Experience. We were picked up promptly and delivered to the beach. Our guide made us feel very comfortable. Entry to and from the beach went very well. Being in the water with the sea turtles was such a wonderful experience. We spent 40 minutes swimming very close to them. Beautiful creatures.
          Written 16 May 2024
        • sophiaa454
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend this fantastic tour agency in Cabo Verde
          Highly recommend this tour agency in Cabo Verde. The team was fantastic. Incredibly helpful in terms of customer support as we travelled from Sal, to Sao Vicente, to Santo Antao. The guides were very informative and helpful. The itinerary was planned really carefully with a lot of interesting stops and plans. If you're looking for a tour agency in Cabo Verde, look no further. I usually never use an agency for travel, but I am really happy we did in Cabo Verde because I think we saw so much more than we would have seen without.
          Written 18 April 2024
        • Karma149
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great 10 holiday
          BU tours arranged a fantastic holiday for myself and two friends. We went island hopping around Cape Verde, it is such a beautiful place, lots to do if you want to or beautiful beaches to relax in. The internal flights weren’t 100% reliable, with a cancellation and another moved without notice by the airline (Bestfly). Although frustrating, BU tours did a fantastic job making alternative plans for us - their customer service is fantastic, I’d recommend booking through BU tours without any hesitation. Thank you for such a great trip!
          Written 4 April 2024
        • Chris_COC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to experience the island
          Since I was the only participant, I got a private tour with my own guide and driver in a comfortable car. Both did a great job, the guide spoke perfect English. You spend a lot of time in the car, but there were also 3 hours left for the beach in Tarrafal. Highly recommended!
          Written 31 March 2024
        • 411glennk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          This was a wonderful opportunity, and the guys from Bu Country couldn’t have been better! The pick up at the cruise pier went perfectly, and the team at the beach were experts in getting the boat out through the incoming waves and wind. Once beyond the waves, we donned snorkeling gear and slipped over the side to tread water for the next 1/2 hour and the turtles swarmed all around us. The water is deep, so you need to be able to swim well, or use a life vest. When it came time to leave, they helped us back into the boat, and brought us back ashore through the waves like pros, with no issues. I highly recommend Bu Country and their operation at Sao Pedro beach.
          Written 18 March 2024
        • brianbD252QK
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good, in depth tour of the local life
          perfect trip around the island, attentive guides very informative and a very personal experience. thanks will come back with more family to enjoy the experience
          Written 6 March 2024
        • Dina365
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          30-day Trip in Cape Verde!
          My husband and I just returned from a 30-day trip in Cape Verde organized by Bu Country Tours. Admilson and his team created a customized itinerary for us covering 5 islands- Santiago, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Boa Vista and Sal. This included selecting and booking accommodations, airport transfers, and excellent private tours guided by experienced, knowledgeable guides from Cape Verde. Admilson and the team were always accessible and responsive if we had any questions. Their passion for hospitality and client service enabled us to fully immerse ourselves in Cape Verde’s rich culture, cuisine, and music- as well as the islands’ unforgettable landscapes… and, of course, the wonderful people of Cape Verde. Bu Country Tours is a highly professional operation that made our month-long adventure as hassle-free, fun filled and memorable as possible. Whether you are doing a daytrip or a 30-day island hopping tour, I would highly recommend Bu Country Tours!
          Written 3 March 2024
        • MiStErFoRcE
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          lovely experience
          lovely tour to see the specs of this pretty and montainous Santiage island! Was lucky to go on the wednesday tour with visit to the Assomada market .. what an experience. Only local stuff you see to get to know the real Cabo Verde! Thx to all crew Eder/Ivania/Afi for their knowledge, time & experience to make this day 1 to remember.
          Written 28 January 2024
        • alison_macarthur
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Island trip Santiago, Cape Verde
          Andrew, our guide, was a warm & knowledgable guide with our driver Junior (who only took two wrong turns!). My girlfriend & I saw the breadth of Santiago and our only regret was wanting a little longer at the beautiful beach of Tarrafal. Fascinating glimpses of the food (cuzcus) and agriculture (market at Assomada) capped off with a fresh coconut to drink & eat! All in all a highlight of our relaxing long weekend in Capo Verde.
          Written 22 January 2024
        • keithrW7721TQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cape Verde Santiago hiking
          MY trip was a slight variation of the 6 day hiking trails tour and arranged just for myself in accordance with my wishes. All the arrangements for my personalised itinerary in Santiago went extremely smoothly - the hiking and day tours and the organisation were excellent and everything went according to plan. I would highly recommend Bu country tours. My main interest was hiking but I am sure they would take some beating for organising any itinerary and on the other islands as well
          Written 18 January 2024
        • 916hannahj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour operator!
          Admilson and his team organised a great trip for my husband and 1. Our guide, Caine, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and it was a great day and very good value! Much better than what the reps at TUI can offer. Personal and excellent!
          Written 11 January 2024
        • Mazzoh2020
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good company
          Full tour with tasty lunch at local mama Elsa's home. We had nice fresh food- tuna, veg, salad and some flavoured rice. I would say that Bu Country are one of the better tour operators in Cape Verde. If you prefer to avoid the big group scrum they are the one for you. Perhaps a bit more expensive than some but that's necessary for smaller group vibe. Our guide Miguel was very helpful and keen to share knowledge on all the Cape Verde islands. We asked him A LOT of questions about everyday life in CV and he shared lots of info with us which was good. The driver Riva also did his job well avoiding the many pot holes!, car clean and they arrived on time. Bu country also willing to arrange whole travel itineraries and always super polite. One thing I would say is, sometimes the e mail comms were a bit erratic (what's app best)...e mail sometimes quick responses, other times slow....and I fear you may be losing some business on that front Admilson - hope you won't mind the constructive criticism. Anyway thanks for everything & wishing you all the best ongoing 👍
          Written 8 January 2024
        • alvaro5000
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun day and great BBQ at the beach.
          Fun day and great bbq at the beach. We were picked up at the hotel in Praia at the agreed time by friendly staff. It was about 1hr. 20 mins drive to Ribeira da Barca, from where the boat departs. The boat ride was easy and the scenery really beautiful. Landscape and rock formations are quite impressive. Unfortunately we could not swim or snorkel in the cave due to seasonal seaweed which was not anticipated. We continued to the beach where we dedicate snorkel and were able to see plenty of marine life despite some seaweed around, while our guides prepared BBQ. The food was amazing and plentiful. Altogether a good, fun experience! Negative: it is quite a drive, and transportation takes a large part of the day. Price is slightly high considering the actual activity, but we still believe it was worth it Positive: good communication, timely pick up, pleasant and friendly guide & staff, nice beach spot (incl. possible snorkeling), great views, amazing fish BBQ).
          Written 31 December 2023
        • nanahb
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was okay
          My tour date changed a few times. The pickup was late, so I only spent 40 minutes in Tarrafal and did not get to visit the market as planned The tour guide was friendly, but I don't think the tour was worth $100 USD. I did enjoy making cuscuz.
          Written 27 December 2023
        • lvlue
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great
          Everything was awesome from the start to the end. We had a good walk and a lot of interesting conversations. Some history, some monkeys, some good food.
          Written 10 December 2023
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        simon d
        Ao Nang, Thailand
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022
        Grâce à Admilson Garcia et ses formidables guides, Maria et Ayton, nous avons passé un séjour extraordinaire en famille, riche de partage et de découvertes.
        Leur précieuse et chaleureuse présence nous a permis de découvrir l’île de Santiago de manière la plus typique qu’il soit. Nous y avons fait de magnifiques et vertigineuses randonnées avec des paysages à couper le souffle. Sans parler du Pico do Fogo, un autre moment fort de notre voyage merveilleusement bien accompagnés par deux autres supers guides de montagne recommandés par Admilson, Nezito et Belmir.
        Admilson est très disponible et a répondu à toutes nos questions avant et pendant le voyage avec beaucoup de sérieux et de réactivité. Grâce à cette belle organisation, nous repartons du Cap vert avec des souvenirs plein la tête et des étoiles plein les yeux ! 🌴🌋🍀☀️💚
        Written 20 February 2022
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        Merci pour vos commentaires positifs sur notre équipe et l'expérience que nous avons offerte. Nous sommes ravis de savoir que vous avez passé un séjour extraordinaire, plein de découvertes. Vos compliments sont très appréciés et nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau dans le futur. ❤️
        Written 5 June 2023
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