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Best of Santiago Island: Cidade Velha, Workshop & Tarrafal Beach Tour provided by Bu Country Tours

Best of Santiago Island: Cidade Velha, Workshop & Tarrafal Beach Tour

Best of Santiago Island: Cidade Velha, Workshop & Tarrafal Beach Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore the rural areas of Santiago Island on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cidade Velha, delve into local history and learn to cook local delights with a local family. Cross the Natural Park and swim in Santiago's most beautiful beach, Tarrafal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 104417P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia or Cidade Velha
  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Workshop of Cuscuz and Fidjós (local delights)
  • Liability insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees per person (€5 for Royal Fortress, €2 for Rabelados)
  • Lunch, drinks and personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Se Catedral
  • Entry/Admission - Rue Banana
  • Entry/Admission - Tarrafal Beach
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your accommodation is not listed, please send us an email with your pick-up address in Praia or Cidade Velha. Airport pick-up is not included. An additional fee will apply for travelers who require this service.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please bring sandals/flip flops, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen
  • Note that the São Filipe Fortress is closed on holidays
  • Please note that the Assomada Market opens only on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia or Cidade Velha
  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Workshop of Cuscuz and Fidjós (local delights)
  • Liability insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Santiago
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees per person (€5 for Royal Fortress, €2 for Rabelados)
  • Lunch, drinks and personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
  • Entry/Admission - Se Catedral
  • Entry/Admission - Rue Banana
  • Entry/Admission - Tarrafal Beach
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your accommodation is not listed, please send us an email with your pick-up address in Praia or Cidade Velha. Airport pick-up is not included. An additional fee will apply for travelers who require this service.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please bring sandals/flip flops, a towel, a hat, swimwear, and sunscreen
  • Note that the São Filipe Fortress is closed on holidays
  • Please note that the Assomada Market opens only on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Praia
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Se Catedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Pelourinho
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Rue Banana
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Sao Jorge Dos Orgaos
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 7
    Assomada
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Serra de Malagueta
  • 8
    Tarrafal Beach
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    Pedra Badejo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Praia
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sergi M
Province of Girona, Spain4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had a great an very special time. The guides are very professional, they know how to adapt to your needs and preferences and they always do their best to assure you have a wonderful time. After this first excursion we booked the rest of the days with them and it was an excellent investment.

This full day trip is perfect to explore the island and discover what Santiago has to offer, you get a bit of everything, culture, nature, beach, local cusine… We just had an amazing day!

We are experienced travelers and we’ve booked many trips and guides all over the world. This guys are just great, we strongly recomend them!
Written 23 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc-Antoine
Dakar Region, Senegal1 contribution
Apr 2021
I had an amazing day doing The Best of Santiago Island tour. Admilson is an excellent guide. His passion for his work and his love for his country make the tour very enjoyable. I also had the chance to meet Rita, who is part of the team of BU Country Tours. I visited several places throughout the tour, observed beautiful landscapes and met nice people. A highly recommend this tour! It is a must during your stay in the beautiful Santiago Island.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bucountry
Hi Marc Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure to welcome you to Santiago Island. We will always be available to share "La Morabeza Crioula" with special human beings like you. We hope to see you again in Cape Verde. Thank you again!
Written 13 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Bu Country Tours
Sony S
Sony S
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Phenomenal service
The crew were very personable, informative, and very attentive throughout. Because I travelled solo, safety was a p
janetmA4316SS
janetmA4316SS
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Amazing day with the best tour company!
This tour was hands down the best experience I had in Cabo Verde! Our guide Ailtom was friendly and knowledgable an
570sebastianh
570sebastianh
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Excellent Tour Guide
The best thing on this tour was our awesome tour guide who was highly motivated to show us around and explain us ev
martijns158
martijns158
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Tour
Admilson was our tour guide And he is the best tour guide in the country Super friendly and good info about the hi
leciel83
leciel83
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Great tour and great fun
First of all, compliment to my guide Ailton, great personality, fun person to be with, responsible and I had a lot
R8094IKstephaniel
R8094IKstephaniel
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Worth it!!! Do youself a favor and BOOK!
Amazing experience. Our guides made us feel safe and welcome like family. They did their best to translate the mult
bretts11
bretts11
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BU Country Tours is the best in Cabo Verde
I did two tours with BU Country on back to back days and they were both excellent. The owner is extremely friendly
Cruiser284813
Cruiser284813
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Best option if you really want to get to know Cape Verde.
If you really want to get to know Cape Verde and understand how capeverdians live, BuCountry Tours would be your be
FarAway684487
FarAway684487
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Good reliable company
I have booked a lot of tours with Bu Country Tours and could always rely on them. They was always on time and even
FarAway684487
FarAway684487
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Nice Town
Very nice town. One of the few places in Cape Verde where you can see culturally sights. The guide was very nice an
FarAway684487
FarAway684487
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Great hiking trip
Maybe one of the best hiking trips you can make in Cape Verde. The landscape is absolutely awesome. the guide was e
memypassportandi
memypassportandi
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Fantastic local experiences
This is one of the best day tours I've ever taken. Of course it's nice to get to take a tour of the island, but the
Fabouche
Fabouche
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Amazing Service
Excellent service throughout my stay in CV. Admilson is a very kind and very reliable person for all kind of servic
docdynamite
docdynamite
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Great hiking tour
Hiking around the volcano crater area of the island of Fogo is a must do. We had great guides, fantastic weather an
docdynamite
docdynamite
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Interesting trip to the old capital
Interesting trip to the old capital of Santiago island, learning a lot about the history of Cape Verde. Fantastic t
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