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Full-Day Road Tour in Sal Island

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Cape Verde, Cape Verde
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See the highlights of Sal Island in the company of a certified tour guide that will introduce you to the island, its locals and sights, and Cape Verde in general. There's a lot to see here and figuring... More
See the highlights of Sal Island in the company of a certified tour guide that will introduce you to the island, its locals and sights, and Cape Verde in general. There's a lot to see here and figuring out a tour plan on your own is challenging. This family-friendly excursion takes the guesswork out of the equation. You'll visit Ponta Preta, Murdeira, Espargos, the fishing village of Palmeira, the natural pools of Buracona, and more.

Highlights

  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • Tour guide explains the history of Cape Verde and Sal Island
  • See the fishing village of Palmeira, the natural pools of Buracona, and more
  • Break for lunch in Espargos (own expense)

What To Expect

Summary

The Island is small in dimension but quite revealing in terms of landscape and attractions.Be ready for a breath-taking trip where the word “stress” is out of the lexicon.

Meet at the front desk of your
... More
The Island is small in dimension but quite revealing in terms of landscape and attractions.Be ready for a breath-taking trip where the word “stress” is out of the lexicon.

Meet at the front desk of your hotel at 9:15am. As soon as you meet your guide, you'll start the tour and your first destination will be “Ponta Preta”. At this spot you´ll witness
... More
The Island is small in dimension but quite revealing in terms of landscape and attractions.Be ready for a breath-taking trip where the word “stress” is out of the lexicon.

Meet at the front desk of your hotel at 9:15am. As soon as you meet your guide, you'll start the tour and your first destination will be “Ponta Preta”. At this spot you´ll witness a contrast between white natural sand dunes and dark coloured volcanic rocks entering the sea.

This amazing combination creates a unique phenomenon of huge and beautiful waves. And this is the reason why this location is the stage for the performance of water sports competitions like surf, windsurf and others of a world known level.

While in Ponta Preta you will be introduced to the itinerary and you´ll be also provided with a brief explanation of the history of Cape Verde.After witnessing and feeling the power of nature in Ponta Petra, you will head up to Murdeira.

Murdeira is geographically located at the centre of the island. It´s Bay is bathed with crystal waters and filled with corals, enabling marvelous conditions for the practice of snorkeling.

Apart from the mention above, you can easily see “Monte Leão” from there, one of the greatest marks of the island.

Well, now is time to go more to the north and meet with the City of Espargos, where you we’ll be in a local tour ending in a panoramic view of the city through the belvedere.

The next stop is the fishing village of Palmeira, where you can find the only port of the island.

To the East of Palmeira, we can spot Buracona a place with natural pools and an incredible rocky landscape of volcanic origin. This combination allows us to enjoy the wonderful phenomenon called "Blue Eye".

From 12pm to 1pm the sun shines inside a cave 25 meters’ deep, allowing you to glimpse the image of a shiny blue eye staring at the majestic sky.

More to the west of the island is “Terra Boa”, the only land for growing crops and there you can enjoy another spectacle of nature, a "Mirage" in the middle of the desert.

On your way back to Espargos, you’ll pass the peripheral area of the island visiting some social institutions such as kindergartens and schools.

In Espargos you'll have a break for lunch at the Spot restaurant where you are able to taste a typical dish at a very low cost (from 5 to 10 Euros) or enjoy one of the best pizzas in town.

After lunch, you will continue the tour with destination to Pedra de Lume, where the famous Salinas (Salt pans) are found inside of an extinct volcano crater. In Salinas you can bath in the therapeutic waters within the same.

On the way back to the West of the Island you can catch sight of lemon sharks in the “Parda Bay” around 4pm, please be reminded to wear appropriate shoes. After a unique and enjoyable tour you shall be ready to return to the hotel around 4:30pm.

What's Included

Local guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Lunch
DVD (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your hotel in Santa Maria

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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I would thoroughly recommend this...
K F
, Apr 2018
I would thoroughly recommend this tour if you’re staying on Sal island. It’s a great way to see the island. Sitting in the back of the truck is the best way to get the full experience but take wet wipes and tie your hair up! We had a full day out and everything was well organised.
the car turned up late so we were...
John A
, Apr 2017
the car turned up late so we were wondering if they were coming at all but in the end they did. We were the only people on the trip as there were no shows. I cant say the trip wa bad and we saw some sights of the island, unfortunately we were told that the sharks in shark bay were not there this day so we werent going there but just being taken back to the resort. This was the part of the trip I was looking forward to most but unfortuately it didnt happen. the trip was advertised as a full day trip but started in earnest about 10 o clock and we were back at the hotel before 2 which was another dissapointment. The guide was good but we feel it may have needed more people to make it better. Perhaps this was a one off average trip I wouldnt say dont go with them as I am sure with more peopke and full itinary it could have been more memorable
Great tour, started at 9.15 and...
Judith P
, Mar 2017
Great tour, started at 9.15 and finished at 4pm. Was in a open jeep which was great fun, saw all the island. Lunch you had to go to one place only, food was good but only 2 choices. Would be nice to have more time to look around the fishing village and the capital
Cadu e uma maquina.
filporgest
, Aug 2019
Fomos fazer o passeio com Cadu, pessoa muito profissional e simpatica que nos mostrou a ilha as maravilhas e a realidade de vida dos seus moradores, pessoas que na sua generalidade sao simples mas muito sinceras e afaveis, gostamos muito, bem haja a Cadu.
Response from Host , Aug 2019
Muito obrigado pela vossa recomendação. A Spot Travel Tours presa muito o profissionalismo dos seus colaboradores e sem dúvida Calu é um deles e a empresa agredece e aprecia os seus servicos. Saudações Calu e Inorlando Luz
Magnifique !
Elodie74140
, May 2019
Le tour était super , nous avons découvert l’ile Tranquillement, nous avons beaucoup aimé l’oeil Bleu et les requins. Un super tour avec des personnes géniales. Merci pour tout.
Leuke rondrit
GoPlaces723202
, Mar 2019
Leuke tour over het eiland naar plekken waarvan je als je aankomt vliegen niet gedacht had dat ze er zouden zijn. Vooral de reisleider Eddie was een bijzonder gezellige en leuke persoon die veel te vertellen had over het eiland en zijn geschiedenis. Acherin de pickup maakt ook dat je het echt beleefd en mogelijk plekken bezoekt die je met een touringcar niet kan bezoeken.

Product code: 40455P2

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