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From Praia: Banana Plantation and Botanical Garden Tour

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Explore the north and east of Santiago Island on a day trip from Praia. Visit a banana plantation and a rum distillery, and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes of the island.


  • Visit Cape Verde's largest banana and coconut plantation
  • Explore the Botanical Garden in São Jorge
  • Visit a local rum distillery
  • Have a lunch at the top of Rui Vaz mountain
  • Visit the Natural Park of Monte Txota


Start with pickup at your hotel in Praia and begin a journey to discover the natural beauty of the northern and eastern areas of Santiago Island. Travel for approximately 45 minutes and arrive at the largest banana and coconut plantation in the country. Taste some fresh coconut water taken from the coconut trees.  Continue inland until you reach São Jorge dos Orgãos and visit the Botanical Garden with its diverse variety of local endemic plants. Next, make your way to the foot of the highest mountain on the island, where you will visit the traditional rum distillery. Then, head between rocks and valleys to the village of Rui Vaz at an altitude of 800 meters and have lunch at a mountaintop restaurant. After lunch, visit the Monte Txota Natural Park and start an easy 15-minute hike to a viewpoint. Get fantastic panoramic views of the volcano on the nearby Fogo Island. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Praia.


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  • This tour takes place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with a total duration of 6 hours

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