Praia: Santiago Island Tour with Tastings and Tarrafal Beach

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Explore the highlights of Santiago Island on a tour from Praia. Savor a typical breakfast with a local family, visit the Assomada Market, cross Serra Malagueta and relax on the beach at Tarrafal.


  • Meet a local family for a traditional taste of delicious cuscuz and fidjós.
  • Visit the famous and colorful Assomada Market with your local guide
  • Take beautiful photos of Serra Malagueta natural park at a height of 1000 meters
  • Relax at the most picturesque beach on Santiago Island, Tarrafal Beach
  • Enjoy a photo stop at the country biggest agriculture field


Get picked up at your hotel in Praia, then depart toward the interior of the island. Make your first stop at Mrs. Luisa's house. There, sample cuscuz (a traditional cake made from corn flour) and fidjós (fried banana), the typical meal for Cape Verdean families. After that, continue to the city of Assomada. Visit its famous market, and admire the vibrant colors of the local fruits and vegetables. Move on to the Serra Malagueta natural park and marvel at the incredible views from 1000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. Next, discover Santiago's most beautiful beach at Tarrafal, known for its white sand and crystal clear waters. Take a break for lunch (at your own expense), then return along the east coast of the island. Enjoy photographic stops at the majestic volcanic slopes of Calheta and the magnificent Valley of a Thousand Palms in Santa Cruz. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Praia.


Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Praia Transportation Guide Cuscuz and Fidjós (local delights) workshop (depending on option selected) Liability insurance

Important Information

  • The fair in Assomada Market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Therefore, the visit will only take place on these days. The shared group tour option is subject to a minimum of 2 participants. In the event that the minimum number is not met, the activity provider will offer an alternative date, charge an extra fee to run the trip privately, or cancel a customer's booking for a full refund For tours with fewer than 4 travelers, the tour guide may also be the driver

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