Sal Island: Night Buggy with Turtle Watching Experience

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Embark on a nighttime buggy ride from Santa Maria to see the Loggerhead Turtles on Serra Negra. Drive across the salt flats, valleys, and dunes, and enjoy this unique, unforgettable experience.


  • Feel the thrill of driving a buggy through the desert at night
  • See the Loggerhead Turtles on Serra Negra during the summer
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Santa Maria
  • Experience the thrill of driving a buggy through the desert at night


Experience the thrill of driving a buggy through the night on this tour from Santa Maria. See the desert, valleys, and dunes, and visit the salt flats of Santa Maria, Kite Beach, a nature reserve, Palha Verde, and Calheta Funda. Meet your guide in front of the reception of your hotel and hop into your buggy. Drive through the night in a caravan of 8 buggies or fewer, and follow your guide across the salt flats of Santa Maria, Kite Beach, and the nature reserve of Serra Negra. Stop at Serra Negra, the best beach on the Island for Loggerhead Turtles, to come and lay the eggs during summer.


Fuel Operated by a multi-lingual professional guide Bottle of water Hotel pickup and drop-off All taxes, fees and handling charges Overall, Helmet, Belt, Glasses and a Bottle of Water

Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not recommended for pregnant travelers Children must be accompanied by an adult Dress code: Dark coloured clothes and closed shoes It’s forbidden to take photos with flash Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. A moderate amount of walking is involved The duration of transfers are approximate Security Certificate by SGS Minimum age for driving is 21 years Not recommended for children aged 6 or under Valid driving license required Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund Without a valid and original driving license and close shoes (no flip flops!), the driver will not be able to participate on the tour and no refund will be given Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, …

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