Shore Excursion, Santo Antão, Full Day, Highlights by car

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Santo Antão boasts of lush green valleys, mountains, traditional farming lifestyle, hardworking people and rich culture, which cannot be justified by words, but must be taken in by your encounter.

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Arrive to Porto Novo, as you enter the Garemaritima terminal you will be met by your local guide who will take you to all the Island Highlights in one day by car! Begin your journey ascending through the mountains along the old cobblestone road, you will pass by small communities with traditional thatched roof homes, donkeys carrying water, farmers working the land and the daily hardworking people of this incredible place. Stop at Pico d Cruz, above the clouds with its green pine forest and eucalyptus trees, feel the cool breeze, take in the picturesque view of Paúl from up top. We arrive to the ancient Volcano Crater of Cova de Paúl - A must see! Atop of Cova you will have breathtaking views inside the crater; the mist from clouds allows this farming community to self-sustain. Drive on to Delgadin, the narrow mountaintop crossing which separates two major valleys, Ribeira Grande & Ribeira da Torre; famous for photographs while on Santo Antão. Arrive to the colorful city of Povacao one of the main cities in Ribeira Grande with its colonial, also modern homes, and beautiful street art. We will make a stop for lunch in town. Visit Ribeira de Torre one of the greenest and most fertile valleys in Cabo Verde, where you will find bananas, mangos, sugar cane, and breadfruit trees. Then on to the fishing village of Ponta do Sol, with its old port of Boca de Pistola, where you can experience the arrival of the fisherman, and see the catch of the day! Passing through Sinagoga, a historical site where you will find links to Cape Verdean Jewish history. On to the municipality of Paúl, with its grand Saint Anthony statue overlooking Villa das Pombas for its protection. Arriving to the village of Eito, we will visit our rum distillery, also known as Grogue, and have the opportunity to taste. Traveling back to Porto Novo via Janela on the new stunning coastal road, pass through fascinating mountain tunnels, and see the lighthouse, Farol de Fontes Pereira de Melo. Arrive to Porto Novo in time to board your cruise ship.


Private transportation Professional Local guide (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) Entrance into Grouge distillery Liability insurance

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  • In the event that weather makes the roads unaccessible, this tour will be canceled. In this event, you will be refunded any amount due.

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