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Guided Walking and Sightseeing
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CAPE VERDE


Located off the western coast of Africa, this Portuguese group of islands offer dramatic beauty and cultural vibrancy. There are three islands each offering a fascinating mix of African and European laid-back island atmosphere. We will introduce you to the varied landscapes of these islands with walks through fertile terraces, plantations, villages and along dramatic coastal paths   

2017 Dates:   Jan 11, Feb 15, Nov 15,  Nov 29   - 10 nights

Price:
1,719 GBP per person
  based on double occupancy without airfare.
Supplement
 for a single room  160 GBP    

Guided Walks:  Walks are full and part day   3 - 10 miles with up to 2200 feet of ascent/

Included: 10 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms.  All meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure (except 2 lunches).  A full program of guided walks, led by a local guide and an HF Holidays Leader. Interisland flights and ferries..

Hotels:  Stay in 3 and 4-star hotels  all with swimming pools..
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: arrive in Praia, Santiago, the most African of these islands (4 nights).

Day 2: walking tour of Praia. Enjoy an afternoon walk through small villages and fertile terraces where tropical fruit and sugar cane are grown.   

Days 3-4: walk in the natural beauty of the Malagueta National Park with possible sightings of the grey kingfisher. Optional ascent of the highest peak of Santiago, Pico Antonio.

Days 5-6: morning flight to São Vicente (2 nights), cultural centre of the Cape Verde islands. Afternoon walking tour of Mindelo, which nestles at the foot of two extinct volcanos. Enjoy a day’s tour of the island with opportunities to swim and take short walks.

Days 7-9: early morning ferry to the island of Santo Antão, where the scenery will take your breath away. A cross between Morocco and the Himalaya, this island is desolate and barren in the south and west, but the subtropical climate contributes to a rich vegetation. It is also the most mountainous of the islands, with peaks of just under 6,600ft (2,000m). Spend three days walking through fertile plantations, valleys, villages and following a dramatic coastal path. (For 17 November 2016 departure only there will be one additional day on this island - This will be on the opposite side of the island, you'll see strange rock formations and experience the microclimate that happens on this side of the island, which is in contrast to the lush mountainous area close to the Hotel Pedracin. This means that you'll be in Sao Vicente on day 11, and return flight will be on day 12, arriving back late in the evening.)

Day 10: ferry back to São Vicente (1 night). Afternoon at leisure in Mindelo.

Day 11: most of the day at leisure before transferring to the airport..


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