Essence Of Fogo And Brava, 6 Days

Essence of Fogo and Brava, 6 Days

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Full-day Guided Tour from the Airport – Check in Brava Island

Stop At: São Filipe Airport, Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
Be welcomed by our professional driver/Guide at the Airport and depart towards São Filipe, the capital of the island. .


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sao Filipe, Sao Filipe, Fogo
There explore “Sobrados” and wander around this charming little town lined with colorful colonial houses.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Municipal Museum, Sao Filipe, Fogo 8220, Cape Verde Adjacent to Casa da Memoria, Sao Filipe, Fogo Cape Verde
Next, head to the small Municipal Museum and appreciate the simplicity of the objects that portray the local history.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Salinas, Ilha do Fogo, Cape Verde
Move on to Salinas, a small fishing port with no beaches, but there is a spetacular natural pool, sculpted by nature in volcanic rock. Enjoy a dip into Salina’s natural pool and watch fishermen returning to shore with the day’s catch.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosteiros, Mosteiros, Fogo
After a delicious lunch in a local atmosphere, drive northwards to the village of Mosteiros and stroll up the lava flows created by the 1951 eruption, a succession of jagged, dark intrusions on the landscape.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Achada Fuma, Cape Verde
Enjoy a photo stop at Achada Furna and Cabeça Fundão along the way. Cross Chã das Caldeiras National Park and admire uninterrupted views of the volcano and rugged surrounding landscape.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sao Filipe, Sao Filipe, Fogo
Enjoy free time according to the ferry scheduled time, then be picked up in São Filipe and depart the Harbour.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Port Vale Knights, Cape Verde
Enjoy a 30-minute ferry trip from Fogo to Brava.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Porto Furna, Cape Verde
Arrival and transfer to Nova Sintra.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Nova Sintra, Nova Sintra, Brava
Hotel Check-in.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Djabraba's Eco-Lodge or similar

Day 2: Brava Island: The Routes of "Morna" with locals

Stop At: Nova Sintra, Nova Sintra, Brava
Get picked up at your accommodation, then depart toward Nova Sintra. Make your first stop at Eugénio Tavares main square, and learn about the history of Morna, a Cape Verdean musical genre internationalized by Cesária Évora and considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Take pictures of empty colonial houses waiting for the return of the "Americanos" who have built them for their retirement. Next, drive through the pretty village of Cova Rodela and reach Mato Grande Village. There, visit Miradouro and enjoy a stunning view looking out over Nova Sintra towards Fogo Island. Your tour progresses to Mato, from where you will see Fontainhas Mountain, the highest peak on the island. After that, head to Cachaço Village and have chance to see local goat's cheese production, which the tiny production is usually exported to Santiago Island. Then, head to the west of Brava and reach Lomba in Tantum, a fishing village where locals go when they want to buy some fresh fish.
Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: Faja de Agua, Faja de Agua, Brava
If sea conditions permit, take a break and swim in the beautiful warm natural pools of at Fajã D'Água. At lunch, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the city and taste some local delights in a typical restaurant. The tour finishes with drop-off back to your accommodation.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Fish or meat + water, coffee and dessert
Accommodation included: Hotel Djabraba's Eco-Lodge or similar

Day 3: Fogo Island: Hiking 2014 crater to Casa Mariza (From Brava)

Stop At: Nova Sintra, Nova Sintra, Brava
Check-out - Transfer to the Harbour
Ferry Trip Brava - Fogo
Transfer to Chã das Caldeiras
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
Get picked up at your accommodation and be prepared for a spectacular walking adventure that you have certainly never done before. Leave Portela village on a traceable path passing through sporadically planted fruit trees and vines, your path pushing gently upwards. Next, walk across the dusty lapilli that seems to muffle sound and life, then up to the 1995 peak, before making the short ascent to peer down into the colorful, smoking crater created in 2014. Hike to the peak of 1995, on a steep but short path, and proceed to climb the new craters 2014, a little higher. Cross paths where lava has truncated the cobblestone road and take a break for a well-deserved picnic. After that, return down the path, which takes about 45 minutes to reach your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa Marisa or similar!

Day 4: Fogo Island Volcano Hiking Tour

Stop At: Pico Do Fogo, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo Cape Verde
Get picked up at your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras and walk with your guide until reaching the foot of the Volcano. From there, marvel with the regular view of its active volcanic cone, where the last eruption occurred in 2014. The volcano's surroundings are deep black, composed of lava and a lush green vegetation. Fallow the tour through fig, vines, apple and pear trees, as well as mustard plants. Start the climb and let your local guide adjust the rate of climbing according to your skills. After 3 hours, reach the highest peak in Cape Verde. From Pico do Fogo, the third highest mountain in the Atlantic Ocean, with 2829 meters of altitude, enjoy one of the most steep and spectacular volcanic cones in the world.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
After that, take a break for the well-deserved picnic, contemplating an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view over the entire island of Fogo and start the fun part of the day. Take a walk through the crater and feel the sensation of touching the sky above the clouds. Then, start descending the steep descent of ash for half an hour, sinking your knee-high in Lapilli, a lifetime experience. After doing one of the best things to do in Cape Verde, the tour ends by returning to your accommodation in Chã das Caldeiras.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Casa Marisa or similar!

Day 5: São Filipe By Night

Stop At: Cha das Caldeiras, Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo
Transfer Chã - São Filipe


Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Pipis Guest House or similar!

Day 6: Goodbye Fogo

Stop At: Sao Filipe, Sao Filipe, Fogo
Transfer out São Filipe - Mosteiros
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: São Filipe Airport, Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
Say Goodbye to Fogo and take your flight back.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

$352.73 Per Person