Cape Verde Meetup Trekking Festival 2020
- Bed & Breakfast
- Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack
- 24/7 Customer Service
- Premium Accommodation
- Airport Pick-up
- Additional Night
- Day Tours Available
Wednesday 11th November - Praia City, Santiago Island, Cabo Verde
Fly out on the 11th November
Thursday 12th November - Praia City
After a breakfast full of typical products, take some time to visit the historic area of Praia, its local market or the famous and typically African Sucupira market. In this market, you can find a little bit of everything. On the island of São Nicolau, there will be a short historical walk followed by a welcoming homemade dinner.
Friday 13th November - Walk Tarrafal (D+ 700m | D- 560m)
This walk starts at the center of Ribeira Brava village. Through walls of volcanic dikes, we follow a stream valley, an authentic oasis, and begin a climb to the first viewpoint. The climb follows a trail that is often used by cattle. Arriving at the top, it’s possible to admire the entire Ribeira Brava valley, from the sea to Monte Cintinha, and at the same time, the entire plateau of Caleijão, overlooking the sloth airport and the sea on the south side of the island. The arrival at Caleijão is made by a long road, after which a long and steep climb begins, but which provides one of the best views over the Caleijão plateau and the Preguiça field. Arriving at Tope d’Vermelin we will be welcomed by one of the best-preserved dry stone paths in São Nicolau. The path to Tarrafal is made by going around Monte de Fontainhas, always with a deep valley to the side, which after the rains forms several pools that reflect the blue sky on the rocky bottom. The village of Fontainhas, a place for raising cattle, welcomes us with its doors open to the sea. From here we start to see Tarrafal and a long descent to the sea begins.
Saturday 14th November - Hiking, Workshops, Music, Arts and Food
On the fourth day of the festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities which are part of the Meetup Trekking Festival; hiking led by a local guide, workshops, arts, and local food.
Sunday 15th November - Hiking, Workshops, Music, Arts and Food
Continuing with the program of activities, you will participate in activities such as hiking led by a local guide, workshops, arts, and local food.
Monday 16th November - Return to Praia
This will be our last day in São Nicolau! During the morning you will be free to visit the place and make the last purchases “di terra”. On the way to the airport, a small stop will be made in the fishing village of Preguiça to visit its historic fort, where Pedro Alvares Cabral stopped during his trip to Brazil in 1461. A place full of history and fishing tradition. From there we return to the airport from where we will depart for the city of Praia, in Santiago.
Tuesday 17th November - Last day
Today we bid you farewell. Transfer to Praia International airport for your flight home.