Praia – Island Drive and Tarrafal

Visit the Cooperative, the Old Prison, Botanical Garden, enjoy a traditional Lunch. Visit the Inland of the Island.

  • Visit the Inland of the Island.
  • Enjoy a full day experience that will show you the highlights of the Nature of the Island.
  • Visit the Botanical Garden and Old Prison.
  • Photo stops on the return.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


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  • From

    99 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Drive to inland, visit local village in S. Domingos and its art craft cooperative. The beauty of the Cape Verdean “Botanical Garden” is shown in São Jorge dos Orgãos. During your scenic drive to Assomada, you will pass by little villages and see the local life.  Assomada plays an important commercial role and it has a pleasant combination of urban areas and fields, we will visit the market of Assomada, one of the largest on the island.

Continue on drive to Tarrafal and have few short photo stops to catch picture memories. The bay and beach of Tarrafal, is on the northern tip of Santiago Island. The little houses are part of the tourist resort, which is relatively well integrated in the landscape. Despite the beauty of its beach, Tarrafal is infamous due to “STI” former Concentration Camp. The Portuguese colonial-fascist regime built near the town this prison. Finally, after a long day full of contrasts between the nature and the history of the Island, we will drive back to the ship. 

Practical information: 

  • Included: Traditional lunch.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: The surface, rocky, cobblestoned or on gravel paths and sand at beach.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English (Portuguese, German and French on requests).