Trekking Calabaceira Valley + Highlights of Cidade Velha

Walk through dense tropical vegetation in the beautiful Calabaceira Valley
Visit a local rum distillary at the heart of intact nature rich in local fauna and flora
Explore all the highlights of Cidade Velha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit the birthplace of Cape Verdean nation and culture
Discover the former slave market, Nossa Senhora do Rosário church, and more

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4 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Convento de Sao Francisco
    • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza Real de San Felipe
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Praia, Praia, Santiago

    Pick up at the Hotel

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja Calabaceira, Cape Verde

    Depart toward the small village of Calabaceira. Start your 3-hour hike from the top of the valley, with an oasis of vast vegetation emerging in its interior. Follow a simple and accessible trail for any hiker and explore the green valley famous for both its baobab trees mentioned by Charles Darwin and its use as an escape route for slaves during slavery. Next, discover the local fauna and flora and experience the production of a local rum-making distillery (The Rum production season runs from January 1 st to May 31st). There, get in touch with local farmers and their agricultural fields of sugar cane, mango trees, cassava, banana, and more.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Convento de Sao Francisco, Fortsetzung der Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    The Convent of São Francisco was built in the middle of the 17th century, having served as a place of worship and formation.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rue Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago Cape Verde

    It was the first hurbanized street built by the Portuguese in sub-Saharan Africa

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Rua Banana, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    Here is the oldest colonial church in the world, built in 1495, the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, in Manueline (Portuguese Gothic) style.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pelourinho, National Highway, Cidade Vehla, Cape Verde

    Was built in 1512, with white marble, and was used as a slave market

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Se Catedral, Einfahrtsstrasse von Praia nach Cidade Velha, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    Visit the ruins of the Sé Catedral, that was the first Catedral built, in África, by Portuguese

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, Rua de Forteleza, Cidade Velha, Santiago 7629 Cape Verde

    Was built in 1587 to defend the city of pirates attacques
    From the top, enjoy a beautiful view over the whole old town and find out about the system of defense used against pirates.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Praia, Praia, Santiago

    Drop off at the Hotel

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not Listed, Please send us an email with your Pick up addressAirports
    • Praia Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI), Cidade da Praia - Ilha de Santiago - Caixa Postal nº 265, Praia, Cape Verde
    • Porto da Praia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not Serious Medical Conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Bu Country Tours

Activity ID: V-104417P5

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