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Cape Verde and its Islands (Praia - Praia)

8 days with Ponant   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Praia (Cape Verde)  
Embark from 4:30PM to 5:30PM
 
Day 2 Praia (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 3 Maio (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 4 Sao Nicolau (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 5 Mindelo (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 6 Porto Novo (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 7 Boa Vista (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 8 Fogo (Cape Verde)  
 
Day 9 Praia (Cape Verde) 
Disembark
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At the crossroads of two continents, Europe and Africa, PONANT invites you to discover an itinerary rich in discoveries and encounters at the heart of the Cape Verde Islands. From Praia, considered to be the most African of the islands, you will set sail aboard Le Ponant for an 8-day cruise far from the main maritime routes and crowded tourist destinations. In particular, you will reach the island of São Nicolau, which will delight you with its pristine mountain landscapes, its picturesque capital, Ribeira Brava, its friendly inhabitants and its lively traditions. In particular, you will reach the island of Santo Antão, an authentic island that houses the greenest valley on the archipelago, the Paúl Valley. A place to almost tropical vegetation where you can enjoy the serenity of the landscapes. A gigantic volcanic cone emerging from the Ocean, Fogo or “volcano island” is the most unusual in the archipelago. With scenery of savannah and fields of sugar cane, scattered with peaceful hamlets, Fogo offers you extraordinary panoramas.

  • Port and safety charges
  • Open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
  • Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Highlights
  • Cidade Velha, the historic centre of Ribeira Grande (island of Santiago), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discovering the Cape Verde archipelago and the cultural mix that exists there due to Portuguese, African and Mediterranean influences.
  • The city of Mindelo and its elegant buildings with British and Portuguese colonial influences.
  • The wild west, the small villages and the fishermen in Porto Novo.
  • The sugar cane plantations and savannah on Fogo, the volcano island.
  • The beautiful fine-sand beaches on Maio and Boa Vista.
Accommodations

Cruising: Standard cabin onboard Le Ponant

Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Visa required prior to the cruise.
  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip.
  • Fares may be subject to a fuel adjustment.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
For Ponant terms and conditions, please click here.

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.