Cape Verde walking and cultural holiday

Price
750To1250 excluding flights
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Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Prices based on 7nights half board.
Transfers during the program, ferry tickets, full guided; program activities.
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Description of Cape Verde walking and cultural holiday

Price information

750To1250 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Prices based on 7nights half board.
Transfers during the program, ferry tickets, full guided; program activities.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Cape Verde
This relatively unknown archipelagic nation, made up of ten volcanic islands lying 500km off the West African coast, is fortunate in so many ways. Geo...
Walking
Walking holidays are the oldest form of tourism known to man. For centuries people have travelled by foot whether for a pilgrimage, to visit friends o...

Reviews

2 Reviews of Cape Verde walking and cultural holiday

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Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole trip was excellently planned and Lidiana our guide was a fantastic host. The places we visited were incredible and left a lasting impression.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, our trip visited local towns and we were catered for in small local cafes which took business to those areas.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We had an amazing trip, visited some beautiful places and met some really interesting people.

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The 4 x 4 journey to Tarrafal on Day 2 with a daredevil driver! The volcanic scenery was spectacular, and there were beautiful beaches with abundant marine life. We really enjoyed the long discussions we had with Lidiana, the tour organiser.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take a sense of humour and a relaxed attitude - then you won't be worried by lack of information about the trip and lack of warning about what the facilities will be like.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - our organiser donated money from the sum that we paid for the holiday to a local school. We employed local guides and stayed in relatively modest (sometimes very modest) guesthouses. And we stayed in an eco-hotel, which was a great experience.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was very different from anything else we have experienced, as it was tailor-made rather than being for an organised group. From the first welcome at the airport, the organiser, was extremely friendly and helpful, and went out of her way to make us feel welcome.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

On this program we strive to preserve and protect delicate routes and natural habitats in order to not enhance mass-tourism in remote areas and minimise the effects of our presence in such areas. We therefore choose routes for the program that are specific for Tourism and trekking and avoid exploring remote areas to protect and conserve remote areas.

We inform client about lack of water on Cape Verde and water use prior to starting the program to minimize overuse of water. This is also seen written on the programs and therefor ask travelers to minimize the use of water. Reducing water usage helps keep water use sustainable which is much needed on small Islands. In general at the family guesthouses wastewater leftover water from the kitchen, cleaning, laundry is reused for use in the garden for crops etc.

Clients also stay at family guesthouses en route, staying at family guesthouses benefits the community welfare by protecting natural space and resources. Small guesthouses need less space and less cutting of trees to make space for big hotels example. Also small family guesthouses are more open to proper care of waste.

People

On this program we do cultural visits to learn about the socio - development. In this way the money generates back to the community. As a percentage of the trip is used for the social programs.

We also use local restaurants and stayovers to empower micro/small businesses. On the trip for example we pass by Cha' d Igreja where we have a traditional meal with a farmer's family. To furthermore support local farmers we also pass by routes where we are able to see the local production of rum inside the valley.

We strongly believe in the human rights protection of local people, in specific the protection of young females being exposed. We give a voice to this through the women´s empowerment program. We also strongly believe in the human rights protection of Children and bring awareness on the subject of child protection where tourism is concerned. To this end we have set up a educational program to learn more about the impact of Tourism on Cape Verde. To be able to do our programs of empowerment part of the money earned from the trip goes to such a program so these programs are given at our cost for free to the community.

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