Cape Verde Adventure (Harmony G)

Cape Verde Adventure (Harmony G)

From EUR €1,600

Description

A cruise voyage the archipelago of Cape Verde with its welcoming locals and its intoxicating mixture and spellbinding blend of African and Portuguese influences in architecture, food, customs and traditions. Being blessed with a pleasant year-round climate, the archipelago offers a diverse range of landscapes from verdant mountain ranges, lush hills and jungles to explore, to volcanic landscapes or wide deserted beaches.

Cruise fares are per person and week and include:

* Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
* Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed Evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
* Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
* Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
* English-Speaking Cruise Escort.

Trip Name
Cape Verde Adventure (Harmony G)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Motor Yacht Length: 54 m Passenger Capacity: 42 Built/Refurbished: 2001 / 2013 The Harmony "G" is a modern vessel with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 53 meter long / 7.2 meter wide Mega Yacht Harmony G was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and in 2013. It complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising. Life on board centers around the Indoor / Outdoor lounge and its American bar, on Upper Deck. The classy dining room located on Main Deck is surrounded by large windows. The spacious Sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony G stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1: Palmeira, Sal
Embarkation at 4pm at the port of Palmeira, Sal. Dinner on board and departure at midnight towards Boavista. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 - Day 2: Sal Rei, Boa Vista
Early morning arrival at Sal Rei, Boa Vista. Boavista offers the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago, and amazing landscapes, both on its coasts and in the heart of the island. Relax on the beach or enjoy an all-day optional excursion to discover the most authentic aspects of the island: its villages with colorful facades, its artisans of ceramics, and its agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant, before we return on board to sail towards Santiago island. Overnight at sea.
Day 3 - Day 3: Praia, Santiago
Early morning arrival at Praia, Santiago, the largest of the islands of the archipelago.After a morning at leisure and lunch on board, the optional afternoon excursion will bring us to Cidade Velha, the first colonial city built in the tropics and classified by Unesco. The fort and the nearby settlements were once a thriving slave trade centre. Late in the evening we will sail north towards Fogo, the island of fire. Overnight at sea.
Day 4 - Day 4: Sao Felipe, Fogo
Early morning arrival Fogo, with its dominating sight of the Fogo Volcano which rises 3,000 meters over the sea level. Our optional full day excursion will bring us at the top of the volcano, right at the crater edge. You will walk through a landscape of lava. Lunch will be at the crater's village. We will also visit the city San Felipe with a characteristic colonial charm. Late in the evening we will sail to Sao Vicente. Overnight at sea.
Day 5 - Day 5: Mindelo, San Vincente
Once a vibrant commercial island, it has evolved into a cultural center and Mindelo is one of the most well preserved colonial cities in Cape Verde. Our optional walking excursion will allow you to visit galleries and discover busy restaurants, musical events that give Mindelo its label of the Cultural Center of the Cape Verde. It is no surprise that the National Museum of Handicrafts is located in Mindelo. Overnight in port.
Day 6 - Day 6: Mindelo, San Vincente – Porto Novo- Santo Antao☽
Early in the morning depart for a short sail towards the island of Santo Antao, the greenest of all Cape Verde Islands with landscapes of verdant plantations of sugarcane alternate old craters. Our optional full day excursion will include the luxuriant Valley Paul where sugarcane is still exploited and where you will taste the "grogue" the national drink of the Archipelago. You will also reach the Valley of Ribeira das Patas and discover rock formations coming from lava formations. Dinner on board and overnight in port.
Day 7 - Day 7: Porto Novo- Santo Antao
This morning, enjoy an excursion on the western side of the island where landscapes are arid and mountainous (up to 1100 m altitude). Return on board to depart towards Sal. Overnight at sea.
Day 8 - Day 8: Palmeira, Sal
Early morning arrival at Palmeira port, Sal. Disembarkation at 8-9 am after breakfast.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
10-12-201817-12-2018EUR €0Category C
10-12-201817-12-2018EUR €0Category B
10-12-201817-12-2018EUR €0Category A
10-12-201817-12-2018EUR €0Category P

Inclusions

    • Praia. Praia meaning “beach”, also known as «Cidade Velha» is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Landmarks in the colonial city center include Albuquerque Square, the old city hall built in the 1920s, the Presidential Palace, constructed in the end of the 19th century to house the Portuguese governor and the Monumento de Diogo Gomes and named after the Portuguese navigator who discovered the island in 1460.
    • Fogo. Visit the Forte Real de Sao Filipe, the main slave trading outpost and discover the remnants of the first Portuguese settlers and gain insight into the island's trouble past. Walk through the charming city of Sao Filipe with her terracotta rooftops, pastel painted buildings in the island of Fire.
    • San Nicolau. Here you can witness the famous Dragon Tree in the Island with amazing contrasts of dry desserts and green valleys. Reach its tiny village called Praia Branca before walking near the mountain of Monte Gordo or around the oldest town in Cape Verde, the Ribeira Brava.
    • Maio. Undiscovered by most apart from the discerning few, Maio is the hidden gem of the Cape Verde islands. The most easterly of the Sotavento isles, Maio is a tranquil haven with kilometre upon kilometre of white sandy beaches. Populated by just 6,000 of the friendliest people imaginable, it really is pretty close to heaven on earth.

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