Your link to personalized, meaningful travel to Cabo Verde

CV Chronicles

Because Cabo Verde is so rich and layered, simple facts about the country do not suffice. You need the fascinating, sometimes hilarious anecdotes to really “get it.” And even then your actual visit here is a must to really see, feel, experience all that makes Cabo Verde so unique and wonderful!

Cabo Verde in Pictures

What Clients Say

Thank you, thank you, thank you for a most amazing tour of your wonderful home land! You truly gave us excellent customer service – you went above and beyond…! I had the best visit because of you and this trip would not have been the same without your involvement! I feel I’ve made a friend for life and I look forward to hanging with you again soon! Xoxo, Brett
Brett Anitra Gilbert, Associate Professor, NY
This trip was beyond anything I could have planned for. You are the best. I loved my experience and I look forward to having you help me plan for my next visit. Thanks for everything.
Joseph Tavares, Retired Police Chief, RI
I booked my last trip to Cape Verde through Joli at Avontade and had a 5/5 star experience. I had a complex itinerary and Joli helped me figure it out quickly and economically. She was professional, organized, communicative, and she went the extra distance to be sure everything was in order. I can’t recommend Avontade enough!
Eleanor Dubinsky, International Artist, NY
Thanks for all the support in making this a most special visit. It was a trip of a lifetime that will stay with us a long time and we have you to thank! We could not have done it without you.
Richard + Gloria Selby, Retired Government Officials, CA
Our trip to Cape Verde couldn’t have gone any smoother. We had Joli’s attention from the moment we walked out of the airport to the second we stepped back in. Her knowledge of the island and the city were that of a native. She escorted us from tasty local food spots to exciting live music. Each time we were introduced to multiple people and most of the time she even knew the performer! Before we arrived we weren’t sure what this country would be like. Cabo Verde now has a piece of our hearts forever. Thank you, Joli!! We will be back!
Connor Patrick + Jonathan Sudano, Events Planner + International Travel Blogger, NY
Some things are destined to be. Thanks to Joli of A Vontade Tours my dreams came true and I spent 12 incredible days in Cape Verde. From start to finish the morabeza received from A Vontade Tours and the Moniz family has been undeniably top notch. I met friends and came away with family. I will use them again and again for future travel…Du bai.
Lauren Anderson, Transportation Support, DE
Joli of A Vontade Tours made sure I had everything I needed during my stay in Cape Verde. She provided an incredibly smooth experience, from the daily excursions, vivid nightlife, favorable currency exchange, inter island airline ticket purchase, coordination of accommodations on other islands and delivery of any special requests. It really made a difference having a hostess with so many connections throughout the country. I credit Joli for making my visit to Cape Verde stress free, drama free and extremely relaxing.
Khary Bryan, Pharmacist/Disease Prevention Analyst, CT
My visit to Cabo Verde was the best vacation I ever had. The country is beautiful, the hotels are clean and the people friendly and helpful. With the help of Joli we had no worries and were able to experience the sights and culture of this beautiful country while she took care of all the details for us. Thanks A Vontade Tours!
Gwen Lopes, Postal Professional, CT
I had an amazing time with Joli and A Vontade. I had guides that were extraordinarily knowledgeable and kind, visited places that never would’ve been in a tour book, and ate great food where the people eat. I will come back and tour with A Vontade again and again.
Anika Noni Rose, Tony Award-winning actress, singer and director, CA + NY
Eat, Pray, Love…Badja 2016 was absolutely incredible!!!! This ladies’ only trip was packed with so much….. from the rich culture and history, the amazing music and dancing, the beautiful and kind people, the gorgeous beaches and the wondrous landscapes! We experienced so many hidden secrets and had a true insider experience of Cape Verde because of the fantastic local guides who added so much to our trip. It really really was an amazing experience. I won’t say once in a lifetime….only because I will be back!!!! Obrigada, Joli & A Vontade Tours!!!
Stacy Hurley-Cloud, Philanthropic Administrator, CT
If I had to use one word to describe my experience in Cape Verde, I would use AMAZING!!!! The trip was truly an experience of a lifetime and Joli/A Vontade Tours are exceptional (have the inside scoop on everything Cape Verde ☺). The beaches, countryside, and people are lovely and I definitely plan on returning!
Sonya Burroughs, Pediatrician, Washington DC
For someone of Cape Verdean descent, this was truly the trip of a lifetime. I found it to be an incredible, amazing and life altering journey. I had the opportunity to visit four islands and found it endearing how each island has its own personality. From the picturesque quaintness of Sao Vicente to the breathtaking and scary mountain views of Santo Antao to the positive vibes of the Plateau in Praia to the black sand and mountains of Fogo, I was constantly in awe of the beauty of these islands and so proud to know this was where our grandparents were born. Seeing how little some of the locals have makes you realize just how blessed we are in this country and how we take certain things for granted. It was an eye opening experience that truly touched my heart and I fully intend to return next year. Thank you A Vontade Tours for an awesome trip!!
Zorida Lopes Johnson, Media Relations, NY
‘Culture + All That Jazz’ was the trip of a lifetime!
Monique Rowtham-Kennedy, Attorney, CT
I am an African American physician/professor visiting Cape Verde for business and I have been to Cape Verde more than 10 times. I was with 2 people who were visiting Cape Verde for the first time and I wanted to see and experience things through their eyes. At the last minute, we decided to visit the city of Cidade Velha. The tour, with a car/van, driver, and English speaking guide, was outstanding. I have visited this site many times and even with my background knowledge, I was amazed at the personal touches that the guide was able to give. A Vontade Tours was definitely special and I plan to use them later in the year when I return with more physician friends. You should do the same.
Dr. Galen Henderson, Physician/Professor, MA