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Services

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Community Group Tours

  • EAT, PRAY, LOVE…BADJA – Oct 17-24, 2017
    A restorative and fun retreat for women that will render any stress and exhaustion a mere memory
  • CV CARNAVAL PARTY SPREE – February 2018
    This trip features the annual Carnival festivities and the best of Caboverdean night life in general and is not for the faint of heart. You can even opt to join a band, costume, parading and all. Bring your party clothes and dancing shoes…and your energy for this one!
  • OUT IN CV! – February 2018
    Take in the vivacious music and arts scenes in Mindelo, surely one of Africa’s most welcoming cities for LGBTQ tourists, then explore the heavily African influenced culture of Praia and Santiago Island.
  • CULTURE + ALL THAT JAZZ – April 10-17, 2018
    This trip that features the Kriol Jazz Festival is ideal for Caboverdean Americans itching to come back home to “nos terra,” music enthusiasts and the culturally curious.
  • BIG-GAME FISHING TOUR – Dates TBD
    Explore the tuna and blue marlin filled Atlantic waters surrounding a couple of the Cabo Verde islands, docking to enjoy your spoils and of course the rich landscape and culture
  • ADULT ARTS WORKSHOPS – Dates TBD
    Delve into the vibrant arts scene. Explore its varied musical genres, dance styles, and fine arts and crafts as both a spectator and as an active participant taking lessons from authentic pros

Student Group Tours

  • ARTS & CULTURAL IMMERSION
    Immerse yourself in the beautiful and varied music, dance, visual arts of Cabo Verde
  • SERVICE LEARNING & CULTURAL IMMERSION
    Learn all about the fascinating and multilayered culture of this former Portuguese colony…all while making your mark in a positive way
  • SCIENCE & SERVICE
    Evaluate the progressive eco friendly innovations of this tiny island nation
  • WOMEN’S SCHOOLS SUMMIT
    Explore women’s economic and political roles in an evolving Africa
  • ORIGINS OF THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
    Spend time visiting archeological sites that historians are just realizing were part of the first European settlement in sub-Saharan Africa and study/contemplate their role in the start of the triangular trade of African laborers

Santiago Island Day Excursions

  • HISTORIA: For History Buffs
    (full day plus)
    Visit the “Old City” (Cidade Velha), the Tarrafal Concentration Camp where political prisoners were once housed and the Rabelados (Rebels) to see how they are preserving traditional lifestyle and culture.
  • TERA TERA TOUR: History, Traditional Grub & Fun
    (full day, weekends only)
    Enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside stopping along the way for some down home and delicious cachupa, visit the Rebels (Rabelados) to see how they are preserving traditional lifestyle and culture and get in some beach time on Tarrafal Beach, the island’s best beach.
  • A LITTLE HISTORY, A LITTLE FUN: For History Buffs & Beach Bums Alike
    (full day plus)
    Start the day in the “Old City” (Cidade Velha), meander through the countryside with brief stops along the way, then enjoy a traditional lunch overlooking the ocean, before spending a few hours swimming and sunbathing on Tarrafal Beach, the island’s best beach.
  • MOUNTAINTOP MUSIC & CULTURE
    (full day, weekends only)
    Enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside, stopping for a mountaintop brunch with live music and a spectacular view of the lush valley, then visit the Rebels (Rabelados) to see how they are preserving traditional lifestyle and culture.
  • OLD CITY TOUR
    (half day)
    Tour Cidade Velha including the Real de São Filipe Fort, the oldest colonial church in the world, Nossa Senhora do Rosário and the old slave post, then relax oceanside as you enjoy a traditional lunch.
  • NEW CITY TOUR
    (half day plus)
    Go on a driving tour of the neighborhoods of Praia – from the first organized neighborhood to the ritzy new suburb of Cidadela…and all in between. Walk through Plateau, the “downtown” of Praia. Get a dose of West African culture as you see the Badias hard at work in the Mercado and then later as you shop for souvenirs at the indoor/outdoor Sucupira. Finally, stop by Praia’s first shopping mall to shop some more.

We offer excursions on all 9 of the inhabited islands and work with guides who speak English, French, Portuguese, German and Spanish.

Relocation Services

  • Booking flights
  • Arranging initial ground transportation
  • Coordinating accommodations: hotels, short or long term leases & real estate purchases
  • Coordinating initial cultural and logistical tours
  • Advising on the shipping versus purchase of vehicles, furniture, etc.
  • Coordinating the shipment and receipt of items from home
  • Setting up utilities: phone, cable, home wifi, cell phone service
  • Assisting in the process of obtaining Caboverdean citizenship
  • Arranging trustworthy and dependable cleaning services
  • Arranging Portuguese and/or Kriolu lessons
  • Arranging meetings with relevant community leaders

Lessons

  • Traditional dance (batuku, funana, mazorka, coladeira, morna)
  • Modern sensual dance (kizomba)
  • Traditional Caboverdean cooking (cachupa, jagacida, canja, modje, couscous ku mel)

Activities

  • Mountain hiking (guided)
  • Volcano hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • ATV quad biking
  • Surfing
  • Stand up paddling
  • Kite surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Horseback riding

  • Canyoning

  • Spearfishing

    (Availability of activities dependent upon island and weather conditions)

A Vontade will even include a professional photos documenting highlights from your trip whenever possible!