Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

From $44.45 per person

Enjoy a 6-hour island tour and visit places like Espargos, Blue Eye, Kite Beach, Santa Maria, Miragem, Palmeira, and Murdeira. Swim in Salt Lake with your group, and have lunch at a local restaurant before going into the sea to see some lemon sharks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Hotel or accommodation reception, airport, or other starting point desired and previously agreed with the client. If you do not find your hotel or accommodation listed please send us your adress and we will pick you up from there. It is a yellow car.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Sal

  • 30 minutes
  • Murdeira

  • Santa Maria, Cape Verde

  • Kite Beach

  • Palmeira (walk)

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans

  • Lunch

  • Sightseeing, shark viewing, swimming

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans (swimming)

  • Buracona

  • 30 minutes
  • Sal

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Explore Sal Island with an expert, local guide
  • Visit the island's highlights, including Kite Beach
  • Watch lemon sharks swimming in their natural environment
  • Admire "Blue Eye", one of the seven wonders of the country
  • Unwind and relax with a swim at the thermal spa
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to Santa Maria. Once there you can get to know the history of this city, which has transformed from the extraction of its salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde. You will then make your way to Kite Beach, which is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. Next you will visit Porto Palmeira, which is a simple place where people take their sustenance from fishing and working in the port. You will be able to see the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity around the sale of fish. Next up, your tour progresses to Pedra de Lume Beach, Pedra de Lume, and Ilha do Sal. There you can visit the first village in Sal, which was founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy based on the export of salt. You will then progress towards Miragem, where you will see the effects of water illusions in the desert. Following this you will travel to Buracona, where you will see "Blue Eye" (one of the 7 wonders of the country) and its natural pool. Following the pool, you will explore the Pedra Lume Salt Crater, where you will learn all about the nourishing benefits this salt center has to the locals. You will then experience Shark Bay, where you will have the experience to see lemon sharks in their natural environment very closely. Towards the end of your tour you will visit Murdeira Village, a natural reserve of the bay of Murdeira which has a great diversity of coral and fish. Finally, you will visit Espargos, the economic center of the city.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Licensed, local guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Swim in a natural pool
  • Swim at saline thermal water, where spas, a whirlpool, and relaxation are available to all
  • Shark Bay
  • Optional all-you-can-eat buffet lunch (€10 per person) with one drink and coffee included
  • Entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Most travelers can participate in this tour (however this tour is not wheelchair accessible)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under two years old are free on the private option
  • An optional buffet lunch with one drink is available for €10. The buffet offers an array of traditional dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
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My mum (who is 83) and I had a very enjoyable day out seeing the island of Sal. Our guide Dino was very courteous and gave us a lot of information about the island of Sal as well as a brief history of the other Cape Verdean Islands... nothing was too much trouble for any of the 8 people on our tour and we all agreed that it was a great way to see the island. You will need to take money for lunch €10 and for entrance fees €8 it's worth every penny as it's one of the best value days out I have had for a while.. thank you Reis Tours and thank you Dino for looking after all of us (but especially mum)

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6 February 2020

It was a very nice trip and our guide, Cham, was really great and told us a lot about the island. The time for the sights was sufficient! Only we would have had more time watching the lemon sharks! The tour is definitely recommended if, like us, you don't have much time to see the island!

24 January 2020

We visited the most popular spots for tourists, all very well organized. The guide gave us a lot of historical information as the trip went on, always in a good mood. In the staff was also a photographer, who was recording images of the participants, with excellent quality! For 20 € sent us the photos via wetransfer in the end. I strongly advise, but should be cautioned with cash, euros or escudos cv, as it is necessary to purchase tickets for entry into the Blue Eye, in the salt mines where we bathe, to rent the bath shoes when we go to see the sharks. In our case, we also stopped for lunch at a place chosen by the guide, and were able to pay by card.

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29 December 2019

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