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Maio Island Day Trip

Discover the history and nature of the island in Cape Verde with this Maio Island Day Trip from Praia. Explore one of the most beautiful islands within African archipelago, you'll be capitavated forever!

Maio Island Day Trip

At 5:30 am, we'll pick you up at your hotel in Praia and go to the Santiago island port. There we'll take a ferry to the island of Maio, one of the most beautiful and captivating of Cape Verde, and the flattest of the archipelago!

After a 2 hour crossing, we'll arrive at the Porto Inglês dock, located in the south of Maio Island. Once we disembark we'll visit the salt mines interpretation centre. In this museum, we'll discover how the salt trade boosted the development of the island, which is the sixth in size of the ten that form the Cape Verde archipelago.

Then we'll pass by the towns of Morro, Calheta and Morrinho to see their crafts and landscapes. The dunes of Morrinho stand out especially, and remind us of the sand mountains of the Sahara, a perfect place for a selfie!

The tour will continue to the village of Pedro Vaz, where we'll have a typical Cape Verdean lunch that will include several specialities of the country. After lunch we'll go to Vila do Maio, the island's capital, to visit the San José fortress and the church of Our Lady of Light.

The tour will conclude on the island with a brief stop at Bitchirotcha Beach, the most famous beach of Maio. From this cove, we'll go to the Porto Inglês dock, to take the ferry back to the island of Santiago. After disembarking in its port we'll take you to your hotel in Praia, arriving at 7:30 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children between 3 and 11 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 147.10
US$ 97.20

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 147.10
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 97.20
  • Children under 3 years old


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14 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Ferry between the islands of Santiago and Maio.

Transport by minibus or bus, depending on the size of the group.

English speaking guide.


When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 147.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.