What about getting on board an exceptional yacht, to an escape in the archipelago? This year, Cape Verde is all the rage, and the travel agency Jancarthier Voyages and their specialist Cape Verde tour operator, Héliades, will embark you on a dream cruise so you can discover all its subtle contours. Ready? Let’s go!

“The Cape Verdean Odyssey” is the first cruise of the Cape Verde archipelago, made up of 10 volcanic islands. You, the Atlantic Ocean, the crystal-clear waters… and 18 crew members. Luxury obliges! On board the M/Y Hamony G, equipped with 20 cabins, leave for an excursion to discover six islands and their spellbinding riches both at land and at sea. Have a look at the programme…

Boavista: a view of heavenly beaches

Landscapes shaped by the wind have earned Boavista the name “the island of the dunes”. Its white sandy beaches are the most beautiful of the archipelago. Chabadabada…

Santiago: the capital is classified by UNESCO

With an African soul, it houses the capital Praia and the ancient city of Cidade Velha, the first colonial city built in the tropics and classified by UNESCO. Its mountainous heart, covered with beautiful greenery, makes it a hikers’ delight. On your marks!

Fogo: reach for the top

This volcano island, at an altitude of 2,829 metres, is the highest of the archipelago. On its black and fertile slopes, the inhabitants grow vine and coffee with an ingenious method of irrigation. And then, for a colonial architectural immersion, a visit to the main city is a must: São Felipe.

São Vicente: in the footsteps of Cesaria Evora

It takes one day and one night to appreciate the atmosphere of the beautiful Mindelo, the city of Cesaria Evora, the “barefoot diva”. A unique opportunity to stroll the colonial streets, discover the colourful market and the market stalls of local artists, the seafront and the vibrant port. And in the evening, a Cape Verdean music immersion is a given!

Santo Antão: an exceptional panorama

Mountainous and tropical, its deep valleys and terraced cultivation offer some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Cape Verde!

Sal: swim in weightlessness

To the South, there is the seaside village of Santa Maria, nice and lively, bordered by a magnificent beach that is popular with fans of nautical sports. At the centre of the island, the Pedra Lume crater is home to old saltworks and the opportunity of a… surprising swim!

Cape Verdean Odyssey with Héliades
From 2,199: flight + transfer (airport, port) + cruise 7 nights, full board on board. Departure from Paris and provinces from 23/12/17 to 24/03/18.

Jancarthier Voyages
Kelly Hoarau and Samira Mountasir
Travel experts
+33 (0)1 55 42 70 16 – stsulpice@jancarthier.fr
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