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Boa Vista Island: Full-Day ATV Bike Adventure with Lunch

1. Boa Vista Island: Full-Day ATV Bike Adventure with Lunch

Embark on a coast to coast off-road adventure around Boa Vista Island during a thrilling ATV tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Rabil and get kitted out with your ATV vehicle. Drive South along a cobblestone road until you reach a dry river. Then, drive along a dirt track that leads to the beautiful Oasis de Fonte Vicente in the center of the island. There, observe the leafy fruit trees including giant fig trees, robust almond trees, tambarines, and an exotic baobab tree. Next, explore the old village of Coral Velho and see the extensive golden dunes. Take the path across the beach and start driving north in the direction of Fundo das Figueras where you will stop for lunch. After that, drive along a cobblestone road until you reach Cabeça de Tarrafas and Santinha to admire a charming small chapel. Turn right in the direction of Bofareira and drive on an asphalt road for 5 km. Then, take the path into the Viana Desert in the northwestern part of the island - a must-see place for anyone visiting Boa Vista. Learn about how the sand forming the dunes originated in the Sahara Desert and has been brought to the island by the wind over many years. Drive along the edge of the desert on the way back to Rabil. Conclude your adventure with drop-off at your accommodation.

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Northeasten Tour & Ervatão Beach

2. Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Northeasten Tour & Ervatão Beach

Get picked up at your hotel and depart towards Rabil, the second most populated village in Boa Vista. There, meet locals, visit a local handicraft production, and appreciate the work of artisans who dedicate themselves to making decorative pieces with clay from the Barreiro. Next, drive through the center of the city and visit the main church of S. Roque, built in 1806.  Continue toward the Fonte Vicente Oasis, and observe the leafy fruit trees like a giant fig tree, robust almond trees, tamarind, and an exotic baobab tree. Drive toward Curral Velho, and discover an agricultural oasis where the green merges with the aridity of the mountain. Find a large salt mine embellished by extensive golden dunes, palm trees, and date palms, as well as a wild beach about 5 kilometers (around 3 miles) long.  From there, see the islet of Curral Velho, a favorite spot with divers where hundreds of reed-tailed birds live. Following a path along the coast, pass along the beach of João Barrosa until reaching Ervatão beach, a wild paradise and the most important spawning point for loggerhead sea turtles, also known as Caretta Caretta. There, if the sea conditions permit, have the opportunity to swim in the beautiful waters of this paradisiacal beach.  The island tour continues towards the villages in the northeast, with a break for lunch at Fundo das Figueiras, a small village entirely dedicated to agriculture and pastoralism. The famous Boa Vista goat cheese is produced here, and each family produces their own. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Curral Velho

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Great experience with a small group! Driving fun is not neglected - a good 6 hours on tour! You get a good impression of the island! Dunes, native villages, stone desert - no annoying sightseeing stops or sales events. Quads in good condition, helmets and hair nets are provided. Photographer accompanies the tour. All images can be purchased digitally. Gladly again!

Amazing day. Nice organization. Paolo is a great guide and very kind. We were amazed. The meal offered was delicious and the big appetites will be satisfied. This tour allows you to discover magnificent places hidden in the bowels of the island. Thank you

Super! Excellent! Thé guide was super nice, flexible to stop where we wanted, the landscapes were just standing, changing every time. Just amazing! And therefore, more than recommended!

Really great tour with a super nice guide! An experience that you will never forget!