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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

Marvel at this thrilling coast-to-coast ATV bike off-road adventure around Boa Vista Island traversing secret places during a thrilling ATV tour. First, be picked up at your hotel and depart to Rabil village where our team will give the relevant instructions of the tour and your ATV vehicle. Then, drive south until you reach a dry river. Arrive at the beautiful Oasis de Fonte Vicente and observe the leafy fruit trees including giant fig trees, robust almond trees, tamarinds, and an exotic baobab tree. Next, explore the old village of Coral Velho before you arrive at Fundo das Figueiras where you will stop for a delicious lunch.After that, cross Cabeça de Tarrafas, Santinha, and reach the stunning sand dunes of the Viana desert. Learn how the dunes were formed as you admire the incredible landscape. 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: Quad Adventure to Cabo Santa Maria Beach

2. Boa Vista Island: Quad Adventure to Cabo Santa Maria Beach

After pickup from your hotel, you adventure starts out from Rabil, the second largest town on the island. The first part of your quad tour follows sand and rock tracks towards Praia de Atalanta beach. At the beach you'll discover the wreck of the Cabo Santa Maria that has been stranded on the sand for 50 years. The wreck is so famous, that it has become a symbol of Boa Vista and Cape Verde and a source of inspiration for painters and photographers. You'll have some time here to enjoy the beach and take a few of your own photos. From the beach, head out on your quad through a surreal lunar landscape characterized by volcanic rock. You'll also ride through the middle of an acacia tree forest known as Floresta Clotilde before heading back to Rabil on the Via Pitoresca (the ancient cobble stone road). After a couple hours quadding in the African winds and tropical sun, you'll arrive back at your hotel ready to relax.

Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

3. Boa Vista Island: Full-Day Wild Beaches & Viana Desert Tour

Discover Boa Vista's natural beauties on a full-day northeastern tour with an expert guide. Start your journey with pickup from your accommodation and drive towards the Fonte Vicente Oasis. Here, discover unspoiled nature, learn about the local fauna from your guide, and observe fruit trees such as the fig, almond, tamarind, and an exotic baobab tree. Move on to the ghost fishing village of Curral Velho, a settlement that was abandoned due to endless drought and pirate attacks. Learn the local history and explore its former salt mine, followed by a beautiful off-road trip to the wild beach of João Barrosa and Ervatão beach, the most important spawning point for loggerhead sea turtles. Here, weather permitting, swim into its beautiful turquoise waters before a lunch break in a local atmosphere at Fundo de Figueiras. Finally, venture into the Viana Desert, one of Cape Verde's seven wonders, a must-see when visiting Boa Vista Island. Walk along the sands and admire the incredible landscape with over 10 km of fabulous white sand dunes.

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What people are saying about Rabil

Had an amazing time. Stunning scenery with time to explore all the different areas. The staff were very accommodating and ensured we had a good time. One of the highlight of this trip was the ride across the sand dunes at the end. One little tip take your own scarf to keep the dust out. Otherwise you can buy them, they cost us €5 for 2. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting boa vista.

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!

Very nice experience. We were able to discover the village of Rabil as well as Sal Rei. The Viana Desert was beautiful, a breathtaking view and the Santa Maria beach .. waw what to say, a paradise on earth. I highly recommend it

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!