Cape Verde Discovery

Volunteering – Cultural Immersion – Adventure Trips

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Unieke culturele ervaringen.
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De Cape Verde Discovery is een tour van 2 weken die je unieke reis-, culturele en vrijwilligerservaringen biedt, waarbij je jezelf onderdompelt in vrijwilligerswerk projecten en deelneemt aan fantastische reizen, terwijl je ondersteuning van topkwaliteit krijgt tijdens je reis naar Kaapverdië.

Cape Verde Discovery
14 nachten / 15 dagen

Je ervaring in Santiago zal zeker stressvrij zijn! Dompel jezelf onder in de lokale cultuur, ontmoet de altijd vriendelijke mensen, verken de bergen en leer en geef iets terug aan de lokale gemeenschap.

18 december 2022, 1 januari 2023, 15 januari 2023, 5 februari 2023, 19 februari 2023, 5 maart 2023, 19 maart 2023, 2 april 2023, 16 april 2023, 7 mei 2023, 21 mei 2023, 4 juni 2023, 18 juni 2023, 2 juli 2023, 16 juli 2023, 6 augustus 2023, 20 augustus 2023, 3 september 2023, 17 september 2023, 1 oktober 2023, 15 oktober 2023, 5 november 2023, 19 november 2023, 3 december 2023, 17 december 2023


Unique Cultural Experiences

Immerse Community Projects

Join Fantastic Worthwhile Trips

Receive Top Quality Support

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Tour Intro


The island of Santiago, considered the most African of all and where the contrasts are clearest, offers an infinity of mountains and valleys, paths, and trails, on what is the largest island in the archipelago. Enter a world of natural beauty, unique culture, Portuguese ambiance, landscape richness, and unspoiled beautiful sandy beaches.

Your 15-day experience in Santiago is going to be stress-free for sure! Immerse yourself in the local culture, meet the ever-friendly people, explore the mountains and their sandy beaches and learn and give back in this not-so-common holiday destination.

Your responsible travel trip is designed and crafted to give you an understanding of the archipelago’s history, its people, and its flora and fauna. During your 2 weeks on the Island of Santiago. Your trip beings in the small quiet city of Tarrafal where you will learn the local language, learn or polish your Portuguese cooking skills, hike into the Serra da Malagueta mountains, visit the bustling local markets, contribute your time working at the local kindergarten and in participating in various activities in conserving the marine life and its natural habitat.

Accommodation & Meals

Throughout the journey, you will be accommodated in basic but clean single-gender shared rooms. All meals are included as per itinerary below.


Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival and pick up.

Today you will arrive in Cape Verde to start your adventure!

You will be picked up at Praia International Airport (RAI), and taken to Tarrafal to settle down in the accommodation and meet your new camp buddies. Full arrival details will be provided upon booking, do not book your flight until you receive this.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Orientation Session & Local Tour

Today is your day to get to know your local coordinator who will introduce you to the do’s and don’ts in Cape Verde, the local culture, and your program.

After this, we head out to learn about the Island’s history and visit the museum.

We also walk into the local markets and the supermarkets in the area.

After lunch, we walk a few minutes to the beautiful beach of Tarrafal to soak in the atmosphere and spend time at the beach catching the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic ocean! Wow!

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): Cooking Class
Santiago Island

After breakfast, you will attend a one-hour Basic Kriolu class to continue your course. Today you will learn how to talk about Days of the Week and Months in Kriolu.

You then have the opportunity to witness a local cooking lesson, wherein you will learn to cook Cachupa which is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ribeira Das Pratas which is the black sand beach.

A jam-packed day!

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 4, 5, 6 (Wednesday): Volunteering

Today will be the day to meet the local teaching community.

Soon after breakfast, we walk to the local kindergarten where we have been associated. Our coordinator will introduce you to the local staff and the children at the school.

You will spend time at the school to get a hang of how the day goes about at the kindergarten. Take time to sing and play with the children who are always more than happy to meet people such as you.

A fantastic volunteering experience!

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Cultural Experience

Soon after breakfast, drive in a local jeep, the way the locals do, and arrive at a small community settlement called Rabelados.

Here you will learn about how The Rabelados (“rebels”) a religious community that revolted against the liturgical reforms introduced in the 1940s, isolated themselves from the rest of society.

Your day will involve walking around the village, meeting the people, and learning about their lifestyle.

After lunch, we drive back to Tarrafal. In the evening, you will have your time to either walk to the beach or relax at your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Free Day

Free Day: This day will be entirely free; plan a trip with your new friends, update your travel stories, edit your pictures, catch up on your laundry or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of a Sunday in Cape Verde.

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9, 10, 11, 12: (Monday): Volunteering

Soon after breakfast, we head straight to the kindergarten, say hello to the kids, and spend some time either helping the teacher in her regular day’s activities or helping the kids do their work.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 13: (Friday): Hiking

As soon as we finish breakfast, we drive by a local jeep to a certain point near the Serra da Malagueta mountain range. We start our hike and end in the afternoon. We will be carrying a packed lunch. This beautiful trek will give you an amazing view of the mountains and valleys.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 14: (Saturday): Kayaking

Today is kayaking day, get ready!

Early in the morning, we refresh and soon after breakfast, we head to the kayaking center to go kayaking.

After about 2 hours of kayaking, you can spend time at the beach to soak up the sun.

In the afternoon, being your last day with us in Cape Verde, you can plan your activities to go shopping and or say goodbyes to locals and your new friends.

Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 15: (Sunday): Departure day

Say your goodbyes to your buddies and the local team, it is time to leave this beautiful place.

We hope you had the time of your life!

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances


1495 Euro

Nu is er een 5% KORTING dus boek nu!


Wat is inbegrepen in de prijs:
Vrijwilligerswerk programma
Accommodatie in gedeelde kamer
Maaltijden: maandag tot vrijdag 3 maaltijden per dag, weekend 2 maaltijden per dag
24/7 ondersteuning in het land
Programma oriëntatie in het land
Ondersteuning vóór vertrek
Airport pickup

Niet inbegrepen in de prijs:
5% internationale bankkosten in rekening gebracht, visa, vluchten, reisverzekering, vaccinaties, verklaring omtrent gedrag (Nederland) of bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden (België), Covid-tests (indien nodig), dagelijks vervoer naar je project en terug naar je accommodatie, terugreis naar de luchthaven, transfers tussen verschillende locaties

Vereisten om mee te doen:
Vrijwilligers moeten minimaal 18 jaar oud zijn
Vrijwilligers onder de 16 jaar moeten worden vergezeld door een ouder
Vrijwilligers van 16-17 jaar hebben toestemming van hun ouders nodig
Vrijwilligers zijn verplicht om een ​​verklaring omtrent gedrag (Nederland) of bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden (België) te hebben
Vrijwilligers zijn verplicht om een  reisverzekering te hebben
Het kan zijn dat vrijwilligers voor vertrek een Covid-test moeten laten doen (we zullen je hiervan op de hoogte stellen)

Reserveer je plaats in 3 stappen:

1. Vul het aanvraagformulier in (klik hieronder) en wij contacteren je binnen de 24 uur
2. Na acceptatie betaalt je een aanbetaling van 200 Euro om je plaats in het programma te reserveren
3. Je betaalt de resterende kosten van je programma (min de aanbetaling van 200 Euro die je al hebt betaald) zes weken voor je startdatum van je programma

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Vrijwilligerswerk in Kaapverdië

Doe mee met onze vrijwilligersprojecten in Kaapverdië, waar we verschillende projecten beschikbaar hebben. Je kunt deze projecten combineren en je eigen programma samenstellen!

Dit zijn enkele van de projecten die beschikbaar zijn:

Culture Week
Education Project
School Renovation
Sea Turtle Conservation
Trekking Week