Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

Sal: 6-Hour Experience Tour with a Local Certified Guide

From US$ 35.63 per person

Enjoy an island tour and visit places like Espargos, Blue Eye, Kite Beach, Santa Maria, Miragem, and Murdeira. Swim in Salt Lake, and see lemon sharks.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Audio guide included
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
You will be picked up at your hotel lobby or designated pickup address. Look for a yellow car. If you will be more than 5 minutes late to the pickup location, please contact the check-in person via call or WhatsApp using the contact number provided on your confirmation voucher.
Private or small groups available


6 hours
  • Sal

  • 30 minutes
  • Murdeira

  • Santa Maria, Cape Verde

  • Kite Beach

  • Palmeira (walk)

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans

  • Lunch

  • Sightseeing, swimming, shark viewing

  • Pedra de Lume Salt Pans (swimming)

  • Buracona

  • 30 minutes
  • Sal

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Transfer stop
  • Explore Sal Island with an expert, local guide and explore exciting locations
  • Visit the island's highlights including Murdeira and marvel at Lion Mountain
  • Watch lemon sharks swimming in their natural environment
  • Admire the Blue Eye, one of the seven wonders of the island
  • Unwind and relax in the world's second saltiest water in Pedra de Lume
Full description

After being picked up from your accommodation, make your way to Santa Maria. Once there, get to know the history of this city, which has transformed from the extraction of its salt to the biggest tourist city in Cape Verde.

Next, make your way to Kite Beach, which is one of the best places in the world to practice kite surfing (from October to April) and is usually chosen to hold the world kite surfing championships. 

Then visit Porto Palmeira, which is a simple place where people take their sustenance from fishing and working in the port.

See the arrival of the crafts, as well as all the activity around the sale of fish. Take a walk among the colorful colonial houses and check out the beautiful street art. Next up, go to Pedra de Lume Beach, Pedra de Lume, and Ilha do Sal. 

There, visit the first village on Sal island, which was founded in 1804, to learn about the history and development of the local economy based on the export of salt.

Continue to Miragem, where you will see the effects of Fata Morgana water illusions in the desert. Travel then to Buracona, where you will see the Blue Eye, one of the 7 wonders of the island. Swim in its natural pool if the conditions are ideal for bathing.

Following the pool, explore the Pedra Lume Salt Crater, where you will learn all about the nourishing benefits this salt center has for the locals. Make a stop to experience floating in this thermal water which is inside an inactive volcanic caldera.

Discover Shark Bay, where you will have the experience to see lemon sharks in their natural environment up close. Travel to the village of Murdeira that lies in a natural reserve in the bay. Finally, visit Espargos, the economic center of the city.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Licensed, local guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Swim in a natural pool
  • Baby seat (on request)
  • Swim at saline thermal water, where spas, a whirlpool, and relaxation are available to all
  • Shark Bay
  • Entrance fees (€3 for Blue Eye, €5 for Salinas)
  • Optional lunch menu (€12 per adult, €6 children) with one drink included. Delicious fish, meat, and seafood options.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Most travelers can participate in this tour (however this tour is not wheelchair accessible)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under two years old are free on the private option
  • An optional buffet lunch with one drink is available for €10. The buffet offers an array of traditional dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 338 reviews

Review summary

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We had a fantastic day with Shaun our local guide, his knowledge of the Island was incredible. Nothing was too much trouble we weren’t rushed at any of the Sites we visited and he took brilliant photographs for all of us in our group so we have some lovely memories to keep. I would highly recommend this trip it gives you a good in site to the local history. Money well spent. Well Done Shaun Paul & Alison Riley

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September 22, 2022

phenomenal experience!! Nany was our guide, so outgoing and full of energy! my communication with Sal Experience was great and Nany was brilliant from pick up to drop off! his energy and passion for his job and for Cape verde shines through, he really went out of his way to make the day perfect, including lunch!! this was the highlight of our trip, thank you Sal Experience and thank you Nany!! ❤️

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September 2, 2022

It started off getting picked up by neny and boris, neny is very loud but very welcoming, boris is the driver who is very quite, they took us round the whole island after picking up the other guests on the trip of course, neny is a very positive figure and couldnt ask for a better guide to help me be more involved with cape Verdes history and culture, he made many jokes to keep the group laughing and involved on the trip. Couldnt recommend enough!!! Thank you

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August 6, 2022

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