Boa Vista Island: Rabil, Viana Desert & Shipwreck Tour 4Hour

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

Boa Vista Island: Rabil, Viana Desert & Shipwreck Tour 4Hour

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 47.44 per person

Explore Boa Vista Island on a 4x4 tour with hotel pickup and drop-off. Discover Rabil and visit a local handicraft production center. Admire the Deserto de Viana, see the rusted Cabo Santa Maria shipwreck, and stop at the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit a local handicraft production workshop at Rabil
  • Explore the stunning sand dunes of the Deserto de Viana
  • Stop at Praia da Atalanta to see the Cabo Santa Maria shipwreck
  • Admire the ocean views from the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima
Full description
Discover the Northwestern region of Boa Vista Island on a 4x4 adventure. Head to Rabil to visit a local handicraft center and appreciate the work of artisans. Continue into Deserto de Viana and learn how the dunes were formed as you admire the incredible landscape. Visit a wreckage of Cabo Santa Maria, and pause to enjoy the beautiful Praia da Atalanta beach where it is stranded. Head towards Sal Rei, stopping at the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima for breathtaking views over the sea. The tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Liability insurance
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

    Select participants and date



    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Closed-toe shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 8 reviews

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    A fantastic journey to discover the wonders of Boa Vista. The flagship is certainly the ship stranded in 1968, which is located near a wonderful beach where you can cool off after the first part of the journey. First part which consists of visiting an old craft workshop, where you can admire the ceramic works and be able to buy some souvenirs; and then, a passage through the desert dunes, so suggestive. Finally, stop at the recently renovated chapel of Our Lady of Fatima, also positioned on a wonderful landscape. Finally, short tour of Sal Rei and return. The guides, who were 2 to be able to speak the languages of the 2 groups present, were very nice, friendly, helpful and precise in their explanations during the various stages. Unfortunately, the journey is a bit uncomfortable as it is dirt roads, but the tour is highly recommended.

    Read more

    November 9, 2022

    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

    November 25, 2021

    We went for this tour in late October. Our guide was João Pedro, a very nice local guy who showed us around. I would say the highlight of the tour would be Cape Santa Maria. Very different from the beaches I'm used to see. Little tip: take a bathing suit with you.

    October 27, 2022


    Product ID: 369771