Overview

For the independent and more adventurous travellers, this fly-drive holiday to São Tomé is a great way to discover the island. Stop anywhere you want, explore idyllic and deserted beaches and it’s also a great opportunity to meet with the locals.

Drive along the coast to the far south, leave the car behind when you visit the equator and continue your journey high up into the interior.

Follow the road along the north-west coast to your lodge outside the small town of Neves….continue a little further until the end of the road and you’ll have more or less covered the whole island by car!

Itinerary

Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon. On arrival walk (5 mins) to your Tryp Hotel
Walk to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival pick up your car and drive to Club Santana
Boat trip to Santana Island. Free snorkelling and canoes
Drive to Porto Alegre along the coastal road, via Boca d'Inferno and Cete Ondas staying at Inhame Eco Lodge
Day trip to Rolas - visit the equator
Return to the mainland and drive to Sao Joao dos Angolares and stay at the former plantation house of Roca Sao Joao
Free day. A rainforest walk or cookery lesson can be organised through the roca. If you are interested in doing one of these as it is best to pre-book.
Drive to Bom Successo and visit the Botanical garden and overnight at Roca Bombaim
Walk to Lagoa Amelia (3 hrs) and then drive to Mucumbli Eco Lodge
Free day. You could visit Roca Monte Forte and a sustainable Cocoa Cooperative
Free day. Opportunity to hire bikes and visit nearby villages
Morning free until transfer to the airport. Fly home on overnight flight

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

From £1998 per person

INCLUDED: International flights from the UK (guide price). Accommodation in twin share, en-suite rooms on a half board basis. Return airport transfers São Tomé. Car hire (Suzuki Jimmy or similar) includes unlimited mileage, standard and CDW (collision damage waiver- subject to excess) insurance but not optional PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel. Support from our local team when in the islands. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.

Accommodation

You'll stay in everything from small comfortable hotels to Eco Lodges to former plantation houses (Rocas) that have been tastefully renovated.

Activities

Our 'São Tomé fly drive' will give you a wonderful insight into this island and allows you to travel from north to south and almost east to west. The accommodation in each part of the island you stay is local in style, not luxurious yet comfortable.

Location

Discover the main island of São Tomé on your own. The scenery is spectacular, the people charming, the beaches deserted and much of the natural world is pristine. And most importantly where life is not rushed and everything has its own very slow pace.