Take your time and get under the skin of this tropical paradise with our Best of Sao Tome and Principe holiday.
Sao Tome feels like a genuine frontier of tourism, away from the crowds and mostly untouched. We’ve created an itinerary that allows you to truly explore these paradise islands. We’ll take you to the north, south, east and west of Sao Tome and then treat you to plenty of time exploring the jewel in the crown – remote Principe island.
You’ll start near Sao Tome city and, accompanied by our guides, will be introduced to the charm and laid-back attitude of these islands. Your guided days will be private just for you and we’ll include a mix of island tours and guided walks taking you into the rainforest.
Next our guides will show you the east coast as you tour to the deserted, perfect, southern beaches. Stay in an eco-lodge a stone’s throw from golden sands – slide through the fascinating mangroves on a boat tour – there’s plenty of time available to lie on the beach, and snorkel in the warm, crystal clear waters.
On the way to the west coast you’ll tour the Rocas, former Portuguese colonial buildings now community-run as coffee or cacao co-operatives. Sao Tome coffee and chocolate are world-class and you’ll taste the goods at the source.
Finally you’ll fly to Príncipe to explore this special island. Sao Tome’s national motto is ‘leve-leve’ – translated as ‘slow-slow’. If anything, Principe is more laid back! Join our guides on forest exploration, island jeep tours and snorkelling boat trips around the deserted north coast.
As you depart, you will really feel that you have experienced the Best of Sao Tome and Principe!
Guide price £5,950 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
Please contact us for a personalised itinerary showing inclusions and exclusions. As a general guide, our itinerary includes * International flights from London to São Tomé and back * Inter island flights * Accommodation at Omali Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis * Accommodation at Pestana Equador and Praia Inhame on a full board basis * Accommodation at Mucumbli and Belo Monte on a half board basis * Tours on Sao Tome as described * All necessary transfers as described. As a general guide, our itinerary excludes * Tours on Principe if staying at Belo Monte (pay direct on the day) * Meals not specified above * Insurance * Additional excursions on free days.