Cape Verde Trip I

Kizomba dance week

Do you like kizomba? Are you looking for a destination where you can dance on your holidays? If you got here, this is your trip. This easter we got this Cape Verde trip, to enjoy beautiful beaches,  turquoise water and lots of dancing. Because we are going to dance kizomba and other Cape Verdean rhythms.

As you can see, our trips are a little away from the traditional concept of travel, we seek to complement tourism with dance, because we know that dance is happiness, it makes our mind to be distracted, generates energy and smiles.

Are you traveling alone or are you few and want to meet more people? Our trips are a meeting point for those who enjoy traveling and dancing! The group is small, so you can meet people with your same interests and with whom to continue sharing them when you return.

If you want to know more about how our trips, here, we tell you in more detail.

VIAJE A CABO VERDE. Cabo verde trip

On this trip we will stay in Mindelo, capital of the Island of San Vicente. It is the second largest city in Cape Verde, and is considered its cultural capital. That is why we have chosen it for this trip, because Cape Verdean music has a great importance in this particular island. You will be able to listen to styles such as morna, coladeira or funaná, and our local teachers will teach you besides kizomba, to dance some of these local rhythms, so you can get immersed in the Cape Verdean culture through dance.

Funaná is a typical dance of the island of Santiago, it is songs to the beat of the bandoneón, to the rhythm of an iron stick. The morna has its origin in the island of Boavista, normally it is sung by women in Portuguese. And the coladeira, which is believed to have been born in the 30’s on the island that we are going to visit, would be a descendant of the morna with other musical influences.

We will also take advantage to visit the neighboring island of San Antonio, considered a natural paradise. And we will delight ourselves with the delicious seafood dishes, which are the basis of local food.

Come and join this kizomba dance Cape Verde trip!

13 April 2019 - 20 April 2019
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TRIP DETAILS

DAY 01: ORIGIN – CABO VERDE

Departure  flight to the island of San Vicente.

Transfer to your hotel where your TraveltoDance tour leader will be waiting for you to do the check in, and tell you everything you need to know for your stay.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 02: MINDELO

Breakfast at the hotel and visit the historic center of Mindelo, so you can get to know the city and feel at home in your week of dancing in this place.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 03: 1ST DAY OF DANCE CLASSES 

After having breakfast we will go all together to the dance school where you will spend the next five days learning kizomba and the best caboverdian rhythms.

We will introduce the teachers and they will explain how the classes will be and what they have prepared for you. The classes will be in the mornings.

Free afternoon to enjoy the city or the beach.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 04/05/ 06: INTENSIVE KIZOMBA AND CABOVERDIAN RHYTHMS

Breakfast at the hotel and two classes in the morning.

You will have free afternoons to enjoy the beaches of Cape Verde, we can go all together and practice our new kizomba steps or just relax and sunbathe. You can also have the afternoon for you, relax and enjoy your vacation as you prefer.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 07: EXCURSION TO SAN ANTONIO

Full day excursion to the neighboring island of San Antonio, located 10 km from Bahia de Mindelo. It is the westernmost island of the archipelago and the furthest from the African coast, it is also considered a natural paradise. Your TravelToDance tour leader will indicate the departure time from the hotel.

Accommodation.

 

DAY 08: SAN VICENTE / ORIGIN

Return home and end of your Kizomba week with TravelToDance!

 

*The detailed program may suffer some variation due to climatic or operational reasons. Due to these reasons, the offered services may suffer a change of day or order, but the provision of them is guaranteed whenever posible.

PRICES

Price per person in double room bed and breakfast.

Supplement per person in a single room on bed and breakfast basis: 205€

 

GROUP

Guaranteed departure when you there’s a minimum of 6 people. In case of not reaching the minimum, you can pay a supplement to make the trip.

 

DEPARTURES

29 December – 05 January

1- 13 July

19- 31 August

 

INCLUDED

Transfer airport – hotel.

Travel insurance.

7 nights accommodation in a double room with breakfast.

8 dance classes. Kizomba and caboverdian rhtyms

Excursion to the island of San Antonio.

 

NOT INCLUDED

Plane tickets.

Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the section of includes, or personal extras.

Tickets to nightclubs, or excursion not described in the section includes.

Nothing that is not described in the INCLUDE section.

 

* If you want to do a tour not mentioned in your free time, let us know and we will offer you availability and price

DOCUMENTATION

Valid passport and entry visa.  Make sure you contact the embasy of Cabo Verde in your country of passport to make sure the way you can apply for the visa.

 

MINIMUM AGE

18 years old.

 

VACCINES

No vaccine is mandatory.

But yellow fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid fever and Tetanus-Diphtheria are recommended.

For more information we recommend, as in all our trips, that you enter the website of the Ministry of Health.

 

WEATHER

The temperature in the month of April is around 16 – 26 degrees and it is dry. Although the rainy season begins in August and finish in October, it is advisable to bring a raincoat just in case. The water temperature can reach 23 degrees.

 

CURRENCY

The official currency in Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE), which maintains a fixed and official parity with the euro (1 euro = 110,265 escudos). It can be changed in banks and in exchange houses.

Credit cards are not usually accepted, only in some restaurants and hotels of higher level, so it is advisable to carry cash. It is possible to withdraw money from ATMs.

In some establishments accept payment with Euros, but the change is not favorable, so it is better to pay with the local currency.

 

LANGUAGE

Portuguese and Creole.

 

ELECTRICITY

You can consult more details in our article: What should I pack? where you will find information about the plugs that are used by the world.

 

SECURITY

In general it is a quiet and safe country, and you will have to take common sense precautions such as being attentive to your belongings, or not leaving them unattended if you go for a swim on the beach.

 

TIPS

It is not mandatory to leave a tip, but you can leave it if you wish.

 

DANCE CLASSES / SHOES

Bring comfortable clothes for your classes. Special shoes are not necessary for dance classes.

If you are interested in one of our trips and don’t want to run out of place, book now.
You have to make a 150€ payment and we will book you a place in the trip during the next 15 days (in case this period is not incompatible with the remaining time until the trip)

 

 

1. Click on BOOK NOW from the trip you are interested in.

2. Fill in the booking form where you will find the IBAN number to make the bank transfer.

3. In the bank transfer, indicate your name, surname and the booking code.

4. Once we receive the payment, we’ll send you an email with the booking confirmation.

When the group is formed with the minimum of travelers we’ll contact you to make the payment for 50% of the total of the trip. (The 150€ from the booking will be deducted from the amount corresponding to 50%). At this point, if required by the destination, we’ll ask you to send a copy of your passport.

5. 15 days prior to departure we’ll send the travel documentation, itinerary, air tickets in case we have issued them, travel contract and travel insurance.

6.  Let’s travel!

The trip price does not include flights.
We can arrange the air tickets for you, and have to be paid in full before being issued.
No tickets will be issued until the group is confirmed, unless the participants agree to pay the supplement in case the minimum group isn’t form.
We recommend you, as far as possible, to buy your flights in advance to get better schedules and prices.

The 150€ from the booking will be fully refundable during the 15 days of the reservation if you decide not to travel.
The 50% paid at the group confirmation will not be refundable one month prior to departure. At this time you’ll have to make the final payment.
If at this point you decided not to travel, you could still get back 50% if you gave your place to someone who is not already enrolled in the travel group.
In case you can not give your place, we will have to see in each case, with our suppliers in the destination, the services that can be canceled without expenses.
Any cancellation after paying the 50% deposit will have 100€ expenses in concept of bank and management fees.

Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.Air ticket cancellation will always depend on the airline terms and conditions and not from TravelToDance.
For any clarification about the booking process, contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.