Galapagos of Africa

São Tomé & Príncipe

Discover Príncipe in a 7-night journey. Start and end in São Tomé.

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SUGGESTED PACKAGE

7 Nights: € 5 000 per couple (2018) | € 5 500 per couple (2019)

Validity:

The rates below are based on 2 adults travelling for 7 nights.

€ 5 000 per couple for all stays until 31 October 2018.

€ 5 500 per couple for all stays between 01 November - 31 October 2019.

Rate includes:

1 Night Omali (Junior Suite)

2 Nights Roça Sundy (Colonial House)

4 Nights Praia Sundy (1-bedroom villa)

Airport meet & greet at São Tomé International Airport and Príncipe Airport. Domestic flights. Road transfers. Half board rates, and welcome drinks at the properties. Soft drinks at Praia Sundy. Half-day tour of São Tomé (including lunch) and full day tour or Príncipe Island (including lunch).

Rate excludes:

International flights. All lunches, beverages, and activities not mentioned above. Laundry. Souvenirs. Gratuities.

7 Nights: € 8 780 per family of 4, based on 2 adults and 2 children until 31 October 2019

Validity:

The rate is based on a family of 4, based on 2 adults and 2 children (5 - 12 years),  travelling for 7 nights.

€ 8 780 for all stays until 31 October 2019.

Rate includes:

1 Night Omali (Family Room)

2 Nights Roça Sundy (Colonial House)

4 Nights Praia Sundy (2-bedroom villa)

Airport meet & greet at São Tomé International Airport and Príncipe Airport. Domestic flights. Road transfers. Half board rates, and welcome drinks at the properties. Soft drinks at Praia Sundy. Half-day tour of São Tomé (including lunch) and full day tour or Príncipe Island (including lunch).

Rate excludes:

International flights. All lunches, beverages, and activities not mentioned above. Laundry. Souvenirs. Gratuities.

HIGHLIGHTS

- immerse yourself the history, discover the Biosphere trails, and visit the old plantations.
- explore the island by land and sea, go snorkelling or scuba diving, or just sit back and soak up the sun on one of the pristine beaches.

SEASON

JANUARY TO MARCH: TURTLE SEASON
Peak turtle season, nesting takes place from November to early February and eggs hatch 45 days later. January is still considered to be the Dry Season, with maximum temperatures reaching a high of 29°C / 84°F. A wonderful time for birding as birds adopt bright breeding plumage in January and with between 21 - 29 endemic species it is certainly a bird lover’s paradise. February and March bring the long rains, but temperatures are still high.

APRIL TO JUNE: A BIT OF BOTH
A mix and match of seasons, April and May experience long rains and temperatures and humidity are at their highest during April. June marks the start of the dry season and is a slightly cooler period, in conjunction with July to September this is one of the best months to go hiking or trekking.

JULY TO SEPTEMBER: BEST TIME TO GO
The best time to go! Temperatures are slightly cooler, skies are cloudy, and water temperatures reach a maximum. A great time to explore the island and go hiking. Humpback whales, killer whales and dolphins can be seen off the Northeast coast during August and September.

OCTOBER TO DECEMBER: MARINE AND BIRD LOVERS SEASON
During October and November there are short rains and the humpback whales, killer whales and dolphins can still be seen off the Northeast coast. November marks the start of the turtle nesting season and eggs hatch 45 days later. Temperatures are warm, and the sun is perfect for getting that elusive tan.

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive by international flight into São Tomé International Airport, São Tomé. A member of the Sundy team will meet guests at the airport and provide full assistance. Road transfer to Omali.

STAY: 1 night Omali.

PLAY: Take a half-day tour of São Tomé and discover this hidden paradise.

MOVE: Road transfer from Omali to São Tomé International Airport. Scenic 35-minute flight from São Tomé International Airport to Príncipe Island. A member of the Sundy team will meet guests at the airport and provide full assistance. Road transfer to Roça Sundy.

STAY: 2 nights Roça Sundy.

PLAY: Take a trip back in time and discover life, the history and the people of Príncipe. Roça Sundy is located on an old plantation and grounds are shared with the local villagers. Spend your days discovering the old ruins of the area, the historical cacao plantations, discovering the biospheres, and get to know the locals.

MOVE: Road transfer from Roça Sundy to Praia Sundy.

STAY: 4 nights Praia Sundy

PLAY: Explore the forest, sand, and sea at Praia Sundy. Get to know the island's culture and outstanding scenery, visit the smallest capital in the world, observe the secrets of the organic farming, experience different aromas and tastes and be indulge in traditional local meals. Turtle nesting and hatching take place between September to April and whales and dolphins can be spotted off the northeast side of the island between August and September. 

MOVE: Road transfer from Praia Sundy to Príncipe Airport. A scenic 35-minute domestic flight from Príncipe Airport to São Tomé International Airport. Spend the day at Omali and depart on your international flight home.

AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

For assistance with availability and logistics, please contact us.

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