8 days tour – São Tomé and Principe

Welcome to our 8-day tour to São Tomé and Príncipe. Explore historic sites, beautiful beaches, and the Equator on Rolas Island. Delve into the mangrove biodiversity, get a taste of the local culture, and journey to the north for more sightseeing. This tour promises a perfect blend of history, nature, and cultural immersion in this tropical paradise!

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1 Person: EUR 1995 1995
8 days tour - São Tomé and Principe

General info

Days8 days / 7 nights
Best travel timeWhole year
DestinationsSão Tomé and Principe 
Price€ 1995
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Visa support
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.


Day 1 – São Tomé 

  • Arrive at your convenience into São Tomé – the capital city of São Tomé and Principe which has regular flights between Angola, Portugal, and Ghana.
  • Go to Tamarindos or Tortue Ecolodge beach to relax.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 2 – São Tomé – São João dos AngolaresPico Grande

  • We begin our road trip to the most southern part of the island stopping at an abandoned hospital of Roca Agua Ize. This hospital used to be one of the best hospitals in western Africa and was built for the workers at the Roca Agua Ize plantation.
  • Located nearby the plantation is the seaside cliff Boca de Inferno (Hell’s Mouth).
  • We’ll make a short stop in São João dos Angolares. This is the largest town on the southern part of the island. 
  • Explore Cascata De Praia Pesqueria, a magnificent waterfall.
  • Highlight: The most famous landmark of São Tomé & Principe is the Pico de Cao Grande. This mountain is 663 meters tall and visible all over the island.
  • We relax for a moment at Grande Beach and take in the Atlantic.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 3 – São Tomé – Porto Alegre – Rolas Island

  • Visit the Post Office, the perfect place to send a unique post card back home!
  • 2- Drive to Porto Alegre. Stop by an old rusty tank.
  • Highlight: We board a boat for a 20 minute journey to Rolas Island. This island is where the equator crosses through Sao Tomé & Principe. 
  • Return drive to São Tomé.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 4 – São Tomé – Vila Malanza

  • Start our day with a drive to the mangroves near Vila Malanza.
  • Highlight: Take a boat tour through the largest mangrove reserve in São Tomé and Príncipe. It is home to diverse wildlife, including unique bird species.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 5 – São Tomé

  • This morning we move to a different hotel, this time we go back to the main town of the island.
  • Visit to the National Museum. Here you can find religious art and colonial-era artifacts.
  • Highlight: The Diogo Vaz Shopping. Here you can taste incredibly unique chocolate such as chocolate with grapes macerated in cocoa alcohol, ginger, orange, pepper and coffee, as well as 100% dark chocolate.
  • Time to relax! For example: You can go to Tortue Ecolodge beach or explore a bit of the downtown on your own. It’s all up to you.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 6 – São Tomé

  • Take a city tour in São Tomé.
  • Our first stop is the Coffee Museum. São Tomé is famous for its coffee plantations, which began in 1780.
  • Highlight: Begin our sightseeing of one of the oldest colonial capitals in Africa by exploring Independence Square – signifying independence gained in 1975.
  • Explore the traditional, new and fish markets of São Tomé, a perfect way to learn more about this small nation.
  • See the Presidential Palace from outside. This unique pink 19th century Portuguese Colonial style structure houses the current president.
  • Stop by the São Tomé Cathedral. The first church of Our Lady of Grace was built at the end of the fifteenth century.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 7 – São Tomé Roca Agostinho Neto – Santa Catarina

  • Drive to Northern São Tomé stopping by the village of Roca Agostinho Neto – named after the first president of Angola: Agostinho Neto.
  • Highlight: We visit the largest plantation in the country, which used to be the biggest cocoa producer. Nowadays the plantation is partly working and families relocated to live on the plantation. 
  • Continue towards the Atlantic with a stop at the Blue Lagoon Beach. It sounds as exotic as it is!
  • We continue our drive to Lagao Azul. This is the most northern point of the country and can only be reached via the Santa Catarina Tunnel (the only tunnel in Sao Tomé and Principe).
  • Explore the fishing village of Santa Catarina.
  • Return to the capital and stop by the Monte Café Plantation, one of the most famous coffee plantations on the island. 
  • Return to São Tomé.
  • Overnight stay in São Tomé.

Day 8 – São Tomé

  • Transfer to airport.
  • End of tour.