From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop – The Perfect Cape Verde Day Trip
Are you planning a trip to Cidade Velha in Cape Verde? If so, you may be wondering what activities you can do in this historic and beautiful city. Look no further! One of the most unique and fun activities you can do is the From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop. In this post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions tourists have about this activity and explain why it is a must-do when visiting Cidade Velha.
What is the From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop?
The From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop is a day-long tour that takes you to a banana plantation just outside of Cidade Velha. Here you’ll get to take a tour of the plantation, learn about banana cultivation and have a chance to try some amazing banana dishes. After the tour of the plantation, you’ll be taken to a traditional Cape Verdean home where you’ll learn how to make cuscuz, which is a type of Cape Verdean cornbread. The workshop provides a chance to learn how to make a traditional Cape Verdean dish and take some of that knowledge back home with you.
Why should you go on this tour?
This tour offers a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Visiting a banana plantation offers an opportunity to learn about a food that is so ubiquitous and central to many cuisines. With the chance to sample and learn how to make Cape Verdean dishes, this tour offers a much more immersive experience than just visiting Cidade Velha’s historic sites.
What should you expect on the tour?
The tour begins with pickup from your accommodations in Praia, where you’ll be driven to the banana plantation. There, you’ll meet a guide who will take you on a tour of the plantation, explaining how bananas are grown and harvested. Additionally, you’ll have a chance to try some sweet banana dishes before being driven to the home of your guide, where you’ll get to cook cuscuz and learn about local Cape Verdean culture.
What details should you keep in mind?
The From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop is a day trip that runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodations in Praia, but make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes for walking around the banana plantation. Additionally, while the tour does include some banana-based dishes, it is recommended to bring snacks or food for the workshop.
How do you book the From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop?
Booking this tour is easy! Just follow this link. Once you’re on the GetYourGuide site, follow the instructions to book your spot on the tour. It is recommended to book well in advance, as spots fill up quickly, especially during high season.
In conclusion, the From Praia: Banana Plantation Tour and Cuscuz Workshop is an incredible opportunity to learn about a more in-depth view of Cape Verdean culture, while enjoying the fantastic taste of this unique dish. So, what are you waiting for? Book your spot now and get ready to have an unforgettable experience.