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Discover Paradise: Where the World Meets, Amidst Stunning Beaches and Lush Coconut Groves

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Rolas Island, also known as 'Turtledove Island,' located just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from São Tomé's capital to Porto Alegre. Along the way, take in breathtaking sights, including the renowned Mouth of Hell and Big Dog Peak, with a delightful coffee break at Roça São João das Angolares.

Upon arrival in Porto Alegre, we will embark on a short boat ride to Rolas Island. This picturesque paradise, spanning 2.5 square kilometers, welcomes you with lush coconut plantations and a warm local community. Join a guided walk to the iconic 'Center of the World' landmark, where latitude 0º and longitude 0º meet, marking an unforgettable moment in this remote corner of the globe.

Next, you can choose to head directly to Coffee Beach or take a hike to the famous Bateria Beach. Here, you can see a natural geyser, enjoy breathtaking views, and perhaps take a swim if the water current and tide permit.

As you explore the island's natural wonders, stroll through fragrant coconut groves and encounter unique flora, including the distinctive tattoo leaf, wedding tree, and toothbrush leaf. Indulge in a delectable grilled fish lunch, freshly caught by local fishermen, at Coffee Beach. Afterward, take some time to relax and soak up the serene atmosphere of this idyllic island getaway.

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The excursions are private, and the itineraries are flexible. Don't hesitate to ask your guide!

Itineraries

8:15 - 8:35

MEET WITH YOUR GUIDE

Meeting at your hotel or downtown.
Departure time can be earlier if requested
in advance (from the capital), please confirm
meeting place and time during the
booking process.

MOUTH OF HELL

Make a short stop at this famous spot!
Optional, especially if you already stopped there
during the East Coast Road or the Gastronomy Excursion.

ABOUT 9:30 AM

SHORT BREAK FOR A COFFEE

Stop at São João das Angolares to indulge
in a coffee break before hitting the second half
of the south road !

BIG DOG PEAK

Take photographs of the iconic phonolitic chimney!

ABOUT 11 AM

PORTO ALEGRE

Reach the southernmost fishermen village
in São Tomé and get your boat transfer
to Rolas Island !

BOAT TRANSFER

Embark on a converted fishermen boat to reach
the famous Rolas Island. The duration of the ride is
approximately 20 minutes, subject to weather
and ocean conditions

CENTER OR THE WORLD

Hike a gently ascending slope for about 15 mn
to reach the famous spot... 0º longitude and 0º latitude..
The Famous Landmark !

BATERIA BEACH

An optional hike to an also iconic beach...
If you feel like it, preferably before lunch !

FISHERMEN LUNCH

Savor freshly grilled fish for lunch at the
picturesque Coffee Beach!

CHILL, SWIM, RELAX

Enjoy some relaxing time at Coffee beach !

3:00 - 3:30 PM

TRANSFER BACK

Return to Porto Alegre and enjoy a drive
before reaching your hotel.

5:30 - 6:15 PM

END OF THE EXCURSION

Transfer back to your hotel.
Excursions end before sunset
(to avoid night driving).

Our Excursions Always include:

  • Local Experienced Guide (please inform us in advance of preferred language)
  • 4x4 tourism vehicle & fuel
  • Mineral Water and local Snacks
  • Napkins & 70% alcohol (for washing hands)
  • All visit fees and small expenses

This Excursion specifically includes:

  • Coffee break at São João das Angolares
  • Boat transfer from Porto Alegre to Rolas Island (return trip)
  • Lunch at Coffee beach (unless you select the option : lunch at Inhame Resort during the check-out process)

The following items are not included:

  • Tips for local guides
  • Other expenses