• Welcome, Log In or Register
  • 855.OCEANIA (855.623.2642)
  • Guest Services
Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way.

Around the World in 180 Days





May we help you

MIAMI TO MIAMI
180 Days aboard Insignia | Fares from $41,999 per guest
Request a Quote

À La Carte Excursions | General Information


: Sao Tome  Go
 
The following symbols will assist you in choosing the excursion that is right for you:
Oceania Choice Excursions Oceania Choice Excursion Easy Activity Easy Activity
Oceania Exclusive Excursion Oceania Exclusive Excursion Moderate Activity Moderate Activity
Culinary Discovery Tour Culinary Discovery Tour Strenuous Activity Strenuous Activity
Artists Loft Excursion Artists Loft Excursion Meal Included A Meal is included with excursion
Food & Wine Trails Food & Wine Trails Evening Excursion Evening Excursion
Chairman's Choice Chairman's Choice
 

Sao Tome


Go




Excursion 5: Waterfalls & Plantations
Tour Code: TMS-005
Tour Length: Full Day (Approximately 7 hours)

Take advantage of incredible savings by purchasing your excursions in advance.
Tour Price: $225
Unlimited Passport Collection Unlimited Passport Collection
– Discounted Tour Price: $0
Your World Collection Your World Collection
- Advanced Purchase Price: $169 ($56 Savings)

Add To Plan

A wonderful introduction to the many facets of Sao Tome, this excursion combines natural beauty and culinary delights with a cultural immersion.

Depart from the pier and drive south toward the center of the island, a land of tropical forests and volcanically formed mountains that are ideal for growing coffee. Here in the dense forest, you will find Sao Nicolau waterfall, an idyllic setting with an abundance of colorful endemic birds chirping and flitting among the trees.

Later, at the Monte Café Plantation, you will see how coffee is processed on Sao Tome and discover the factors that affect the taste, aroma and quality. It’s fascinating to understand the many steps involved as the green coffee beans are transported from the fields, dried, roasted and sorted before export. Following a coffee tasting and an enlightening folkloric show, you will drive to nearby Bombaim, a former plantation whose attraction is now natural beauty.

After a light lunch of traditional dishes at Bombaim, you will venture down to its namesake waterfall to sample several varieties of bananas. The surrounding forest is also the only place on the island where mangosteen trees grow. The Portuguese introduced the trees, which when mature bear fruit and provide a shady environment that’s perfect for growing vanilla.

Then, it’s on to a nearby church to watch a rousing choir performance, followed by a brief stop for photos in the fishing village of Pantufo and Melao Beach. Afterwards, you will transfer directly back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking/standing that includes some steps, inclines, natural and uneven surfaces as well as the possibility of mud. The path to Bombaim waterfall is slippery in spots. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing to include long sleeves and long pants; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain and bring small change in either USD or EUR to purchase any additional drinks or local products. Restroom facilities on this tour are limited and basic in nature. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary and can be influenced by weather conditions.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.


*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.

 
 
Click Here to enlarge map

Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.

You have no saved cruises