Cape Verde

      Tarrafal, Cabo Verde

      the third half
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      6 reviews
      Dec 14 - 22, 2019
      Group size: 5 - 20
      Cape Verde
      Tarrafal, Cabo Verde

      the third half
      • Email address verified
      6 reviews

      Dec 14 - 22, 2019
      Group size: 5 - 20

      About this trip

      Make new friends on and off the field as you experience a tropical island paradise whilst helping to educate underserved kids through the power of soccer.

      Cape Verde is a tiny but beautiful nation composed of sub-tropical and volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The former Portuguese colony, now known for its unique Creole, Portuguese-African culture, is situated about 500 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, and once served as an important center of the slave trade.

      Santiago is the largest and main island of Cape Verde, located in the South. Tarrafal, a town on the northern part of Santiago, boasts the  best beaches on the island with their white sand, turquoise water and fishing boats bobbing in peaceful waves. The town is the epitome of a tropical paradise, with beautiful weather all year round.

      Soccer and music are part of the lifeblood of Cape Verde. You'll experience all this as well as the renowned morabeza (Creole for hospitality) of its people and you’ll see why many have come – and never left.

      Make a difference

      You’ll join the world-respected non-profit organization Delta Cultura, using the power of the beautiful game to educate underprivileged children and to build a better future.  

      Opportunities for young people in Cape Verde are extremely limited, due to its isolated location and lack of natural resources. Cape Verde is prone to drought and has little arable land,  facts that have resulted in increased emigration in recent years, further weakening the country’s social infrastructure.

      You'll help Delta Cultura deliver activities ranging from aerobic and yoga, to educational and awareness campaigns,or to art and creativity.

      You'll also be following in the footsteps of professional soccer players! Click here to read about Bundesliga star Alex Esswein's visit to Delta Cultura as part of his support of the Common Goal movement.

      Become a Global Citizen

      Our unique model creates a structured, intentional learning environment to foster the most necessary skills of 21st century learners and employees.

      Our transformational curriculum - designed by one of the world’s leading experts on sports-based education - is a leadership journey, designed to move participants from being passive cultural consumers to active agents of change.

      Throughout the journey, through active learning, classroom sessions and service, we seek to expose, engage, and empower participants to think critically about their own passions and leadership potential and how they are uniquely positioned to impact the world.

      Age Requirements

      This experience is only available to travellers who are 21 or older on December 1st 2019.

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        7 nights accommodation (price based on two people sharing).
      • Local Transport
        All local transport is provided by private charter buses, including airport transfers.
      • Insurance
        Comprehensive cover for medical, cancellation and emergencies.
      • Local Guide
        A bi-lingual, local supervisor on call 24/7.
      • Social Impact
        Your trip includes a donation to a local charity and you'll get to experience how they use soccer to help underserved kids.
      • Full board
        Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
      • Soccer
        All local soccer activities including field hire, referees, tournament fees, water, etc.
      • Culture
        All cultural activities including entrance to museums and attractions.
      • Education
        Learn about Global Citizenship and International Development with the third half's Global Leadership curriculum.

      What’s not included

      • Round trip airfare
        Just get yourself here on time and we'll do the rest.
      • Alcohol
        We'll provide soft drinks with meals and hydration.
      • Other
        Any other items not specified under the “Program includes” section

      Available Packages

      Shared Room
      Deposit: $395
      Single Room
      Deposit: $395


      Saturday December 14th
      The journey begins!

      Depart from your local airport, arrive at Nelson Mandela International Airport in Tarrafal, Cape Verde. Transfer to hotel and check in.

      Your Organizer

      the third half
      6 reviews
      the third half designs international, soccer-themed adventures to incredible locations that leave a legacy of lasting impact. As a social enterprise, we invest a majority of our profits into helping community-based organizations scale their social impact on underserved youth.


      I had a great trip, especially the volunteer work with the local people was amazing. It’s the best way to experience a country. I liked that the trip was planned in close dialogue with me so I could express what I prefer.
      By Sofie Junge P for Sofie Junge Pedersen: Chiparamba in Lusaka and Victoria Falls on Jul 09, 2019
      Well organized and staffed, their execution was seamless! Highly recommended and would travel with them again.
      By Alex J W for Colombia with Black Arrow and Everyday People on Oct 09, 2018
      This trip was amazing! Black Arrow and Third Half arranged for us to do a little bit of everything: We explored Cartagena, we went to the beach, we visited the mountains. We stopped by a local non-profit and played soccer with their youth. We visited Palenque and learned about Colombia's Afro-Colombian heritage. Black Arrow and Third Half thought of everything - all of our transportation, meals, and excursions were set up ahead of time. All we had to do was make sure we got to the bus on time. This trip was top notch. I can't wait for the next one.
      By Sarah F for Colombia with Black Arrow and Everyday People on Jul 10, 2018
      I had a great time. Every detail was well organized. The food was delicious, however, we could have had less time or more snack items provided in between meals
      By Leondrus T for Colombia with Black Arrow and Everyday People on Jul 09, 2018
      This trip was brilliantly concieved and impecably executed. It was full of learning, adventure, and fun. Everything you would want from a journey. My only suggestion is that more warning be given about the choppy boat ride over the ocean so that people with motion sickness take medicine in sufficient time before. Also, I would have loved to get a bit more insight into the safter record of the captain lol. But I really have no complaints. Thank you for an amazing time. I hope to reconnect with you all again.
      By Brandon B for Colombia with Black Arrow and Everyday People on Jul 09, 2018
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