YOU’RE FINALLY GOING TO PLAN FOR THAT MADAGASCAR VACATION YOU’VE BEEN
TALKING AND DREAMING ABOUT FOR YEARS?! BUT NOW THAT YOU’VE DECIDED TO
BEGIN, THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU WANT TO SEE AND PLACES YOU NEED TO
BOOK. IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW AND WHERE TO START, THEN WORRY NO MORE. WE
WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU OUT!
ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE : A way of lush and green rainforest!
After a savory breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the tropical eastern part of Madagascar. On the road, you will enjoy a green scenery and will have opportunities to observe the activities of the locals where you get to feel more of the beauty of Madagascar. After around two hours, you will be arriving at Marozevo where you will discover the exotic private reserve of Pereyras. Here, you will see many species of reptiles: colorful chameleons, snakes, lizards and also several insects including many species of butterflies. After the visit, you’ll be crossing Moramanga, an important place in the history of Madagascar for it is where the Malagasy Uprising against French colonial rule started. You will continue your trip until Andasibe. You will then be brought to your hotel. And before a scrumptious dinner, you will have a visit on the forest during which you will see the nocturnal animals including the Microcebus, so have your flashlights ready! After this tour, you will be brought back to your hotel.
Overnight at Andasibe hotel or similar.
ANDASIBE - AKANIN'NY NOFY : Travel both on land and on water!
After breakfast, you will be travelling to the Eastern part of Madagascar until you reach Manambato from where you’ll be boarding on a boat to Akanin’ny Nofy. Along the road, you will enjoy green mountains and rice fields. You will also have opportunities to see a huge number of Ravinala trees or “Travelers tree” which are endemic of Madagascar and also the famous emblem of Madagascar airline company. Arrival at Brickaville, you will take a bifurcation to Manambato where you will take a boat to Akanin’ny Nofy or “nest of dream”, a beautiful destination in the “Canal des Pangalanes”. While on board, you will enjoy green sceneries on this channel, you will also see water birds, pandanus, and fishermen demonstrating their local techniques. You will be arriving at Akanin’ny Nofy at the end of the afternoon then can go straight to check in to your hotel. At the night fall, you will take a boat to the Palmarium reserve where you can observe this nocturnal endemic lemur called “Aye- Aye”. We will then accompany you back to your hotel.
Overnight at Palmarium or similar
AKANIN'NY NOFY - ANTANANARIVO
Today, you will leave Akanin’ny nofy. You’ll take the boat back to Manambato where the car is waiting for you. Next, you will be driving forward to the capital city. You’ll take a break at Antsapanana where you will taste exotic fresh fruits in a local market and find some handicrafts made from raphia. You can do a few stops on the road to take beautiful pictures and just stretch a little. Along these road are the typical houses made from the Ravinala tree, and have stilt to support it in order to avoid reptiles to come up. Upon arrival in Antananarivo, you can transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Colbert or similar.
MIANDRIVAZO - KIRINDY
After breakfast, you will leave Miandrivazo and drive until the village of Marofototra from where you will see your first baobab! Then take the offroad to go to Kirindy by passing the famous Baobab Avenue. Next is to drive on a sandy and bumpy road decorated by deciduous forest which make this trip a nice adventure. Before reaching your hotel, you will meet the giant sacred baobab in the village of Beroboka. You can then proceed to your hotel, then at nightfall be ready for a nocturnal visit inside the deciduous and dry forest of Kirindy reserve. You can try to find the smallest nocturnal lemurs of the world called Berther’s lemur and “the Fosa” or Cryptoprocta Ferox, the endemic predator in Madagascar. You can now drive back to your hotel while enjoying the billion stars above you.
Overnight at Relais du kirindy or similar.
BEKOPAKA : Manambolo gorge and Small Tsingy
After breakfast in your hotel, you will drive back to the Park entrance of Tsingy de Bemaraha to visit the gorge of Manambolo where you will board on a local pirogue to explore the hiding facets of this river. You will discover the caves with stalagmites and stalactites. You’ll watch the Vazimba tombs buried in the imposing cliffs. Then in the afternoon, you will visit the Small Tsingy , less altitude and more flat than the big Tsingy that you will visit the day after. Here you may have more chance for lemurs. After that, you can back to your hotel. This day will be full of adventure so be prepared for some narrow path with up and down steps.
Overnight at Soleil des Tsingy or similar
BEKOPAKA - MORONDAVA
You will be heading back to Morondava early in the morning by crossing again the two rivers. You will enjoy the dry scenery and the famous tombs of the Sakalava ethnic who populate this region. You will have several stops to see the sacred baobab, the baobab in love and especially the baobab avenue well appreciated by the scenery it shows during the sunset. You will then arrive at Morondava where you will discover the vibrancy of the city at nightfall. Then you can head back to your hotel.
Overnight at Palissandre Cote Ouest or similar.
After taking breakfast, you’ll head to the southwest of Antananarivo, where you will visit Lemurs Park. This is where you can easily find more species of lemurs in one place. You will also discover birds, lizards and of course endemic plants in their garden. When the visit is finish, you can drive back to your hotel. On the road, you will see some Malagasy in their hitting life and activities.
Overnight at Hotel Colbert or similar.
ANTANANARIVO - OUT
This is the last day of the trip! You will have the car at your disposal for this day, so you can visit the capital city: the Queen’s Palace, the ancient Prime Minister Office which is a museum nowadays, the Independence Avenue and the railway station of Soarano. You will then be on your way to the airport. On the road, you will stop at the Digue market where you can buy some nice handicraft as souvenirs. Continuation to Ivato where you will take your international flight to go back to your country.
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