20. janv., 2017

BEACH AND NATURE PARADISE

            Join us for a mixing of animals, land and ocean for whales, and beaches. You will enjoy beside the wildlife, Madagascar is also a destination for beach lovers. You can hike through the Tsingy of Bemaraha, see the majestically sunset at the avenue of Baobabs, and find the famous indri in Andasibe National Park and the endangered Aye-Aye lemurs. Then, you will take a flight to Nosy Be. This will surely make you in awe of Madagascar and come back to explore more!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aye-Aye lemurs spotting in Palmarium Reserve
  • Entertaining walking at Kirindy Reserve
  • Night wildlife viewing at Kirindy Reserve
  • Exciting night walking in Andasibe
  • Fun river journeys on the Canal des Pangalanes to Akanin’ny Nofy
  • Majestically sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs
  • Hiking through the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park
  • Spotting Indri Indri at Andasibe National Park
  • The whalewatching in Belo-sur-Mer during dry season : June to September.
  • Few islands around Nosy Be for its turquoise water: Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Iranja

ACCOMMODATION

You will be accommodated at Green Park Hotel, Trecycogne Hotel, Orchidée du Bemaraha Hotel, Kirindy Eco Lodge, Mikalo Hotel, Palmarium Hotel, Rova Hotel, Aviavy hotel. All accommodations feature a local network and Wi-Fi except Kirindy Eco Lodge which does not have a local network and Wi-Fi.

ITINERARY

Day 1: ANTANANARIVO - ANTSIRABE (170 kilometers, 4 hours’ drive)

Welcome to the international airport. There will be guide’s presentation, then transfer directly to Antsirabe. You will have first view on highland’s landscape with its traditional red clay house, and rice paddies. You will spend your night at Green Park Hotel.

Day 2: ANTSIRABE - MORONDAVA (550 kilometers, 8 hours’ drive)

After breakfast, you will go to Morondava, watching different landscapes like savanna and Bongolava mountains. You will make a stop in Miandrivazo for lunch, then continue your trip to reach sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs. You will spend your night at Trecycogne Hotel.

Day 3: MORONDAVA – BEKOPAKA (206 kilometers, 8 hours’ drive)

Today, you will drive to Bekopaka, gateway to the Tsingy National Park. You will make a stop in Belo-Sur-Tsiribihina for lunch. You will spend your night at Orchidée du Bemaraha Hotel.

Day 4: SMALL TSINGY

Today you will do the Manambolo Be Trail combining a canoe ride on the Manambolo river to visit Vazimba or ancestor's tomb then starting a hike in dry forest. It will include a majestic view of the small Tsingy and the Manambolo River. You will spend your night at Orchidée du Bemaraha Hotel.

Day 5: BIG TSINGY

This is one wholeday to visit Big Tsingy National Park. After breakfast, you will be taking the road, 17 kilometers in north of village by car, for Big Tsingy of Bemaraha visit. The trail you will take is Broadway, the hardest and the best trail to explore this park, including caves path. You will spend your night at Orchidée du Bemaraha Hotel.

Day 6: BEKOPAKA – KIRINDY (135 kilometers, 6 hours’ drive)

You will go to Kirindy by crossing the ferryboat. You will make a stop in Belo Tsiribihina for lunch. After lunch, continue the drive until Kirindy. At night, you will take a night walk to spot nocturnal lemurs, chameleons, jumping rat, etc. You will spend your night at Kirindy EcoLodge.

Day 7: KIRINDY – AVENUE OF BAOBABS – MORONDAVA (65 kilometers, 3 hours’ driving)

In the morning, you will walk at Kirindy reserve. Kirindy is the only place, if you are lucky, you could see in wild the Fossa which is the biggest carnivore in Madagascar. It is the predator of lemurs. Then after visit, you will continue the drive and admire the sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs. You will spend your night at Trecycogne Hotel.

Day 8: MORONDAVA – BELO-SUR-MER

You will join Belo-sur-Mer through the adventurous road, a fishermen village, for a days relax on the beach. The afternoon, you will relax on the beach.

Day 9: BELO-SUR-MER

Today, you will have a daytrip on an island one hour by motorboat from Belo-sur-Mer for snorkeling and beaches, whalewatching. Then, back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Dauphin Vezo.

Day 10: BELO-SUR-MER – MORONDAVA

After time on the beach, you go back to Morondava with the same road. Afternoon is free, you could visit some shop to buy remembers. You will spend your night at Trecycogne Hotel.

Day 11: MORONDAVA – ANTSIRABE

You go back to the highland with the same road and trying to leave early the morning, so that the afternoon, you can do city tour by bike for the monuments of Antsirabe. You will spend your night at Hotel des Thermes.

Day 12: ANTSIRABE – ANDASIBE

After breakfast, you will take direction to Antananarivo, the capital by the RN 7. Then, you will head to the Middle East in Andasibe. On the way, you will visit one of the practical insect and reptiles reserve at Peyrieras in Marozevo. The centre provides opportunities for close viewing of several species chameleons existing in Madagascar, and other faunas like geckos, reptiles that are habituated. This is an option but you can skip it if you are not keen on it. When arriving in Andasibe, after installation at the hotel, you will take a night walk to see nocturnal chameleons and lemurs. You will spend your night at Mikalo Hotel.

Day 13: ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK

Andasibe hosts 11 species of lemurs and also the biggest lemur, the Indri Indri. It can be easily spotted because of its impressive shrieks. It cannot bear in captivity so it can be admired only in its natural milieu. After the visits, you will drive back to the hotel and have a lunch. In the afternoon you will explore lemur’s island or known as Vakona reserve to see lemurs and chameleons closely. Then, you will go back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Mikalo Hotel.

Day 14: ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO – AKANIN'NY NOFY

You will head to Manambato for around three hours’ drive from Andasibe. There, you will go for river journeys on the Canal des Pangalanes along nature to reach Akanin'ny Nofy. You will spend your night at Palmarium Hotel.

Day 15: PALMARIUM RESERVE

You will visit the beautiful Palmarium Reserve for another species of lemurs, and other reptiles. At night, you will do a night walk to spot the aye-aye lemur. It is the nocturnal lemurs that only found in the eastern part of Madagascar. You will spend your night at Palmarium Hotel.

Day 16: PALMARIUM RESERVE

Today, you will visit another part of the reserve and villages. You will spend your night at Palmarium Hotel.

Day 17: AKANIN'NYNOFY - MANAMBATO - ANTANANARIVO

Today, you will go back to Antananarivo using the same road as departure. You will stop in Mandraka for lunch and break. You will spend your night at Rova Hotel.

 

Day 18: ANTANANARIVO – NOSY BE (Domestic flights)

Now, you will take a flight to Nosy Be. Depending to the flight, arriving there, there is possibility of doing city tour and sunset on the summit of Mount Passot. You will spend your night at Aviavy Hotel.

Day 19: NOSY BE

Today, you will have a daytrip at Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely. The first is a volcanic island, the biggest around Nosy Be. You will have a walk visiting the community reserve, for lemurs. Then, you will move to another island of Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve, perfect for snorkeling. You will have Picnic lunch there. The afternoon, you go back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Aviavy Hotel.

Day 20: NOSY BE

You will have a daytrip at island of Nosy Iranja, a picturesque blue and turquoise water and white sandy, for beaches. You will picnic lunch there. The afternoon, you go back to the hotel. You will spend your night at Aviavy Hotel.

Day 21: NOSY BE – ANTANANARIVO (Domestic flight)

Now, you fly back to the capital. Depending to the flight, it is generally the afternoon, so the morning, you could do horse riding in the western of the island. Then, transfer to the airport. You will spend your night at Cygne Hotel.

Day 22: ANTANANARIVO

The morning, you visit the lemur’s Park to see closely lemurs. The afternoon, direction to the « haute ville » to see the view of Antananarivo, the capital and visit the Queen Palace. You will spend your night at Cygne Hotel

Day 23: ANTANANARIVO – INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Transfer to the international airport!

 

END OF THE TOURS!

 

Note: This trip is available from mid-April to mid-November. The conditions will permit you to visit all parts of the island as it is accessible. The most raining is in January, February, and March. Some sites are inaccessible due to rain, especially the Tsingy of Bemaraha.

 

Food

The included food for this trip is continental breakfast.

 

What's included

  • Transportation in a 4WD with driver and fuel
  • Driver’s food and accomodation
  • Toll fees
  • Parks and reserve entrance ticket fees
  • Local guides
  • Domestic flights
  • Breakfasts
  • Picnic lunch on daytrips
  • 22 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Lunches and dinners when you are staying in hotels
  • Private expenses
  • Insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.

The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.