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Madagascar tour – 12 Day

Madagascar
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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

An exciting a 12-day tour where guests will have the opportunity to see plants and other endemic reptiles. All the touring in Madagascar is mainly explored in forest walks to see lemurs, plants, reptiles, etc.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Antananarivo (Tana)

On arrival in , the capital of Madagascar, you will be welcomed and provided with assistance from one of our friendly staff before transferring to your hotel in the city. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure while contemplating the exciting tour that lies ahead.

Overnight at Residence Lapasoa on bed and breakfast or similar at Chalet des Roses

Day 2: Antananarivo to Andasibe

After breakfast, we will start our journey with a drive to through the green and luxuriant vegetation of eastern Madagascar. We arrive at Andasibe in the afternoon and check-in to the hotel. At approximately 19h00 we will embark on a night walk to observe night active lemurs and other nocturnal animals.

Overnight at Grace lodge on bed and breakfast or similar at Feon’ny Ala

Day 3: : Natural Reserve of Andasibe

After breakfast, we start our morning with a visit to the Special Reserve of Andasibe to see the Indri, the largest lemurs on the island. In the afternoon, we visit Andasibe village. This short visit gives us insight into the local people, to see how they live and what they eat.

Overnight at lodge (bed and breakfast)

Day 4: Andasibe to Antsirabe

After breakfast, we drive back to Tana, and head south to Antsirabe, across the highland landscape with its beautiful rice fields on display. We stop in Ambatolampy for a quick visit to this huge agricultural city, also recognized as a source of aluminum. Arrival in Antsirabe around 17h00.

Overnight at Vatolahy on bed and breakfast or similar at Soa Guest House or Le Voyageur

Day 5: Antsirabe to Ranomafana National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Ambositra, the center of Madagascar’s wood carving industry. Further on we pass the ‘le col de Tapia’, a type of tree resistant to bush fires. The landscape is still dominated by rice fields, pine forests, eucalyptus trees, and rocky mountains. We turn off from the main road to reach our destination for the day; Ranomafana National Park.

Overnight at Centrest séjour on bed and breakfast or similar at Le Grenat or Soa Lodge

Day 6: Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park is approximately 40,000 ha, with its rain forest, covered hills and abundant wildlife It has long been considered one of Madagascar’s highlights, and is one of the country’s most heavily visited national parks. You will go for long walks in the National Park spotting some of the lemurs, chameleons and other animals.

Overnight at Centrest séjour on bed and breakfast or similar at Le Grenat or Soa Lodge

Day 7: Isalo National Park

Returning on the road we came on, we leave Ranomafana and visit a local wine farm for wine tasting near Fianarantsoa ‘the city where one learns good things’. We then head southwards to Ambalavao, where we visit the ‘Anteimoro Paper Factory’. We continue and pass through Ihosy, the mountain chain of Andringitra, and through the huge ‘Plateaux de Horombe’ to reach our destination Isalo.

Overnight at Isalo Ranch hôtel on bed and breakfast or similar at Toiles de l’Isalo

Day 8: Isalo National Park

Today, we will visit and hike in the Isalo National Park. After a 10 minute drive from Ranohira village, we park our car and walk about 1½ hour to reach the Natural Swimming Pool. Along the way, we will see vegetation like Uapaca bojeri, Pachypodium rosulatum or ‘elephant’s foot’ and Aloe isaloensis, a native species of aloe endemic to Isalo.

Overnight at Isalo Ranch hôtel on bed and breakfast or similar at Toiles de l’Isalo

Day 9: Isalo to Ifaty

After breakfast, we continue to Tuléar, the terminal of the National Road N° 7. This part of our journey brings us to new scenery among the dry forests of the west and the spiny desert of the south. On the way, we admire the different ‘Mahafaly tombs’ and the ‘Antandroy tombs’. After a short visit of Tuléar we drive to Ifaty.

Overnight at Hôtel de la Plage on bed and breakfast or similar at Ifaty Beach club

Day 10: Ifaty

Ifaty lies on the beach. It is therefore an ideal place for diving and snorkeling and a popular place for birdwatchers. Here you can also experience the Vezo fishermen’s life. Many excursions are possible on this leisure day. Some of these include kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba, bird watching, hiking, quad biking, swimming, and sunbathing.

Overnight at Hôtel de la Plage on bed and breakfast or similar at Ifaty Beach club

Day 11: Ifaty to Antananarivo

Early in the morning at around 6h00, we transfer to the airport for the flight back to Tana. (short name for Antananarivo). After check-in at the hotel, you have the afternoon free to explore and to do some sightseeing.
There are many possible sightseeing activities in Tana.

Overnight at Résidence Lapasoa on bed and breakfast or similar at Chalet des Roses.

Day 12: Depart Antananarivo

Today is the end of our tour and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight as per your flight details. You will take home priceless memories and supporting photos, materials, and memorabilia.

Of course, we hope you will return in the future for another exciting tour of Madagascar.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VATRoundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Madagascar

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