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Madagascar The Icons Of Madagascar

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This 3 week tour will make you discover the eastern, the western and the southern part of the island. During the visits, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the well-known sites in these areas such as: the Analamazaotra special reserve that shelters the biggest lemurs on earth called “Indri Indri”, the Kirindy reserve with its famous mammals named” Fosa”, the marvelous Tsingy of...

This 3 week tour will make you discover the eastern, the western and the southern part of the island. During the visits, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the well-known sites in these areas such as: the Analamazaotra special reserve that shelters the biggest lemurs on earth called “Indri Indri”, the Kirindy reserve with its famous mammals named” Fosa”, the marvelous Tsingy of Bemaraha, the amazing Avenue of baobabs, the Ranomafana national park with its bamboo lemurs, the marvelous Catta lemurs of Anja Private Park and the Isalo national park with its eroded rock formation and oasis. Finally, you will end up your tour at the beautiful beachside of Ifaty for swimming, snorkeling and relaxation.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Antananarivo, Madagascar! Tonga Soa!

At your arrival, you will be welcomed at Ivato international airport by the team of our agency, and then we will transfer you to the hotel. If time allows, we will give you some briefing of the tour.

Distance: 27 km by car – About 45min depending on the traffic jam - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accomodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Discovery of reptiles

After breakfast, you will depart for Andasibe. On the way, you will make a visit of an exotic farm where reptiles, batrachians and mammals are together. After the visit, you will continue and move on to Andasibe. In the evening, a night walk along the way will be scheduled to discover the nocturnal animals living there.

Distance: 130 km by car – 03 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo, Andasibe
Accomodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 3: The Indri Indris, the stars of Madagascar

Early in the morning, you will depart for Analamazaotra special reserve. This day will be spent for meeting Malagasy fauna and flora. The Indri Indris, the largest lemurs on earth are in their natural environment. In the afternoon, you will make a visit of a private reserve and a lemur’s island.

Hiking: about 03 hours -  Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Andasibe
Accomodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 4: The city of water

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and depart for Antsirabe. On the way, you will make a stop at the foundry in Ambatolampy with its production made of aluminum. After having lunch at the place, you will continue the trip and you will arrive in the city of water in the afternoon. Then, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 300 km by car – about 06 hours -  Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 5: On to Miandrivazo

This day you will be driven to Miandrivazo in the western part. Along the way, you will pass through the Andraikiba Lake with its sellers of precious and half precious stones. After that, you will continue the road and pass through the village of Betafo and other villages which well reflect the Malagasy population’s way of life. At your arrival, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 246 km by car – about 4h30 - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Princesse Tsiribihina (Miandrivazo)

Day 6: Home of “Fosa”

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel and depart to Kirindy which is a privately managed forest where you will have the opportunity to discover in particular the "fosa" and the Baobabs. At your arrival, you will install at the hotel and in the evening, a nocturnal stroll will be scheduled.

Distance: 306 km by car – 06 hours – bumpy road - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Kirindy Forest Lodge (Kirindy Mitea)

Day 7: The desert road

This day, you will make a diurnal visit to explore the endemic fauna and flora of this private forest. After the visit, you will go back to the hotel and then you will depart to Bekopaka where you will find the amazing Tsingys of Bemaraha. Even though, the road is in a bad condition, beautiful sceneries will accompany you along the way. Then, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 140 km by car – about 04 hours – bumpy road - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Le Grand Hotel des Tsingy (Bekopaka)

Day 8: The Tremendous Tsingy of Bemaraha

This day, you will explore the Tsingys of Bemaraha which have been classified as World Heritage since 1990 by UNESCO. Its sharpened peaks which form the calcareous massif reach up to 30 meters. At the same time, the diversity of the fauna and flora form the landscape.

Hiking: 04 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Bekopaka
Accomodation
Le Grand Hotel des Tsingy (Bekopaka)

Day 9: Sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs

After breakfast, you will go back to Morondava by taking the junction of the road from the Baobabs in love to the Alley of Baobab. The baobab trees are specific to the area and Madagascar boasts six species out of the eight existing worldwide. After appreciating the beautiful sunset, you will continue to Morondava.

Distance: 200 km by car – about 08 hours – bumpy road - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
BekopakaMorondava
Accomodation
Sun Beach Hotel (Morondava)

Day 10: Back to the city of water

After few days of discovery in the western part of the island, you will move on to Antsirabe. You will pass through Mahabo, an ancient Sakalava royal village, and it is remembered for a notorious cruel king.  Then, after few hours’ drive and passing through several villages, you will reach the city of water. At your arrival, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 532 km by car – 10 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Morondava, Antsirabe
Accomodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 11: The incredible Malagasy Handicrafts!

This day, you will be transferred on rickshaw and make a visit of a workshop that transforms zebu horns into an object of decoration. After the visit, you will go to Ranomafana. On the way, you will make a stop in Ambositra to admire the skills of the craftsmen of this city. Lots of Malagasy crafts are made there like marquetries and woodcarvings. Then, you will continue to Ranomafana and at your arrival, you will install at the hotel.

Distance: 254 km by car – About 05 Hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 12: Hiking in Ranomafana National Park

Early in the morning, you will hike for approximately three hours in the forest of Ranomafana national Park with a knowledgeable Local guide. This park is rich in fauna and flora; it shelters different species of lemurs and interesting vegetation, which are endemic. In the afternoon, a visit of a typical “Tanala village” or “Forest dwellers” will be scheduled. The culture and the everyday life of the local people are shown in here.

Hiking: About 03 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Ranomafana
Accomodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 13: Meeting with the ring-tailed lemurs

After breakfast, you will go on to Ranohira. On the way, you will make a stop at Anja Private Park which is managed by the village community. During the visit the legend of « the three brothers » will be told by the local guide. This will also be an opportunity for you to meet with Catta lemurs which offer joyful welcoming! Then, you will continue to Ranohira where the landscape changes and becomes gradually barren.

Distance: 335 km by car – 06 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 14: Hiking through the eroded rock formation

The village of Ranohira is the gateway to all excursions at Isalo national park, which is a huge sandstone massif, eroded at Jurassic time. You will hike in the park through the Baras tombs, the botanical garden, and the point of view that thereafter ends by the natural swimming pool of the limpid waters.

Hiking: About 04 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Ranohira
Accomodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 15: Meeting with the Nomads in Ifaty

After breakfast, you will take the national road n°7 and head to Ifaty by passing through Ilakaka, a small market town of Sapphire diggers. Baobabs and multicolored Mahafaly tombs will accompany you along the way. At your arrival in Toliara, you will visit a private botanical reserve called “Arboretum d’Antsokay”. After having lunch at the place, you will move on to Ifaty which is a fishing village of Vezo nomads.

Distance: 280 km by car – 05 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Accomodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 16: Reniala Private Reserve Discovery

In the morning, you will have a visit of the reniala reserve, litteraly mother forest. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to see the impressive Baobabs and observe many species of animals living in Madagascar bush. The rest of day will be off.

Visit: 02 hours - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Ifaty
Accomodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 17: Relaxing and Free Time

You will have this day free on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty. Furthermore, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village.  Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Ifaty
Accomodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 18: Snorkelling and Fishing

You will have this day free on your own, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty. Furthermore, lots of activities are  proposed to clients such as snorkelling, fishing, and visiting the tortoise village. Therefore, you can optionally follow these interesting activities.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Ifaty
Accomodation
Bamboo Club (Ifaty)

Day 19: Back to the Capital City

After these few days of discovery and relaxation, you will return toward Antananarivo. Then, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport of Toliara where you take the flight to the capital. At your arrival you will be picked up and brought to the hotel.

Flight duration: 01h30min - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
IfatyToliaraAntananarivo
Accomodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 20: Amazing visit of Ambohimanga

In the morning, you will go to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy. There, the history of Madagascar will be brought closer. After that, you will make a city tour to discover the old architecture of the capital from the top end of the town, and the administrative buildings. And right after that, you will purchase some souvenir items at the craft market. Then, you will go back to the hotel.

Distance: 20 km – about 45min - Meals: Breakfast and Dinner included

Visited:
Antananarivo, Ambohimanga
Accomodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 21: Departure to the country of destination, Veloma!

After a pleasant stay in Madagascar with full of new memories and pictures, you will go back to the country of your destination. So, according to your flight’s schedule, you will be transferred to Ivato International Airport and takeoff. With our gratitude, we will say “Thank you” and hopefully we shall meet again soon in Madagascar. Have a safe flight back home! Day use at hotel

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Andasibe Antsirabe Miandrivazo Kirindy Mitea Bekopaka Morondava Ranomafana Ranohira Toliara Ifaty Ambohimanga

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,950 / 21 days
Excluding international flights
                    
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on half board during the tour
  • All transfers
  • Transportation in a private car with an English-speaking driver
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • Domestic flight from Toliara – Antananarivo
  • All lunches
  • All the activities during the days off in Ifaty
  • Visa fees of £ 23
  • Tips and extra personal items
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