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Madagascar Eastern treasure

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Tour details
Destinations: Antananarivo, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province
Guide language: English, French, Italian
Price: min $ 1884
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 11 days
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Itinerary

This tour allows you to discover the east side of the Red Island. We will pass through the Andasibe National Park which is home to an exceptional diversity of flora and fauna. Orchids and other rare plants, many species of lemurs, reptiles, batrachians ... this exceptional nature can be discovered on foot between waterfalls, rivers and rainforests. From Tamatave, the paradisiac island of Sainte Marie welcomes us. Beaches, coconut palms but also a very smiling population, the island is ideal for walks at sea as well as on land. Luxuriant, the different cultures such as coffee, cinnamon..., give it a sweet and singular flavour. Its great attraction from the end of June to mid-October is the arrival of the whales.

Highlights of this tour

v  A tour that reveals all the beauty of the Malagasy fauna and flora.

v  Discovery of the spectacular landscapes and the city of Moramanga

v  Encounter with different species of Lemurs endemic to the Island

v  Visits to the various reserves and prestigious parks of the East (Analamazaotra Park, Palmarium Reserve, Vakona Reserve and Ivoloina Park)

v  Boat trip in the Pangalanes waterway

v  Discovery of the splendid pirate island

v  Visit of the city and the handicraft market in Antananarivo

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 : Arrival in Antananarivo

DAY 2 : Antananarivo - Andasibe

DAY 3:Andasibe

DAY 4 :Andasibe - Manambato - Ankanin'nynofy

DAY 5:Ankanin'nynofy

DAY 6:Ankanin'nynofy - Tamatave

DAY7 :Tamatave - Sainte Marie

DAY 8:Sainte Marie

DAY 9:Sainte Marie

DAY10 : Sainte Marie - Antananarivo

DAY 11 : Antananarivo - Country of origin

 

Specific information for the tour

·         11 days / 10 nights tour

·         Departure from 2 persons

·         Accommodation in a comfort hotel,

·         4WD car with a professional driver and an English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your choice.

·         Accessible all year round except during intense cyclone season

·         Hiking in dugout canoe or boat, possibility of meeting and exchanging with fishermen.

·         Variation of transportation: Car, plane, dugout canoe, boat, rickshaw,

Activities

-          City tour

-          Driving on the track

-          Canoe or boat trip

-          Walking tour

-          Diving in the coral reefs of the park

-          Discovery of culture and tradition

-          Discovery of fauna and flora in parks and reserves

Group Size

Unlimited number but at least 2 people for a guaranteed departure, if solo it, you just have to pay the extra indicated in the program.

Regions

Highlands, East

Day 1: Welcome to Antananarivo

Our team will welcome you at Ivato International Airport upon your arrival, transfer to the hotel, presentation of your tour program and delivery of your travel documents. Possibility to visit the city according to your flight schedule. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 30 minutes

·         Distance: 15 km

·         Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or Similar

Day 2: Drive to the Eastern Rainforest

After breakfast, you will leave the Highlands and head due east along a winding road towards Andasibe. Along the way, stop in Marozevo to visit the Peyrieras reserve and there will be the opportunity to meet endemic species of chameleons. Another small stop to discover a little bit the city of Moramanga and the museum. Lunch at the restaurant. Continuation in the direction of Périnet. Arrival at the end of the afternoon and installation at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 3 hours drive

·         Distance: 145 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: FEON'NY ALA Hotel or Similar

Day 3: Discovery of the great lemurs of Madagascar.

Day dedicated to the visit of the most accessible and unavoidable park. Guided tour of the Analamazaotra reserve: a dense humid forest. The latter conceals a great biodiversity that you will discover at each step to marvel and surprise you a little more... For the observation of the largest living lemur on the planet, the Indri-indri, in its natural environment, and other species of diurnal and nocturnal lemurs, frogs and reptiles that populate the park. An adventure, an expedition not to be missed, climate varying from humid East. The landscapes are spectacular and the local population very welcoming. Lunch at the restaurant.

You will have the opportunity to discover the private park of Vakona: This reserve, very well designed, includes a small informal museum, a lake with crocodiles, various species of reptiles and batrachians, several endemic plants, a superb aviary and especially a "mini-park" with lemurs including several small islands where ramble various species of these prosimians. We travel by canoe from islet to islet, to get very close to the specimens of the park, partly tamed. An unforgettable encounter even for the most skeptical. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: All day

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: FEON'NY ALA Hotel or Similar

Day 4: Discoveryof the magnificent site "Ankanin'ny Nofy".

After breakfast, back on the road, we still continue eastward to Manambato. Then transfer by boat to Ankanin'ny Nofy. Lunch at the restaurant. In the early evening, departure to discover the nocturnal animals of the locality. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 3 hours of drive + 1 hour by boat.

·         Distance: 134 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation:  PALMARIUM HOTEL or Similar

Day 5: Visit of the Ankanin'nyNofyPalmarium Reserve.

After breakfast, departure for discovery. Morning dedicated to the visit of the Palmarium, a beautiful private nature reserve. The Palmarium is located on a 50ha peninsula. This location contributes to the charm of this reserve. You will discover, quite exceptionally, a dozen species of lemurs living in freedom and used to live together, and a rare and endemic terrestrial and arboreal fauna. The diversity of the flora is splendid, this one is composed of orchids, palms specific to Madagascar, plants able to resist to drought, impressive lianas, carnivorous plants, etc... Picnic lunch. Lazing in the afternoon, down below, 30 meters, a white sandy beach and clear and safe waters for swimming. The site is called Ankanin'ny Nofy, which means "the nest of dreams". A name that keeps all its promises. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: All day

·         Meals included: Breakfast and picnic lunch

·         Accommodation:PALMARIUM HOTEL or Similar

Day 6: Boat trip during the descent of Pangalanes canal to continue the adventure in Tamatave.

Transfer by boat to Tamatave through the Pangalanes canal. It is an impressive string of rivers and lakes that run along the east coast of Madagascar, from Tamatave to Farafangana, over 660km, making it the longest canal in the world! In places, the canal is separated from the sea only by a narrow strip of sand or forest. It was fitted out for commercial navigation by General Gallieni from 1896 to 1904, in order to more easily transport spices produced in the South-East of Madagascar to the port of Tamatave, further north. We cross the Rasoabe, Rasoamasay and Ampitabe lakes. The banks of the Canal are rich in aquatic flora: Ravinala (Emblem of the Malagasy nation), water lilies, eucalyptus, pandanus, elephant ears ... Arrival at the river port of Tamatave, transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the market and the port of the city of Tamatave. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: about 3 hours of navigation

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or Similar

Day 7: Departure from Tamatave to Sainte Marie, the island of pirates.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the El Condor ferry to Sainte-Marie Island: either go directly to the office and leave together with the El Condor bus or go directly to Mahambo to enjoy a little bit the beach and the surroundings (you have to wake up early in the morning) before taking the boat. Mahambo is about 80 km from Tamatave. Reception by the hotel staff at the pier. The rest of your day is free. On Sainte-Marie Island, the setting is worthy of the most beautiful postcards. With its mangrove swamps, its magnificent lagoon and its expanses of white sand, you can feel like a Robinson as you set off on a voyage of discovery or simply take advantage of this stopover in Sainte-Marie to indulge in the joys of idleness. Dinner at your own expense and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 2 hours drive + 1 hour by boat

·         Distance: 80 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: RESIDENCE MONIQUE or Similar

Days 8 and 9: Free days at Sainte Marie

Free days on Sainte-Marie Island. This will be an opportunity to meet the people of Sainte-Marie, who by their sense of welcome and their attachment to their beautiful island, contribute greatly to its charm. Some activities are possible: visit of the forest, the beach, the historical site, whale watching (from June to September), etc... Night at the Hotel.

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: RESIDENCE MONIQUE or Similar

Day 10: Flight back to the capital Antananarivo

After breakfast,free morning. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Antananarivo. Welcome by our team at the airport. Lunch at the restaurant. According to the flight schedule, visit of the city and the handicraft market. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 1 hour flight

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or similar

Day 11: Discovery of the city then flight back to the country of origin.

After breakfast, take the national road RN3 for a cultural and historical discovery by visiting the Royal Palace in Ambohimanga Rova. On the way, a stop to visit a center that takes care of autistic children and young people. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Depending on your flight schedule, possibility to discover Malagasy handicrafts at the dam market. Dinner ofert and meeting with our team. Day use at the hotel close to the airport so that you can refresh yourself before the transfer to the airport, flight back to your home country.

·         Duration: All day

·         Distance: More than 20 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or Similar

 

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Included / Not Included

The price includes:

·         Good driver and professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request throughout the trip, except in Sainte-Marie.

·         A vehicle with fuel throughout the trip, except in Sainte-Marie,

·         Accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the program, based on double room.

·         The Dinner of Day 11 at the restaurant in Antananarivo

·         Entrances to parks and sites indicated

·         Local guides and porters in the parks

·         Transfers

·         One bottle of water per person per day

The price does not include:

·         International flights

·         The domestic flight Sainte Marie - Antananarivo

·         Meals as indicated in the program

·         Activities with the mention "free" and other optional activities

·         Tips and drinks

·         Your personal insurances

·         The price of the visa: +/- 35 €.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Green Island Discovery Madagascar
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