The eastern madagascar wonder

9 Days | Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Are you a nature lover and like to explore? This 9-days tour will take you to discover the marine and historical wonders of the East coast of Madagascar, beneath its tropical forest abounding in many surprising biodiversities of an exceptional beauty.

Highlights of this tour

v  Short but advantageous tour showing the marvellous eastern part of Madagascar.

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

v  tour that puts you in closer contact with the local farmers through the stops on the itinerary.

v  Visit of the reserves and historical parks: Andasibe Park, Peyrieras reserve, Analamazaotra park, Palmarium reserve, Vakona reserve etc...

v  Discovery of the paradisiac and historical place of Madagascar (Plum Islands)

v  Visit of the Ivoloina Zoological Park to meet the 13 species of lemurs including the Aye Aye

v  Visit of the Fort Manda reserves at Foulpointe

v  City tour of Antananarivo by visiting the handicraft market and the cradle of the Merina monarchy in Ambohimanga or "the blue hill".

ITINERARY

DAY 1 : Arrival in Antananarivo

DAY 2 : Antananarivo - Andasibe

DAY 3:Andasibe - Tamatave

DAY 4:Tamatave: Excursion (Plum Island)

DAY 5 :Tamatave - Foulpointe

DAY 6 :Foulpointe

DAY 7 :Foulpointe - Tamatave

DAY 8 :Tamatave - Antananarivo

DAY 9 : Antananarivo - Country of origin

Specific information for the tour

·         9 days / 8 nights tour

·         Departure from 2 persons

·         Accommodation in comfort hotels,

·         4×4 car with a professional driver and a French, English, 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, dugout canoe, boat, rickshaw

Activities

-          Walking tour

-          Stroll in dugout canoe

-          Coral Reef Diving

-          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, you just have to pay the extra indicated in the program.

Regions

Highlands, East

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Our team will welcome you at Ivato International Airport on 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. Free to choose a restaurant for dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 30 min

·         Distance: 15 km

·         Accommodation: ROVA HOTEL or similar

Day 2: Road to Andasibe village

After breakfast, departure for Andasibe to meet the famous Indri indri in its large park and nature reserve. On the way, a small visit of the Peyrieras reserve to discover butterflies and reptiles. Free to choose a restaurant for lunch. In the early afternoon, arrival in Andasibe, visit of the Vakona reserve. This reserve, very well designed, includes a small informal museum, a lake with crocodiles, various species of reptiles and amphibians, several endemic plants, a superb aviary and especially a "mini-park" with lemurs including several islands where various species of these prosimians ramble. We will 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: 3 hours of drive

·         Distance: 145 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: FEON'NY ALA HOTEL or similar

Day 3: Exploring the Andasibe landscape before travelling to Tamatave.

After breakfast, in the morning, guided tour of the Analamazaotra reserve: a dense and humid forest. The latter conceals a great biodiversity that you will discover at each step to marvel and surprise you a little more... The observation of the largest living lemur on the planet, the Indri-indri, in its natural environment, and of 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.

After, you are free to choose the restaurant for lunch, road to Tamatave, the capital of the East. Small stops en route to admire the beauty of Malagasy crafts, photo shoots. Passage to the surprising palm grove of Ivondro. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 4 hours drive

·         Distance: 219 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or similar

Day 4: Boat trip to visit Plum Island

After breakfast, early morning meeting at the port and 45min boat trip. Plum Island is a small desert island remarkable for its fauna and flora and the history of its lighthouse. Do not forget its marine aquarium. Picnic lunch. Return to Tamatave in the afternoon, discovery of the city.

·         Duration: All day

·         Distance: 45mn by boat

·         Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch

·         Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or similar

Day 5: Discovery of the Ivoloina Zoological Park and drive to Foulpointe.

After breakfast, departure to discover the Ivoloina Park. In this zoological park, you can find 13 species of lemurs, in captivity or in freedom, radiata and pryxis turtles as well as chameleons. This is the time to discover the Aye aye, endemic and endangered. Swimming under the waterfall and short hike to contemplate a wonderful landscape at the highest point of the park. Lunch at the restaurant. On the way to Foulpointe. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 3 hours of drive

·         Distance: 62 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: HÔTEL LE LAGON or similar

Day 6: Expedition of the Manda Fort ofFoulpointe

After breakfast, visit of the Manda Fort, a surprising site with all its interesting history. Stroll in dugout canoe to see the stars, sea snakes and their friends. Seafood and fruits are to fall on the ground. The opportunity to do face painting and braids, especially massages while you relax on the beach.

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: HÔTEL LE LAGON or similar

Day 7: Return to Tamatave for a walk by the sea.

Free Morning on Foulpointe, free lunch at the restaurant then in the afternoon, return to Tamatave. You will discover the atmosphere of the evening by the sea. Free to choose the restaurant for dinner, night at the hotel.

·         Duration: 3 hours of drive

·         Distance: 62 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: HOTEL H1 or similar

Day 8: Drive to Antananarivo for a visit of the handicraft market.

After breakfast, departure for Antananarivo. You will have two choices: either return to Antananarivo by car or return by plane. Transfer to the hotel and small visit of the artisanal market on the dam road to buy small souvenir items and discover the talents of the Malagasy craftsmen. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

·         Duration: 8 hours of drive or 1 hour of flight

·         Distance: 363 km

·         Meals included: Breakfast

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or similar

Day9: A city tour before returning to the Country of Origin

After breakfast, departure for the visit of the historical remains of the capital. About twenty kilometers north of the city is the cradle of the Merina monarchy in Ambohimanga or "the blue hill". Along the way, you will discover a center committed to the education of autistic children. This is the Padre Pio Charity House, supported by our Tour Operator in its charitable activities. Dinner offert and meeting with our team. Day use: the room is at your disposal until your departure in the evening. Transfer to the airport for the return flight.

·         Duration: 45mn

·         Distance: 20km

·         Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

·         Accommodation: SAHAMALAZA or Similar

 

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Useful informations

Details

Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
English
Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking

Included

Good to know

The price includes:

·         A good driver and a professional English, French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide according to your request.

·         One vehicle (4x4) with fuel throughout the trip

·         Accommodation with breakfast as indicated in the program, based on a double room (or similar).

·         Picnic Lunch on Day 4 and Dinner on the last day (Day 9).

·         Entrances to parks and sites indicated

·         Local guides in the parks

·         Transfers

·         Tourist taxes and vignettes

·         One bottle of water per person per day

 

The price does not include:

·         International flights

·         Domestic flight (Tamatave - Antananarivo)

·         Meals as not indicated in the program: not specified in the benefits included

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

·         Tips and drinks, extras and personal expenses

·         Your personal insurances

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

Meeting Point

Aéroport Ivato

Upcoming Availibilities

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Local Agency based in Madagascar

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