Western circuit

15 Days | Antananarivo, Madagascar
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A journey that leads you to discover the Tsingy of Bemaraha, a unique formation in the world.

After crossing the highlands with impressive scenery and houses typical of the region, you board a motor boat for a 2-day trip on the Tsiribihina River, a possibility for pedestrian walks in the small villages that exist along the river.

Bemaraha National Park is a nature reserve that was created in 1997, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and located in the central-western part of the island, in the Melaky region, home to the famousTsingy


Day 1 : Antananarivo

Meeting with the guide and transfer to the hotel where you will spend the night.

·         Meals:

·         Accommodation: 3 metis


Day 2 : Antananarivo-Antsirabe

After breakfast, departure for Antsirabe, stop in Ambatolampy to meet the aluminium casserole manufacturers. In Antsirabe, visitof the city by rickshaw (the means of transport of the local resident). Then discovery of the handicraft workshops. Night at hotel

·         Duration : about 4 hours

·         Distance: 170 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel : Le voyageur


Day 3 : Antsirabe-Miandrivazo

Departure from the city of Water after breakfast to reach Miandrivazo, which literally means "waiting for a wife" according to history, King Radama I, after his conquests of the southwestern territory, stopped in this locality. He sent his messenger to the nearby city to find Princess Rasalimo and become his future wife. Passers-by asked him about his anxious look what he was doing there, he just replied "Miandry Vazo aho translated by I expect a wife". Along the road, you can admire the landscape, such as savannah, mountains, rivers with bridges made during colonial times. Arrival in Miandrivazo, the city that, with Maevatanàna, is the hottest in Madagascar, because both are in a basin. Installation at your hotel.

·         Duration : about 4 hours

·         Distance: 220 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: PrincesseTsiribihina


Day 4 and Day 5 : Descent on the Tsiribihina River

After breakfast, departure for the river port of Masiakampy (about 1h30 from Miandrivazo). Beginning of the descent on the river. In the early afternoon, entering at the gorge of the river, and observations of the first lemurs.  At the end of the day, the campsite is set up on a large sandbank bordering the forest.

Second day of the trip: in the middle of the morning, departure to reach a magnificent waterfall, a 30-minute walk will lead to a beautiful natural swimming pool. Departure before noon, crossing high cliffs, the village of Beravo, and arrival at the campsite, still on a sandbank. The villagers in the area will join you in the evening, and a celebration with songs and dances will be organized in honor of the guests.

·         Duration : 2 nights and 3 days

·         Meals: full board

·         Accommodation : in tents


Day 6: Tsiribihina - Bekopaka

After the last breakfast, continuation of the boat trip until noon and then another adventure awaits you. You take the ferry on the Tsiribihina River, 45 minutes of crossing and lunch at the restaurant in Belo-Tsiribihina. Continuing the road and you will cross the Manambolo River by ferry and this time for 10 minutes. Installation at your hotel.

·         Duration : about 4 hours

·         Distance : 100 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: Grand Hôtel du Tsingy


Day 7 : Bekopaka: Visit of Bemaraha National Park

Today, you will discover the Tsingy of Bemaraha, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Its sharp peaks that form the limestone massif reach up to 30 meters. Limestone rocks formed by a deposit of fossils and shells that died under the sea two hundred million years ago, the Tsingy of Bemaraha offer one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Great Island. The Tsingy of Bemaraha are part of the network of Madagascar's National Parks. The tours on offer are different depending on the physical condition of the visitors: Andamozavaky and Ranotsara, of a fairly difficult level (four to six hours of walking) are the circuits of wide open spaces, vertigo and thrills. The hike begins 17 km in north of the village of Bekopaka to reach gigantic limestone cathedrals, dense networks of faults, deep crevasses, limestone blocks carved in blades or sharp needles that make the Great Tsingy. For the more timid, the Little Tsingy circuits represent an interesting alternative, more moderate but not less spectacular.

 

·         Duration: Full dayvisit

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: Grand Hôtel du Tsingy

 

Day 8: Bekopaka - Morondava

After breakfast, youwill return to Morondava by road and then by ferry. You will attend the sunset at the Baobabs Alley. Baobabs are specific to the region and Madagascar has six species out of the eight existing in the world. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, you will continue to Morondava. Night at the hotel.

 

·         Duration : about 7 hours

·         Distance: 230 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel : Renala au sable d’or

 

Day 9: Morondava - Belo sur mer

The adventure begins, leaving in the morning by 4x4 car towards the south of Morondava. A must-see passage : the Kabatomena River, (easily accessible during the dry season) before entering the baobab forest. We cross several villages and before arriving at Belo sur mer, we cross on the famous local saline. Belo sur mer is a small fishing village isolated on the lagoon. A paradise for sun lovers and scuba divers. Night at the Hotel.

·         Duration: 5 hours

·         Distance: 80 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel:Ecolodge duMenabelo


Day 10 and 11: Belo sur mer

Free day in Belo sur Mer where you could do different activities such as: going for a walk in town or stay lazy on the fine sand of the beach. You discover white sand, a turquoise blue sea, palm trees and the construction of schooners and dhows.  During the whale season, there is a possibility to see them. Otherwise, you can still admire the lagoon with its fine white sand; get to know the Vezo people, famous for their canoes, whose main activity is fishing. Visit of the islets Andravoho, Andriangary and Andriamitaroka by sail or motor canoes. Or the magnificent tropical aquarium. There is also the possibility of scuba diving and kite surfing.

·         Meals:

·         Hotel :Ecolodge du Menabelo

 

Day 12: Belo sur Mer - Miandrivazo

Departure for Miandrivazo after breakfast through landscapes full of contrasts. 

·         Duration : about 7 hours

·         Distance: 356 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: PrincesseTsiribihina

 

Day 13: Miandrivazo - Antananarivo

Early morning departure for the capital, you cross the Highlands again, you could admire the landscape with its different types of traditional houses, its rice fields and its inhabitants.

Arrival in Antananarivo in the late afternoon where a room is at your disposal.

·         Duration: about 8 hours

·         Distance: 390 km

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: 3 mixed race

 

Day 14: Antananarivo

After breakfast, departure for the visit of the historical remains of the capital. About twenty kilometers in the north of the city is the cradle of the Merina monarchy in Ambohimanga or "the bluehill". Then along the way, you will discover a centre that is committed to the education of autistic children. The room is at your disposal until your departure in the evening. Night at hotel or take the international flight.

·         Meals:

·         Hotel: 3 mixed race

  

Day 15: Antananarivo – Own country

Transfer to the airport for the international flight

Useful informations

Details

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

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Meeting Point

Ivato airport, Antananarivo Madagascar

Upcoming Availibilities

30 Nov 2020 - 07:00  |  15 Dec 2020 - 07:00
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01 Dec 2020 - 07:00  |  16 Dec 2020 - 07:00
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02 Dec 2020 - 07:00  |  17 Dec 2020 - 07:00
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