Sit back, relax and let me take you to explore some of the highlights of Madagascar: the famous National Park of Andasibe, the central Highlands, Tsiribihina River (tour), Baobab Avenue and visit beautiful Nosy Be Island.
Please scroll down for a detailed day to day program.
14 days / 13 nights
Ivato airport (transfer) – Natural Reserve of Andasibe (Night walk in Andasibe, Analamazaotra National Park), Vakona Forest Lodge Reserve – Peyreras Reptiles Farm – Antsirabe – Miandrivazo – The Tsiribihina River descent (by local boat) – Nosinapela waterfall – Baobab Avenue in Morondava – Morondava – Seaside resort of Nosy Be – Antananarivo (the Capital).
Including in the price:
- A private car: Ivato airport – Antananarivo city – Andasibe – Night walk in Andasibe /Andasibe – Analamazaotra National Park – Vakona Forest Lodge Reserve – Andasibe /Andasibe – Peyreras Reptiles Farms in Marozevo – Antsirabe / Antsirabe – Andraikiba lake – Miandrivazo.
- Accommodation at the hotel: Andasibe (2 nights) / Antsirabe (1 night) / Miandrivazo (1night) / Morondava (1night) / Nosy be (4 nights) / Antananarivo (1 night).
- Continental breakfast: Andasibe / Antsirabe / Miandrivazo / Morondava / Nosy be, Antananarivo.
- Transfers by car: Hotel – Morondava airport / Nosy be airport – Hotel / Hotel – Nosy be aero port / Ivato aero port – Antananarivo city / Antananarivo city – The upper town in Antananarivo – Digeu Market – Ivato airport.
- Park entrance fee including local guide: Night walk in Andasibe – Analamazaotra National Park – Ilot de Lodge Vakona – Pereyras Reptiles Farm.
- Miandrivazo – Masiakapy – Tsiribihina river – Nosinapela waterfall – Baobab Avenue – Morondava: Full board on the Tsiribihina river / Formalities at the police office in Miandrivazo and Masiakapy / A local boat and boatmen / Mineral water on the river / Camping equipment on the river / Entrance fee at the waterfall of Nosinapela / A 4×4 car during 1 day / An assistant guide during the Tsiribihina river tour.
- Flight tickets: Morondava – Antananarivo / Antananarivo – Nosy be / Nosy be – Antananarivo.
Not including in the price:
Drinks, tips, lunch, dinner, touristic activities in Nosy be.
For two persons: € 3065
All year, nature in Madagascar is fresher between April and July
Madagascar Explorer – day to day program
Day 1: Ivato airPort – Antananarivo – Andasibe – Night Walk In Andasibe – Andasibe – Hotel:
Tongasoa !!! (Welcome). We will meet at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo (Tana), the Capital city of Madagascar (The City of a Thousand warriors). We drive from Ivato airport to Andasibe. The landscape is beautiful and varied, highlands, rice paddies and Ravinala, the oil palm. On arrival in Andasibe we will check in at Feon’ny Ala hotel. Later in the evening we drive to the entrance of Analamazaotra park for a nice and interesting night tour to discover nocturnal lemurs, chameleons and frogs.
Overnight at the Hotel Feon’ny Ala , 1 double standard Bungalow.
Day 2: Andasibe – Analamazaotra National Park – Andasibe – Vakona Forest Lodge Reserve – Andasibe – Hotel
After breakfast, we will visit Analamazaotra National Park (2 to 5 hours walk), to see: Indri Indri, different species of Lemurs, birds, orchids, insects, etc. We will enjoy our lunch at the hotel and around 2 PM we’ll drive to Vakona Forest Lodge reserve to visit The islands of the lemurs. ruffed lemurs, ring tailed lemurs, brown lemurs, bamboo lemurs, the famous Fossa, birds, crocodiles… etc!
Drive back to the hotel and relax. Overnight at the Hotel Feon’ny Ala, 1 standard double room (bungalow).
Day 3: Andasibe – pereyras reptiles farms – antsirabe – hotel
In the morning we drive back to Antananarivo center and then drive towards Antsirabe.
Somewhere midway we will stop at the Reptile farm of Peyreras to see many varieties of Chameleons and Geckos which are difficult to see in the wild. We continue the trip through a beautiful landscape where you’ll see the life of the Merina tribe along the road side. Antsirabe (the hot spring city): semi precious stones, craftsmen who make amazing souvenirs.
Overnight at Green Park hotel, 1 standard double room.
Day 4: Antsirabe – Andraikiba Lake – Miandrivazo – Hotel
After breakfast we’ll continue our trip with a visit to the sacred -volcanic lake of Andraikiba.
Rest of the day we drive to Miandrivazo. In the evening we will be in Miandrivazo to relax at the hotel .
Overnight at La Pirogue hotel, 1 standard double room (bungalow).
Day 5-7: Tsiribihina River tour – camping
After breakfast, transfer to Masiakapy by a taxi brousse. Here we will start the calm water river journey on the majestic Tsiribihina River. You can sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful landscape and many kinds of wild animals like: herons, wild ducks, parrots, raptors, kingfishers, chameleons, insects and butterflies. In the midday, we cross the massif of Bemaraha. It overflows with a fantastic landscape, deciduous forest with its lemurs and the marvellous sounds of birds. In the afternoon we will have a shower under the best waterfall of Madagascar: “Nosinapela” and its natural swimming pool. After this nice waterfall, we continue our cruising toward Begidro village where we will be setting camp on a sand bank, build a fire and cook your dinner. Enjoy your meal, listening to the sounds of the river and watch the sun go down. Day 7: The river trip ends in the afternoon. We’ll take a Zebu car to join the village of Antseraraka. We’ll spend a night in the local bungalow.
Day 08: The Sunset In Baobab Avenue – Morondava – Beach hotel
After breakfast, we will travel south by 4-wheel drive to Morondava. Enjoy a lunch in a small village and see many Baobab trees along the way. There is plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the landscape. We will catch sunset at the ‘Avenue of the Baobab’ between Belo sur Tsiribihina and Morondava. We’ll arrive in Morondava and relax at the Bougainvilles hotel (and restaurant) which will receive you with its Beach Bungalows with amazing view over the Mozambique channel. Overnight in Les Bougainvilliers Hotel, 1 standard double room (bungalow).
Day 9: Morondava – Antananarivo – Nosy Be – Hotel
After breakfast, transfer to Morondava airport for our flight to Antananarivo. Then we fly again to Nosy be island. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Chez Eugenie Hotel, 1 standard double room (bungalow).
Day 10-12: Nosy Be
Relaxing days to enjoy this beautiful tropical island. Overnight at Chez Eugenie Hotel, 1 standard double room (Bungalow).
Walk around Nosy Be or relax at the hotel.
day 11: osy be – excurssion in nositanikely – nosy be – hotel :
Transfer by motor boat to “Nosy Tanikely”, a lovely little island and a marine reserve, with an amazing variety of marine life: Coral, starfish, anemones, every colour and shape of fish, turtles, lobsters. After a lovely picnic lunch on the beach we return to Nosy Be. Overnight at Chez Eugenie Hotel, 1 standard double room (Bungalow).
Day 13: Nosy Be – Antananarivo – Hotel:
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Fascène for our flight back to Tana. Arrival in Tana around noon or in evening, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Tanajacaranda Hotel, 1 Double Room.
Day 14: Antananarivo –The Upper Town In Antananarivo – Market Of Digue – Ivato Aero Port- Flying Out:
We visit the upper town and its ‘Rova Palace’ ot the former Queen, which dominates the city and offers a magnificent panorama. We can do some shopping at the crafts market of Digue then transfer to airport for your flight back home.