MADAGASCAR EXPLORER

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 ~ Arrive in Antananarivo

Fly to Antananarivo.  Upon arrival you'll be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. During day of leisure, visit ancient town on a hill with freestone churches and ancient royal places. 

 

Grand Urban Hotel  (B)

 

Day 2 ~ Antananarivo/Diego Suarez/Montagne d’Ambre

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Diego Suarez (included). Transfer to Montagne d’Ambre National park. View scenic land with volcanic massif, rainforest, and waterfalls. Explore the park and see lemurs, ring-tailed mongoose, reptiles, frogs, geckos, chameleons and 70 species of birds. 

 

Nature Lodge (B, L, D)

 

Day 3 ~ Montagne d’Ambre/Ankarana

Head to Ankarana, scenic nature reserve with karst pinnacles, sacred caves, underground rivers, lemurs and varied bird species. Explore tsingy formations, limestone pinnacles, forest-filled canyons, subterranean rivers. An extensive cave system includes several bat-filled grottoes. 

 

Ankarana Lodge or similar (B, L, D)

 

Day 4 ~ Ankarana

Spend a full day visiting Ankarana nature reserve and admire varied vegetation and wildlife. 

 

Ankarana Lodge or similar (B, L, D)

 

Day 5 ~ Ankarana/Ankify/Nosy Be

Visit Ankify, small village situated along a white sand beach. Transfer on a boat to hotel in Nosy Be. After lunch, tour Nosy Be and visit the Lemuria Land with different species of lemurs, reptiles and Ylang Ylang distillery as well as the Market Place. If times permits, visit “arbre sacré.” 

Home Madagascar the Residence or similar (B)

 

Day 6 ~ Nosy Be/Lokobe/Nosy Be

Visit Lokobe Reserve, rainforest reserve, with lemurs, birds, and chameleons. Cruise to "Nosy Komba,” island of lemurs to see black lemurs, deserted coves, and paths that lead through tavy farms into the hills and forests with birds, chameleons and black lemurs. Clean and private beaches offer great snorkeling.

 

Home Madagascar the Residence or similar (B) 

 

Day 7 ~ Nosy Be/Antananarivo

Guided tour, including twin lakes, Mont Passot, city of Hellville for shopping at boutique shops and market place. Transfer to the airport for flight to Antananarivo (included) with transfer to Carlton Hotel. 

Grand Hotel Urban or similar (B)

 

Day 8 ~ Antananarivo/Andasibe

You will be met by our representative for morning driving tour around Tana and Andasibe. Landscape includes rice fields, waterfalls, and forest stations. See Merina villages in the mountains and lunch at Reptile & Butterfly farm. Enjoy night walk in the Andasibe area and observe lemurs and other nocturnal animals. 

 

Vakona Lodge or similar (B)

 

Day 9~ Andasibe

Guided tour of Special Reserve of Andasibe and discover species dwelling in the forest like lemurs, canopy, chameleons, tenrecs and birds. Visit Orchid Garden, lunch at hotel and tour Lemur Island at Vakona Forest Lodge. Leisure time at the pool, horse ride, or visit private park of Vakona (Optional extra: horse-riding and private park).  

Vacona Lodge or similar (B)

 

Day 10~ Antananarivo/Home

After breakfast transferred privately transferred to Antananarivo for flight home. (B)

 

End of Trip

 

(Code: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Land cost from:  $3,075 per person

Please note all rates are subject to change according to rate of exchange fluctuations.

For a more detailed or customized itinerary, optional extensions and activities, please call or email us. 

Tour Highlights:

Antananarivo – Antananarivo is a city for walking. Tana is truly a lovely Madagascar vacation destination and spending a few days there will be a great experience!

Montagne d’Ambre National Park –  Wander through isolated montane rainforest of 18,200 hectares at an altitude ranging between 800 and 1.475 metres.

Ankarana National Park – A spectacularly eroded limestone fortress of sharp spires or tsingy, interspersed with patches of dense tropical jungle, green forests, deep canyons, raging rivers, and the most extensive underground network of caves in all of Africa.  It is said to have the highest density of primates of any forest in the world .

 

Nosy Be –  The largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands. It’s often billed in tourist brochures as the ‘Ile aux Parfums’ and, like the nearby Comoros islands, is a centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang tree. 

 

Andasibe National Park – Andasibe probably offers one of the best lemur experiences in the world and almost guarantees lemur sightings.  It is the best place to spot the teddy bear-like Indri.

Inclusions:

•    Accommodation for 10 nights in mainly Superior hotels (4-star) and lodges

•    16 meals 

•    All transfers and transport highlighted

•    English-speaking guide from Diego Suarez airport to Ankify (day two to six)

•    Specialist guides in parks and reserves as outlined 

•    Park and reserve entrance fees

•    Excursions included in itinerary

•    Internal flights (Antananarivo/Diego Suarez and Nosy Be/Antananarivo)

 

Exclusions:

•    International flight

•    Excursions not included in program

•    Bottled water, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages 

•    Laundry 

•    Visas and travel insurance 

A percentage of each booking  cost goes to a charity of your (or our) choice.

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