THE WONDERS OF

WESTERN MADAGASCAR

ITINERARY

 

Day 1 ~ Antananarivo

You will be met on arrival to Ivato airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo. Here you can relax from your flight and take a swim. Depending on your arrival time, there may be an opportunity for you to ask the hotel to do a tour to the handicrafts market (additional expense).

 

 Residence Lapasoa or similar

 

 

Day 2 ~ Morondava

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Morondava, where you will be met and transferred to the city. You will see the royal sculpted tombs of the Menabe ancestors.These tombs are frequently decorated with well-executed, often erotic, funerary carvings representing life and fertility.

 

Chez Maggie or similar (B)

 

Day 3 ~ Bekopaka

We set out early to visit the Kirindy Reserve, you will have the chance to see 7 species of lemurs. Kirindy is also the best place to see the giant jumping rat as well as the Fossa.The diverse flora includes three of the six endemic Malagasy baobabs.

 

Orchidee du Bemaraha or Olympe du Bemaraha (B)

 

Day 4 ~ Grand Tsingy

We visit the Bemaraha National Park in search of the Grand Tsingy, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1990! We will trek throughout the park.

 

Orchidee du Bemaraha or Olympe du Bemaraha (B)

 

Day 5 ~ Small Tsingy

We will head to Belo sur Tsiribihina and on to visit the Manambolo gorge. We will travel by dug-out canoe to see the Tombs of the Vazimba tribe from the river. These ancient people were the original inhabitants of Madagascar and grew no more than one metre tall.

 

Orchidee du Bemaraha or Olympe du Bemaraha (B)

 

Day 6 ~ Morondava

After breakfast, we head back to Morondava by 4×4. We will travel through the small town of Belo-sur-Tsiribihina and pass the Sakalava tribe tombs. En-route, we stop to visit the stunning Baobab Alley but this time at sunset, a great photo opportunity! We arrive in Morondava early in the evening where we spend the night.

Chez Maggie or similar (B)

 

Day 7 ~ Tour ends in Antananarivo

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo where your unforgettable tour ends. We hope to welcome you in Madagascar again very soon!

End of Trip

 

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

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

Inclusions:

•    Accomodation, meals and excursions as per the itinerary

•    All transfers mentioned in the itinerary

•    English-speaking driver

•    Specialist guides in the national park as per program

•    All entrance fees

Exclusions:

•    English-speaking guide

•    All excursions not mentioned in the program

•    All drinks

•    International and domestic flights

•    Visas and travel insurance

•    Personal items such as tips, laundry, souviners etc

Tour Highlights

Morondava – Situated in the heart of Sakalava territory and is known for the royal sculpted tombs of the Menabe ancestors

 

Kirindy Reserve – Here you will have the chance to see 7 species of lemur, including the fat-tailed lemur and the tiny Pygmy Mouse lemur, believed to be the world’s smallest primate.  It is also home to Madagascar's largest carnivore, the fossa.

Bemaraha National Park –  Famous for the Grand Tsingy, the park is also home to over 11 species of lemur, 90 species of birds and 50 types of reptile.

Baobab Alley – Witness the beauty of Madagascar's majestic Baobab trees.  This is a perfect location for sunrise and sunset photography.

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

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