MADAGASCAR OUTER LIMITS

MADAGASCAR OUTER LIMITS

Day 1 : ARRIVE IN ANTANANARIVO

  • Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.
  • Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate.
  • An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for a logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service.
  • An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 
  • You will be given your welcome package including maps and more, then be transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Pietra Hotel or Similar

Day 2 : ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE (130km)

  • Today we enjoy the drive to Analamazaotra Special Reserve through the Madagascar highlands. The reserve was named after the river which traverses it. Late this afternoon, we will have the first of several nature walks in the region.
  • Diner and Overnight at Andasibe Hotel or Similar.

Day 3 : MANTADIA NATIONAL PARK

  • Today, enjoy a visit to Mantadia National Park to discover the fauna and flora in the eastern tropical rainforest. The park is included among the remaining corridor forest classified as a world heritage of UNESCO.
  • It makes the forest interesting in terms of biodiversity with its amphibians, lemurs, etc. There will be a picnic lunch in the forest.
  • Enjoy the afternoon with a small visit to a private park of Vakona Forest Lodge followed by a nocturnal visit. Spend the night at the hotel (half board).
  • Diner and Overnight at Andasibe Hotel or Similar.

Day 4 : ANALAMAZAOTRA – ANTANANARIVO

  • After breakfast, there will be a morning visit to the special reserve of Analamazaotra known for its famous lemurs (indri) and also other many species of fauna and flora treasure typical of the island in the eastern region. It includes the famous plant named orchids.
  • After the visit, you will go back to the lodge for lunch and then back to the capital. On arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel.
  • Diner and Overnight at Pietra Hotel or Similar.

Day 5 : ANTANANARIVO – MORONDAVA

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to the west coast of the island. The destination is Morondava.
  • Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel. You will enjoy sightseeing in Morondava and have an opportunity to visit the city life rhythmed by fish activities, the culture, the habits and customs which make this area so particular.
  • Diner and Overnight at Renala Hotel or Similar.

Day 6 : MORONDAVA –BEKOPAKA

  • After breakfast, there will be an early departure in the morning. On the road to go to the north, about 200 kilometers following the secondary road which is a bit winding, you will reach the village of Bekopaka located at the entry of the park.
  • After few hours of driving, you will discover a beautiful landscape through baobab streets, then the forest of Kirindy, to continue by a ferry crossing to reach the small village of Belon’i Tsiribihina where you stop for lunch.
  • Then, continue to the north through a landscape of rice fields and a small village to arrive at the end of the afternoon in Bekopaka.
  • Diner and Overnight at Orchidee du Bemaraha Hotel or Similar.

Day 7 : TSINGY OF BEMARAHA

  • After breakfast, this is a special day of discovery of the exceptional and great site, counted among the most beautiful landscape of Madagascar, the famous Tsingy, a site classified under the world heritage of UNESCO.
  • In the morning, you will go for a day of trekking in the famous Tsingy with a picnic lunch in the park itself. You will enjoy a hike to discover the famous peaks, the fauna and flora of that area. You will pass through the cathedrals of carved blade limestone shaping the peak of the Tsingy and then a hanging bridge across the rift networks. On the top, you will appreciate the magnificent sunset.
  • Diner and Overnight at Orchidee du Bemaraha Hotel or Similar.

Day 8: BEKOPAKA – MORONDAVA

  • After breakfast, you go back to Morondava. You will have lunch at Belon’i Tsiribihina.
  • In the afternoon, on the way, a special stop is a must in the famous Avenue of the Baobabs to appreciate a beautiful sunset.
  • After that, you will arrive in Morondava in the early evening then be transferred to a hotel.
  • Diner and Overnight at Renala Hotel or Similar.

Day 9: MORONDAVA – ANTSIRABE

  • After a good breakfast, you will go directly to Antsirabe, have lunch in the city and in the afternoon, you will enjoy free time for a tour by rickshaw.
  • The city is famous for its buildings dating from the colonial era, the spa source, and the standard lamps.
  • Diner and Overnight at Royal Palace Hotel or Similar.

Day 10: ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA

  • You will go in the direction toward the south enjoying the beautiful landscape of Betsileo composed of terraced rice fields.
  • The main stop will be in Ambositra for lunch, followed by a small tour of the city to discover the typical Malagasy craft of the region such as the marquetry, weaving, and especially wood carving.
  • Then, continue to the village of Ifanadiana, well known for the Ranomafana National Park. You will arrive at the end of the afternoon.
  • Diner and Overnight at Setam Lodge or Similar.

Day 11: RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK

  • In the morning, you will depart for a visit to the heart of the wet forest of Ranomafana National Park.
  • It is a reserved area typical and belonging to the remaining forest corridor expanding to the east part of the great island. You will discover the wealth of the endemic biodiversity of the region, such as the rare species and gravely threatened lemurs as well as many species of rare plants and endemic used by the local population for traditional medicine. You will enjoy trekking in the forest by following a track expanding into the forest passing through a beautiful waterfall. You will meet the rare species on the way.
  • After that, you will go back to the hotel for lunch. After the long day of tiring morning or visit to the spa, you can take a nap and rest for the end of the day.
  • Diner and Overnight at Setam Lodge or Similar.

Day 12: RANOMAFANA – RANOHIRA

  • After breakfast, you will go back on the road to the south to reach the city of Ranohira and encounter Isalo National Park.
  • By passing through the city of Ambalavao for lunch, there will be a small visit to a product factory where you have the opportunity to learn the history of the famous Antemoro paper. During the journey, you can often stop to notice the various change of the mountain and rice field landscape.
  • Diner and Overnight at Isalo Rock Lodge or Similar.

Day 13: ISALO NATIONAL PARK

  • After breakfast, the day will be dedicated to trekking and discovery of the park, composed of massif in form of ruin dating from the Jurassic period.
  • You will discover the most beautiful landscape of Madagascar, hike and come across the Canyon of Makis, a natural pool where you can go for a dip, and also have a picnic lunch in the park.
  • At the end of the afternoon, you will go back to the hotel with a stop at the famous window of Isalo to appreciate a breathtaking and spectacular scene of the color of the sun.
  • Diner and Overnight at Isalo Rock Lodge or Similar.

Day 14:  RANOHIRA – TOLIARA

  • After breakfast, you will go in the direction of the great city of the south, Toliara.
  • On arrival, there will be a little detour at Arboretum d’Antsokay for discovering the endemic and threatened plants of the area, then lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Diner and Overnight at Amazone Hotel or Similar

Day 15:  TOLIARA – ANAKAO

  • After breakfast ( for those not returning to Antananarivo), transfer to the jetty and embark by boat to Anakao , situated to the South of  Toliara .Anakao offers the perfect coastal retreat after the long journey south , set next to a fishing village enjoy spectacular sunsets as you watch the fishing fleet land –a mass of multicolored  boats and sails. There are a wide range of excursions available from the hotel: snorkeling, boat trips, quad biking and visit Nosy Ve.
  • Dinner and overnight at Anakao Ocean Lodge or Similar.

Day 16: ANAKAO

  • Excursion and visit can be organized from the hotel , do not miss excursion on the island of Nosy Ve , a beautiful island protected by coral reef , where you  can find multicolored fish , lobsters, shells, a variety of different corals , and of course the famous bird Paille en Queue.
  • Dinner and overnight at Anakao Ocean Lodge or Similar.

Day 17: ANAKAO – TOLIARA –ANTANANARIVO & DEPARTURE

  • After an early breakfast, back to Toliara by boat then transfer to the Airport for your return flight to Antananarivo.
  • Upon arrival in Antananarivo, we will then enjoy an afternoon guided walking tour of the old city, learning about the country’s royal history at the Rova palace complex and enjoying a view out across the city.
  • In the evening,  you will a enjoy farewelll dinner as you say goodbye and then transfer to Airport to check in your flight back home

Price

Tour Price/Persons 02Pax 03Pax 04pax 06Pax
1945€ pp 1890€ pp 1785€ pp 1670€ pp
Single Supplement 680€
Included Not Included
  • Airport transfer.
  • Special car and driver as needed throughout
  • English speaking driver.
  • Ferry boat on Tsiribihina
  • 16 Nights hotels with sharing rooms
  • Half board basis
  • Entrance to National Parks and sites visited as part of the itinerary
  • Boat ticket (Toliara-Anakao- Toliara)
  • Tourist Tax
  • Gratuities (a small tip at time of service is customary)
  • Lunch
  • Beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including bottled water
  • Personal items such as telephone, fax, laundry, etc.
  • All items not specified in the itinerary
  • Entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Internal airfare with Air Madagascar

Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition. Internal flights are € 285 per person in 2018 and in in 2019. All prices and fares are quoted in Euro and subject to change. Contact us for more information.