TOUR DESTINATIONS: TANA – ANTSIRABE – MIANDRIVAZO – RIVER DESCENT
–BELO- BEKOPAKA – TSINGY OF BEMARAHA – MORONDAVA – TANA

 

Another ten day tour to the west of Madagascar to experience the local
people’s daily life along the river of Tsiribihina with a traditional
dugout canoe where you will camp at the sand bank of Tsiribihina river
with a magical sunset of the wild landscape drinking a local beer or
rhum. You will also discover the famous UNESCO World Heritage
limestone pinnacle rock formation, locally called Tsingy of Bemaraha.
The excursion will end up at the magnificent sunset photos at the
avenue of baobab. We invite you to read the tour program below

DAY1: ANTANANARIVO or TANA:
Arrival at the international airport of Madagascar, we will meet and
welcome you at the airport of Antananarivo and will transfer you to
your hotel. You will be briefed on your Madagascar guide at the
comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast
basis.
•       Chalet de Rose
•       Sakamanga
•       La Ribaudiere
•       La Villette hotel

DAY 2: Tana – Antsirabe
Meet your driver and guide after breakfast and then continue to
Antsirabe. Stop at Ambatolampy for a visit of a workshop working on
recycled aluminum, a good example of Malagasy know-how and handicraft
skills. Continue to Antsirabe; check in at the hotel upon arrival.
Antsirabe is a thermal town also famous for the handicraft workshops.
City tour to discover this former colonial town and its workshops. You
can also go a little out of the city to the countryside to see its
in-depth local life and markets. Overnight at your hotel on bed and
breakfast basis.
•       Les Chambres du Voyageur
•       La Residence Camelia
•       Couleur Café hotel

DAY 3: ANTSIRABE-MIANDRIVAZO
This morning, before heading west, we have the option of visiting a
famous crystal factory in Antsirabe. The drive west will lead us to
the hottest town in Madagascar, Miandrivazo, our starting point of the
famous river descent of Tsiribihina.
At Miandrivazo is a great market where you can purchase any last
minute items you may need for our river adventure such as; hats,
sunscreen or clothes. We will spend the night here before setting out
on our river adventure!
•       Princesse du Tsiribihina
Eden de La Tsiribihina

DAY 4 – 5: RIVER DESCENT OF TSIRIBIHINA:
We begin our day on the river after a breakfast at Miandrivazo, a full
day casually canoeing. After an early start, you will be able to relax
and immerse yourself in the surroundings. The Tsiribihina River is one
of the best places to enjoy the nature, bird life, animals and to
observe how the locals go about their daily activity, always happy to
see visitors passing by.
Each day will be filled with watching the wonders of birdlife, lemurs,
bats, swimming in fresh water pools and waterfalls. Overnight at a
campsite for 2 nights in full board.

DAY 6: RIVER-BELO-BEKOPAKA:
Today is our last day on the river. We will arrive in Belo at noon.
After lunch, a 4WD is waiting for us to drive us to Bekopaka.
Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis
•       Grand hotel du Tsingy
•       Olympe du Bemaraha

DAY 7: TSINGY of BEMRAHA NP:
You will have a full day visit of the Tsingy of Bemaraha National
Park. The spectacular mineral forest of Tsingy de Bemaraha stands on
the western coast of Madagascar. Tsingy is the Malagasy word for
“walking on tiptoes” and the nearly impenetrable labyrinth of
limestone needles justifies this name.
The whole protected area, designated a World Heritage Site by the
UNESCO in 1990, comprises a surface of 1.575 km². This remote area was
not a tourist trek until 1998, when the southern part (723 km²) was
declared a National Park.
The northern section is an Integral Reserve so tourists are not
allowed to enter the zone. The reserve’s canyons, gorges, undisturbed
forests, lakes and mangrove swamps display an astonishing richness of
fauna and flora which have not been completely recorded. The rate of
endemism is about 85%, and 47% are even local endemic!
The limestone seabed rose to create a plateau around 200 million years
ago, which was little by little eroded by heavy rainfalls until it
became its actual shape. This massif is delimited to the east by the
abrupt Bemaraha Cliffs, which rises some 300 to 400m above the
Manambolo River valley and extends several tens of kilometers from
north to south.
The western slopes of the massif rise more gently, and the whole
western region of the reserve forms a plateau with rounded hillocks
which slope away to the west.
To the north undulating hills alternate with limestone extrusions,
while in the south extensive pinnacle formations make access extremely
restricted. In the south of Petit Tsingy is the spectacular Manambolo
Gorge where you can see waterfalls, lemurs and magnificent untouched
forests. Overnight at your hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
•        Grand hotel du Tsingy
•       Olympe du Bemaraha

DAY 8: BEKOPAKA-MORONDAVA:
Depart Bekopaka in the morning and head to Morondava. Lunch in Belo
again then continue driving till the avenue of baobab. Your Madagascar
tour guide and your driver will stop at the Baobab Avenue for the
sunset time. Baobab Alley is best visited around sunrise or sunset.
This is because the softer lighting brings out the red tones of the
tree trunks and makes for a splendid photo opportunity. Continue till
Morondava. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
•       Chez Maggie
•       Laguna Beach
•       Select hotel

 

DAY 9: MORONDAVA-TANA:
We will offer a visit of the fishermen village of Betania in the
morning then transfer to the airport of Morondava following your
flight schedule to fly to Tana. Meet with your driver then transfer to
your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
•       Chalet de Rose
•       Sakamanga
•       La Ribaudiere
•       La Villette hotel

DAY10: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER:
Before we transfer you to the international airport of Tana, we will
offer a free city tour depending your time. This can be the visit of
the Lemur’s Park located 23 Km West of Tana or the Queen’s Palace
located at 18 Km North of Tana following the shopping time at La Route
Digue on the way to the airport. End of our service.

PRICING:
From 2 to 5 people 1125 euro per person
From 6 to 9 people 1025 euro per person
From 10 and more 925 euro per person

INCLUDED
•       Land transporting + fuel
•       Driver + his food & his accommodation
•       Park Entrances fees & guides
•       Transfer airport/hotel /airport
•       Accommodations listed on the tour programme based on luxury Hotel in BB
•       Half board in Morondava
•       Camping materials during the river descent
•       Tax at Miandrivazo
•       Full board during the river trip  + mineral water
•       4WD during the Tsingy
•       Escort of an English speaking guide during the tour
•       Domestic ticket flight ( MOQ – TNR)

EXCLUDED
•       lnternational ticket flight
•       Food & drink
•       Tips
•       Personal spending money

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