TOUR DESTINATIONS:TANA–ANDASIBE – TANA – MORONDAVA –KIRINDY-BEKOPAKA – TSINGY OF BEMARAHA – MORONDAVA – TANA

 

If you have less time to spend in Madagascar but wish to discover the highlights of the island, this tour is made for you. We have combined the East, Andasibe NP home of the largest living lemur called indri indri to the Western part of Madagascar home of the baobab trees as well as 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

DAY2: TANA-ANDASIBE:

We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast with your driver and an English speaking guide then proceed along the RN2 to the east of Tana. We will stop at Pereyras Reptile Reserve to spot reptiles endemic of Madagascar. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals!! Lunch in Moramanga after a further 40km of driving. Arrival in Andasibe late in the afternoon. Settle in the hotel. Possibility to go at a night walk to spot the nocturnal lemurs known as the smallest of the lemurs in the world. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Grace Lodge
  • Feon’ny Ala
  • Lemur’s Lodge

DAY 3: ANDASIBE NP-TANA:

Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is surely one of the most rewarding destinations. Frogs, reptiles and birds abound. However, on top of the bill is the indri, the largest of all living lemurs. These creatures sing a haunting song (reminiscent of whale song), which carries for miles across the forest. Afternoon visit of Vakoana Reserve known as the island of lemurs where you will get close to lemurs. Afternoon transfer to Tana. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chalet de Rose
  • Sakamanga
  • La Ribaudiere
  • La Villette hotel

 

DAY 4: TANA-MORONDAVA-KIRINDY:

You will be transferred to the airport of Tana following your flight schedule to fly to Morondava. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and a driver. You will have lunch in Morondava then drive to Kirindy after some shopping. You will stop at the beautiful baobab avenue for photos. This natural avenue of imposing Grandidier’s baobabs is one of Madagascar’s must-see sights. It is located some 45 minutes from Morondava. This is on the dusty track to Kirindy reserve, 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. Late afternoon arrival at Kirindy. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Relais de Kirindy

 

DAY 5: KIRINDY- BEKOPAKA:

You will make a morning visit of Kirindy private reserve. Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe

FOSSA (The biggest carnivorous and cat-like of Madagascar) It is also home to seven species of lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux’ssifakas. These long-legged, seven-pound lemurs, white with dark patches, leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. The remaining species are nocturnal.

The rare Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur,

Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur.

Several bats, tenrecs, mongooses and rodents complete the mammal population. 40 birds,

50 reptile and 15 amphibian species are also found in this magnificent forest. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 6: TSINGY OF BEMARAHA 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

DAY9:  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 1585 euro per person

From 6 to 9 people 1435 euro per person

From 10 and more 1285 euro per person

INCLUDED

  • Land transporting + fuel
  • Driver + his food & accommodations
  • Park Entrances fees &local guide fees
  • Transfer airport/hotel /airport
  • Accommodations listed on the tour program on bed and breakfast basis
  • Half board in Morondava
  • 4WD during the Tsingy
  • Escort of an English speaking guide during the tour
  • Domestic ticket flight ( TNR-MOQ, MOQ – TNR)

EXCLUDED

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

 

 

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