10-day Adventure Madagascar

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Day 1

    

Antananarivo

Day notes

Upon arrival at Ivato-Antananarivo Airport, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide and a road transfer will bring you to the Carlton Hotel.

Tana, as the capital is universally known, is all about eating, shopping, history and day trips. The town centre itself, with its pollution and dreadful traffic, puts off many travellers from staying, but bypassing the capital altogether would be a mistake: Tana has been the home of Malagasy power for three centuries and there is a huge amount of history and culture to discover, as well as some unexpected wildlife options.

In the city itself, the Haute-Ville, with its beautiful colonial buildings, steep streets and cool climate (average altitude in Tana is 1400m), is a great place to wander about. There are also some excellent markets and shops that stock products and crafts from across the country at very competitive prices.

Transfer from Ivato International Airport [TNR] to Hotel Carlton

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Transfer

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Ivato International Airport [TNR]

Drop off

Hotel Carlton

Check-in to Hotel Carlton

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 2

    

Morondava

Day notes

After breakfast, a road transfer will bring you to the airport with en-route sight seeing of some highlights, like the Anosy Lake and the Flowers Market.

You will arrive in Morondava for lunch and in the afternoon will follow a city tour and excursion on a traditional pirogue to the village of Betania and the mangroves.

Check-out from Hotel Carlton

Transfer from Hotel Carlton to Ivato International Airport [TNR]

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Hotel Carlton

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Ivato International Airport [TNR]

Scheduled Flight from Ivato International Airport [TNR] to Morondava Airport [MOQ]

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Scheduled Flight

Departure

Ivato International Airport [TNR]

Arrival

Morondava Airport [MOQ]

Transfer from Morondava Airport [MOQ] to Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

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Morondava Airport [MOQ]

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Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Check-in to Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Included:

including full board

Day 3

    

Bekopaka

Day notes

After breakfast you will embark on your full-day 4x4 journey with private driver to Bekopaka. Rivers along the road will be crossed by barge and you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival will be at the end of the day.

Check-out from Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Transfer from Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa to Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha

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Transfer

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Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

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Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha

Check-in to Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 4

    

Bekopaka

Day notes

Today you will enjoy a full-day excursion with picnic lunch to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Tsingy.

The Tsingy de Bemaraha Integral Nature Reserve is located in the District of Antsalova and in the region of the central west part of Madagascar. The Reserve offers a wide variety of geomorphological structures. It is a veritable cathedral of limestone and offers one of the most spectacular natural landscapes of the Grand Island and even of the world. The western part of the plateau presents a very dissected or ‘lapiezée’ relief, most of which is covered by a dense, dry and deciduous forest. In its eastern part, the forest is interspersed by savannas. The Tsingy of Bemaraha is considered a centre for endemism by its wealth in faunal and floral species.

The Tsingys are karstic plateaus in which groundwater has undercut the elevated uplands, and has gouged caverns and fissures into the limestone. Because of local conditions, the erosion is patterned vertically as well as horizontally. In several regions on western Madagascar, centering on this National Park and adjacent Nature Reserve, the superposition of vertical and horizontal erosion patterns has created dramatic "forests" of limestone needles.

The word tsingy is indigenous to the Malagasy language as a description of the karst badlands of Madagascar. The word can be translated into English as where one cannot walk barefoot.

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 5

    

Morondava

Day notes

After breakfast you will embark on your journey back to Morondava with lunch at a local restaurant.

In the light of the late afternoon, you will arrive at the famous “Avenue of Baobabs”, before returning to your hotel in Morondava.

Check-out from Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha

Transfer from Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha to Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

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Transfer

Pick up

Le Grand Hotel du Tsingy de Bemaraha

Drop off

Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Check-in to Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 6

    

Antsirabe

Day notes

After breakfast you will continue your journey with the drive through the highlands to Ansirabe. During the drive you have the opportunity to see typical villages of the region in traditional architecture. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant and arrive in Antsirabe in the late afternoon.

Check-out from Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Transfer from Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa to Plumeria Hotel

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Transfer

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Palissandre Cote Ouest Resort & Spa

Drop off

Plumeria Hotel

Check-in to Plumeria Hotel

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 7

    

Andasibe

Day notes

After breakfast you will visit Fon’Ala, a community project, producing essentials oils. The visit of the project will bring you to a rural area with a scenery of rice fields and traditional villages.

After the visit of Fon’Ala, you will continue your journey to Andasibe in the eastern part of Madagascar, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant.

Check-out from Plumeria Hotel

Transfer from Plumeria Hotel to Andasibe Hotel

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Transfer

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Plumeria Hotel

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Andasibe Hotel

Check-in to Andasibe Hotel

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 8

    

Andasibe

Day notes

After breakfast you will embark on your excursion into the Andasibe National Park to explore the rainforest with its waterfalls, giant ferns, fragrant flowers, a great variety of orchids and the famous giant lemur, the Indri Indri.

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is a 155 square kilometre protected area, located about 150 km east of Antananarivo, consisting principally of primary growth forest in Alaotra-Mangoro Region in eastern Madagascar. The park's elevation ranges from 800–1260 meters, with a humid climate. Average annual precipitation is 1700 mm, with rainfall on 210 days of each year. This rainforest is habitat to a vast species biodiversity, including many endemic rare species and endangered species, including 11 lemur species. The park's two component parts are Mantadia National Park and Analamazoatra Reserve, which is best known for its population of Madagascar's largest lemur, the indri. This national park was inscribed in the World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Rainforests of the Atsinanana.

For lunch you will visit a local restaurant. The excursion continues in the afternoon with an exploration of the private Vakona park to see more lemurs.

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 9

    

Antananarivo

Day notes

After breakfast you will depart for your journey back to Antananarivo with a stop at Madagascar Exotic Marozevo Park and a visit of the hill of Ambohimanga.

Madagascar Exotic is a small privately run reserve at Marozevo. It is located between Antananarivo and Madagascar's Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. It was founded and owned by the French entomologist and naturalist André Peyriéras.

The collection includes a great variety of reptiles (chameleons, iguanas, geckos, frogs), batraciens (amphibians), crocodiles and papillons (butterflies). The adjacent forest area supports families of relocated and habituated Verreaux's sifaka and common brown lemur which provide opportunities to photograph them close up at feeding times.

Most of the reptiles and other species are held within several large caged buildings and greenhouses, which guests may enter when accompanied by a guide.

The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga consists of a royal city and burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. It is associated with strong feelings of national identity, and has maintained its spiritual and sacred character both in ritual practice and the popular imagination for the past 500 years. It remains a place of worship to which pilgrims come from Madagascar and elsewhere. The palace was the residence of the monarchs of Madagascar in the 17th century.

Check-out from Andasibe Hotel

Transfer from Andasibe Hotel to Hotel Carlton

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Transfer

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Andasibe Hotel

Drop off

Hotel Carlton

Check-in to Hotel Carlton

Included:

dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 10

    

End of Itinerary

Check-out from Hotel Carlton

Transfer from Hotel Carlton to Ivato International Airport [TNR]

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Transfer

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Hotel Carlton

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Ivato International Airport [TNR]

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