Tour overview

Our East tour to Saint Marie island  Madagascar vacation is our insider tip, as it combines lemur sightings with beach relaxations – which are the two main highlights of any Madagascar vacation. This 8days holiday tour will allow you to discover the eastern side of the Island. We cross the corridor of primary forest covering the steep slopes which tumble down to the Indian Ocean coast.

This Saint Marie Island- East Tour starts from Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park (Perinet) has unique wildlife, orchids and other rare plants, many species of lemurs, reptiles, amphibians … this exceptional nature can be explored on foot between waterfalls, rivers, and rainforests. Get in touch with the Indri- Indri, the largest of the lemur species, brown lemurs and bamboo lemurs, black and white, Golden sifaka, and others nocturnal.

From the city of Tamatave, you will visit Manda Fort at Foulpoint village with it nice beach then crossing by Motorboat on the Indian Ocean from Mahambo beach for 4hrs and the paradise of Sainte Marie welcomes us to a charming island with beautiful white sandy beaches and deep blue lagoon, where you can visit the whales, relax on the beach, or enjoy sea activities. Its lush vegetation and various crops such as vanilla, cloves, coffee, cinnamon … give it a fresh and unique flavor.
The Humpback whales passing from mid-June to September makes it even more attractive.

We are always available to organize your trip to Madagascar. Let us know your specific needs, your means and time. We offer cultural tours, adventure tours, and special interest tours which include hikes, river tours, city tours, eco-tours, honeymoons, family trips, car rental, and the opportunity to see different wildlife & nature, National Park, etc. Our Tour Company is run to help our compatriot to get out of unemployment and poverty to give a direct advantage to the local community.

We are driven and passionate about serving the travel needs of groups and individuals. We’re committed to offering competitive value for money tours with high-level services in order to achieve total client satisfaction. We want to meet and exceed all our customer’s travel goals and objectives, and we strive for excellence in quality, integrity, and value in all that we do. The Friendly Tour Guide Company’s priority is quality service, and each member of our company is focused in this direction.

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Included

  • Private car, with Gasoline
  • Driver accomondation
  • Hotel based in the midrange/per requirement.
  • English-speaking tour guide.
  • Park fees with local guide at each Park
  • Motorboat transfer (Mahambo -St. Marie
  • All taxes and formalities.
  • Tour Guide Services

Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Domestic flight.(St.Marie -Tana)
  • Sea activity at Saint Marie

Day1: ARRIVAL MEET - ANTANANARIVO

Pick-up from the airport and drive to the hotel in Antananarivo.
-We can start directly the tour if arrive in the morning or 6hrs before the sunset.
Overnight at Midrange hotel/per requirement.

Day2: -ANTANANARIVO– ANDASIBE Perinet.

Take a 3hour drive from Antananarivo to Andasibe Park (also called Perinet Village) with your friendly private guide.
- Stop at Mandrake Park where you can spot the endemic reptiles(Chameleon, Frogs, geckos, bats, snakes)
-Check-in to the hotel and relax.
6:00 pm -Spot the nocturnal animals during a night walk, such as the biggest chameleon in the world, nocturnal lemurs, snakes and more.
Overnight stay at midrange Hotel/per requirement.

Day 3-VISIT ANALAMAZAOTRA PARK -VAKONA RESERVE

Explore Andasibe Mantadia National Park with your Madagascar tour guide.
Spot different species of lemurs and wild birds including the “flying-catcher”, the Bleu vanga Coua bird, and even the Helmet Bleue Vanga.
Look at various trees such as the “Palissandre” tree and the “Ebony” tree.
-Venture through the private reserve of “Vakona” in the afternoon where we will see other animals such as foxes and crocodiles.
The rest of the day at your leisure after visiting the village of Andasibe.
Overnight stay at midrange Hotel/per requirement.

Day 4: - ANDASIBE VILLAGE - FOULPOINT VILLAGE [7hrs drive]

7:00 Am -Continue your journey to the beautiful village of Foulpointewith stop on route for lunch.
See the hypnotizing green landscape with the “Ravinala”, which is unique to the East coast of Madagascar.
Stop at Tamatave (locally known as Toamasina). This region is famous because it is the first and biggest commercial port in Madagascar. Continue the drive with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean to our final destination for the day- Foulpointe village.
Foulpointe is known for its calm sea surrounded by a naturally long wall of coral.
-Check-in at the hotel and if possible, do sea activity or visit the Museum called Manda Fort to learn more about the royal story.
Overnight stay at midrange Hotel/per requirement.

Day5-FOULPOINT VILLAGE – MAHAMBO VILLAGE– SAINT MARIE

Make way to Ile Sainte Marie after our breakfast from the Restaurant.
Drive for 2hrs from Foulpointe and arrive at the small port town called Mahambo, where we will catch a boat that will transport us to the majestic island of Sainte Marie for 4 hours cross on the Indian ocean.
-Arrive at Sainte Marie island and settle into the hotel room.
This island is known as an Island for Pirates. Here you will find many interesting and historical places such as pirates’ tomb cemetery, a natural swimming pool located north of the island, and also Ile-aux-Nattes and Ilot-Madame, which are two small Islands located south of Sainte Marie.
The hotel offers various optional activities for its guests such as snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching safari, fishing and more.
Night at midrange hotel /per requirement.

Day 6: SAINT MARIE ISLAND

Continue to explore the beautiful island of Sainte-Marie or simply relax by the ocean and enjoy the beauty of the Indian Ocean.
Overnight stay at midrange hotel/per requirement.

Day 7: SAINT MARIE ISLAND - FLY -ANTANANARIVO.

Take a 45-minute flight from Sainte Marie to Antananarivo.
Check-in to the hotel and take some time to get settled.
Explore the historical places in Antananarivo in the afternoon including the Manjakamiadana Palace and the Andafiavaratra Museum in which we will learn about the history of the Malagasy Kingdom.
Overnight stay at midrange Hotel/per requirement

Day8- Antananarivo -Home

Look at Malagasy craftwork, local spices, vanilla - a great souvenir!
-Drop you off at the Airport for your check-in.

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