Tour overview

With our Pangalane Canal Tour Madagascar, you will discover the central east by exploring the Pangalane Canal with a comfortable  Motorboat for 10days with our Friendly local staff. The Pangalanes canal is a top aquatic destination for those who love the adventure river-cruise. The canal itself will offer you unexpected different views,  and culture, fishermen life in subdued water, which leads to forests and villages full of secrets. The canal stretches along the east coast for 665 km from Tamatave city to Farafangana. While you cruise along the water, watch as various animals and birds search for food, interact with each other, or lounge on the shore. Take a break at one of the villages along the way to taste the local cuisine and talk with the people, or stop at one of the pristine beaches along its shores. On route, you will visit the famous national park and reserves like Ranomafana and Andasibe national park.  You will see many unfamiliar plants and trees, some of which have medicinal use, as well endemic species such as Lemur and reptiles.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • You will get the absolute highlights of the East coast of Madagascar.
  • Recommended for those who love adventure river Descente & camping.
  • Visit Andasibe NP, Vakona Reserve, Ranomafana National Park.
  • Train Journey from Manakara to Fianarantsoa city (Optional).
  • The incredible landscape and original encounters along the  Pangalanes river.
  • Nights on midrange hotels, an extraordinary bush experience.
  • You will spot different endemic animals, plants, and birds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • This Tour has seasonal that only available from June to October.
  • Travelers require a good physical fitness level and know to swim.
  • It requires bringing; Raincoat, walking boots, torch, sleeping bag for your comfort.
  • If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

 We do a fully inclusive tour unless you have requested otherwise. Feel free to contact us at any time to get the updated Price if you are more than 3 people.

Included

  • Private comfortable vehicle
  • Driver accommodation
  • Mid-Range hotel with breakfast
  • Camping Materials.
  • Motorboat rental with crew salary
  • Full charge during the boat ride
  • All visit & Activities
  • Tour Guide Services

Not Included

  • Personal expenses(drink,souvenirs)
  • Otherwise out of the program
  • Visa, international flight.

Day 1: ARRIVAL MEET - ANDASIBE PERINET.

Meet you from the Airport then drive you directly out of the capital to Andasibe Village.
Stop on route to visit to visit a farm of reptiles and small mammals.
Night walk organized by the local guide to see all night active animals including the smallest lemur.
Night at midrange hotel/per requirement

Day2: ANDASIBE VILLAGE - VAKONA -MAHANORO VILLAGE.

Leave the hotel after breakfast to Vakona reserve to have the first contact with 6 species of lemurs at their island.
Canoe ride to the private island of Ringtail lemurs, visit the crocodile farm to see the endemic birds, tortoise, snakes, and others.
-Drive out on national road N°2 to Mahanaoro village after the visit.
-We will arrive at Mahanoro village in the late afternoon.
Night at Prestige Hotel or similar.

Day 3: MAHANORO - PANGALANE CHANNEL

Your cruise leaves Mahanoro and crosses the marsh, very interesting for its birds. Then we cross the Mangoro River and the ascend up the narrow canal to the lake before reaching Adranotsara and the wild site of the ”forest-lodge” nestled in the coastal forest between ocean and canal. At sunset, you will enjoy the terrace-lounge-bar under the pandanus and in front of the ocean.
Everything you need will be on board (fresh food, drink)
Night at Basic Hotel in the wild

Day4: RANOTSARA VILLAGE - NOSY VARIKA -AMBAHY VIllage

Depart south of the canal, with villages and forest areas before approaching the great lake of Analampotsy which leads to reaching the Sakaleona River and then to the small town of Nosy-Varika that we visit to stretch our legs. We then set sail to reach the village of Ambahy and walk to Pangalanes Jungle Camp.
-Each tent shelter bungalow consists of a plant roof that allows for a good flow of rainwater and a comfortable tent equipped with two beds.
Night on camp with all staff

Day5: AMBAHY -AMBOHITSARA - MANANJARY VILLAGE

Leave the camp after our good breakfast, then visit the local village, school, and hospital. Continuing our ride on the canal again with our boat .This is where you can make useful donations (drugs, clothing, supplies) to locals. Visit the village and meet local people, before the final stage of 3 hours of sailing (breakfast picnic on board) to the village of Ambohitsara. -Visit the typical coastal village, perched on a sand dune, and meet local people. There is a Curious elephant sculpture (unknown to Mada) whose origin is controversial. Some attribute it to Arab travelers in the 12th century, others to Indians. Mysterious! In the late afternoon, we gather at Mananjary, a small, peaceful port at the end of the world, planted with coconut trees and bougainvillea.

Night Vahiny Lodge or similar.

Day 6: MANANJARY - MANAKARA VILLAGE .

Continue by boat with a variety of landscapes and the small villages of local people.
In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to visit a small village on the riverside. We can also go to the local plantations of the cloves and hot peppers.
We will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight at midrange hotel /per requirement.

Day7: MANAKARA - RANOMAFANA VILLAGE

9:30 Am-Leave the hotel from Manakara village to Ranomafana village where we will have our lunch.
-Visit the village of Ranomafana, Jump into this natural warm pool to relaxing.
6:00 Pm -Night walk organized by the local guide to see the night active animals, including Mouse the smallest lemur.
-Night and Dinner at the Hotel.

Overnight at midrange hotel/per requirement.

Day8: RANOMAFANA -ANTSIRABE TOWN

7:30Am-Day visit with the same local guide to see the day-active animals, see more than 4 species of lemurs, endemic reptiles, including the native birds.
Leave Ranomafana village after your visit to Antsirabe town for a 5hours drive.
Break at Ambositra village for lunch, with visit the woodcraft market.
Continue on to Antsirabe for 2hrs drive on the good road.

Night at midrange hotel/per requirement.

Day9: ANTSIRABE - ANTANANARIVO.

Visit the town of Antsirabe by Pouss-pouss, to see the precious stone, local factory, and miniature.
-Head back to Tana after the visit, with a stop at Ambatolampy village for lunch.
Night at midrange hotel/per requirement

Day10: ANTANANARIVO - HOME

Today, depends of your flight time that we will find you from your hotel as we have to drop you off two hours earlier for the check-in
If you have time , I would be happy to guide you around the capital to visit the Queen palace, the biggest open market of Africa, and a craft gallery to get your souvenirs before going home.

End of my service !!

NB: Please, contact us for more details and Price.