ONE MONTH VACATION TO INCREDIBLE NATION
This one-month vacation around Madaagscar will take an in-depth journey into what makes this island nation so incredible. You’ll be lazing on white-sand beaches, exploring tropical rainforests, and spending time with a huge variety of local wildlife, including the chameleon – the island’s most popular animal inhabitant. Madagascar’s wildlife has developed in isolation for millions of years, and the vast majority is endemic to the island as a result.There are 33 species of lemur and you’ll have an opportunity to meet them as you travel the country visiting remote national parks, pristine beaches, winding rivers, towns, and cities with a culture all their own.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO IVATO AIRPORT.
Welcoming –Meet at the Airport then transfer you directly to your Hotel.
Night at Maison Lovasoa hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day2: ANTANANARIVO –AMBOSITRA VILLAGE.
9:30 Am After your good breakfast at your Hotel, we then leave Antananarivo to Ambositra town. Break at Ambatolampy to visit the local metalwork to make aluminum pots.
Will arrive at Ambositra village in the afternoon. Visit the Zafimaniry handcraft open market and factory.
Night at Artisan Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day3: AMBOSITRA VILLAGE –RANOMAFANA PARK.
8:00 Am- Leave Artisan hotel after an enjoyable breakfast to Ranomafana village following the National route n°7 for 4hrs on a good road.
Night walk with the local guide at Ranomafana national park, to see the night active endemic animals and reptiles.
Night at Manja Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 4: GUIDED VISIT AT RANOMAFANA – MANAKARA VILLAGE
8:00 Am. Leave the Hotel to join the park gate then pick up your local guide to visit this rainforest park.
It is home to a few species of lemur, such as Bamboo, Edward’s Sifaka, the bird’s species, and endemic reptiles.
Back for lunch after the visit then head out to Manakara town where we will spend the night.
Night and Dinner at H1 Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 5: MANAKARA –TRAIN RIDE –FIANARANTSOA.
Today depends on the train time that you will leave the Hotel. This train raid will let you know more about the daily life of the local people.
You will enjoy the variety of landscapes and take a walk through the little village as the train will stop to drop off and pick up other people at each village. You will arrive at Fianarantsoa city in the late afternoon.
Night at Guest House Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day6: FIANARANTSOA –AMBALAVAO – ANJA RESERVE –ISALO PARK.
7:30 Am -Leave Fianarantsoa town to Isalo National Park on rn7, stop at Ambalavao village to visit the local Antemoro tribe Paper made by the bark of the tree (Havoa).
After lunch visit Anja’s reserve to spot the Ringtails lemur family. Keep driving to Isalo Park after the visit.
Night at Satrana hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day7: GUIDE VISIT AT ISALO PARK – TOLIARA CITY.
7:30 Am – Meet your local guide for 4 hours hike into this museum park to enjoy the wonderful landscapes, viewpoint, and natural pool.
This park has two species of day lemurs but rich in the endemic plant including the Elephant foot. Back for lunch then continue to Toliara city where we will spend the night.
Night at the Longo hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 8: TOLIARA – TRNSFER TO ANAKAO BEACH
7:30 Am -Today you will take a speed boat you reach Anakao beach. Here is one of the best beaches in Madagascar with white sand and clear water. The rest of the day at your leisure to spot the surroundings.
Night and dinner at Longo Vero Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Ifaty beach after lunch and village visit, the beach, craft market. Drive through to the west to follow the sandy road to Andavadoaka village.
Night at Longo Vezo hotel in deb& breakfast.
Day 9: ANAKAO BEACH – NOSY VE
Today, you can do the sea activity with the local fisherman to visit the small island called Nosy ve .
Have a beautiful moment on this private island, diving, swimming, take sunbath, and enjoying the fresh fish as a picnic lunch. Back to the Hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure.
Night at the same Hotel.
Day 10: ANAKAO- TOLIARA – ANDAVADOAKA VILLAGE.
6: 30 Am – Leave Anakao beach to cross back to Toliara to meet your driver and car again. Continues our drive on the dusty and sandy road for 6 hours to Andavadoaka village. You will spot the beachside and a variety of landscapes on the route. Will arrive at your Hotel in the afternoon after lunch somewhere.
Night and Dinner at Manga Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 11: ANDAVADOAKA ACTIVITY –MOROMBE VILLAGE.
The bleu marine association is a young group of English-speaking people who make research on the sea, that are able to offer you some activities and e excursions to do on the sea with them, like fishing, diving… then after our lunch, we keep our road to Morombe village where we will pass the night.
Overnight at La pirogue Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 12: MOROMBE – MANJA VILLAGE.
7:30 Am -This is our longest ride by 4wd car off-road to follow the west coast, picnic lunch is recommended.
On route, we will see some forest of Baobab, a countryside village far from the Technology. Manja is the village that we just pass for the night-after-day adventure; there are not many things to do.
Night and dinner at Kanto Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 13: MANJA VILLAGE-BELO SURE MER
8:00 Am. Leave Manja village then cross some ferry with our car and drive on sandy, into the forest with dusty roads and a variety of landscapes. This is a real Adventure that you will never forget.
Night at Eco lodge Menabe in bed and breakfast.
Day14: BELO SUR MER VILLAGE –RELAXATION
8:30 Am -Free activity to the sea with local fishermen, diving, snorkeling, and seeing the local life. See how the local people made the great local Boat named Boutry made of wood.
Night at the same Hotel.
Day15: BELO SUR MER –KIRINDY FOREST.
7:30 Am -Leave Belo sure mer village after your morning breakfast to reach Kirindy forest Park that found a 5hrs drive from your hotel. You will cross Baobab Avenue en route for a day picture of this amazing tree.
Day visit at kirindy forest to see the rarest animal called Fousa, it is a wild carnivore including other lemur species.
Back for lunch and be ready for the night walk at the same park to see the night active animals and reptiles.
Night & dinner at Relais de Kirindy Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day16:.KIRINDY FOREST–TSINGY BEMARAHA.
7:00 Am -This morning, after our day visit to Kirindy forest, we then drive to Belo sure Tsiribihina with a cross by ferry boat to the village of Belo. There we will have lunch. After lunch head to Bekopaka for a 4hours drive off-road.
We will reach the hotel after crossing the Manambolo River by ferryboat.
Night at Aurchidée hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day17: FULL DAY VISIT TSINGY BEMARAHA.
6:30 Am- Go to the park office to get the entrance tickets, and the Guide then drives out for 1 hr to Big Tsingy where the hikes start. Here I recommend having a picnic lunch before the visit, sun cream could be useful.
In the afternoon, Visit the small Tsingy to spot some kind of lemurs including Sifaka, and Brown lemurs, the sunset color looks very good from the side of the Manambolo River gorge of limestone.
Night at the same Hotel.
Day18: TSINGY BEMARAHA –MORONDAVA.
7:30 Am-After your morning breakfast, we then drive back on the same road to Belo for lunch, cross again the Tsiribihina River by ferry and stop at Baobab sacred, in love and Baobab allee to spot the sunset color.
Night at Trecicogne Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 19: FULL DAY AT MORONDAVA TOWN.
Here we can have one day free at your leisure to relax on the beach after the long trip.
Some excursions can be organized but we will see them when we get there because depends on the weather.
Night at the same Hotel.
Day 20: MORONDAVA –ANTSIRABE TOWN.
7:30 Am – Leave Morondava village to Antsirabe to follow the national way N°35 then pass the road N°34 to Antsirabe town.
Break at Miandrivazo Village for lunch after 4 hours on the drive from Morondava.
We will arrive at Antsirabe town in the afternoon.
Night at Flower Palace Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 21: ANTSIRABE –ANDASIBE PERINET.
8:00Am-Antsirabe is the Tourist village that will allow you to see the craft market, precious stones, and local factory.
Visit the city by Pouss-Pouss can be possible to do if you are keen on it. Drive out to Andasibe after the visit for 5 hour’s drive up to Antananarivo then cross the national way N°2 to the east.
Visit the Reptiles Park at Mandrake reserve to spot the reptiles like chameleons, snakes, frogs, butterflies, bats, and other interesting animals may see during the visit.
Head to Andasibe after 1 hr visit and the night walk can be offered at VOIMM Community Park to spot the smallest lemurs named Mouse, and other night-active species.
Night at Grace Lodge in bed & breakfast.
Day 22: GUIDED VISIT AT ANALAMAZAOTRA PARK –VAKONA RESERVE
7:30 Am- This Park is known to cause of the biggest of lemurs named Indri-indri, and other 5 species, as here is the only place to see and get a close picture of each animal in freedom. Back to the hotel for lunch after 4 hours of hiking in the park. In the afternoon, we will go to Vakona reserve to spot this lemur’s island to get new experiences and have contact with them by giving them some fruits.
Night at the same Hotel.
Day 23:ANDASIBE –MANAMBATO –PALMARIUM
8:00 Am- Leave the hotel after your morning breakfast to drive smoothly on the main road to Manambato village where you can have your lunch before taking the speed boat for 1hr on two Lake to get to the Palmarium hotel, known as “Dream nest’’.
Night at Ankanin’ny Nofy (Palmarium) hotel in bed and breakfast.
Day 24: ANKANIN’NY NOFY – TAMATAVE .
Today, after your morning breakfast, the guide from the hotel will join us and then guide us around this amazing place as it named « Dream nest ».
Here the lemurs are friendly and domestic in private forests belonging to the Hotel. There are more than 5 species including the Black MACACO.
Lunch at the Restaurant, and in the afternoon, we will leave the Hotel to Toamasina city on the speed boat for 4 hours.
-Here we will meet our driver and the car again then drive you to your Hotel in the center.
Overnight at Java Hotel in a bed & breakfast
Day 25: TAMATAVE – MAHAMBO –SAINT MARIE.
7:30 Am -Here you have an opportunity to visit Ivoloina National park to spot the 6 different species of lemurs including the crown lemurs and other interesting animals before heading to Manambato village where you will join your Motorboat to the Island of Saint Marie. Check-in controls from the boat and says good bay to you. (You can choose how long you want to stay on this amazing island, and you are free to charge your expense).
Night at Lakana Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 26: NOSY BORAHA – IL AU NATTES- NATURAL POOLS
After breakfast this morning, we will leave the hotel to explore some more. Today we will transfer by boat to reach the Island aux Nattes.
The island is very small, around 3km in diameter, and home to approximately 1500 people, and is almost too serene and beautiful to be real.
The island is as a postcard as they come – turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and scattered palm trees.
In the afternoon, you will take a local transportation “Tuk-tuk’, also known as a type of Rickshaw.
We will enjoy the natural pools and coconut grove. As we cruise along this afternoon to the natural pools, we will be sure to stop near another natural wonder, a unique waterfall.
Next, we will get back to the hotel.
Night & dinner at the same hotel.
Day 27: SAINT MARIE – FLIGHT – ANTANANARIVO
Today, depending on your national flight time to Tana that we will transfer you to Boraha Airport before your departure time for the control.
You will have one hour flight to get the Antananarivo again. Once arrive, you will be guided through the capital center to see and discover the Malagasy daily life at Zoma market.
Visit the Queen Palace and the old church. Drop you at your Hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure.
Night at Maison Lovasoa Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 28: VISIT ANTANANARIVO – MANTASOA VILLAGE
Leave the Hotel to Mantasoa village for 2hrs drive out of Tana to where the French Jean labored to create a factory and palace for the Queen of Madagascar.
Visit the famous Jean Labored House, a French industrialist, and architect founded in the 19th century, who built the same Palace of the Queen in Antananarivo.
This place will immerse you in the royal history of Madagascar including amazing landscapes.
Night at Mantasoa Lodge Hotel in bed & breakfast.
Day 29: MANTASOA VILLAGE – ANTANANARIVO
This morning, you will do some excursions around the lake (kayak, fishing, or riding hours).
We will get back to Tana after lunch and will take a walk around the capital center before getting to your hotel.
Night at Green Palace Hotel In bed & breakfast.
Day 30: ANTANANARIVO – TRANSFER –HOME.
Today, depending on your flight time we will transfer you back to the Airport Home.
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