EAST TOUR TO SAINT MARIE
Traveling to the East of Madagascar with a Friendly Private local Tour Guide to Saint Marie island is a complete tour of all the highlights of Madagascar and its beautiful luscious landscapes tribe culture and heavenly beach.
Step 1: We will start from Antananarivo through the rain forest of Andasibe to see more than 6 species of lemurs, the rarest plants, many species of reptiles, and amphibians. The visit to Andasibe includes Vakona reserve and Exotic reserve to spot the biggest and the smallest chameleon in Madagascar.
Step 2: You will visit the Palmarium reserve, where you will admit the peaceful place known as ‘Dream Nest’, then ride on the Pangalane river for 3hrs with a variety of looks including a visit to the local people’s village on the riverside. From Tamatave, the paradise beach of Foulpointe village will welcome us. Here you will visit Manda Fort and learn about this museum store. We will cross by Motorboat on the Indian Ocean from Mahambo for 4hrs to the charming island of Saint Marie with beautiful white sandy beaches and deep blue waters.
Step 3: Sainte-Marie is the island that plunges the visitors into a dream from which he does not wish to wake up. A feeling of being on a postcard in which you are the hero. A moment of relaxation that only happens once and that you don’t want to see the end. A stroll from lost places to heavenly places, with the feeling of rediscovering something new every day. The Ile aux Nattes is the vision you have of paradise on earth in its form of “beach, coconut palm, and blue sea”. When you arrive there, you will only want to change hotels and settle there, charmed as if the island had cast a spell on you. The whale watching excursion is also one of the most popular sea activities as humpback whales passing from mid-June to September make it even more attractive.
Pick-up from the airport and drive to the hotel in the central of Antananarivo. -We can start directly the tour if arrive in the morning or 6hrs before the sunset. Overnight at Maison Lovasoa Hotel with breakfast.
After your enjoyable breakfast. Take a 4 hours’ drive from east of Antananarivo to Andasibe Park fallowing national road N°2 with your friendly private guide and the driver. – Stop at Mandrake Park where you can spot the endemic reptiles (Chameleon, Frogs, geckos, bats, snakes). -Check-in to the hotel and be ready for the night walk. 6:00 pm -Spot the nocturnal animals during a night walk, such as the biggest chameleon in the world, night active lemurs, snakes and more. Overnight at mid range Hotel with breakfast.
After your morning breakfast. We will explore Andasibe Mantadia National Park with your local guide. Spot different species of lemurs and wild birds including the “flying-catcher”, the Bleu vanga, Coua bird, and even the Helmet Blue Vanga. You will see various trees such as the “Palissandre” tree and the “Ebony” tree. 2:00 Pm- 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 the same hotel with breakfast.
Continue your journey to the beautiful village of Manambato where we will have our lunch on front of the beach. See the hypnotizing green landscape with the “Ravinala”, which is unique to the East coast of Madagascar. Cross the Rasoabe lake by speed boat for one hour to reach the heavenly dreamed place called 'Dream Nest'. Night excursion to see the Aye-Aye lemur in their natural habitat, as here ion the only best place to spot them easily. Overnight stay La Cigale Hotel with breakfast.
Today, after your good breakfast! We will take you to visit the Palmarium reserve with local guide from the hotel. Here you will discover more than 5 species of lemurs including the biggest one called Indri-Indri. Back to the hotel after the visit for lunch and get into the speed boat to ride through the Pangalane channel for 3hrs with stop on the riverside to visit the local village of Betsimisaraka tribe. Our driver and car will join us at river port then drive us to discover the city of Toamasina , as it is also one of the biggest cities we have in Madagascar, such as an economic due to the big ship port. Drive directly to Foulpoint after the visit for 3hrs drive on good and paved road, with variety of green landscapes and village on route. Overnight at mid-range Hotel with breakfast.
Morning breakfast from the Restaurant. Drive for 2hrs from Foulpointe and will 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. Once arrive on the island, you are free at your leisure to discover and take a walk through the village and see the local daily life and learn the cultures , especially taste the sea foods. Night at mid-range Hotel with breakfast.
Today, you will transfer by speed boat to reach Iles au nattes, the paradise on earth, soft sand , white beach and turquoise water like a lagun. During the season from June through September, humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to Ile Saint Marie to calve and mate before heading back to the chilly waters. You can go on a whale-watching tour. The hotel can propose to you the sea activity like (snorkeling, diving, fishing, see the whales as here is the best place to spot them easier by speed boat also explore the primary forest Saint Marienne to discover the medicinal plants, endemic animals and enjoy the relief of the island. Night at the same Hotel with breakfast.
Today is your lastday at Saint Marie island! Depends on your flight time, that the hotel will transfer you to the airport to flight back to Antananarivo. If your flight to home is at night , then we recommend to leave Nosy boraha in the afternoon to let you have more time on the beach. End of our service !
Car rent with gas way back
Park entrance and local guide.
Driver fees & accommodations.
Midrange Hotels with breakfast
National flight (St Marie –Tana)
National flight (Saint Marie–Tana).
Visa, Internationa flight
Drink, meals at the Restaurant.