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Pangalane Cruise Tour

This Pangalane boat tour is a top aquatic destination for those who love the adventure river cruise in a private luxury motorboat. During this cruise, you will discover the central east beauty by exploring the river Canal with a comfortable Motorboat for 10days.  You will visit famous national parks and reserves like Ranomafana and Andasibe national park.  This is a top aquatic destination for those who love the wildlife and 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. 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.

Pangalane cannel
10 DAYS
River cruise
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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. Overnight at Grace Lodge Hotel in bed & Breakfast. (Note that we only can start the tour if your arrival in in the morning before midday)

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. Overnight at Prestige Hotel in bed & breakfast

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 trees on front of the ocean. Everything you need will be on board (fresh food, drink) Night on camp in the wild in full charge.

Day 4: MASOMELOKY 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 in full charge.

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, and 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. Overnight Vahiny Lodge in bed & breakfast.

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. Meet our car and driver then will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon. The rest of the day at your leisure! Overnight at Dom &Victor Hotel in bed & breakfast.

Day7: MANAKARA - RANOMAFANA VILLAGE

9:30 Am-Leave the hotel from Manakara village to Ranomafana village for 4hrs drive to 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 and other endemic reptiles. Night and Dinner at Karibo Hotel in beda nd breakfast

Day8: RANOMAFANA -ANTSIRABE TOWN

7:30Am-Day visit with the same local guide to discover the Ranomafana Park and see the day-active animals, 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. Night at Flower Palace Hotel in bed & breakfast

Day9: ANTSIRABE - ANTANANARIVO.

We will visit the town of Antsirabe after your enjoyable breakfast. Take a Pouss-pouss, to discover the town by visiting the polished precious stone, local factory, and miniature. -Head back to Tana after the visit, with a stop at Ambatolampy village for lunch. Night at Rova Hotel in bed & breakfast.

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 at the Airport. If still 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 !!


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:


• You will get the absolute highlights of the East coast of Madagascar.
• Cruise down on the Pangalane River and enjoy the wild nature.
• Visit Andasibe NP, Vakona Reserve, Ranomafana National Park.
• Train Journey from Manakara to Fianarantsoa city (Optional).
• The incredible landscape and original encounters along the Pangalane.
• Nights on midrange hotels, an extraordinary bush experience.
• You will spot different endemic animals, plants, and bird’s species

 

 


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