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DAY TOUR OF TOAMASINA

$65

Full-day tour around Toamasina city

Meeting point: Sea Port -Hotel -Airport

Duration: 8hrs

To Do:

  • Pangalane boat excursion
  • Visit the Fisherman village of Tapakala
  • Guided visit at Ivoloina zeologique park.
  • City tours of Toamasina include Bazaar be &Mseum.

INCLUDE: 

  • Private boat rent on the Pangalane river
  • All activities are mentioned in the program.
  • Private car rental with fuel and friendly driver.
  • Park entrance with local guides that speak your language.

This tour can combine with the Saint Marie island tour and it is available on request!

Description

Are you in Toamasina, arriving from the cruise or by flight, and want to have a city tour to visit Ivoloina reserve park including the Pangalane canal cruise to fisherman village?

Step 1: Boat excursions to Tapakala village where you will have a great opportunity to meet the isolated local village, the way of life of the Betsimisaraka tribe along the Pangalane canal, fishing traditional canoes, and barges transporting people of products from the village to the city.

Step 2: Visit the Ivoloina zoological park is an incredible zoo where you will observe beautiful landscapes with different varieties of lemurs including free-ranging species as well as an assortment of native reptiles and amphibians like our famous chameleons and tomato frogs and more.  Note that it is also possible to camp in Ivoloina Park, which also has many places for a picnic, the site includes a center for Environmental Education.

Step 3: We will end our visit by doing a city tour of Toamasina by car to discover Tamatave and its history, then shopping at the local market in the city at Bazar-Be can be done before to straight to your hotel./cruise.

8:30 am: Depart by car from the hotel and drive to the embarkation port (15 to 20 minutes from the city center, depending on the traffic).

Arrival at the river port and embarkation in a metal boat covered with a tarpaulin, equipped with life jackets, then navigation on the Pangalanes canal.

Discovery of the life scenes of the people who live along the canal, of the women and children who do the laundry. Traditional canoes and bush boats carry goods and passengers.

This boat ride will take us about 40min and you will get back to Tomasina for lunch at the restaurant.

13: 00 Pm- Drive directly to Ivoloina zoological reserve for 1hrs (12km) where you will spot lemurs species, admire the green landscape view, and learn about the local culture. This guided walk will take us about 2hrs max then back to the city center.  Arrive in the city center of Toamasina; visit the craft market of the bazaar and purchase souvenirs, including the visit to the ‘Bien aimée’ Museum to learn the colonial story and city origin and more.

This tour will end in the afternoon around 4: 30 Pm and will transfer you back to your Cruize or to your Hotel.

We are available at any time via email: friendlytourguidemada@gmail.com via Whatsapp: +261 34 16 139 57

 

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