best highlight of Madagascar
Touristic circuits

East + west of Madagascar

Are you looking for the best highlight of Madagascar but do not have enough time to explore the big Island? This 10-day tour is made for you to visit the rainforest of Andasibe located 135 Km East of Antananarivo where the largest living lemur called indri indri leap from tree to trees and sing a haunting song. You will finish the tour to the West of the capital, in Morondava, following the visit of the dry deciduous forest of Kirindy home of the famous lemurs’ predator called fosa; the biggest carnivorous and cat- size like; the most stunning and photographed avenue of baobab for an amazing sunset photo.

Tour destination

Tour destination

Tana – Andasibe, Antsirabe – Morondava, Kirindy, Morondava – Tana

Programs

DAY 1 : ANTANANARIVO or TANA

Arrival at the international airport of Madagascar, we will meet and welcome you at the airport of Antananarivo and will transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed on your Madagascar guide at the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on half board basis.

  • Palissandre hotel
  • Tamboho hotel
  • La Varangue
  • Grand hotel Urban
DAY 2 : TANA - ANDASIBE
reptiles endemic of Madagascar

We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast with your driver and an English-speaking guide then proceed along the RN2 to the east of Tana. We will stop at Pereyras Reptile Reserve to spot reptiles endemic of Madagascar. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals!! Lunch in Moramanga after a further 40km of driving. Arrival in Andasibe late in the afternoon. Settle in the hotel. Possibility to go at a night walk to spot the nocturnal lemurs known as the smallest of the lemurs in the world. Overnight at your hotel on half-board basis.

  • Vakoana Lodge
  • Mantadia Lodge
  • Lemur’s Lodge
  • Andasibe hotel
DAY 3 : ANDASIBE NP
Lemur’s Lodge

Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is surely one of the most rewarding destinations. Frogs, reptiles and birds abound. However, on top of the bill is the indri, the largest of all living lemurs. These creatures sing a haunting song (reminiscent of whale song), which carries for miles across the forest. Afternoon visit of Vakoana Reserve known as the island of lemurs where you will get close to lemurs. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Grace Lodge
  • Feon’ny Ala
  • Lemur’s Lodge
DAY 4 : ANDASIBE - ANTSIRABE
Tranogasy

Meet your driver and guide after breakfast and then continue to Antsirabe. Stop at Ambatolampy for a visit of a workshop working on recycled aluminum, a good example of Malagasy know-how and handicraft skills. Continue to Antsirabe; check in at the hotel upon arrival. Antsirabe is a thermal town also famous for the handicraft workshops. City tour to discover this former colonial town and its workshops. You can also go a little out of the city to the countryside to see its in-depth local life and markets. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Pulemria hotel
  • Arotel
  • Couleur Café
DAY 5 : ANTSIRABE - MORONDAVA
Baobabs Avenue

You will have a long drive to Morondava via the Baobabs Avenue. You will stop at this beautiful baobab avenue for photos.

This natural avenue of imposing Grandidier’s baobabs is one of Madagascar’s must-see sights. It is located some 45 minutes from Morondava. This is on the dusty track to

Kirindy Reserve, Baobab Alley is best visited around sunrise or sunset. This is because the softer lighting brings out the red tones of the tree trunks and makes for a splendid photo opportunity. Transfer to Morondava late in the evening after sunset photos at the avenue of baobab. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chez Maggie
  • Laguna Beach
  • Select hotel
DAY 6 : MORONDAVA - KIRINDY - MORONDAVA
kirindy

You will drive to Kirindy located 55 Km North of Morondava. Stop again at the avenue of baobab for a dy time photos then continue driving to Kirindy. You will make a morning visit of Kirindy private reserve. Kirindy is the best place in the whole island to observe FOSSA (The biggest carnivorous and cat-like of Madagascar) It is also home to seven species of lemur. The most common are the common brown lemurs and the Verreaux’s sifakas. These long-legged, seven-pound lemurs, white with dark patches, leap among tree trunks high in the canopy, propelled by their powerful hind legs but continually maintaining an upright posture. The remaining species are nocturnal.

The rare Coquerel’s giant mouse lemur and pygmy mouse-lemur, fork-crowned lemur, Gray mouse lemur, western fat-tailed dwarf lemur and red-tailed sportive lemur. Several bats, tenrecs, mongooses and rodents complete the mammal population. 40 birds, 50 reptile and 15 amphibian species are also found in this magnificent forest. After the visit, drive back to Morondava following another sunset photo at the avenue of baobab. Overnight at your hotel on half-board basis.

  • Palissandre Cote Ouest hotel
  • Laguna Beach
DAY 7 - 8 : MORONDAVA

Relaxing days in Morondava. Visit of the fishermen village of Betania. Overnight at your hotel on half-board basis

  • Palissandre Cote Ouest hotel
  • Laguna Beach
DAY 9 : MORONDAVA-TANA

Transfer to the airport of Morondava following your flight schedule to fly to Tana. You will be met by your driver and guide at the airport of Tana then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on half board basis.

  • Palissandre hotel
  • Tamboho hotel
  • La Varangue
  • Grand hotel Urban
DAY 10 : INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER

Before we transfer you to the international airport of Tana, we will offer a free city tour depending your time. This can be the visit of the Lemur’s Park located 23 Km West of Tana or the Queen’s Palace located at 18 Km North of Tana following the shopping time at La Route Digue on the way to the airport. End of our services.

Included
  • Land transportation and fuel
  • Driver+ his food and accommodations
  • Escort of an English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Accommodation listed on the tour program on half-board basis
  • All parks and private reserve fees
  • Local guide fees
  • Airport transfer
  • Night walk at Andasibe NP
  • Domestic ticket flight (MOQ-TNR)
Excluded
  • Your food and drink
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips
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Pricing

From 2 to 5 people 1680 euro per person
From 6 to 9 people 1580 euro per person
From 10 and more 1480 euro per person