TOUR DESTINATIONS

TANA-MIANDRIVAZO-RIVER DESCENT-BELO-BEKOPAKA-MORONDAVA-TANA

DAY1: 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 bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chalet de Rose
  • Sakamanga
  • La Ribaudiere
  • La Villette hotel
Queen' s Palace
Queen’ s Palace Antananarivo

DAY 2: TANA-MIANDRIVAZO

This morning, transfer to Miandrivazo. The drive west will lead us to the hottest town in Madagascar, Miandrivazo, and our starting point of the famous river descent of Tsiribihina.

At Miandrivazo is a great market where you can purchase any last minute items you may need for our river adventure such as; hats, sunscreen or clothes. We will spend the night here before setting out on our river adventure! Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Princesse du Tsiribihina
  • Arc En Ciel
miandrivazo
miandrivazo

DAY 3-4: TSIRIBIHINA RIVER TRIP

Miandrivazo

We begin our day on the river after an early breakfast at Miandrivazo, a full day casually canoeing. After an early start, you will be able to relax and immerse yourself in the surroundings. The Tsiribihina River is one of the best places to enjoy the nature, bird life, animals and to observe how the locals go about their daily activity, always happy to see visitors passing by.

Each day will be filled with watching the wonders of birdlife, lemurs, bats, swimming in fresh water pools and waterfalls. You will have the opportunity to try paddling, still the way life and transport on the river after thousands of years. We will meet fishermen who will offer fresh fish and children from the surrounding villages will follow us from time to time running on the riverbank.

Camp

Each day we will stop for lunch in beautiful spot and great, healthy meals will be cooked for you. After an afternoon on the river we will set up camp at the side of the river. You will enjoy spectacular sunsets whilst sipping on drinks and snacks, whilst another meal is prepared for you.

Campfire

Campfire, songs, local stories and laughter, make this river trip an exciting and very special time in a wildly beautiful and remote setting that is so hard to find in the modern world. You will be acclaimed by the local children saying “Salama Vazaha” (hello tourists) who are very happy even with so few possessions. Overnight in a campsite in a full board

Tsiribihina
Tsiribihina

DAY 5: RIVER-BELO-BEKOPAKA

Today is our last and half day paddling. Trek till the remote village of Antsiraraka where a 4WD is taking you to Belo for lunch then continue driving till Bekopaka. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Le Grand hotel du Tsingy
  • Olympe du Bemaraha
bekopaka
bekopaka

DAY 6: TSINGY OF BEMARAHA

The Western Coats

You will have a full day visit of the Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park. The spectacular mineral forest of Tsingy de Bemaraha stands on the western coast of Madagascar. Tsingy is the Malagasy word for “walking on tiptoes” and the nearly impenetrable labyrinth of limestone needles justifies this name.

The whole protected area, designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1990, comprises a surface of 1.575 km². This remote area was not a tourist trek until 1998, when the southern part (723 km²) was declared a National Park.

The Northern

The northern section is an Integral Reserve so tourists are not allowed to enter the zone. The reserve’s canyons, gorges, undisturbed forests, lakes and mangrove swamps display an astonishing richness of fauna and flora which have not been completely recorded. The rate of endemism is about 85%, and 47% are even local endemic!

The limestone seabed rose to create a plateau around 200 million years ago, which was little by little eroded by heavy rainfalls until it became its actual shape. This massif is delimited to the east by the abrupt Bemaraha Cliffs, which rises some 300 to 400m above the Manambolo River valley and extends several tens of kilometers from north to south.

The western slopes of the massif rise more gently, and the whole western region of the reserve forms a plateau with rounded hillocks which slope away to the west.

To the north undulating hills alternate with limestone extrusions, while in the south extensive pinnacle formations make access extremely restricted. In the south of Petit Tsingy is the spectacular Manambolo Gorge where you can see waterfalls, lemurs and magnificent untouched forests. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Le Grand hotel du Tsingy
  • Olympe du Bemaraha
Tsingy de Bemaraha
The great Tsingy de Bemaraha of Madagascar

DAY7: BEKOPAKA-MORONDAVA

Depart Bekopaka in the morning and head to Morondava. Lunch in Belo then continue the tour till Morondava following the sunset photos at the avenue of baobab.

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

Baobab Alley

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. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chez Maggie
  • Laguna Beach
MORONDAVA
MORONDAVA

DAY8:       MORONDAVA-TANA

We will offer a visit of the fishermen village of Betania in the morning then transfer to the airport of Morondava following your flight schedule to fly to Tana. Meet with your driver then transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Chalet de Rose
  • Sakamanga
  • La Ribaudiere
  • La Villette

DAY9: 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

PRICING
2 to 5 People1185 Euro per Person
6 to 9 People 995 Euro per Person
10 and more People 895 Euro per Person

INCLUDED

  • Land transporting + fuel
  • Driver guide
  • Driver + his food & his accommodation
  • Park Entrances fees & guides
  • Transfer airport/hotel /airport
  • Accommodations listed on the tour programme in a bed and breakfast basis
  • Camping materials
  • Tax at Miandrivazo
  • Full board during the river trip  + mineral water
  • 4WD during the Tsingy
  • Escort of an English speaking guide during the tour
  • Domestic ticket flight ( MOQ – TNR)

EXCLUDED

  • lnternational ticket flight
  • Food & drink
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money

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