TOUR DESTINATION

TANA, ANDASIBE, ANTSIRABE-MIANDRIVAZO-RIVER-BELO-BEKOPAKA-MORONDAVA-TANA

We have combined the wildlife discovery to the adventure tour down to the river of Tsiribihina by a dugout canoe where you will meet with local people and enjoy the nature and camp alongside the river bank of Tsiribihina.

After the adventure of river cruise, we will take you to the world heritage by UNESCO, the famous Tsingy of Bemaraha limestone rock formation and finish the tour to the avenue of baobab for an amazing sunset photos

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 wildlife safari at the comfort of your hotel. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

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

DAY2: TANA-ANDASIBE

We will meet you at your hotel after breakfast with your driver and 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 adventure to spot the nocturnal lemurs known as the smallest of the lemurs in the world. Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Grace Lodge
  • Feon’ny Ala
Lemurs of Andasibe
Lemurs of Andasibe

DAY 3: ANDASIBE NP

Andasibe-Analamazaotra national park is surely one of the most rewarding. 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
National Park of Andasibe
Andasibe’s National Park

DAY4: ANDASIBE-ANTSIRABE

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 the adventure 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.

  • Les Chambres du Voyageur
  • La Residence Camelia
Antsirabe's Town
Antsirabe

DAY 5: ANTSIRABE –MIANDRIVAZO

This morning, drive straight to Miandrivazo. The drive west will lead us to the hottest town in Madagascar, Miandrivazo, 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 Tsiribihina
  • Arc en Ciel
Miandrivazo
Miandrivazo

DAY 6-7: TSIRIBIHINA RIVER TRIP

We begin our adventure 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.

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, 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 8: 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

DAY 9: TSINGY OF BEMARAHA

You will have a full adventure 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 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 of Bemaraha
Tsingy of Bemaraha

DAY10: 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.

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

DAY11:     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

DAY12: 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 People1385 Euro per Person
6 to 9 People 1185 Euro per Person
10 and more People 995 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 based on midrange Hotel in
  • BB
  • Camping materials
  • Tax at Miandrivazo
  • Full board during the river trip  + mineral water
  • 4WD during the Tsingy
  • Night walk in Andasibe  and Kirindy
  • Escort of an English speaking guide during the tour
  • Domestic ticket flight ( MOQ – TNR)

EXCLUDED

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

Have you ever seen the famous predator “Fossa” a biggest carnivorous cat of Madagascar?

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