Getting Around

Once you are in the lakes, getting around can be expensive unless you are careful. You can walk around any single lake easily enough, but you’ll need a boat to travel between them, unless you want to hike down the barrier beach. If hiring a boat, it is best to deal with the locals, not the hotels, who quote in euros for transport; negotiations are best done in the local village or on the beach. For example, an entire canal boat from Manambato to Lac Ampitabe can be had for Ar70,000 direct from the operator, whereas hotels charge Ar180,000 for the same journey. A boat from Manambato to Ambila-Lemaitso should be about the same.