Highlights of Madagascar

Classic, Antananarivo to Antananarivo
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Tour description

Lemurs, wild landscapes, village culture, beaches — Madagascar might be an island but there’s nothing small about it. For those who like to get remote, this isolated island is packed with wildlife, landscapes, and people you’ll find nowhere else. And everybody loves lemurs! You’ll get to embrace local life and still have time to relax at the beach. Best of all, there’s always a local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) there to lead the way and provide a link to the unusual and extraordinary.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Soa Zara Tree Planting Project, Ranohira Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Community Guesthouse and Traditional Dinner, Fiadanana Your Discover Moment: Ifaty
  • Andasibe Indri Special Reserve guided walk
  • Artisan workshop visit
  • Traditional healer visit
  • Paper factory visits
  • Anja Reserve walk
  • Isalo National Park visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Search for lemurs and unique wildlife
  • Learn about native flora and fauna in world-famous national parks
  • Visit local artisan workshops
  • Lounge on beautiful beaches
  • Savour a local dinner in a rural village

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Antananarivo/Andasibe Travel to Andasibe-Perinet National Park with scenic stops en route. Stay in a quiet area near Andasibe and explore the Indri Special Reserve section of this massive area.

Day 3: Andasibe Spend the day exploring this national park. Stay in a quiet area near Andasibe and explore the Indri Special Reserve section of this massive area.

Day 4: Andasibe/Antsirabe Travel to the colonial city of Antsirabe, stopping to see rice paddies along the way.

Day 5: Antsirabe/Fiadanana Visit Lake Andraikiba before continuing to the small village of Fiadanana. Opt to explore this beautiful village. Listen to a ghost talker, enjoy a stay at a community guesthouse, and dinner with a local family.

Day 6: Fiadanana/Ranomafana Learn traditional rituals from the local villagers. Hike back to the bus taking in the stunning views. Continue on to Ranomafana.

Day 7: Ranomafana/Ambalavao Opt for an early morning forest walk to get a feel for the incredible wildlife of the area, or explore on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic journey heading south through Madagascar's wine-producing region.

Day 8: Ambalavao/Ranohira Stop at Anja Community Reserve, known for groups of ring-tailed lemurs. Continue on through the ever-changing landscape to Ranohira and Isalo National Park.

Day 9: Ranohira Spend the day exploring Isalo National park on foot, stopping at a natural swimming pool and waterfalls. In the evening visit the G Adventures supported tree planting project near Ranohira, creating a green corridor to protect the biodiversity of Isalo National Park.

Day 10: Ranohira/Ifaty Drive through the desert landscape, viewing Mahafaly tombs and giant baobab trees en route. Continue to the beautiful Mozambican Channel beaches of Ifaty.

Day 11: Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 12: Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 13: Ifaty/Antananarivo Travel to Toliara for a flight to Antananarivo and an optional last night out on the town.

Day 14: Antananarivo Depart at any time.