Day 1 Antananarivo There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Please note, occasionally the following itinerary may have to be shuffled due to changes with the internal flight schedules. Typically, this results in shuffling days of the itinerary around and does not cause any missed activities, destinations or experiences.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Antananarivo/Miandrivazo Journey through Antsirabe, the spectacular eroded hills called 'lavaka', and the lush green landscape before arriving at the farming town of Miandrivazo for the night.
Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours, 395km)
Day 3 Miandrivazo/Kirindy Forest Drive to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy.
Kirindy Forest Night Walk
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 285km)
4x4 (3.00-4.00 hours, 60km)
Day 4 Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka (1D) Load into 4x4's and head out on sandy roads heading north to Bekopaka, before arriving cross the Tsiribihina and Manambolo rivers by local ferry.
4x4 (5.00-6.00 hours, 190km)
Day 5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D) Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.
Canoe the Manambola River
Little Tsingy Visit
Day 6 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D) Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.
Hiking the Great Tsingy is more adventurous than the Little Tsingy and involves sections of scrambling on exposed rocks, crossing hanging bridges and large vertical drops. It is not technically difficult, but should not be attempted by the faint hearted or those suffering from vertigo. (The panoramic views are worth the effort though.) If you do not want to visit Great Tsingy on this day, there are alternatives to spend an additional day in Little Tsingy.
Great Tsingy Visit
Day 7 Bekopaka/Morondava (1B) The sandy track leads back to Morondava passing through Baobab Alley in time for sunset.
Sunset at Baobab Alley
4x4 (8.00-9.00 hours, 255km)
Day 8 Morondava Opt for a group farewell dinner as the trip draws to an end.
Day 9 Morondava/Antananarivo A final morning in Morondava before flying back to Antananarivo. The tour finishes on arrival in Tana.
** Flights normally depart Morondava at 2pm, but are sometimes rescheduled to 9am. The morning schedule may change accordingly **
Due to the unpredictability of local flights, if we are unable to secure your domestic flight, we will instead transport you in private vehicles. This journey can take approximately 11 hours.
The tour ends upon arrival in Antananarivo. To avoid any unnecessary issues with timing, please book ongoing travel no earlier than 8pm.
Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation.
Departure Day (Activities)
Plane (1.00 hour(s))