Madagascar In-Depth

Classic, Antananarivo to Nosy Be

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Experience the stunning landscapes that lemurs call home on this 21-day in-depth tour through Madagascar's best sites and natural settings. At the Indri Special Reserve in Andasibe-Perinet National Park, you can spot rare species like large chameleons, the blue boa, and flowering orchids in October and November. Stop at the Anja Community Reserve, known for its ring-tailed lemurs, before driving through beautiful desert landscapes to reach the beautiful beaches of Ifaty. In between, you'll meet and chat with locals and learn about their artistic traditions and ways of life for a better appreciation of the land you're visiting.

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
  • Amber Mountain National Park and Ankarana Reserve visits
  • Nosy Komba & Nosy Tanikely boat tour
  • Free Time in Nosy Be
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Witness spectacular flora and fauna in the indri special reserve
  • Spot up to 10 diurnal and nocturnal lemur species
  • Learn traditional rituals from local villagers
  • Visit a local paper factory in ambalavao
  • See ring-tailed lemurs at anja community reserve
  • Drive through desert landscapes en route to toliara
  • See limestone "tsingy" rock formations in the ankarana reserve
  • Relax on the beaches of nosy be.

Itinerary

Antananarivo Arrive at any time.
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.
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.
Andasibe/Antsirabe Travel to the colonial city of Antsirabe, stopping to see rice paddies along the way.
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.
Fiadanana/Ranomafana Learn traditional rituals from the local villagers. Hike back to the bus taking in the stunning views. Continue on to Ranomafana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Ifaty/Antananarivo Travel to Toliara for a flight to Antananarivo and an optional last night out on the town.
Antananarivo/Antsiranana Fly to Antsiranana and meet your group for second part of the tour.
Amber Mountain National Park Drive to Amber Mountains National Park, with a full day to explore the various forest trails. Watch for lemurs, birds and reptiles and marvel at the many waterfalls and volcanic lakes.
Amber Mountain/Ankarana Reserve Continue on to Ankarana Reserve, home to spectacular limestone 'tsingy' rock formations, underground rivers and sacred caves.
Ankarana Reserve Continue exploring the Ankarana Reserve on foot.
Ankarana Reserve/Nosy Be Enjoy the scenic journey south to the small fishing village of Ankify, where we get a boat across to the island paradise of Nosy Be.
Nosy Komba & Nosy Tanikely Head out on a local pirogue to explore 'the lemur island' Nosy Komba, and the underwater paradise of Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve.
Nosy Be Spend the day enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Nosy Be Depart at any time.
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