Ultimate Madagascar Adventure

Classic, Antananarivo to Antananarivo
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Tour description

Home to mind-blowing scenery, lush rainforests, curious lemurs, and all the outdoor splendour you could possibly ask for (and then some), Madagascar was made for adventure travel. This comprehensive tour takes you deep inside Africa’s amazing jungle island for close encounters with both wildlife and humans over 22 incredible days. Sit down for dinner with a ghost-talker at a homestay near Lake Andraikiba, swim in natural pools and splash about under waterfalls, encounter the unique trees of Baobab Alley, and soak up nature at its finest in some of the island’s national parks. Madagascar is so incredible it feels like another planet. Get out there.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Soa Zara Tree Planting Project, Ranohira Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Antananarivo Your Local Living Moment: Community Guesthouse and Traditional Dinner, Fiadanana Your Discover Moment: Ifaty
  • Sunset at Baobab Alley
  • 4x4 journey between Morondava, Kirindy and Bekopaka
  • Guided night walk in Kirindy Reserve
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit
  • Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River
  • Andasibe Indri Special Reserve guided walk
  • Artisan workshop visit
  • Traditional healer visit
  • Paper factory visits
  • Anja Reserve walk
  • Isalo National Park visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities

Highlights

  • Experience an unforgettable sunset at baobab alley
  • Discover nocturnal creatures on a night walk in kirindy reserve
  • Explore the peculiar rock formations of the unesco-classified tsingy de bemaraha strict nature reserve
  • Explore the manambolo river in a canoe
  • Search for lemurs and unique wildlife
  • Learn about native flora and fauna in world-famous national parks
  • Savour a local dinner in a rural village.

Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Antananarivo/Miandrivazo Travel through the Madagascar Highlands to the village of Miandrivazo for the night.

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.

Day 4: Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha.

Day 5: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.

Day 6: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.

Day 7: Bekopaka/Morondava A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley.

Day 8: Morondava Free day in Morondava to relax on the beach, visit the local market, or explore five species of mangroves in a dugout canoe.

Day 9: Morondava/Antananarivo Free morning in Morondava, then fly to Tana.

Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: Andasibe/Antsirabe Travel to the colonial city of Antsirabe, stopping to see rice paddies along the way.

Day 13: 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 14: Fiadanana/Ranomafana Learn traditional rituals from the local villagers. Hike back to the bus taking in the stunning views. Continue on to Ranomafana.

Day 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 20: Ifaty Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 21: Ifaty/Antananarivo Travel to Toliara for a flight to Antananarivo and an optional last night out on the town.

Day 22: Antananarivo Depart at any time.