Ultimate Madagascar Adventure

Classic, Antananarivo to Morondava
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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 20 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 out-there it feels like another planet. Get out there.

What's included

  • 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
  • Sunrise and sunset at Baobab Alley
  • 4x4 journey between Morondava to Bekopaka
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve guided visit
  • Canoe excursion on the Manambolo River
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities

Highlights

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

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 a full day exploring Isalo National park on foot, stopping at a natural swimming pool and waterfalls.

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 night out on the town.

Day 14: Antananarivo Enjoy a free day in Tana to explore, or relax, before heading off to Morondava.

Day 15: Antananarivo/Morondava Fly to Morondava, then relax or explore a bit, before a welcome meeting in the evening.

Day 16: Morondava/Bekopaka An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha.

Day 17: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy's.

Day 18: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the 'Great Tsingy'.

Day 19: Bekopaka/Morondava A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley.

Day 20: Morondava Depart at any time.