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MadagascarThe big adventure trip

  • Off the beaten track
Madagascar is a pretty big place and the usual quick getaway is simply not enough to make the most of it. Instead, we propose a 21 day journey covering the eastern, western and southern highlights of Madagascar. Discover all of the heavy hitting natural reserves, come face to face with the biggest lemurs on earth called “Indri Indri”, cruise down the amazing Avenue of...

Madagascar is a pretty big place and the usual quick getaway is simply not enough to make the most of it. Instead, we propose a 21 day journey covering the eastern, western and southern highlights of Madagascar. Discover all of the heavy hitting natural reserves, come face to face with the biggest lemurs on earth called “Indri Indri”, cruise down the amazing Avenue of Baobabs, search for hidden oasis and hike among eroded rock formation. After an action adventure, kick back at the beautiful beachside of Ifaty for swimming, snorkeling and relaxation.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Relax
    Relax
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Madagascar! 

Arrival in Antananarivo...

• You will be welcomed at IVATO international airport by our representative

• Transfer you to the hotel (45min)

• If time allows, we will give you a neat and tidy briefing of your trip

• Nothing planned for tonight, so relax after your journey

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Farm visit & night walk

• Head to Andasibe in the eastern part of Madagascar! (4h)

• On the way, visit an exotic farm full of reptiles, batrachians and mammals

• In the evening, enjoy a night walk to discover nocturnal animals

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Lemurs Lodge (Andasibe)

Day 3: Indri Indri

• In the morning, go for a hike in the Analamazaotra reserve (3h)

• Spend the day discovering Malagasy fauna and flora• Meet the Indri Indri, the largest lemurs on earth are in their natural environment

• In the afternoon, visit a private reserve and lemur island

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner.

Visited:
Andasibe
Accommodation
Lemurs Lodge (Andasibe)

Day 4: The 'City of Water'

Depart for Antsirabe (6h)

• On the way, stop at thefoundry in Ambatolampy

• Arrive in the 'City of Water'. After check-in, the night is yours

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 5: Miandrivazo

• After breakfast, we'll drive towards Miandrivazo (4h)

• Pass through Andraikiba Lake and while there, visit some precious gem shops

Explore the village of Betafo, a way to observe the lifestyle of the Malagasy population

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Princesse Tsiribihina (Miandrivazo)

Day 6: Home of Fosa

Depart to Kirindy, a privately managed forest (6h)

Discover the "fosa" and the Baobabs

• Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel followed by a nocturnal stroll

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Kirindy Forest Lodge (Kirindy Mitea)

Day 7: Nature immersion 

• Begin the day with an exploration of the endemic fauna and flora

Head to Bekopaka to find the amazing Tsingys of Bemaraha (4h)

• Beautiful sceneries accompany you along the way

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Orchidée du Bemaraha (Bemaraha (Tsingy))

Day 8: Tsingy of Bemaraha

• Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Tsingys of Bemaraha during a 3 hour hike

• Marvel at baffling geological formations sharp peaks up to 30 meters tall

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Orchidée du Bemaraha (Bemaraha (Tsingy))

Day 9: Sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs

•  After breakfast, you will go to Morondava via the Alley of Baobab (8h)

• Madagascar boasts six species of Baobab trees out of the eight existing worldwide!

• After appreciating the beautiful sunset, you will continue to Morondava

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
BekopakaMorondava
Accommodation
Sun Beach Hotel (Morondava)

Day 10: Antsirabe

• Today, you will move on to Antsirabe (10h)

Pass through Mahabo, an ancient Sakalava royal village, remembered for a notorious cruel king

• After a few hours drive and passing through several villages, you will reach the 'City of Water'

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Morondava, Antsirabe
Accommodation
Night in Ecolodge Chambre du Voyageur (Antsirabe)

Day 11: Malagasy Handicrafts

Transfer by rickshaw and visit a workshop that transforms zebu horns into an object of decoration

Stop in Ambositra to admire the skills of the craftsmen of the city

• Continue to Ranomafana (5h)

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 12: Hiking Ranomafana National Park

• Head out early for a 3 hour hike in the  of Ranomafana National Park

• Enjoy the company of a knowledgeable local guide

• In the afternoon, visit of a typical “Tanala village” or “Forest dwellers"

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Ranomafana
Accommodation
Centrest *** (Ranomafana)

Day 13: Meeting with the ring-tailed lemurs

• After breakfast, depart to Ranohira (6h)

• Stop at Anja Private Park and discover the legend of 'the three brothers'

• Meet the playful Catta lemurs!

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 14: Hiking through the eroded rock formation

• Get ready for an hiking excursion in Isalo national park (4h)

• Explore the Baras tombs, the botanical garden, check out a great view point and end by the natural swimming pool

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Ranohira
Accommodation
Isalo Ranch (Ranohira)

Day 15: Zombitse National Park

• Make your way to Ilakaka, a small market town of Sapphire diggers

• Stop at Zombitse National Park to see the Baobabs and the Sifaka dancing lemurs (2h)

Continue to Ifaty, a fishing village of Vezo nomads (5h)

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
RanohiraZombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Ifaty
Accommodation
La Mira (Ifaty)

Day 16: Reniala Private Reserve

• In the morning, visit of the reniala reserve, known locally as 'mother forest' (2h)

See the impressive Baobabs and many species of animals living in Madagascar bush

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
La Mira (Ifaty)

Days 17 to 18: Days at leisure

• Enjoy two days on your own

• Take advantage of the beautiful beach of Ifaty

• Choose from a variety of optional activities such as snorkeling, fishing or a visit to the tortoise village

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Visited:
Ifaty
Accommodation
La Mira (Ifaty)

Day 19: Back to the capital

• After a couple days of relaxation, you will return to Antananarivo

• Transfer to the airport of Toliara where you take the flight to the capital (1h30)

• Upon arrival, you will be picked up and brought to the hotel

Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation
Ny Andrin'ny Soa (Antananarivo)

Day 20: Amazing Visit of Ambohimanga

• In the morning, visit Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina monarchy (45min)

• Go for a city tour to discover the history of the city

Visit a local craft market with free time to buy some souvenirs

​​Meals : Breakfast and Dinner


Day 21: Departure day!

• Transfer to IVATO airport for departure

• With our gratitude, we will say "Thank you" and we hope to see you again in Madagascar!

Safe travels!

Visited:
Antananarivo

AntananarivoAndasibeAntsirabeMiandrivazoKirindy MiteaBekopakaBemaraha (Tsingy)MorondavaRanomafanaRanohiraZombitse-Vohibasia National ParkIfatyAmbohimanga

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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All year round $3,740

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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