A GLIMPSE OF MADAGASCAR

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Overview

Andasibe National Park contains a dense humid forest covered with lians, moss, fern tress and more than hundred orchids species. Another common plants growing here are pandanus, ravinala palm-tree, tambourissa, bamboos and some precious wood, like palisander and ebano. All the visitors within a mile of the park can hear the peculiar call of the indri very early in the morning until noon and again in the late afternoon. Indris (called Babakoto in Malagay) are the largest living lemurs. And the Malagasy palm trees are located in Ankanin’ny Nofy including Dypsis and Lemurophoenix. The area represents one of the most beautiful sites along the pangalanes canal where you will discover some endemic lemus: indris, black and white ruffed lemurs and aye-ayes can all be found here and are completely comfortable being close to visitors.

Day 1

ANTANANARIVO (CAPITAL OF MADAGASCAR)

Meet and greet at Ivato international airport.
Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Grand Urban Hotel or similar on Half Board.

Day 2

ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK (140 Km about 3-hour drive)

After breakfast, proceed with 3 hours’ drive eastwards to Andasibe. On the way, stop and visit Peyrieras Reptile Park.
In the afternoon, visit to Andasibe village, a typical Betsimisaraka (The-Many-inseparable) village, the second largest tribe and live; they cultivate rice and work on vanilla plantations.
Overnight in Andasibe Hotel or similar on half board.

Day 3

ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK (ANALAMAZAOTRA)

Morning, 3 hours hike to Andasibe National Park (Analamazaotra), a huge tropical rainy forest in the east. 9 species of lemurs can be spotted; the highlight is the “Indri Indri” which is the largest lemurs of the island. Afterwards, we will visit the private park of Vakona in the “islands of lemurs “which is the best spot to take photo of lemurs.
Overnight in Andasibe Hotel or similar on Half board.

Day 4

ANDASIBE – MANAMBATO - AKANIN' NY NOFY (132 Km about 3 hours’ drive, boat trip 1 hour 30 minutes)

After breakfast, drive to Manambato, then continuation aboard a motor boat to Akanin' ny Nofy (meaning "Nest of Dreams").
Nocturnal visit to look for Aye-Aye lemurs (Daubentonia madagascariensis).
Overnight in Palmarium hotel or similar on Half board.

Day 5

AKANIN'NY NOFY

Explore the private Palmarium park with a big variety of lemurs of Madagascar on one spot. You will enjoy the panoramic view on the top of the hill then you will discover lots of endemic plants of Madagascar as well as the carnivore plant.
Overnight in Palmarium hotel or similar on Half board.

Day 6

AKANIN'NY NOFY – MANAMBATO - ANTANANARIVO (about 1 hour 30 minutes by boat on the canal, then around 272 km by road)

After breakfast, transfer by motor boat along the Pangalanes canal until Manambato and drive back to Antananarivo.
Overnight in Grand Urban Hotel or similar on Half Board.

Day 7

ANTANANARIVO CITY TOUR– IVATO AIRPORT

Scenic drive with private van (including driver/tour guide) through the vibrant city center of Antananarivo: the Lower City and the Middle City. Several variants are possible to have a nice overview of what is essential in the city.
Stop at ZOMA Market souvenir shops.
Transfer to Ivato airport to fly back home.

INCLUDED
  • Accommodation in a double standard room on Half Board as per the mentioned program.
  • Park entrance fees with a local guide
  • All Transfers
  • Transport with a private car
  • One bottle of mineral water per day per person
  • All taxes
NOT INCLUDED
  • All personal expenses
  • All excursions which are not in the program or optional
  • All personal insurances

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