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Madagascar - The East Best Spots and Sainte Marie Islands






Highlights: Antananarivo - Andasibe - Mantadia - Ankanin’Ny Nofy - Tamatave - Sainte Marie

Other departures: Birmingham - £3209, Edinburgh - £3245, Manchester - £3215, Newcastle - £3245

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo
Arrival at the international airport of Antananarivo. After immigration and customs formalities, meet and greet with your English speaking guide.
Proceed to money exchange then transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure depending on your flight schedule. Overnight at Palissandre hotel and spa

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe
Morning drive to the eastern part of Madagascar, to reach Andasibe or Perinet.
After about a 4 hours drive on the national road with a stop on the way, Arrive at your destination by lunchtime. Afternoon visit to the private park of Vakona where you will start the wildlife expeditions: spot lemurs, birds, crocodiles, etc. Evening walk to spot nocturnal wildlife.
Overnight at Vakona forest lodge or similar

Day 3: Andasibe - Mantadia
After breakfast, begin today’s expedition to the Mantadia side of the national park.
Here you will hopefully have the chance to see species such as the Diademed Sifaka, Eastern Grey Bamboo Lemur, and the Black and White Ruffed Lemur.
Mantadia National Park is also home to ground Legged Ground Roller, Blue Coua, and Paradise Fly Catchers to name a few.
After a picnic lunch (not included, arranged through the lodge prior to departure) you will drive, the more animals along the way.
After today’s expedition, you will drive back to the hotel for a short break then go for an evening walk.
Overnight at Vakona forest lodge or similar

Day 4: Andasibe – Ankanin’Ny Nofy
Today early in the morning, a visit to the forest famous for its population of Indri lemurs which are the largest living lemurs, Leave Perinet, and continue the drive onto Manambato. Enjoy the incredible landscape of the East region with the main stop for lunch on the way. Then at arrival at the village of Manambato, transfer by motorboat to reach Akanin' ny Nofy (literal Dreams“). After the transfer to the hotel, go for a nocturnal visit, looking for Aye-Aye. Overnight at Palmarium Hotel or similar

Day 5: Ankanin’ny Nofy – Tamatave
Today, you will have a morning visit to the Palmarium reserve.
This protected area is home to palm trees specific to the eastern part of the island, lemurs species living in captivity in the reserve, as well as reptiles. A boat transfer to Tamatave (around 2h30) along “Pangalane Chanel” Upon arrival in Tamatave, go on for a city tour and then check in to your hotel. Overnight at Calypso Hotel *** or similar

Day 6: Tamatave – Sainte Marie
Today, depending on your flight schedule, hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Sainte Marie or Nosy Boraha is a narrow granitic island on the east coast of It is composed of the main island and several small islets, bays, and coves protected by coral reefs. This became a tropical dream island and is one of the most popular beach spots Madagascar has to offer.
Overnight at Soanambo Hotel or similar

Day 7 – Day 8: Sainte Marie
Days at leisure. Many activities can be organized directly with the hotel:
Excursions to discover the history and cultural sites of Sainte Marie Island through the Legend Museum of Queen Betty or the first Roman Catholic Church of Madagascar.
Possibility of water activities: snorkeling and diving. Day excursion for whale watching in September. Boat excursion to the nearby islands etc…
Overnight at Soanambo Hotel or similar

Day 9: Sainte Marie - Antananarivo
Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport and fly back to Antananarivo. At arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Royal Palissandre Hotel ****

Day 10: Antananarivo
Departure Today, following your flight out a schedule you will be transferred to the airport, to take your flight back home. If the international flight schedules allow, you may have a morning city tour before transfer to the airport.

Supplement Full Board: EU 180,00 per person

Includes:
- Accommodation based on double room/bungalow on half board
- All transfers to and from the airport,
- Boat transfer Manambato – Ankanin’Ny Nofy – Toamasina
- Car with driver and all fuel for the trip: Tana – Andasibe –Manambato
- All parks and reserves entrance fees and local forest guides
- English Speaking guide during your expedition until Ankanin’Ny Nofy
- Domestic Flights

Excludes:
- All lunches, drinks, and personal expenses.
- Visa to be paid at the airport on arrival
- All activities on Sainte Marie island.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Changes on the itinerary during your stay.




Offer Includes

Return flights from London Heathrow
Airports taxes
9 nights accommodation as per Itinerary
Transfers

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary