Madagascar Discovery

Level

Easy/Moderate

Duration

7 days

Time to travel

This is all year-round destination; however, the wet season is from late December through to the month of March and recommended to be avoided. The best time to travel is considered between the months of April through mid-December.

Route

Arrival in Antananarivo ; Miandrivazo; Tsirihibina River; Belo sur Tsiribihina ;Bekopaka; Bemaraha National Park; Bekopaka;  Kirindy ; Morondava ; Antananarivo; Antananarivo Departure

Through a variety of activities, we offer you the opportunity to explore Madagascar’s wildlife and natural beauty.You will visit the famous amphibians and reptiles reserve  Peyrerass , explore the colorful town of Moramanga and enjoy nocturnal walk at the Rain forest. You will visit of Analamazaotra National park  to meet the largest lemur in the world, experience a canoe trip at the lemur’s island and explore Vakona private reserve; you will enjoy a city tour  by rickshaws in Antsirabe; explore the Crater lake and the highlands on bike, you will also have the opportunity to visit typical local village of Antoetra and meet the local people called Tanala.

Facts

Activities: nature/ bird watching, trekking, canoeing, cultural sightseeing, biking

Route:  Arrival at ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE- ANTSIRABE -AMBOSITRA –ANTSIRABE- ANTSIRABE to ANTANANARIVO/Departure

Our operation:

All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and cultures.

Sustainability:

We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.

All our local guides and staff are properly employed and adequately equipped. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.

As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN ANTANANARIVO ( D)

Upon your arrival, a Rahhalah representative will pick you up at the airport. Rest of the day we will use to see around and have some time for rest.

Overnight at Palissandre Hotel & spa or similar

Day 02: ANTANANARIVO - ANDASIBE (140 km) ( B, L, D)

After breakfast, we drive to the East. As soon as you leave busy Tana, you will start witnessing the pretty views as the road lingers through the green mountains. We will visit the famous amphibians and reptiles reserve called Peyrerass, the colorful town of Moramanga and it end of evening we will have a nocturnal walk at the Rain forest.

Overnight at Vakona Forest Lodge or similar

Day 03: ANDASIBE ( B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit of Analamazaotra National Park  to meet the largest lemur in the world. ( 2-3 hours).

Lunch at Vakona and the afternoon visit the Vakona private reserve – a unique place to get in touch with lemurs. Have a canoe trip at the lemur’s island and meet the Fosa (lemurs predator).( 1-2 hours)

Overnight at Vakona Forest Lodge or similar

Day 4: ANDASIBE to ANTSIRABE (310 km) ( B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel, we start to drive back to the capital. On the way we will stop to enjoy the beautiful views such as Pick d°Angavo, rice field in terraces. Upon arrival in Antsirabve we will proceed for a city tour by rickshaws and have the opportunity to see the Train station, Crater Lake, Independance Avenue, local Market

Overnight at Royal Palace or similar

Day 5: ANTSIRABE ( B, L, D)

A day to explore the Crater lake and highlands part on bike. You will pass through typical local villages; enjoy a picnic lunch at the lake and end of the afternoon drive back to Antsirabe.

Overnight at Royal Palace or similar

Day 6: ANTSIRABE to AMBOSITRA back ANTSIRABE (90km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive southward. Several stops along the way sightseeing, this time we will visit the typical village of Antoetra and local people called Tanala.

Overnight at Royal Palace or similar.

Day 7: ANTSIRABE to ANTANANARIVO/Departure ( B)

Morning transfer back to the capital and directly transfer to the airport for the international flight.

2,171 USD

per person in a group of min 10 pax. Double occupancy.

Trip Dates

1 September 2017

Note:

This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.

Full payment should be made 30 days prior the departure.

This cost is valid till 15th Dec 2017

All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

All accommodation subject to change to similar one depending on availability.

The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions.

Accommodation as described, Double occupancy, HB (Breakfast and Dinner).

Lunches during the trip

Transport as per the itinerary

English speaking guide.

All transfers hotel/airport/hotel.

Park entrance and local tour guide fees in Andasibe/Mantadia-Peyrerass reserves-Antoetra village-City tour

a day biking tour

Tourist taxes.

International air fare

Travel insurance

Visa and visa fees

Additional/optional activities

All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc)

Beverages or additional meals

Single supplement

Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone

International departure tax

Gratuities and tips

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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