Discover Madagascar, an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world. As a result of the island’s long isolation from neighboring continents, Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth; approximately 90 percent of all plant and animal species found in Madagascar are endemic. Most famous are the lemurs (a type of primate), the carnivorous fossa (a cat-like mammal), and the many colorful birds. This distinctive ecology has led some to refer to Madagascar as the “eighth continent.”

2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)

Available Anytime – $1699

This tour operates with a minimum of 2 travelers. Surcharge for solo travelers.

Price Includes:

  • One night Residence Lapasoa or Rova Hotel
  • One night Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree
  • Two nights Ankarana Lodge
  • Three nights Vanila Hotel
  • 10 meals (7 Breakfast, 3 Lunch)
  • All transfers and transport mentioned in the itinerary
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • Specialist guides in the parks and reserves
  • An English-speaking guide

Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
  • Departure and custom fees
  • Meals not mentioned in program
  • Gratuities and individual daily expenses
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip cancellation
  • Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances

madagascar2Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Antananarivo, the picturesque capital of Madagascar. Complete with bustling markets, friendly people, and an old hillside town dotted with freestone churches and ancient royal places, it is unique among the world’s capitals.

Overnight: Residence Lapasoa or Rova Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo – Diego Suarez – Montagne d’Ambre
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Diego Suarez, where you will be collected at the airport. From here you will be taken directly to Montagne d’Ambre National Park, which covers 18,200 hectares of a prominent volcanic massif and, with its striking scenery, rainforest and waterfalls, is one of Madagascar’s most visited natural attractions. The park was created in 1958 to protect the massif and its ecosystems, including the region’s unique flora and fauna. In the park you will have the chance to see seven species of lemurs, the aye-aye, and the ring-tailed mongoose; a variety of reptiles and amphibians including frogs, geckos, and chameleons; and more than 70 species of birds.

Overnight: Nature Lodge or Litchi Tree (B, L)


Day 3: Montagne d’Ambre – Ankarana
Today you will head to Ankarana, a nature reserve with karst pinnacles (known as stingy formations), sacred caves, underground rivers, and beautiful scenery. The rich, diverse flora and fauna here include many lemurs and interesting bird species. Running through and under the tsingy are hidden, forested canyons and numerous subterranean rivers. You will explore an extensive cave system, which includes several fascinating bat-filled grottoes.

Overnight: Ankarana Lodge or similar (B, L)

Day 4: Ankarana
Enjoy a full-day visit to the Ankarana nature reserve, where once again you will have the chance to admire the remarkably rich and varied vegetation and the abundant wildlife of this area.

Overnight: Ankarana Lodge or similar (B, L)

madagascar4Day 5: Ankify – Nosy Be
Today you will drive to Ankify, a small village situated along a white sand beach. From here you will be transferred by boat to Nosy Be, where you will be transferred by car to your hotel. Nosy Be, commonly known as “the island of perfumes” and the largest of Madagascar’s offshore islands, is a beautiful tropical island covered with palm trees and bougainvillea. Nosy Be is a beautiful place where you could easily spend the entire day simply watching the changing hues of blue in the sea and sky. In addition to its attractive beaches, the island’s assets include luxuriant foliage, friendly people, and a relaxed Indian Ocean ambience.

Overnight: Vanila Hotel or similar (B)

Day 6: Nosy Be
Enjoy a day at leisure in Nosy Be. Perhaps visit the Lokobe Reserve, a rainforest reserve that protects most of Nosy Be’s endemic vegetation, to look for lemurs, birds, and chameleons. Or take a day cruise to the island Nosy Komba (the island of lemurs), or to Nosy Tanikely, an underwater reserve which offers a rich diversity of marine life and excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. See beautiful corals, surgeonfish, clown fish, barracuda, manta rays, sea urchins, starfish, eels, anemones, and many more. At the end of the afternoon, go back to the hotel where you will have the chance to enjoy the amenities on offer.

Overnight: Vanila Hotel or similar (B)

Day 7: Nosy Be – Antananarivo
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. On arrival in this picturesque capital city, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can wander through the capital’s steep and narrow streets, taking in its architecture, atmosphere, and pace; or you can climb up to the old rova (palace) and enjoy the views over Antananarivo and the surrounding countryside. The town is at its best in the evening when the setting sun spectacularly illuminates its hillsides.

Overnight: Vanila Hotel or Rova Hotel (B)

Day 8: Depart Antananarivo
Today you will be transferred to the airport, where your unforgettable tour ends, for your flight back home. We hope to welcome you in Madagascar again very soon! (B)

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