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Madagascar Rainforests and Whales to Île Sainte-Marie

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Discover the eastern regions of Madagascar and ignite your spirit of adventure with a visit to the Pangalanes Channel – a historical route that led to the conquest of the Middle Eastern civilisation. End the trip with 4 days devoted totally to relaxation on the splendid Island of Sainte Marie. From native flora and fauna to turquoise beaches, you’ll love Madagascar.

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: Madagascar, Your First Impression

You have arrived...
• Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed at Ivato
   International Airport by our team  
• Transfer to your hotel, where - time permitting -
   we will brief you of your tour
• Enjoy your surroundings and have dinner at your
   hotel

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 2: Exotic Farm in Andasibe

Meet the natives...
• Depart for Andasibe stopping at an exotic farm of reptiles, batrachians and mammals  
• After the visit, you will continue and move on to
   Andasibe 
• A night walk along the way will be scheduled to
   discover the nocturnal animals living there

Accommodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 3: Andasibe and its Fauna and Flora

The largest lemurs...
• Early in the morning, depart for Analamazaotra
   special reserve  
• View the  Malagasy fauna and flora, including the Indri Indris in their natural environment 
• In the afternoon visit of a private reserve and an island habitat of  lemurs

Visited:
Andasibe
Accommodation
Night in Feon'Ala (Andasibe)

Day 4: Heading to Manambato by Boat

A day's excursion...
• Early in the morning, you will leave the hotel and head to Manambato
• Manambato which is the gateway to Ankanin'ny
   Nofy 
• Cross Rasoa Be Lake and follow the Pangalanes
   channel to arrive at the palmarium

Accommodation
Palmarium (Manambato)

Day 5: 'Le Palmarium' Reserve

More native animals...
• After breakfast, you will make a visit to the private reserve 'le Palmarium' 
• 'Le Palmarium' offers a variety of endemic plants and animals of Madagascar 
• Take a walk along the edge of the channel,
   swimming or visiting surrounding villages 

Accommodation
Palmarium (Manambato)

Day 6: Cruising to Mahambo

Cruising on...
• Leave Ankanin’ny Nofy for Toamasina, transferring by boat through the channel of the Pangalanes  
• This channel allowed the coast of Madagascar to send their products to the port of Toamasina  
• After arriving in Tamatave, you will continue the
   trip to Mahambo 

Accommodation
Pirogue (Mahambo)

Day 7: Next Step, the Famous Sainte Marie!

Island bliss...
• Leave the hotel and head to the landing pier of
   Mahambo 
• Cruise to Sainte Marie, an island encircled with
   turquoise waters and splendid beaches
• Upon arrival, you will be picked up and
   transferred to your decadent hotel

Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Ravoraha (Nosy Sainte Marie)

Day 8: Relaxing In Sainte Marie

Four days of relaxation...
• Spend your first day growing accustomed to this
   beautiful island
• The hotel offers many amenities and activities for you and your family
• From July to October, a sea excursion will no
   doubt delight you with frolicking whales

Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Ravoraha (Nosy Sainte Marie)

Day 9: On the Beach of Sainte Marie!

Your second day...
• Breakfast and dinner are included each day at this wonderful island retreat
• The hotel offers many amenities and activities for you and your family
• Discover friendly people and lovely eating places - or take a tour to Ambodifotatra

Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Ravoraha (Nosy Sainte Marie)

Day 10: Free Day in Paradise!

Your third day...
• This 57km long island has a population of 27,000 people and its main town is Ambodifotatra
• The hotel offers many amenities and activities for you and your family
• From July to October, a sea excursion will no
   doubt delight you with frolicking whales

Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Ravoraha (Nosy Sainte Marie)

Day 11: Last Day at Leisure

Your relaxing last day...
Take this final day to explore this idyllic island
• Relax with a book by the pool or beside the ocean
• Discover the many eating places and local bars

Accommodation
Night at Ecolodge Ravoraha (Nosy Sainte Marie)

Day 12: Back to the Capital City

The capital of Madagascar...
• After these 4 days of rest head back to
   Antananarivo
• Transfer to the airport of Sainte-Marie to land at
   Ivato International Airport
• At your arrival, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel

Accommodation
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 13: Amazing Visit of Ambohimanga

Historic buildings...
• Take a city tour and discover architecture and
   administrative buildings from the top end of town
• Head to Ambohimanga, the cradle of the Merina Monarchy
• Take this day for shopping at the craft market to buy some souvenirs

Visited:
Antananarivo
Accommodation
Les 3 Metis *** (Antananarivo)

Day 14: Last Day

Farewell friends...
• According to your flight’s schedule, you will be
   transferred to the airport 
• Be sure to take the opportunity for duty-free
   shopping
• We appreciate you visiting our country, and hope to see you again

Visited:
Antananarivo

Antananarivo Andasibe Manambato Ankanin'ny nofy Toamasina Mahambo Nosy Sainte Marie

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.

Approx. $3,260 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on half board during the tour
  • Transportation in a private car during the tour
  • An English speaking companion guide from our agency
  • A Tour Leader from your agency from
  • All transfers
  • Local and tourist taxes
  • Local guide and entrance fees in parks mentioned in the program

Not included in price:

  • Long haul air tickets and taxes
  • The Visa fees of 25£ that you should pay at the airport
  • Domestic flight Sainte Marie – Antananarivo
  • Tour Leader's domestic flight Sainte Marie – Antananarivo
  • All the activities during the days off
  • All lunches
  • Tips and extra personal items

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