11 Day Madagascar’s Highlights: Discover Wildlife & Paradise Beaches

Comfort Small Group

Tour Details

Tour Style Comfort Small Group
Length 11 days
Countries Visited Madagascar
Starts Antananarivo
Ends Antananarivo
Group Size Min 8
Age Range All Ages
Tour SKU ACS0513
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What You'll Experience

  • Antananarivo
  • Natural Reserve of Andasibe
  • Akanin'ny Nofy Reserve
  • Mahambo
  • Sainte Marie
  • Ile Aux Nattes

Why You'll Love this Tour

Explore Madagascar's wonders on an unforgettable small-group adventure! Led by expert guides, this immersive journey starts and ends in Antananarivo. Spot playful lemurs, including the elusive Aye-Aye, in Andasibe National Park. Cruise the scenic Pangalanes Canals and unwind on pristine beaches. Island-hop to Ile Sainte Marie and Ile aux Nattes for optional activities like snorkeling, diving, fishing, or simply soaking up the tropical paradise. This Madagascar tour offers a unique blend of wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and island relaxation – all in comfortable accommodation with experienced guides by your side!

Tour Price

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 2376 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

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Dates Tour Length: 11 days


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Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle - 4WD vehicle (Minibus used for group tours)
  • Experienced local guide
  • Andasibe Guided Night walk
  • Andasibe Special Reserve
  • VOIMMA community reserve
  • Scenic Boat Cruise to Palmarium Reserve
  • Local Village Visit
  • Evening Excursion
  • Boat Cruise to Tamatave
  • Boat Cruise to the Island of Sainte Marie
  • Flight to Antananarivo, Guided Tour, Visit to the historic Kings Palace

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Park Fees (quoted separately)

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

  • Andasibe Guided Night walk
  • Andasibe Special Reserve
  • VOIMMA community reserve
  • Scenic Boat Cruise to Palmarium Reserve
  • Local Village Visit
  • Evening Excursion
  • Boat Cruise to Tamatave
  • Boat Cruise to the Island of Sainte Marie
  • Flight to Antananarivo, Guided Tour, Visit to the historic Kings Palace


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense:

  • Kayaking, Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Snorkelling and more
  • Snorkelling Excursions

Itinerary

Day 1:  Antananarivo, Madagascar

Ditch the jet lag and dive into Madagascar’s vibrant capital, Antananarivo! Your friendly Malagasy guide will greet you upon arrival, whisking you off to your hotel for a smooth start to your island adventure.

Accommodation: Palissandre Hotel & Spa or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathroom & veranda)

Day 2: Antananarivo – Andasibe, Madagascar

After breakfast, fuel up for adventure as we journey to Andasibe, a haven for lemurs! The afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace, perhaps perusing local crafts or relaxing amidst the natural beauty. As twilight paints the sky, embark on a captivating guided night walk through the forest. With expert guides leading the way, keep your eyes peeled for nocturnal wonders like lemurs, chameleons, and owls – an unforgettable experience under the Malagasy night sky!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation
: Mantadia Lodge or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms & veranda)
Included Highlight: Guided Night walk
Distance: ± 150 km

Day 3: Natural Reserve of Andasibe, Madagascar

Immerse yourself in the emerald embrace of Andasibe’s Special Reserve, a haven for lemurs and lush rainforests. Spot playful indri and sifaka lemurs swinging through the canopy. Then, step into the VOIMMA community reserve to witness innovative rainforest conservation efforts. See firsthand how reforestation projects protect the environment while empowering local communities. This day offers a unique blend of wildlife encounters and sustainable practices – a glimpse into the heart of Madagascar’s natural wonders!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation
: Palmarium Hotel Ankanin’Nofy or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms & veranda)
Included Highlight: Andasibe Special Reserve, VOIMMA community reserve
Distance: ± 250 km

Day 4 – 5: Andasibe – Akanin’ny Nofy, Madagascar

After breakfast, cruise down the scenic Pangalanes Canal to Palmarium Reserve – a haven for lemurs! Explore the rainforest and encounter six dazzling species in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in local culture at a nearby village, then embark on a thrilling night adventure. With expert trackers as your guides, set off in search of the elusive Aye-Aye lemur – a truly unforgettable encounter awaits!

Meals: Breakfast x2
Accommodation
: Palmarium Hotel Ankanin’Nofy or similar (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms)
Included Highlights: Scenic Boat Cruise to Palmarium Reserve, Local Village Visit, Evening Excursion
Distance: ± 250 km

Day 6: Akanin’ny Nofy Reserve – Tamatave, Madagascar

Unwind and soak in the Malagasy atmosphere on a scenic boat trip along the Pangalanes Canal. Cruise past lush landscapes and witness the rhythm of local life as you journey to Tamatave. After a brief stop, we head north on a scenic drive to Mahambo, a charming coastal town brimming with adventure. Your lodge offers a haven for relaxation, with options for kayaking, beach sports, and snorkeling – the perfect way to unwind before your next Madagascar escapade!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation
: La Pirogue Hotel Mahambo or similar (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms)
Distance: ± 100 km
Included Highlights: Boat Cruise to Tamatave
Optional Activities: Kayaking, Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Snorkelling and more

Day 7 – 9: Mahambo – Sainte Marie – Ile Aux Nattes, Madagascar

Embrace island bliss with an early morning ferry ride to Ile Sainte Marie! Trade your lodge for a 4WD adventure, whisking you to the island’s southern tip and the paradise shores of Ile Aux Nattes. Spend the day soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, or explore the vibrant underwater world with optional snorkeling excursions. This island escape promises relaxation and adventure in equal measure!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation
: Sambatra Beach Lodge or similar (Room with en-suite bathroom & air-conditioning)
Distance: ± 60 km
Included Highlights: Boat Cruise to the Island of Sainte Marie
Optional Activities: Snorkelling Excursions

Day 10: Ile Aux Nattes – Antananarivo, Madagascar

Bid farewell to island paradise with a flight back to Antananarivo. Before departing Madagascar, delve into the capital city’s rich history on an afternoon city tour. Explore the majestic Rova of Antananarivo (the Queen’s Palace) perched atop Blue Hill, offering a glimpse into Madagascar’s royal past. This cultural immersion caps off your unforgettable island adventure!

Departing from Sainte Marie Island, catch a flight to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, delve into the city’s charm with a guided tour, including a visit to the historic Kings Palace on Blue Hill. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city from its elevated position and explore its cultural significance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation
: Palissandre Hotel & Spa or similar (Rooms with en-suite bathroom & veranda)
Included Highlights: Flight to Antananarivo, Guided Tour, Visit to the historic Kings Palace

Day 11: Antananarivo, Madagascar

After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to say “veloma” (goodbye) to Madagascar! A convenient transfer whisks you to the airport, ensuring a smooth journey home after your unforgettable island exploration.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

FROM

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Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 2376 (Price Fluctuates base on the seats available. For more information please speak to your travel consultant). Currency fluctuations may occur

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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