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Magical Baobabs & Lemurs of the Red Island

Madagascar in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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Discover the essentials of Madagascar; the world's fourth largest island! From endemic fauna like lemurs and geckos, to the magical landscapes of the Avenue of the Baobabs.

Trip Highlights

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    Analamazaotra Natural Park
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    Andasibe
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    Antananarivo
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    Antsirabe
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    Baobab Avenue
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    Morondava
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    Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic Reserve
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    Vakona Reserve

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  3. Solo travelers from + $540

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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    Accommodation: 9 Nights

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    Hotel La Villette

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    Antananarivo

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    The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, Belvedere Hotel Antananarivo, Chalet des Roses

    Itinerary

    Acquaint yourself with Madagascar’s diverse flora and fauna as you explore wildlife and urban areas in this essential tour of the Red Island. Get to know the country’s economic hub, Antananarivo, watch as lemurs jump from tree to tree in Andasibe, and unearth Morondova to witness the vastness of the Avenue of the Baobabs, home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders.

    1st Day: US - Night on board
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    Arrive at your departure airport, ready to board a flight to Antananarivo, the capital of the beautiful island of Madagascar. Night on board.*

    * If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    2nd Day: Antananarivo
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    Arrive at Antananarivo airport where your guide will be waiting to meet and greet you. From here, transfer to your hotel for check-in*. Depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure, enjoying the climate of the Central Highlands and relaxing after your journey. Overnight stay in Antananarivo.

    *You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel La Villette or similar

    17 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Antananarivo - Andasibe
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Drive for 5 hours approximately (150 km) to transfer to Andasibe, towards the east, where the Perinet Reserve is located. Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure; take this time to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings and try spotting the wild lemurs that roam Andasibe all day long! Overnight stay in Andasibe.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Feon' ny Ala or similar

    395 Reviews

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    4th Day: Andasibe
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, immerse yourself in the beauty of the pristine forest of Andasibe in the Analamazaotra National Park as you explore this natural wonder. Home to more than 14 species of lemurs, including the emblematic Indri Indri, and an array of bird, amphibian and reptile species, get to know the biodiversity of this spectacular location.

    You will make a stop at the Special Reserve of Analamazoatra to further interact with the myriad of exotic wildlife. From here, you will visit the reserve of Vakona, an island with a vast population of lemurs and an impressive crocodile park. End your visit walking along the forest of Andasibe and catch a glimpse of night time animal activity! Overnight stay In Andasibe.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Feon' ny Ala or similar

    395 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Analamazaotra Natural Park and Vakona Reserve Visit

    Moderate

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    5th Day: Andasibe - Antsirabe
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Drive for 9 hours approximately (340 km) from Andasibe to make your way to Antsirabe, also known as the ‘city of water’, a popular spa town, famous for its thermal springs, colourful rickshaws and French colonial architecture.

    En route, you will briefly stop to visit the Peyrieras ‘Madagascar Exotique’ wildlife reserve, home to a vast variety of fauna, including frogs, chameleons and geckos. If you’re lucky, you will also be able to spot the world’s largest butterfly as well as an array of different types of snakes and bats! From here, continue your journey to Antsirabe. Once you have arrived to your destination, check-in to your hotel and overnight stay in Antsirabe.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Couleur Cafe or similar

    522 Reviews

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    Activities

    included
    Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic Reserve Visit

    Light

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    6th Day: Antsirabe - Morondava
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, transfer by bus to Morondava which will take a total of approximately 13 hours (500km)*, and discover what is considered the gateway to the Avenue of the Baobabs, where massive baobab trees tower over stunning landscapes. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight stay in Morondava.

    * Please consider that the roads in Madagascar are in very poor condition which makes this transfer a very long journey. You will be spending most of this day on the road. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Renala Au Sable D'Or or similar

    115 Reviews

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    7th Day: Morondava
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire morning at your leisure. Take this time to further explore beautiful Morondava, regarded by many as Madagascar’s hidden gem due to its serene and tranquil nature. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional excursion to Betania Village*.

    In the afternoon, visit the Avenue of the Baobabs, known for the very peculiar Baobab trees which are revered by locals. The picturesque sunsets showcasing an array of spectacular colours in this location are truly a sight to behold. Overnight stay in Morondava.

    *Optional Visit to Betania Village: Get to know the quaint and charming fishing village of Betania and become mesmerized by its beauty as you acquaint yourself with the lifestyle of the locals.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Renala Au Sable D'Or or similar

    115 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Avenue of Baobabs

    Light

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    Optional
    Betania Village Visit

    Light

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    8th Day: Morondava
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the entirety of the day as you see fit. Perhaps you can take this time to explore the city’s colourful markets or sample the delicious local cuisine in one of the many restaurants at your disposal. Alternatively, we suggest you take part in our optional visit to the Kirindy Reserve*. Overnight stay in Morondava. 

    *Optional Visit to the Kirindy Reserve: Take a stroll through the 72 thousand hectares of park containing many endemic animals and plants with one of the world’s greatest density of primates. Other animals you might be able to spot if you’re lucky enough are the famous Maki, Sifaka and Fosa.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Renala Au Sable D'Or or similar

    115 Reviews

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    Activities

    Optional
    Kirindy Reserve Visit

    Moderate

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    9th Day: Morondava - Miandrivazo - Antsirabe
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, depart from Morondava to make your way back to Antsirabe, which will take approximately 13 hours (500km)*. En route, take a break from the drive by stopping by Miandrivazo for lunch (not included). Continue your way to your destination. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and overnight stay in Antsirabe.

    * Please consider that the roads in Madagascar are in very poor condition which makes this transfer a very long journey. You will be spending most of this day on the road. 


    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Couleur Cafe or similar

    522 Reviews

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    10th Day: Antsirabe - Antananarivo
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will continue your journey on the road for 5 hours approximately (190 km) and transfer to Antananarivo. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

    Use these last moments to take in the beauty of Madagascar before having to say goodbye. Perhaps now would be a good time to go shopping to bring souvenirs back home for you and your loved ones. Overnight stay in Antananarivo.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel La Villette or similar

    17 Reviews

    See our full selection
    11th Day: Antananarivo - Night on board
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    Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it is now time for you to say goodbye to the treasure red island of Madagascar. At the indicated time, your driver will transfer you to the airpot for a return flight back to the US. Veloma! Night on board.

    *Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

    Included activities

    Included

    Analamazaotra Natural Park and Vakona Reserve Visit

    Included activity for day 4 in Andasibe

    Get to know the array of fauna in this stunning natural wonder where you will get to interact with lemurs, birds, amphibians and even visit a crocodile park in the Vakona Reserve.

    Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Included

    Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic Reserve Visit

    Included activity for day 5 in Antsirabe

    Make a quick stop in this wonderful wildlife reserve where you will get to observe the beauty of some of the world’s rarest fauna, including a myriad of species of frogs, chameleons and geckos.

    Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Included

    Avenue of Baobabs

    Included activity for day 7 in Morondava

    Visit the incredible Avenue of Baobabs, lined with majestic baobab trees. Be awe-struck by the spectacle of the sun setting behind the unforgettable silhouettes of the trees and soak up the views of the surrounding natural landscapes.

    Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
    Optional

    Betania Village Visit

    Suggested activity for day 7 in Morondava

    Discover the beautiful fishing village of Betania where you will get to interact with the locals and see how they navigate daily life.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Optional

    Kirindy Reserve Visit

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Morondava

    Visit this massive 72 thousand hectare park that houses a variety of flora and fauna with one of the greatest density of primates in the world.

    Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    The price includes

    • Included in all our trips. more information
    • Departure from the main US airports.
    • International flights: US - Antananarivo - US.
    • 9 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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    • 9 breakfasts.
    • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
    • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Visa (required and costs approx. $40 USD to be paid on arrival in cash), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    Important: Madagascar's poor road conditions may impact on the travel time between stops during your trip.

    Services provided, including accommodations and vehicles, meet Madagascar's quality standards. Please note that these criteria may vary between destinations.

    This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain. However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      An entry visa is required. You can obtain a visa on arrival for approx. $37, to be paid in cash.You must apply for Landing Authorisation prior to arrival: https://www.ivisa.com/madagascar-visa-on-arrival

    • Currency

      Malagasy Ariary.

    • Language

      French and Malagasy.

    • Electricity

      127 / 220 V 50 Hz. Type C, D, E, J and K.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC +3

    • Other useful information

      The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://madagascar-tourisme.com/en/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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