Discover the Unique in Madagascar

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Itineraries

Day 1: Antananarivo

 

Your island adventure begins in the city centre and capital, Antananarivo. The bustling capital of Madagascar is known as Tana to many travellers. With an open schedule today, just relax, settle in, or wander through the city’s diverse architectural history.

 

Our guide will meet you at the airport and will take you to the hotel. If you arrive early on the day, contact us at Fosa Travel for information on any attraction that you can visit in town.

 

Accommodation: La Villette (Or similar)

 

 

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe

 

Day two sets off heading east where you’ll quickly get up close and personal with the island’s vibrant array of wildlife. Chameleons, lizards, frogs, snakes, butterflies, and Sifaka Lemurs are only the short list of creatures you’ll see first-hand at the Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic Reserve.  

 

With so many more species of lemur, like Indri and ring-tailed, we will next head farther out to Andasibe, the world-renowned lemur watching paradise.

 

In the afternoon, we will visit Parc Mitsinjo, where you can find chameleons, snakes, birds and most importantly the largest lemur species, Indri.

 

When night falls, perhaps your true inner-explorer can come alive as we’ll hike through the forest to catch a glimpse of night lemurs and other nocturnal friends.

 

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge (or similar)

 

 

Day 3: Andasibe

 

We can’t see it all in just one day, though. Spend hours more wandering through Andasibe National Park on Day 3. Unique, rare, and endangered all describe the species of animals you’ll see here, including 11 different lemur species.  

 

In the afternoon, the wildlife adventure continues as we visit Lemurs Island and Crocodile Park. There, you’ll walk among flora and fauna unlike anywhere else on Earth.

 

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge (or similar)

 

 

Day 4: Andasibe - Antsirabe

 

After a couple of days in nature, Day 4 combines travel and tour. We will depart Andasibe early in the morning, heading inland 7.5 hours through beautiful highlands and valleys to the colourful and classic city of Antsirabe. The French called it ‘The city of water’ for its thermal springs.

 

Once there, Madagascar’s iconic rickshaws will wheel you around to all the top sites.

 

Accommodation: Royal Palace (or similar)

 

 

Day 5: Antsirabe - Morondava

 

Famous for its river delta, and but even more for Baobab trees, our excursion next heads to Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar.  

 

We’ll leave early in the morning for the 9-hour drive, with the afternoon free to discover the scenic tree lines of Baobab Avenue and soak in the sunset on the coastal horizon.  

 

Accommodation: Laguna Beach (or similar)

 

 

Day 6: Morondava

 

Down the river delta of Morondava on the morning of Day 6, we’ll sail through the mangroves and visit the fisherman village.

 

From a boat on the water in the morning to a trek through the forest in the afternoon, we’ll see Fosa, Lemurs, and dozens of other animal species at Kirindy Forest.

 

Accommodation: Relais de Kirindy (or similar)

 

 

Day 7: Morondava - Bekopaka

 

We will continue our trip to Bekopaka, a small village located next to the Bemaraha National Park. During the trip, we will cross 2 rivers by little ferry, the Tsiribihina River and the Manambolo River.

 

Accommodation: Olympe du Beramaha (or similar)

 

 

Day 8: Bekopaka

 

The visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park start here. We will take a boat to visit the Gorge of Manambolo, a river with wonderful landscape. After that we will start our journey to visit the small tsingy.

 

Accommodation: Olympe du Beramaha (or similar)

 

 

Day 9: Bekopaka

 

A full day visit of the Big Tsingy. Around 1 hour drive from the hotel, we will start our trekking at the Big Tsingy. There are a few circuits to visit, depends on your fitness level, the trekking can last for 5 hours.

 

Accommodation: Olympe du Beramaha (or similar)

 

 

Day 10: Bekopaka - Morondava

 

We will leave Bekopaka in the morning, going back to Morondava. As a city on the seaside, good qualify of seafood can be found in here. You can choose a restaurant and have a nice seafood dinner.

 

Accommodation: Laguna Beach (or similar)

 

 

Day 11: Morondava - Antsirabe

 

After a restful night’s sleep at one of Morondava’s cozy hotels, our tour will return to Antsirabe on the 11th day, approximately a 9 hour trip. Along the way, view the landscape from seaside to highland looking out the window of the air-conditioned bus. Midway, we’ll stop for lunch at Miandrivazo, which is considered the hottest place in Madagascar. Upon arrival, the evening of day seven is about rest, so settle in to your comfy hotel in Antsirabe.

 

Accommodation: Royal Palace (or similar)

 

 

Day 12: Antsirabe - Antananarivo

 

The final leg of our journey sends us back to the city where it all began. After a 3.5-hour drive through beautiful and wavy central highlands, we’ll have the day to tour the famous sites of Antananarivo. Highlights of the tour on Day 12 include the Queen’s Palace, Anosy Lake, as well as the markets and French Colonial buildings of Independence Avenue.  

 

While the island is ripe with natural beauty, an extra special tour connects you to Antananarivo’s architecture and history at the oldest train station in town, Gare Soarano.

 

Accommodation: La Villette (Or similar)

 

 

Day 13: Antananarivo

 

Just as the tour began, Day 13 is yours for the taking. Heading to the airport later in the day? Contact us at Fosa Travel for information on the best remaining tour spots.

 

Say farewell, for now, to Madagascar; a genuine island and a world apart. What a grand adventure it’s been!

 

 

 

 

Package includes:

- Double/Twin-shared room with daily breakfast (12 nights)

- Transportation by private car with English speaking driver cum guide

- Airport transportation

- Entry fee and On-site local guide

- Tax and service charges

 

Package excludes:

- Drinks and personal expenses (phone calls, souvenirs, laundry, tipping, etc.)

- Travel insurance

- Any services and other meals not mentioned in the program