Day 1: Drive from Tana to Andasibe and visit Peyreras reserve. The guide will pick you up from your hotel in Antananarivo and you will start driving towards the East. As soon as you leave busy Tana, you can start enjoying the pretty views. The road lingers through the green mountains and after 2 hours you will arrive at Peyreras reserve. This reserve gives you the change to see lemurs up close, many species of chameleons and insects endemic to the region. You will have lunch in the nearby village.
After lunch we drive to Andasibe/Mantadia National Park. You have time to relax and enjoy the sounds of the forest and get a good night sleep, before going into the park early the next day. Not tired yet, choose to experience a nightfall tour in the park to see the nocturnal species. Hotel: Grace Lodge.
Day 2: Visit Andasibe/Mantadia National Park. Full day to explore the flora and fauna of the park and find the Indri Indri and listen to the special sounds he makes. You can also visit the island of lemurs with a canoe and will be able to see more lemur species up close. Hotel: Grace Lodge.
Day 3: Drive to Manambato and take the boat on Pangalanes Canal to Ankan’ny Nofy. In the morning we say goodbye to the Indri Indri and drive for 3 hours to Manambato. From there the boat will depart to bring you to Ankan’ny nofy (The home of dreams). A scenic cruise along the Pangalanes Canal, through great lakes with beautiful green landscapes, sandy beaches and remote villages. The Pangalane is a chain of natural and man-made lakes connected by canals that runs parallel to the east coast. Hotel: Palmarium.
Day 4: Visit Palmarium reserve and surrounding of the Pangalanes Canal. This day will be spend along the Pangalanes river, canals and lakes. Visit of the Palmarium Reserve, to explore all the special animals. Of all places in Madagascar, the Palmarium is the place you are most likely to see them the closest. Apart from the lemurs, in this 60 ha Park, we can also see orchids, palm trees, Ravinala (the emblem of Madagascar), endemic frogs and reptiles. Besides that you will enjoy watching all the fishermen and women using the river for their daily live activities. Hotel: Palmarium.
Day 5: Boat on Pangalanes Canal to Tamatave. This will be your last day on the river. The boat will take you to Tamatave in about 3 hours and around lunch you will arrive at your hotel in Tamatave or directly transfer to the airport to continue your trip.
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