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The Madagascar great loop - For active travellers

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Cultural Journey  
Season: May - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1789 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Antananarivo, City of a Thousand. Discover Antananarivo and its daily life. A visit to the Old City, the palace of the Queen, will introduce you to the architecture and urbanism of this particular city.

Day 2: Crossing the highlands; Antananarivo - Antsirabe - Ambositra.
Our highland crossing into the region of Betsileo brings you to the first stop in the town of Ambositra, famous for its workshops and Zafimaniry Wood Carvings. We spend the night here.

Day 3: Ambositra – Ranomafana. Take advantage of your morning to visit some workshops or some surrounding villages and we will
hit the road in the afternoon to reach the rainforest in Ranomafana.

Day 4: Ranomafana National Park visit. An early morning wake up will take you in the trails of the rainforest with some park rangers to discover lemurs in their natural habitat. A visit at night is also planned to present up close animals such as Fosa
(small puma), chameleons, frogs and the smallest lemur in the world: Microcebe.

Day 5: Ranomafana – Ambalavao - Andringitra. We leave the highlands and the rainforest to continue your journey towards the South with its semi-dry landscape. The first stop of the day is in the small
town of Ambalavao, one of the cultural treasures with its architectural houses with verandas. We will overnight here before our hike in the Andringitra.

Day 6: Andringitra. Hike and climb the Andringitra's mounts to enjoy the unspoiled scenic views.

Day 7: Ambalavao - Ranohira. We leave the highlands and continue our journey through the dry lands.

Day 8: Isalo. A tour through a lunar landscape in this National Park. Your guide will lead you through the deep canyons, waterfalls and natural pools where you can take a swim. The day ends on a magnificent sunset to the famous window of the Isalo.

Day 9: Ranohira – Ifaty. We are now heading the Mozambique Channel's
shores in Ifaty, a few kilometers North of Toliara.

Day 10: Ifaty. Visit the Baobab forests, go on a pirogue ride with
fishermen, do some whale watching (July – August). You will have plenty of activities around this Vezo village to keep yourself busy. Or simply relax, enjoy the beach. Feel free to ask us to extend your stay here.

Day 11: Ifaty – Morondava - Bekopaka. From here, we will fly to Morondava and we take a drive through the spiny forest to reach Bekopaka, the gateway to the Tsingy.

Day 12: Small Tsingy visit and Manambolo River. We will familiarize ourselves with this unique environment by taking a small hike in the Small Tsingy. Later on, we will take a pirogue ride on the
Manambolo River.

Day 13: Great Tsingy visit. Hiking through caves, mazes and the peaks of Tsingy. You will be thrilled. Guaranteed.

Day 14: Bekopaka – Morondava. We will see the famous alley of baobabs at sunset. We will stay overnight in Morondava.

Day 15: Morondava - Antananarivo. We fly back to Antananarivo before to continue our trip to other parts of the island.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Private 4x4 rental with driver
- Gas
- English or french speaking guide (please specify)
- Driver and guide's per diem
- Accommodation in double occupation
- Transfers from hotels to airports and vice versa
- Entrance and guiding fees for national parks
- Air Madagascar domestic flights in economy-class.

Note: This tour is priced for a private group of 4 persons.