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National Parks and Wildlife Tour in Madagascar (13 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3150 Euro (EUR)

This tour includes a walk in Andasibe reserve restoring the scientists’ hope granting a large amount of fauna and flora, with 14 lemur species, a fantastic view of the Indri, the diademed sifaka, and 108 bird species including the lovely Blue Coua, Sunbird-Asity, as well as 51 species of impressive reptiles not to mention the Tree Boa, the largest chameleon labeled as Parson.
Also, this tour leads you toward the southern beautiful landscapes, unforgettable parks ranking amongst the most visited ones including Ranomafana rainforest set to search for the elusive golden bamboo lemur, the greater bamboo, Milne Edward’s sifaka and a great deal of bird species including the Velvet Asity, ground rollers, a delusive but real satanical leaf tailed gecko, and possibly the skittish dog cat like predator called ‘fosa’.
Surely our hike in Anja reserve, a natural home of the ring tails population with guaranteed sightings provides a great appeal of interest during this trip. You will be marveled seeing the barren landscapes with eerie rock formations in Isalo National Park likely emulating the Colorado Grand Canyon owing to its exceptional look of massive ruiniforme of continental sandstone habitat of the ring tails, the dancing sifaka and its endemic bird called the Benson’s Rock Thrush.
Then, Ifaty beautiful beach bestows a wonderful time and fun when snorkeling, diving at its ocean with pristine coral reefs. The spiny forest at ‘Reniala’ adds extra value to this tour sheltering the local endemic bird called the long tailed ground roller, sub desert mesite and the bottle shape Baobab tree.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Tana.
While arriving at Ivato international airport in Antananarivo (Tana for short), meet Ortour representative, and then transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight in hotel du Louvre (Top) or Hotel Brajas or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 2: Tana - Andasibe.
Morning departure heading to Andasibe (roughly 4 hour drive) also known as Perinet.. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve where four species of day lemurs including the black and white ruffed-lemur, the bronws, ring-tails, the dancing sifakas and the modest eastern bamboo lemur, would be ready for photo-op. You’d be enjoying the unforgettable fun time spent at this so-called ‘lemurs island. Overnight at Top Hotel: Vakona Forest Lodge (Top) in BB or at Andasibe Hotel or in Mid-range Hotel: at the hotel Feon’ny Ala or at Grace Lodge in BB.

Day 3: Andasibe - Tana.
After breakfast, we will explore the Analamazoatra reserve in search of the biggest lemurs called Indri indri, the panda like lemurs, whose eerie calls can be heard miles away from your hotel. Mild walk in the forest would surely grant you a great deal of windows of opportunity to spot not only the indri but also other lemurs such as the golden sifakas, the eastern woolly lemurs, without forgetting endemic birds and reptiles like the Parson chameleon, the tiny nose-horned chameleons, and so forth. After the visit, leave Andasibe and drive to Antananarivo overnighting at hotel du Louvre (Top) or in Hotel Brajas or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 4: Tana- Antsirabe.
After breakfast, morning drive toward the national route RN7, through the high plateau's mountainous and rice field landscape. While arriving in Antsirabe, visit the surrounding areas and various workshops of semi and precious stones. In the afternoon, visit the "Tritriva" lake also worth to see because of the panoramic view of the Vakinakaratra. Overnight at: Top Hotel: Plumeria, in BB or in high-midrange : at the Vatolahy or at Chambre des Voyageurs or at hotel Couleur Café, in BB.

Day 5: Antsirabe - Ambositra - Ranomafana.
We continue our journey heading to Ambositra, the capital of the Malagasy handicrafts. We will visit some workshops during our stop in this city where you will have time to buy some souvenirs. After lunch, we depart to Ranomafana national park. Overnight at Top Hotel: Thermal or Setam Lodge, in HB or in Midrange Hotel: at the hotel Grenat or at Karibo hotel, in BB.

Day 6: Visit At Ranomafana National Park - Ambalavao.
After breakfast, we will hike in the rain forest in search of the golden bamboo lemurs, the greater bamboo lemurs,Milne Edward’s sifakaand at the same time see various species of plants, trees, insects and reptiles not forgetting some eerie animals including the satanic leaf-tailed geckos. Besides, there are 118 species of birds and 8 species of bats, as well as many rodents, batrachians, spiders and butterflies. After the visit, drive to Ambalavao passing by Fianarantsoa, the capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight at Tsienimparihy Lodge or La Varangue du Betsileo,(high-midrange) in BB.

Day 7: Ambalavao - Isalo.
After breakfast, we visit various places including the paper factory. Then, we continue our road trip toward south leaving behind the highlands of Madagascarwhile contemplating magnificent southern landscapes dominated by savanna, dry bush and semi desert land of southern Madagascar. We stop en route visiting the Anja Reserve, managed bylocal villagers. This reserve harbors the ring-tails, ground chameleons and many unique species of animals. After the visit, we continue our road trip till we reach Ranohira, well known for its striking grand canyon giving birth to the most visited park of Isalo. Overnight at Top Hotel: Isalo Rock Lodgee or Relais de la Reine, in HB or in Midrange Hotel: Isalo Ranch or Hotel Orchidée,(midrange) in BB.

Day 8: Isalo.
A whole day visit in the park through the canyons and oasis of Isalo would be our activities of today.During the hike, we will go to different places to see a panoramic view of the landscape. We will have several opportunities leading to the natural swimming pools and waterfalls.Then, another 4 km is necessary leading to the camping site. After lunch, extend your hike along the sheltered canyons reaching the ‘Piscine Bleue and Noire’ called the cascade trails. Isalo is the home of the endemic bird called Benson’s Rock thrush, 14 species of nocturnal lemurs, 98 species of amphibians and reptiles.We will end our day contemplating the sunset over the famous window of Isalo. Overnight at Top Hotel: Isalo Rock Lodge orat Relais de la Reine, in HB or in Midrange Hotel: Isalo Ranch or Hotel Orchidée,(midrange)in BB.

Day 9: Isalo - Tulear - Ifaty.
After breakfast, we drive to Toliara, the capital of the Vezo fishing people. On our way, we will cross one the numerous villages formed by the sapphire rush. Besides, the famous Mahafaly tombs abound all along the way between Sakaraha and Tulear, having distinct cultural traits of this typical southern tribe, whose tombs display images that represent the daily life or dreams of the deceased. We shall have lunch in Tuléarand then continue driving to Ifaty. Overnight at the hotel Belle Vue,(high-midrange) in BB or at the hotel Paradisier (top), in BB.

Day 10-11: Ifaty.
Full day at leisure during your whole stay in Ifaty. However, some activities can be arranged by your hotel, on your charge. Ifaty grants you a relaxing place by the beach where you can go diving, snorkeling, take a dugout canoe ride with the Vezo fishermen. Besides, Ifaty spiny forest abounded by extraordinary vegetation of euphorbia, didieracea, and aloes is another important place to see the giant baobabs, the nocturnal southern sportive lemurs, some endemic birds like the sub-desert mesite found nowhere else, the running coua and so on. Overnight at the hotel Belle Vue,(high-midrange) in BB or at the hotel Paradisier (top), in BB.

Day 12: Ifaty - Tulear - Tana.
Drive to Tuléar; transfer to the airport to catch a flight heading back to Tana and settle in hotel du Louvre (Top) or at the Hotel Brajas or at the Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), in BB.

Day 13: Transfer And Fly Home. Transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of our service.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:

Top/per Person:
- One Person 3150€ / per person
- 2 Persons 1700€ / per person
- 4 Persons 1140 € / per person
- 6 Persons 1240€ / per person
- 8 Pax more 1230€ / per person.

Mid range/per Person:
- One Person 2350€ / per person
- 2 Person 1280€ / per person
- 4 Person 850€ / per person
- 6 Person 820€ / per person
- 8 Pax more 800€ / per person.

Price Includes:
- 4WD or a Bus with a driver or/and a tour guide
- Fuel
- Transfer
- Hotel with Bed and breakfast
- Entrance fee to the parks
- Driver’s meals and his accommodation
- Tour guide or driver who speaks English
- Tax
- Internal flight ticket booking only.

Price Excludes:
- Tips
- Drinks
- Internal flight ticket
- Lunch
- Dinner
- Local guide
- Other insurance types
- Other activities which are not mentioned above.

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