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Canoe Tour on the Tsiribihina and Tsingy of Bemaraha, Madagascar

offered by supplier M19384 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Madagascar  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   National Parks  
Season: May - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2600 Euro (EUR)

This tour includes canoe trip heading down the Tsiribihina River reaching the Bemaraha and continuing by car to Morondava known for the baobab alley. The canoe trip is very interestingly necessary allowing you to see and explore the best part of the gorge of the Tsiribihina River camping at its sandy River bank granting visitors a good chance to bring home nice photos.The Tsingy of Bemaraha National Park, located about 200 km north of Morondava, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famous for its karst formations in the form of needles. Bemaraha covers 152,000 hectares (66,630 hectares national park status); it is considered one of the largest protected areas in Madagascar. The Baobab avenue is the most visited place and known for it's Baobabs and the best time to visit is during the sunset when the color of the tree change.

Day 1: Tana.
Once landing at Antananarivo international airport, a member of our team representing Ortour will welcome you. Then, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel for check-in and overnight in hotel du Louvre (Top) or Chalet des Roses (high-midrange), Hotel Brajas (high-midrange) in BB.

Day 2: Tana - Antsirabe.
You will begin your trip by heading south towards Antsirabe along the national route 7. The road itself, with Malagasy standards, is in good conditions, the landscape is fantastic. When arriving in Antsirabe, visit the surrounding area including the sacred lake of Tritriva, and then back to town visiting some workshops of semi-precious and precious stones. Overnight at Top Hotel: Plumeria, in BB or in high-midrange Hotel: Vatolahy or Chambre des Voyageurs or in Couleur Cafe, in BB.

Day 3: Antsirabe - Miandrivazo.
This morning, long drive going to Miandrivazo approximately situated 220 km west. Miandrivazo is primarily notable considered as the starting point for canoe trip taking you down to Belo Sur Tsiribihina. This area is one of the hottest in Madagascar, so bring thin clothes and umbrellas.
Overnight at Hotel Princesse de Tsiribihina (high-midrange) or Hotel La Pirogue (midrange).

Day 4: Miandrivazo- Masekapy - Waterfall.
Drive from Miandrivazo to Masekapy and take the boat from Masekapy to the waterfall. The first day of the river trip allows you to see some chameleons and birds and giving you a chance to observe natural attractions, on a fast and comfortable barge... It is best part of the canoe trip, passing the Gorge of Bemaraha, a thick forest, various species of lemurs such as the sifakas and browns drinking water on the side of the river. Camping.

Day 5: Waterfall - Belo Sur Tsiribihina.
After breakfast get into the barge and sailing down the Tsiribihina passing several villages, visit Berevo one of these villages to see the daily life and the traditions of villagers. 10 minutes after Berevo you will see the bats’refuge on the side of the river. Arrive at the small port of Belo Sur Tsiribihina and take the 4WD to Belo of Tsiribihina. Overnight at the hotel Karibo in BB.

Day 6: Belo Sur Tsiribihina - Tsingy.
Leave Belo Sur Tsiribihina drive to the Tsingy of Bemaraha near Bekopaka. Bekopaka is the small village near the Tsingy of Bemaraha, The Tsingy is 152 000 hectares (66 630 hectares of which have national park status) is one of the largest protected areas in Madagascar. The Tsingy is a vast forest of rugged and eroded karst pinnacles. There are about 90 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles and 11 species of lemurs.upon arrival visit the little Tsingy. Overnight at the Grand Hotel ,Orchidee de Bemaraha in BB (high-midrange Hotel option).

Day 7: Tsingy Visit.

You will be experiencing astonishing moments during your hike through caves, breathtaking peaks of Tsingy of Bemaraha. You will enter into labyrinths and the so-called cathedrals made of rocks before safely climbing to reach the top of the Tsingyfor magnificent viewpoint of the whole limestone pinnacles, and then crossing the famous suspended bridge. Bemaraha possesses a high rate of animal endemism and biodiversity being estimated at 86, 7% where 11 species of lemurs are recorded here, along with five families of Bats, 103 species of bird -species. Besides, expect to see long eared owls perched on a branch, giant couas and so forth. In the forests there are troops of Decken’ssifaka and red fronted brown lemurs criss-crossing the limestone pinnacles. Overnight at the Grand Hotel, Orchidee de Bemaraha in BB (high-midrange Hotel option).

Day 8: Tsingy - Morondava.
Early morning drive heading to Morondava. En route, stop for lunch in Belo sur Tsiribihina. And then, we shall cross the Tsiribihina River by a ferry boat. Continue driving through the Kirindy dry forest. During the course of the afternoon we enter the world famous alley of Baobabs at sunset, the best time the nature can provide. We will stop there until the sun disappears before continuing to Morondava. Overnight at: Top Hotel option: Baobab Café or Palissandre de l’Ouest in HB or high-midrange Hotel option: Chez Maggie or Renala Sable d’Or in BB.

Day 9: Morondava - Tana.
You will be transferred by air to Antananarivo before flying back home.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.


Top/per Person:
- One Person 2600€
- 2 Persons 1420 €
- 4 Persons 1140 €
-6 Persons 980 €
- 8 Pax more 850€.

Mid range/per Person:
- One Person 2250€
- 2 Person 1250€
- 4 Person 850€
- 6 Person 750€
- 8 Pax more 650€.

Price Includes:
- 4WD with a driver
- Hotel and breakfast
- Transfer from Tana - Antsirabe till Miandrivazo
- 4WD Morondava Tsingy back and forth
- Fuel
- Full board during the camping
- Barge during the canoe trip
- Entrance fee to the parks
- Internal flight booking only
- Hotel and breakfast
- Driver’s meals and his accommodation
- Tour guide who speaks English
- Tax
- Car Insurance only
- Transfer.

Price Excludes:
- Tips
- Local guide
- Drinks
- Lunch and dinner in the restaurant
- Internal flight ticket
- Other activities which are not mentioned above.

About This Supplier
Location: Madagascar
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