Arriving in Antananarivo, the capital of the country. You will be picked up from the airport by our guide and will be transported to the hotel.
In the morning, start driving to Antsirabe along theRN7. We will stop at the craft workshop, and optional a short visit of the aluminum foundry working mainly on kitchen utensils in Ambatolampy.
Lunch will be taken in Antsirabe, after which we will continue to drive until Miandrivazo.
The drive to Morondava will take half a day. We will have lunch after arrival in Morondava, and will check in at the hotel. The afternoon is free to enjoy the surrounding area.
Will start the day early in the morning with off-road driving until Bekopaka. On the way we will be passing by the majestic Andansonia grandidieri baobabs, it’s a sight that has become iconic to Madagascar. It is more popularly known as The Baobab Avenue.
Next, we will cross the Tsiribihina river on a ferry boat, which will take around one hour. When we reach Belo/Tsiribihina we will stop to have lunch and then continue Bekopaka, where we will stay overnight.
In the morning, we will take a trip on the river with the local guide by pirogue at the gorge of Manambolo. This will take around 2 hours and we will see the caves of stacalacties and old tombs of Vazimba, which according to popular belief, were the first inhabitants of Madagascar. Next, is a visit to the small tsingy, after which we will have lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free for independent activities.
Start the day by driving approximately 17 km to the tsingy. Equipment such as shoulder harnesses will be provided since they are necessary to explore the tsingy which are as high as 50 meters. Walkways and wooden bridges will integrate into the landscape and will help you to continue more easily your visit to the area of the great tsingy.
During the day you will have a picnic lunch in the park, and dinner at the hotel.
Start the drive back and cross again the river with the ferry boat. Will take lunch in the Belo/Tsiribihina village, and then drive to Kirindy Reserve.
In the evening the program will include an amazing night walk in the dry forest (to spot lemurs, ants, geckos, fosa).
In the morning we will return to the forest to see lemurs and more endemic wildlife.
After the forest visit we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants.
After lunch we will continue the drive back to Morondava but will stop at the lovers baobab and sacred baobab. If we are lucky we will catch the sunsets in the baobab avenue, a breathtaking site of the giant baobabs. After the sunset we will drive to Morondava where we will stay overnight.
We will take you to the airport in Morondava, from where you will fly back to Antananarivo. Upon arrival in Antananarivo you will be picked up at the airport by our guide and transported to the hotel.
In the morning, we will visit the Ambohimanga palace (a very interesting and unique historical place), followed by lunch in vicinity of the palace.
Check out from the hotel and from Madagascar. We will transport you back to the airport to catch your return flight.
End of the program.
All days include 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation at various hotels. Transportation will be done in a 4×4 vehicle from our agency. Our guide will accompany you throughout the trip and will be your private ambassador to Madagascar.
The trip details for each day are just an outline of what you will see. Madagascar is such a divers and unique country that each place you will visit will offer a much more complex experience that simply cannot be put in to a list, you will have to experience it yourself. Apart from the unique landscapes, and the endemic plants and animals you will get to know some of the wonderful local Malagasy people, hear their stories, their language, traditions and culture.
*The road to Tsingy is closed when it rains, this tour is available only between May and November.