Island Gems of Madagascar • 11 Days

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Join our small-group tour of Madagascar, which begins and ends in Antananarivo. The once-in-a-lifetime island adventure is led by experienced guides, and participants stay in comfortable accommodations. The group will visit the Special Reserve of Andasibe, take a boat tour on the Pangalanes Canals, and get up close to a variety of lemur species, including the incredibly rare Aye Aye. The trip ends with a tropical experience on the islands of Île Sainte Marie and Île aux Nattes, where participants can go fishing, snorkeling, quad biking, scuba diving, and just unwind on the beach.

Antananarivo

Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, is home to the historic Rova of Antananarivo and Andafiavaratra Palace. It offers visitors a glimpse into Madagascar’s royal past and political heritage. With attractions like Lemurs’ Park and Analakely Market, Antananarivo provides a variety of experiences, from wildlife encounters to cultural tours.

Natural Reserve of Andasibe

Spanning over 155 square kilometers, this protected area encompasses primary and secondary forests, home to an array of endemic flora and fauna, including the iconic Indri lemurs, the largest living lemurs in Madagascar. Visitors to the reserve can go on guided walks along well-maintained trails, seeking out rare orchids while walking under the towering canopy trees. In addition to the Indri lemurs, the reserve is also home to other lemur species, such as the diademed sifaka and the black-and-white ruffed lemur, as well as a myriad of bird species, reptiles, and amphibians.

Akanin’ny Nofy

Akanin’ny Nofy, is situated along the Pangalanes Canal in eastern Madagascar, and is a haven for nature lovers. The Palmarium Reserve is a forest that contains rare wildlife, offering visitors an opportunity to encounter lemurs, chameleons, and exotic birds in their natural habitat. Canoe tours through the waterways provide a glimpse into local life and offer scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Akanin’ny Nofy is known for its birdlife, so bring your binoculars and camera!

Mahambo

Mahambo is a coastal town on Madagascar’s eastern shores and is renowned for its waves. Mahambo is a paradise for surfers, while snorkeling and diving enthusiasts can enjoy the surrounding coral reefs. Beyond water sports, Mahambo offers cultural tours to nearby Toamasina, where you can visit markets, and with its laid-back atmosphere, Mahambo promises an idyllic escape for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure.

 Île Sainte Marie

A long and thin strip of tropical beach and turquoise sea paradise in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Nosy Boraha, also known as Île Sainte-Marie, is a very long and very thin strip of tropical beach and turquoise sea paradise in the heart of the Indian Ocean. In the heart of Nosy Boraha’s lush interior, the Antanandava Waterfall stands as a hidden gem, shrouded by the verdant embrace of the rainforest.

Île aux Nattes

Picture sweeping white beaches, swaying palms, a turquoise sea with waves crashing over the reef, a gentle breeze, and a lush green interior. Located just off the Southern Part of Île Sante Marie, separated only by a narrow but deep channel. No cars have reached this island yet, and the only way to cross is by pirogue, a dugout canoe. Despite its small size, Île aux Nattes offers a tranquil escape with beautiful beaches, clear waters, and a laid-back atmosphere.

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Accommodation

Days 1 & 2

Palissandre Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Day 3

Mantadia Lodge (or similar)
Andasibe, Madagascar

Days 4 & 5

Palmarium Hotel (or similar)
Akanin’ny Nofy, Madagascar

Day 6

Hotel La Pirogue (or similar)
Mahambo, Madagascar

Days 7 – 9

Sambatra Beach Lodge (or similar)
Ile Aux Nattes, Madagascar

Days 10 & 11

Palissandre Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Included

  • Accommodation
  • All transfers
  • Arranged activities
  • x10 breakfasts (lunch & dinner not included)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance and visas
Upon arrival in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, you will be greeted by your local Malagasy guide who will assist you in transferring to your hotel.
After breakfast, we head to Andasibe, where the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. As night falls, we take a guided walk in the forest. Led by experienced guides, we’ll look for lemurs, chameleons, and owls, offering a unique forest experience.
You will visit the Special Reserve of Andasibe to observe various lemur species. In the afternoon, a visit to the V.O.I.I.M.A community reserve will be conducted, showcasing sustainable efforts in rainforest conservation through local livelihood projects.
After breakfast, we head towards Manambato, and enjoy a scenic boat ride to Palmarium Reserve. The next day, you will explore Palmarium Reserve in the morning, where you’ll have the opportunity to observe six species of lemurs. This will be followed by an afternoon visit to a nearby village to experience the local culture. Later, an early evening excursion will be arranged to view the Aye Aye lemurs.  
daybreak, we set off on a boat trip on the Pangalanes Canal to Tamatave, enjoying views of lush scenery and local life. After a quick stop in Tamatave, we drive north to the town of Mahambo, passing through a variety of terrains along the way. Mahambo is a coastal town where adventure awaits. The lodge here offers a range of activities, from kayaking and beach sports to snorkeling.
You will take an early morning boat transfer from your lodge to the El Condor ferry, continuing to the Island of Sainte Marie. Upon arrival, a 4WD car will be ready to take you straight to the island’s southern tip. You will have leisure time to enjoy the pristine beaches of Ile Aux Nattes, with optional snorkeling excursions available.
You will board a flight from Sainte Marie Island to Antananarivo. An afternoon city tour of Antananarivo, including a visit to the Kings Palace on Blue Hill, will be arranged.
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the airport, marking the end of the tour.
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