West Side Story & Nose Be

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Duration
15 Days
Departure Day
Daily
Group Size
Private Tour
Tour Type
Destination Trip
Trip Grading
Easy
Breakfast
Daily Breakfast
Other Meals
1 Lunch and 9 Dinners
Hotel Category
3 Star Hotels & lodges
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The amazing Tsingy in Bemaraha National Park. The Baobabs Avenue and the wildlife of Kirindy Reserve. Enjoy Nosy Be and the island of Nosy Iranja.

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival - Antananarivo

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight on bed and breakfast.

DAY 2

Antsirabe

After a nice breakfast in the hotel we drive south on the Road National 7. Rice fields and typical villages of the highlands draw the landscape right after Antananarivo. We stop in Ambatolampy to discover the amazing work of aluminum to make cooking pots. We take lunch in town. Continue towards Antsirabe in the afternoon.

DAY 3 & 4

Antsirabe to Morondava

Half-day to discover by rickshaw, the Malagasy craftsmen. We visit the small factories of model toys, local sweets, sculptures made from the zebu horn. Lunch in town. Drive to the west towards the village of Miandrivazo for an overnight. The day after, drive to the coast at Morondava. Relax at the hotel in the afternoon.

DAY 5

Kirindy Reserve

This short stage leads us, via the famous Alley des Baobabs, to the Kirindy Reserve, formerly called the Swiss Forest. Lunch on site and visit of the reserve in the late afternoon and evening to observe the nocturnal lemurs and, if you are lucky, the Fossa, the biggest predator of Madagascar. Overnight near the reserve.

DAY 6

Bekopaka

A few hours in the reserve for wildlife photos before driving to Belo/Tsiribihina. This is a bumpy and dusty road! Cross the river by ferry. Lunch in the village and then on to Bekopaka where we cross the Manambolo River, again by a small ferry. We are here at the entrance of the park.

DAY 7 & 8

The Tsingy of Bemaraha

This is one of the most extraordinary sites! Tsingy are cathedrals of limestone, this dense network of faults, cracks and blocks of limestone carved in blades is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Madagascar. The formation of this massif during the middle Jurassic period began some 200 million years ago, when the sea still covered this region of Bemaraha. Then this immense plate of corals and shells rose above sea level and has been exposed since five million years, allowing rain and erosion to make extraordinary sculptures. We take the time to discover by pirogue, the cliffs and their tombs along the Manambolo River.

DAY 9

Bekopaka – Morondava

Drive back to Morondava. The 200 km track should take us just before sunset to the Avenue des Baobabs. At the right time, with the sun at a low point, slanted lights, and the smooth tree trunks reflect the orange rays of the sun. Perfect time to take spectacular photos. We reach Morondava, and we checkin our hotel by the sea.

DAY 10

Morondava – Antananarivo

Return by plane to Tana. Depending on the flight schedule, we will spend the morning in Morondava visiting the fishing village of Betania or in Tana for some shopping at the artisanal market and a tour of the old town. Overnight at the hotel. NB – the program for this day will depend on the domestic flight schedule.

DAY 11

Antananarivo – Nosy Be

Domestic flight to Nosy Be. Depending on the flight schedule, we will spend the morning in Tana visiting Ambohimanga, the Blue Hill or in Nosy Be by the sea. In Nosy Be, You will be driven to Mount Passot, the highest point of the island for the sunset. Overnight at the resort. NB – the program for this day will depend on the domestic flight schedule.

DAY 12, 13 & 14

Nosy Be

Days at leisure. Several activities are available from your hotel reception. We suggest you to visit Hellville and its market. The Ylang Ylang Distillery and its botanical garden. A sea trip by motor boat or catamaran to Nosy Komba and Nosy Tanikely where you can go snorkeling. Diving with one of the many dive clubs in Tanikely. Not to be missed: A day at the superb island of Nosy Iranja.

DAY 15

Nosy Be – Tana

After breakfast, transfer to Fascene Airport of Nosy Be for a domestic flight to the capital. Reception at the airport and assistance for your outbound flight. (B) NB – the program for this day will depend on the domestic flight schedule.

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West Side Story & Nose Be
West Side Story & Nose Be

From GBP £ 3,466

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