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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. You will be met at the airport and transferred into the city. Overnight at the Palissandre Hotel & Spa. (N) (D)Day 3: Antsirabe
Your private driver-guide will pick you up in the morning and take you to Antsirabe. En route, stop at Antsahabe, a small tribal village community. After another stop for lunch you will have the afternoon at leisure in Antsirabe or you might like to have an optional tour of the city, known for its gem trading and Chinese-style pulled rickshaws. Overnight at the Couleur Café. (B, L, D)Day 4: Ranomafana
Continue southwards to Ranomafana. Evening wildlife walk in search of nocturnal species such as mouse lemurs, red-bellied lemurs and civets. Stay 2 nights at the Thermal Hotel. (B, L, D)Days 5: Ranomafana
Full day to explore the national park, home to 12 species of lemur, over 100 types of bird and many different reptiles and amphibians. On week days you can visit the ValBio Research Centre which is taking a leading role in preserving the natural ecosystems of the local area. (B, L, D)Day 6: Isalo National Park
A long but rewarding drive west will take you to Isalo National Park. On the way, stop at the Anjaha Community Reserve where a large troop of ring-tailed lemurs can be spotted amongst the mountain rocks. Stay 3 nights at the Relais de la Reine. (B, L, D)Days 7-8: Isalo
Take excursions into the national park. The wildlife and scenery here are sensational, with towering limestone outcrops, numerous cascading waterfalls and perfectly clear plunge pools playing host to over 300 species of animals. The most distinctive residents are the Verreaux’s sifakas, an entertaining breed of lemur that appears to ‘dance’ along the ground as it makes its way from tree to tree. (B, L, D)Day 9: Ifaty
Head south-west to the coastal town of Ifaty. This is one of the best places to see some of Madagascar’s most iconic tree species. Baobabs and spiny forests dot the region and provide homes for yet more unique wildlife. Overnight at Les Dunes d’Ifaty. (B, L, D)Days 10-12: Anakao
Take a motor boat to the remote fishing town of Anakao, where you will find stunning white sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. You have plenty of time here to recharge your batteries or continue your adventures with optional excursions. Stay 3 nights at the Anakao Ocean Lodge. (B, L, D)Day 13: Antananarivo
Transfer by boat to Toliara and catch an onward flight to Antananarivo. Depending on the flight schedule, you might have time for a city tour before dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the Relais des Plateaux. (B, L, D)Days 14-15: Fly to London, via Addis Ababa
Morning at leisure, then fly overnight from Antananarivo to London, via Addis Ababa. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Standard tour
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Located within lush green gardens on the edge of the Ranomafana National Park, The Thermal Hotel is a restored building that offers all of the amenities of a modern hotel, including a restaurant serving local dishes. The hotel has a sustainable policy by engaging heavily with the surrounding local community through different projects and schemes.Features: 21 rooms, restaurant, bar, garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Safe, minibar, air conditioning, television.
Les Dunes d'Ifaty is a charming hotel complex located in the fishing village of Mangily, directly overlooking the Mozambique Channel and its coral reef. Built in a traditional style, using local materials, the 19 villas and 22 rooms are set amid 6 hectares of tropical flora and indigenous plants. All of the rooms have a Creole inspired design and are equipped with a range of amenities. Some of the villa rooms have a view of the sea, but not all. The main building has a library, a bar, a restaurant and an outdoor patio area that serves as an extension to the restaurant, where guests can dine on international cuisine, seasonal specialities, seafood and locally inspired dishes. The large swimming pool is also a great place to relax and unwind. Excursions available from the hotel include snorkelling to view the coral reef, whale watching (in season) and excursions into the baobab forest. ...
This small, elegant hotel of only 46 rooms, takes its name from the Palissander tree, wood from which has been used to furnish the property, creating a feeling of warmth. The rooms are simply but stylishly furnished, featuring local handicrafts in order to give the property a uniquely Malagasy feel. Located on a hillside, many of the rooms offer views over the city, as does the restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace.
Le Relais des Plateaux is located in wooded gardens. The rooms all face in to the peaceful garden and offer air conditioning, en suite bathrooms and a lounge area. The on site restaurant serves both local and international dishes, and there is a large shaded swimming pool. The hotel also has a Malagasy handicraft boutique.
Located in the South west of Madagascar and hidden among a 16-hectare oasis bordering the Isalo massif, Le Relais de la Reine is a quaint French farmhouse-style lodge. Thirty cool and airy rooms are dotted among the manicured gardens and rocky sandstone formations. The lodge has its own spa centre offering many relaxing treatments and massages.Features: 30 rooms, spa, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and tennis-court.<br>Room amenities: Private terrace, fan, safe, and en suite bathroom. Some rooms feature their own private garden.
Situated in the heart of Antsirabe, the Couleur Café is a charming property with five small houses located within its grounds. The family house can sleep up to four people while the four pavilions are each suitable for two people. Each pavilion is tastefully decorated and equipped with a private bathroom and fireplace. Breakfast is served in the guesthouse or your garden area, and dinner can be arranged with 24 hours' notice. The property offers good local cuisine from a wide range of local produce including seasonal fruits and vegetables, high quality dairy products, zebu, poultry, pork and fish.
Anakao Ocean Lodge & Spa stands in the middle of a splendid half-moon bay. The bungalows are locally made of hand-worked white stone and fine rosewood. In the central area there is a bar, restaurant and various relaxation areas that overlook the evening sunset. There is also a spa that offers a rich choice of treatments and packages. Each of the bungalows has air conditioning, a minibar, bathroom with shower, hairdryer and safe. There is also a family bungalow and one suite. A wide range of activities are available including whale watching (from July to September), snorkelling and fishing.
Low season from £4155 per person
High season from £4265 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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