Andasibe Andasibe (formerly Perinet) consists of two reserves; Andasibe and Mantadia...Read more >
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Antananarivo, via Addis Ababa. (N)Day 2: Andasibe • Analamazaotra Reserve
Early afternoon arrival. Transfer to the Andasibe Hotel (or similar) and stay for 3 nights. After some welcome drinks and dinner, take a night walk to Analamazaotra Reserve. Here you may spot nocturnal species, including mouse, greater dwarf and eastern woolly lemurs. (D)Day 3: Andasibe • Vakona Private Reserve • Analamazaotra Reserve
Morning walk in Andasibe. Return to the lodge for lunch. Visit Lemur Island in Vakona Private Reserve, a small island sanctuary for lemurs. Afternoon walk in Andasibe. After dinner, take a second night walk to the Analamazaotra Reserve. (B, L, D)Day 4: Mantadia National Park (or Mitsinjo forest)
Full-day walk through the primary forest of Mantadia National Park. The beautiful scenery is home to the black and white ruffed lemur, the diademed sifaka, Parson’s chameleon and a wide variety of frogs. Alternatively, for a less strenuous option, walk in Mitsinjo Reserve and plant an endemic tree as part of the area’s reforestation project. (B, L, D)Day 5: Antananarivo
Morning drive back to Antananarivo. Stay 1 night at Le Royal Palissandre (or similar). Afternoon city tour including the hills of the royal palaces and the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. Special chef’s dinner in the evening. (B, L, D)Day 6: Antsahabe • Antsirabe
Drive to Antsahabe, a village typical of the Merina tribe. After lunch, continue to the spa town of Antsirabe and stay 1 night at Couleur Café Hotel (or similar). Afternoon tour of Antsirabe, centre of the gem trade and home to hundreds of pousse pousse (rickshaws), a legacy of Chinese labour imported to work on the railways. (B, L, D)Day 7: Ambositra • Ranomafana
Continue south to Ambositra, known as Madagascar’s handicraft and wood-carving capital. Following a typical Malagasy lunch accompanied by folklore entertainment, continue to Ranomafana. Stay 3 nights at Thermal Hotel (or similar). Evening walk in search of nocturnal species. (B, L, D)Day 8: Ranomafana
Morning walk in the Ranomafana National Park where you can spot three species of bamboo lemur: the grey, the golden and the greater. Endemic birding in the park is also excellent. Afternoon visit to Tanala village. (B, L, D)Day 9: Ranomafana
Morning walk in Ranomafana National Park. Afternoon visit to the Ranomafana Arboretum, a collection of hundreds of rare tree species. Second evening walk in search of nocturnal species. (B, L, D)Day 10: Fianarantsoa • Ambalavao • Ranohira
Morning drive via Fianarantsoa, the Betsileo tribe’s capital, to the vineyard of Lazan’ny Betsileo. Continue to Ambalavao. Visit the Antemoro paper factory and the Anja Reserve, where ring-tailed lemurs are often spotted. Continue to Ranohira and stay 3 nights at Relais de la Reine (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 11: Isalo National Park
Full day to explore the breathtaking eroded sandstone landscapes of Isalo National Park. In the morning, visit the natural swimming pool where there is a crystal-clear waterfall that tumbles into a deep-green pool. In the afternoon continue to the Cascade des Nymphes where you may spot ring-tailed lemurs, Verreaux’s sifakas and the dumpy elephant’s foot plant (flowers in September). Birdlife that you may see includes Malagasy hoopoes, white-browed owls, Madagascar nightjars and long-eared owls. (B, L, D)Day 12: Isalo National Park
Morning walk in Isalo National Park to explore the viewpoint. Enjoy a break at the hotel in the mid-afternoon to rest before an early evening traditional music performance as the sun sets. (B, L, D)Day 13: Zombitse-Vohibsia National Park • Ifaty
Continue towards the west coast. Stop en route at Zombitse-Vohibsia National Park. It may be possible to spot Appert’s tetrakas, one of the most endangered endemic birds on the island. The region is known for its large baobab trees and traditional family tombs, central to Malagasy beliefs and culture. Stay 1 night at Les Dunes d’Ifaty (or similar) in Ifaty, a quiet coastal fishing village known for its long beach. Evening farewell dinner. (B, D)Day 14: Fly to Antananarivo
Morning at leisure. Late afternoon flight from Toliara to Antananarivo. Transfer to Palissandre Hotel & Spa (or similar) for 1 night. (B, L, D)Days 15-16: Fly to London via Addis Ababa
Morning at leisure. Afternoon flight to London via Addis Ababa, arriving the following day. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Due to the possibility of flight schedule variations in response to ever changing travel demands, alterations may be required to the order, content and/or duration of individual departures.Group tour manager:
This tour is fully escorted by a local tour manager from arrival in Antananarivo to day 13 in Toliara.Discovery tour:
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes non-luxury accommodation, long and rough road journeys and more strenuous activities, such as trekking.Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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.
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.
Built in the heart of the forest and situated close to the Analazamotra national park, the Andasibe Hotel has a very natural feel and overlooks beautiful rice paddies. The 12 spacious and luxurious bungalows are all equipped with a television, minibar, private safe and a terrace. Other amenities include a restaurant and swimming pool. PLEASE AMEND TO NEW STYLE
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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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