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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Antananarivo via Paris

Overnight flight to Antananarivo, via Paris. Transfer to Lokanga Boutique Hotel for a 2-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Antananarivo

Morning city tour in a vintage, open-top car. Afternoon at leisure. Special chef’s dinner this evening. (B, D)

Day 3: Fly to Ifotaka Community Forest

Fly to Mandrare River Camp and stay 4 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Evening wildlife walk in the Forest of Zenavo, a prehistoric spiny forest. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ifotaka Community Forest

Morning walk to the Sacred Gallery Forest in search of ring-tailed lemurs and Verreaux’s sifakas. Afternoon at leisure. Evening walk through the sacred spiny forest filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. Finish with sunset drinks on the Mandrare river banks. (B, L, D)

Days 5-6: Ifotaka Community Forest

Early morning walk in the spiny forest to look for endemic birds. After breakfast, visit the local market (Thursdays and Saturdays) or the local village to meet the Antandroy tribe. Afternoon at leisure. Evening sunset drinks served amid the baobab trees with music and dance performances by local villagers. Full-day trip the next day to the stunning Lac Anony, home to greater flamingoes and a variety of salt water birds. Walk along the lake shore to a beautiful picnic spot, scale the 70-foot-high sand dunes for incredible views and go for a swim in the lake. (B, L, D)

Days 7-8: Fly to Fort Dauphin • Manafiafy

Early visit to the local market or the spiny forest. Then take a short scheduled charter flight to Fort Dauphin and have lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge for a 4-night stay. Night walk in the coastal rainforest to spot some of the five species and three sub-species of lemur, over 80 bird species and an abundance of geckos and chameleons. Next morning visit the Antanosy community. Afternoon at leisure. Evening exploration of the mangroves by motorboat to spot endemic birds. (B, L, D)

Days 9-10: Manafiafy

Early morning sunrise walk where you may see redcollared lemurs foraging for food. The rest of the day is at leisure. Late afternoon walk in the nearby community forest to see Madagascar’s largest bat, the flying fox. Following morning at leisure. Humpback whale watching and deep sea fishing are available at an extra cost (Jun – Oct). Afternoon visit to Manafiafy village with its traditional wooden houses and pirogues lining the beachfront. End your day with drinks at sunset overlooking Manafiafy bay from a rocky outcrop. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fort Dauphin • Fly to Antananarivo

Drive back to Fort Dauphin. Fly to Antananarivo by scheduled charter flight. Transfer to Le Royal Palissandre (or similar) for 1 night. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Antananarivo

Morning tour of Ambohimanga, one of the 12 sacred hills of Antananarivo. En route back to the hotel visit La Digue handicraft market. Afternoon at leisure. Day room at Le Royal Palissandre. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Fly home via Paris

Very early flight home, via Paris. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Scheduled charter flights:

A surcharge may be necessary if you weigh more than 90kgs (200lbs) on the three scheduled charter flights.

Departure dates:

Departs from the UK on a Saturday or a Tuesday.

Solo travellers:

Solo travellers on request – please speak to one of our Africa experts for details.

Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Palissandre Hotel & Spa
    Palissandre Hotel & Spa

    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.

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Dates & prices

MSY2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £8395 per person

High season from £9595 per person

 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable