10 Days Madagascar Best Tour Package from Holiday Travel Packages $1590/- (Posted on Jul 14 2011)

10 Days Madagascar Best Tour Package from Holiday Travel Packages $1590/-

MADAGASCAR BEST TOUR PACKAGE
9 Nights From: $ 1,590.00 Per Person

Reptiles , Wildlife , Precious stones, Wooden craft, National Park guided walks, Mountains, Biggest waterfall, Lemurs, Vineyard, Paper factory, White beach.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

THINGS INCLUDED :

  • Airport transfer.
  • Car with driver and fuel during the tour.
  • Car transfer for round trip from tulear to ifaty beach and return to tulear.
  • Food and accommodation for driver only.
  • Bed and breakfast for 9 days for the clients.
  • All parks entrance fees for the clients during the visits.
  • Tax fees for the tour.
antananarivo madagascar

antananarivo madagascar

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

THINGS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks for the clients. ( lunch and dinner )
  • All local guide fees in all parks.
  • Tips.
  • And things not mentioned above.

TOUR ROUTES: ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK or KNOWN AS PERINET PARK  – ANTANANARIVO  – AMBATOLAMPY – ANTSIRABE – AMBOSITRA – RANOMAFANA – FIANANARANTSOA – AMBALAVAO – RANOHIRA – TULEAR – IFATY BEACH  – TULEAR.

ITINERARY:-

Day 1 : ANTANANARIVO  – PERINET NATIONAL PARK: ( 138 km or 4 hours in the car )
Start the tour from tana to andasibe national park or known as perinet national park. The distance from tana to Andasibe Park is 138 km which will take you about Four hours driving with tar road and curving. On the way, you will visit one of the practical insect and reptiles reserve at Peyrieras or known as Madagascar exotic in Marozevo. The visits can take about 1 or 2 hours with your personal guided walk. This is quiet reserve hidden in the jungle. Your local guide will take you on a walk around the zoo, pointing out the many species of beautiful butterflies, moths and different species of chameleons. There are also giant centipedes, pill bugs, crocodiles, geckos and frogs. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the breeding programs on the reserve. (This is an option but you can skip it if you are not keen on it). You can have your lunch in their restaurant or wait until arriving in Moramanga.

After stop in this park, you and your driver will then continue to Perinet National Park which is called “THE MUSIC OF THE FOREST.”

On route, you will pass next the big town called “Moramanga “. It’s advisable to stop in this town if you are interested to take a picture of the local people and open local market. Today’s journey stops at the Andasibe National Park. After you have unpacked and rested in the bungalow style for a while. Your personal driver will take you to vakona reserve to see deferent species of lemurs in a wild. Closed with high quality photograph is well promised.

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast is included)

Day 2 : VISIT PERINET NATIONAL PARK WITH LOCAL GUIDE THEN DRIVE BACK TO TANA AND ANTSIRABE .
After the morning breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and pack your luggage in the car and then you will visit Perinet Park with your local guide. Andasibe hosts 11 species of lemurs of which the biggest, the Indri Indri, is easily spotted because of its impressive shrieks. It cannot bear being in captivity, so it can be admired only in its natural milieu. The park also shelters several species of birds, reptiles, insects and batrachians. Return to the vehicle after visits. Leave the Park behind, as you set off back to Antananarivo and then will continue to Antsirabe. This drive will take about 7 hours on a good, but twisting road. On route, you will meet the beautiful landscape of the rice field, villages and stop at Ambatolampy to visit very local forging to make cooking pot by aluminium. The town is 68 km south of tana by RN 7 and it’s the largest town between Antananarivo and Antsirabe. On your arrival in Antsirabe, you can relax for a while after the drive.

Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel des thermes. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel villa camellia. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel le voyageur. ( Mid range hotel option ).

Day 3 : ANTSIRABE – AMBOSITRA – RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK:  ( 272 km or 5 hours on route ).
After the morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel to visit the highlights around Antsirabe town including precious stone factory where you can learn how they polish the stones. We then visit the natural source of the spring water at the thermal bath and then onto Andrakiba lake. You can have horse ride around Andrakiba Lake and this is an optional. We then make our way to Ranomafana National Park. After 89 km south of Antsirabe, you will pass by the centre of Malagasy hand sculptured wooden craft work called Ambositra town. There are many shops here where you can browse for souvenirs and find very good marquetery artisan with retailer price. Then continue up to the rain forest at Ranomafana National Park. In total, the ride from Antsirabe to Ranomafana will take about 5 hours. When you arrive at Ranomafana national park, you can have a rest by your own or take a short walk to see around the parks and village. You can do the night walk (nocturnal visits) at the same day or wait the next day since you will have full day to visit this beautiful rain forest with your personal guide.

ranomafana national park madagascar

ranomafana national park madagascar

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel setam lodge   . ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel centr’est. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel domaine nature   . ( Semi – luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel manja   . ( Mid range hotel option ).

Day 4 : VISIT RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK:
After the morning breakfast, your driver will take you to the park office, where you will meet your National Park guide. Depending on your choice, the average circuit will take a minimum of two hours. Longer walks are available.

Ranomafana (which means “hot water” in Malagasy) is doubtless one the most spectacular National Parks of Madagascar. The park contains twelve lemur species.  Aside from the golden bamboo lemur, visitors can spot eastern woolly lemur, red bellied lemur, eastern grey bamboo lemur, greater bamboo lemur, red-fronted brown lemur, black-and-white ruffed lemur and brown mouse lemur.  Other mammals include 7 species of tenrecs, 8 bats and 6 carnivorous.  Several of magascar’s birds can be found here which is recommended to the bird watcher.

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel setam lodge   . ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel centr’est. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel domaine nature   . ( Semi – luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel manja   . ( Mid range hotel option ).

Day 5 : RANOMAFANA  NATIONAL PARK  –  FIANARANTSOA  – AMBALAVAO  – RANOHIRA  ( ISALO NATIONAL PARK ). (345 km or 5 hours ride on route)
Leave Ranomafana Park after breakfast then continues to ranohira or known at isalo national park. On route, Stopping at the Soavita vineyard where we learn how they produce wine from grape to glass and of course taste the finished product. An entrance fee is in your charge. You can also purchase bottled wine here, at factory prices. Then continue on to Ambalavao where you can visit the Antaimoro paper factory, which is bark Arabian Paper by Avoha tree.  Women will demonstrate to you how they make this famous Antaimoro paper using colourful flowers by their hand. There is also a shop where you can buy the finished products. This town is the centre for Zebu (Malagasy horned cattle) trading for all the surrounding countryside. Many tribes bring their herds of cattle here to the weekly Zebu market (every Wednesday). With normally over 1000 animals here it is a fascinating and noisy experience. After the visits, we then drive to Anja Park. Here we stop for a 2-hours guided walk. This rocky park is the best place to see the ring tail lemurs in their natural environment. These animals, although wild, are easy to spot and so friendly.  Closed with high quality photograph is well promised. After the park, your journey continues through a range of spectacular rugged mountain tops, to arrive at Isalo national Park where you are free to relax for the rest of the day.

Recommended accommodation : ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel isalo ranch. ( Mid range hotel option ).
  • Motel d’isalo. ( Mid range hotel option ).
  • Hotel relais de la reine. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel jardin du Roy. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel isalo rock lodge. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel satrana lodge. ( Luxury hotel option ).

Day 6 : TREK THROUGH A DOOR OPENED ON THE PAST.
After breakfast, your driver will introduce you the best local guide who will explain to you your circuit options. You choose the circuit that is best for you. The price for the local guide will depend on your circuit’s option. Though wildlife is here not as prominent as in other parks since there are few of lemurs here. The park homes also approximately 80 species of birds (including the rare Benson’s rock-thrush, the knob-billed duck or the crested ibis), 35 of reptiles and several endemic frogs. The flora is indeed more interesting than the fauna. There are several local endemic plants among the 500 species which are found within Isalo, such as the elephant´s foot and some rare palms and aloe species.  A natural stone cave overlooks a crystal-clear waterfall, which tumbles into a deep green pool surrounded by overhanging pandanus trees. The piscine is a true oasis in the heat of the canyons. Museum of isalo can be visited in the afternoon after your treks from the park.

Madagascar Lemur

Madagascar Lemur

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel isalo ranch. ( Mid range hotel option ).
  • Motel d’isalo. ( Mid range hotel option ).
  • Hotel relais de la reine. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel jardin du Roy. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel isalo rock lodge. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel satrana lodge. ( Luxury hotel option ).

Day 7 : ISALO NATIONAL PARK – TULEAR – IFATY BEACH . ( 273 km or 5 hours ride on route)
On the way, you can see some traditional tombs of the Mahafaly and Antandroy tribes.  Each grave is decorated to tell the story of the person’s life with drawings and often animal heads.  Ask your driver or assistance guide about the fady or known as taboo in English. Then 14 km before entering to tulear, stop at Arboretum Park known as Antsokay. It is a botanical garden specialized in the flora and fauna of Southwest of Madagascar that should not be missed by anyone.

There are almost 900 species of plants, 90% endemic to the region. A trained English-speaking guide takes you on a two-hour tour of the improved area, where visitors see around a hundred of species of Euphornia and 60 species of Kalanchoe, as well as an abundance of reptiles and birds. You can have your lunch here after your visits. When you arrive in Tulear, you will be switched into diferent car and different driver to ifaty beach since the road from tulear to ifaty beach is very bad road and it needs a jeep. There is no additional price for this circumstance since we organized it through your hotel in ifaty .

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel Paradisier. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel Dune d’Ifaty. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel Ifaty beach. ( Mid range hotel option ).

Day 8 – 9 : FULL DAY RELAXING ON WHITE BEACH BY YOUR OWN .
Ifaty is always has good weather with about 30°c hot and it’s one of the best place to relax on white beach with shelter. Diving can be organized here and at your hotel for the equipment or more details.

Recommended accommodation: ( bed and breakfast are included ).

  • Hotel Paradisier. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel Dune d’Ifaty. ( Luxury hotel option ).
  • Hotel Ifaty beach. ( Mid range hotel option ).

Day 10 : TRANSFER FROM IFATY BEACH RETURN TO TULEAR AND FLY TO TANA .
After your morning breakfast, take your transfer from your hotel to return to tulear and then you will fly from tulear to tana then you will fly home by international flight.

Your local flight ticket can be purchased through our agency before you will start the tour

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Posted by on Jul 14 2011. Filed under Africa, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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