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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Antananarivo

Arrival in Antananarivo

On arrival in Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, you’ll be greeted by your private English-speaking guide who will escort you to Maison Gallieni, your hotel in the upper town of Antananarivo, known as 'Tana' to the locals. As a restored colonial mansion, Maison Gallieni has an elegant mix of modern and traditional décor. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool and enjoying the views over the city, or venture out to explore the colourful streets, traditional architecture and distinct Indonesian style of Antananarivo.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
Maison Gallieni
  • Luxury guest house located in or near Antananarivo
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Transfer to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Transfer to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and begin the four-hour drive east to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This stunning rainforest park has two protected areas, the Perinet Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park, that are famous for their population of indri lemurs, the largest living lemur species on earth.

The drive to Andasibe offers a great introduction to rural life in Madagascar, with rice fields, redbrick houses and roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits and vegetables along the route. You’ll arrive at Manjarano Lodge in time for lunch, and you’ll stay at the lodge for the next three nights on a full-board basis.

This evening, you can go on an exciting night walk with your local guide, to see Madagascar’s nocturnal creatures come alive.

Main Destination:
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Best Time To Visit August to November (Less rainfall)
High Season July to August and December (The park is busy)
Best Weather April, May, October and November

Wildlife in Andasibe-Mantadia NP

Accommodation:
Manjarano Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After an early breakfast, meet your guide and head to the Analamazaotra Special Reserve (also known as Perinet Reserve), a 180-hectare expanse of jungle wilderness. Search for the famous indri, lemur known for its distinct black and white markings, a barely visible tail, and surprised teddy bear face. It’s also one of the few animals in the world that cannot survive in captivity. There are 11 other species of lemur to spot.

Perinet Reserve is home to many reptiles, invertebrates, and some of Madagascar’s orchid species, and there’s an abundance of birds, including the Nuthatch vanga, blue coua, velvet asity and many other endemic species.

After lunch you visit the other side of the forest which is run by Mitsinjo association, a local-run community.

This evening, venture out on a guided forest night walk. Spot chameleons and geckos, as well as a variety of nocturnal lemurs including the Goodman’s mouse lemur, woolly lemur, white-footed sportive lemur and furry-eared dwarf lemur.

Main Destination:
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation:
Manjarano Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and make the 1.5 hour drive to Mantadia National Park for a day of adventure and a picnic lunch. This stunning park is filled with lemur species including the indri lemur, grey bamboo lemur, red-bellied lemur, white ruffed lemur and diademed sifaka.

While the trails are slightly more challenging, they’re well worth it as the forest is more impressive and less crowded than Perinet. You’ll also find many rare species of mammals, reptiles and a variety of birds including the breasted coua, scaly ground roller and pitta-like ground roller.

Enjoy your picnic lunch by the Rianasoa Waterfall before hiking back to the vehicle and returning to the lodge. This evening, you can head out on another exciting night walk with a local guide to explore the surrounding forest.

Main Destination:
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
Accommodation:
Manjarano Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Return to Tana

Return to Tana

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before driving back to Antananarivo, where you’ll check in to Novotel where you'll stay for one night on a full board basis. Comfortably combining tradition with modern features, the hotel originally opened in 2005 to ease the journey for international travellers.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
Novotel Convention & Spa Antananarivo
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Antananarivo
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Fly to Nosy Ankao

Fly to Nosy Ankao

Enjoy breakfast at Relais des Plateaux in Tana, before being transferred to the airport for your flight North to Diego Suarez. On arrival, you'll be greeted and assisted by a guide while waiting for the transfer by helicopter to Nosy Ankao.

An exhilarating helicopter ride over mountains, baobabs and shipwrecks dotting the wild coastline ends in a gentle landing on a remote private island off the coast of Madagascar.

Rediscover your sense of wonder in a place where luxury means stepping foot where no man has before, surrounded by an unspoiled horizon. Raw and refined, Miavana brings together exclusivity and adventure as well as travel and conservation. Contribute to the long-term sustainability of the region simply by visiting. At around 10 square kilometres in size, this intimate haven is just the place to escape and unwind.

You stay at Miavana by Time+Tide for five heavenly nights, on a full board basis.

Main Destination:
Nosy Ankao
Accommodation:
Time + Tide Miavana
  • Luxury+ resort located in or near Ankao
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 7-10

Exploring Miavana

Exploring Miavana

Miavana features just 14 ocean-front villas that live and breathe castaway luxury. With sea views, direct beach access, and an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living, make yourself at home in this other-worldly destination. Expect considered design throughout, crafted to perfection with hand-dyed textiles, Malagasy wood, and local stone.

Activities and excursions included in your stay are; forest walks, snorkeling, boat cruises, island cultural visits, shore boarding, kite surfing, wind surfing, bicycling and the use of an electric buggy. Enjoy extra activities and excursions such as further helicopter trips and scuba diving.

Tick off Lemur Trekking on your bucket list as you step inside pristine forests home to over 100 species of lemur or dive below turquoise waters to discover vibrant reefs, sea turtles, and manta rays. Depending on the season, try exhilarating ocean adventures in search of migrating humpback whales and spinner dolphins.

Main Destination:
Nosy Ankao
Accommodation:
Time + Tide Miavana
  • Luxury+ resort located in or near Ankao
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)

Day 11

Return to Tana

Return to Tana

After your last breakfast at Miavana, you will be flown by helicopter in about 30 mins back to Diego Suarez airport.

Be greeted and assisted for the check in of your two-hour domestic flight from Diego Suarez to Tana.

On arrival, meet your guide for a transfer to Relais des Plateaux Hotel & Spa which is close to the airport. This afternoon and evening is your final night in Madagascar, a perfect opportunity to head out for some last minute souvenir shopping, or simply rest at the pool. You stay for one night on a full board basis.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
Relais Des Plateaux
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Antananarivo
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Departure from Madgascar

Departure from Madgascar

You will be transferred from your hotel to the international airport in time to check-in for your flight home. Your stunning luxury escape in Madagascar has come to an end, but with memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

Main Destination:
Antananarivo (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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