Madagascar In-Depth

Resort: Madagascar In-Depth
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Madagascar
Price From: £2294.15

Over View

Experience the stunning landscapes that lemurs call home on this 21-day in-depth tour through Madagascar’s best sites and natural settings. At the Indri Special Reserve in Andasibe-Perinet National Park, you can spot rare species like large chameleons, the blue boa, and flowering orchids in October and November. Stop at the Anja Community Reserve, known for its ring-tailed lemurs, before driving through beautiful desert landscapes to reach the beautiful beaches of Ifaty. In between, you’ll meet and chat with locals and learn about their artistic traditions and ways of life for a better appreciation of the land you’re visiting.

Itineraries

Day 1
Antananarivo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
AntananarivoAndasibe

Travel to Andasibe-Perinet National Park with scenic stops en route. Stay in a quiet area near Andasibe and explore the Indri Special Reserve section of this massive area.

Day 3
Andasibe

Spend the day exploring this national park. Stay in a quiet area near Andasibe and explore the Indri Special Reserve section of this massive area.

Day 4
AndasibeAntsirabe

Travel to the colonial city of Antsirabe, stopping to see rice paddies along the way.

Day 5
AntsirabeFiadanana

Visit Lake Andraikiba before continuing to the small village of Fiadanana. Opt to explore this beautiful village. Listen to a ghost talker, enjoy a stay at a community guesthouse, and dinner with a local family.

Day 6
FiadananaRanomafana

Learn traditional rituals from the local villagers. Hike back to the bus taking in the stunning views. Continue on to Ranomafana.

Day 7
RanomafanaAmbalavao

Opt for an early morning forest walk to get a feel for the incredible wildlife of the area, or explore on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic journey heading south through Madagascar’s wine-producing region.

Day 8
AmbalavaoRanohira

Stop at Anja Community Reserve, known for groups of ring-tailed lemurs. Continue on through the ever-changing landscape to Ranohira and Isalo National Park.

Day 9
Ranohira

Spend the day exploring Isalo National park on foot, stopping at a natural swimming pool and waterfalls. In the evening visit the G Adventures supported tree planting project near Ranohira, creating a green corridor to protect the biodiversity of Isalo National Park.

Day 10
RanohiraIfaty

Drive through the desert landscape, viewing Mahafaly tombs and giant baobab trees en route. Continue to the beautiful Mozambican Channel beaches of Ifaty.

Day 11
Ifaty

Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 12
Ifaty

Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 13
IfatyAntananarivo

Travel to Toliara for a flight to Antananarivo and an optional last night out on the town.

Day 14
AntananarivoAntsiranana

Fly to Antsiranana and meet your group for second part of the tour.

Day 15
Amber Mountain National Park

Drive to Amber Mountains National Park, with a full day to explore the various forest trails. Watch for lemurs, birds and reptiles and marvel at the many waterfalls and volcanic lakes.

Day 16
Amber MountainAnkarana Reserve

Continue on to Ankarana Reserve, home to spectacular limestone ‘tsingy’ rock formations, underground rivers and sacred caves.

Day 17
Ankarana Reserve

Continue exploring the Ankarana Reserve on foot.

Day 18
Ankarana ReserveNosy Be

Enjoy the scenic journey south to the small fishing village of Ankify, where we get a boat across to the island paradise of Nosy Be.

Day 19
Nosy Komba & Nosy Tanikely

Head out on a local pirogue to explore ‘the lemur island’ Nosy Komba, and the underwater paradise of Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve.

Day 20
Nosy Be

Spend the day enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.

Day 21
Nosy Be

Depart at any time.

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