10 Days - 9 Nights
Arrival at the airport. Meet and transfer to the Hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal to explore the city. (D)
Breakfast and tour briefing. Leave Tana to join Andasibe throughout the road boarded by a luxurious green forest. A short stop at Marozevo for visiting the Pereyras Reserve, where different species of chameleons and butterflies could be spotted. Arriving in Andasibe then chek-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. (B, D)
Morning visit of the Analamazaotra Special Reserve, a great time for the first meeting with the lemurs. This reserve is home to different species of lemurs such Diademed Sifaka, Indri Indri, Grey bamboo Lemur, and Brown Lemur. In the evening before dinner, nocturnal visit to see special wildlife, mouse lemur, and chameleons. Dinner and overnight at the same hotel. (B, D)
After breakfast head to Manambato throughout the East road. Boat transfer to Ankanin'ny Nofy. Afternoon visit of the little pleasant Reserve of Palmarium, where 6 different species of lemurs are present. Dinner and overnight stay at the Palmarium Reserve. (B, D)
Morning free stay at the reserve of Palmarium to take advantage of the site, visit of the little village on the surrounding. In the afternoon boat transfer to Tamatave on the channel of Pangalanes. Arrival at Tamatave after 3 hours of boat ride.
Early breakfast, then about 4 hours road transfer to Soanierana Ivongo, where the boat waits for you to take you to the island of Sainte Marie. One hour of cruise to join Sainte Marie. (B, D)
Free 2 days stay at leisure. Activities to be organized directly with the hotel: Whale watching (July to September), snorkeling, diving, visit of Sainte Marie, Iles aux Nattes... (B, D)
Transfer to the airport of Sainte Marie and flight back to Tana.
Check in to the hotel. Feedback with LEMURS LAND DESTINATION's office staff. (B, D)
City tour to find out Antananarivo and its life, visit of the handicraft market of the Marché Digue.
Transfer to get the international flight. (B)
Nowadays, Madagascar is home to more than 300 species of amphibians and 400 species of reptiles in which over 90% are endemic. This rate increases continually due to discover of new species in different places that have not been explored before.
Madagascar is the fourth biggest island of the world from its size and the origin of this unclassifiable land is in itself a travel. From Africa, from which it separated 165 million years ago, it kept the red earth. From Asia, where a large part of the population came from, it inherited the rice fields. However, Madagascar is neither truly Asian nor totally African; its original culture makes it the only "Afro-Asian" land on the planet. Eighteen populations share this territory of tropical forests, spiny deserts, and beaches with white sand, lateritic soil, lagoons and rock formations. This ethnic mosaic has forged over the centuries a system of authentically Malagasy values. Rites associated with the cult of ancestors such as famadihana, or the presence in the same country of African agrarian tools, and words of Asian origin, are found only in Madagascar.
Welcome to the country of endemism! Madagascar is home to a unique flora and fauna found nowhere else: 85% of the 12,000 island plant varieties live on its soil. The Malagasy territory has distinct natural environments that correspond to as many types of vegetation. The east coast, resolutely tropical, is characterized by vast rain forests and a wide range of palms, bamboos, ferns and orchids. The drier west is the country of baobabs. Seven of the eight different species of baobabs in the world are found in Madagascar. One specie (Adansonia digitata) exists in Africa, another species (Adansonia gregorii or gibbosa) is found in Australia and the other 6 endemic species (Adansonia grandidieri, Adansonia madagascariensis, Adansonia perrieri, Adansonia rubrostipa, Adansonia suarezensis, Adansonia za) in Madagascar with one who is present in Africa (Adansonia digitata).
Madagascar was separated from the rest of the African continent 160 million years ago. This results in the country's unparalleled biodiversity and endemism. Ninety-six percent of the fauna and flora is endemic in Madagascar and is found nowhere else. Covering an area of 587,000 km2, the country is the 4th largest island in the world (after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo), so its environmental diversity rivals that of an entire continent (rainforests in the east, deciduous forests in the north and west, dense xerophytes' forests in the south, and forests of the high mountains inside the island). Madagascar is home to one of the most unusual collections of mammals in the world and has a remarkable diversity in terms of habitat and associated flora.
South-East exploration by train (12 days/11 nights)
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