15 Days - 14 nights
Our staff will meet you at the airport of the capital Antananarivo. Night at the hotel.
Upon the flight schedule you will fly to Morondava. The rest of the day is at your disposal to see the city and the market. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You will drive on rough road to Bekopaka where you will discover Tsingy de Bemaraha. First you will pass through baobab forest and take the ferry to cross the Tsiribihina River. Then you take your lunch at the best Restaurant of the town Mad' Zebu. You take the road again to reach The Manambolo River, which forms the southern boundary of the park. Cross the Manambolo River on another ferry and arrive at the hotel at Bekopaka. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You have two full days to visit the Bemaraha National Park and to discover the famous "Petit and Grand Tsingy", which is the largest limestone pinnacle formation in the world and which has been chosen by UNESCO among the world's heritage.
Start on the first day for a ride on a dugout on the Manambolo River. You will enjoy the peaceful feeling on the boat. Than explore the "Petit Tsingy".
The next day, you will head to the "Grand Tsingy", which is about 15km from your hotel. Than discover the various labyrinths with a walk to reach the small belvedere, climbing the forest of these karsts pikes and their terrifying caves. The flora is made up of 86% of endemic plants . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Today you will drive back to Morondava after breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Baobabs in love and the Baobab Alley at sunset. Baobab Alley is an unimaginable place where about ten of these majestic trees stand along the sandy road. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Belo-sur-Mer about three hours. It is a beautiful little village with a sandy breakwater. The canoes at the sea seem to float on the sand. There is also an opportunity to see whales between June and September. Belo-sur-Mer is a future marine park in front of different islands of corals. The afternoon is devoted to the excursion to the Baobabs forest at the National Park of Kirindy Mitea. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Almost a day's drive on a moderately broken track. The semi-arid vegetation is marked by the presence of jujube trees and Sakalava tombs surmounted by Aloalo (statues in sacred wood). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast, and then continue to Morombe by the coast. Natural savanna landscape remembers you of Africa. From Bevoay, a track aligned with Baobabs to the town of Morombe. Visit at sunset the largest and sacred Baobab of Madagascar "Adansonia Grandidieri". This one is 29m in circumference. Beautiful site with its stream at the edge of the Mozambique Channel protected by the coral reef. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, follow the coast by the sandy road to the very nice destination Andavadoaka, between marshes, mangroves, baobabs such as the famous Baobab "Andansonia za" and Didieracées. This is a very short drive (56km of sandy road, 2h) and you will enjoy the peaceful feelings of the area and the villages. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, continue to Salary, one of the most beautiful bay of Madagascar. It is a calm and relaxing place. Impeccable deserted white coast, transparent emerald sea. Free afternoon at the beach. Night in half board at the hotel
Full free day at your disposal to relax. Activities on spot: visit the Mikea tribe, or go diving or snorkeling. Accommodation on full board at the hotel.
In the morning, continue to Tulear. You can drive along beautiful coastlines that literally stretch far to the horizon of Vezo fishing villages. Not far inside the villages, a fascinating thorny forest where you will see a lot of Baobabs. In July and August you will probably see whales migrating to the Mozambique Channel. Upon arrival in Tuleear, visit the shellfish markets, the Antsokay Arboretum to discover varieties of fauna and flora. Night in half board at the hotel.
After breakfast, Flight to Antananarivo. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit of the largest craft market on the dike road and tour of the city of Antananarivo (depending on the flight schedule). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and up on flight schedule, transfer to the airport and fly back to Europe.
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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