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Highlights of Madagascar

Highlights of Madagascar

Highlights of Madagascar

Trip Details:

Operator:   G Adventures
Price From: 2,062 CAD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 14 days
Trip Dates: 01-04-2017,30-11-2017

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About this program

Lemurs, wild landscapes, village culture, beaches – Madagascar might be an island but there’s nothing small about it. For those who like to get remote, this isolated island is packed with wildlife, landscapes and people you’ll find nowhere else. (And everybody loves lemurs!) You’ll get to embrace local life and still have time to relax at the beach. Best of all, there’s always a local CEO there to lead the way and provide a link to the unusual and extraordinary.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Antananarivo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 | Antananarivo/Andasibe

Travel to Andasibe-Perinet National Park with 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 | Andasibe/Antsirabe

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

Day 5 | Antsirabe/Fiadanana

Visit Lake Andraikiba before continuing to the small village of Fiadanana. Opt to explore this beautiful village by foot, bicycle, or in a famous pousse-pousse. Listen to a ghost talker and enjoy a homestay and dinner with a local family.

Day 6 | Fiadanana/Ranomafana

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

Day 7 | Ranomafana/Ambalavao

Embark on an early morning forest walk to get a feel for the incredible wildlife of the area. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic travel day heading south through Madagascar's wine-producing region.

Day 8 | Ambalavao/Ranohira

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

Day 9 | Ranohira

Spend a full day exploring the park on foot, stopping at a natural swimming pool and waterfalls.

Day 10 | Ranohira/Ifaty

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

Days 11 - 12 | Ifaty

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

Day 13 | Ifaty/Antananarivo

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

Day 14 | Antananarivo

Depart at any time.

Country Fast Facts

Madagascar

Flag Flag_of_Madagascar
Continent:Africa
Official Language(s)Malagasy, French
Capital:Antananarivo
Population22, 434,363 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s)Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical, Desert, Semi-Arid, Subtropical Humid, Oceanic (Temperate/Warm)
Major Airport(s):Ivato International Airport (TNR)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Tourism, Textile, Mining

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