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RAINFOREST AND PARADISIACAL ISLAND

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TANY MENA TOURS

Since 1997, Tany Mena Tours offers a deep and authentic discovery of the "Madagascar universe".

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RAINFOREST AND PARADISIACAL ISLAND

Nature and relaxation tour. Discovery of the rainforest on the east coast, refuge of different species of lemurs, batrachians and reptiles. The flora is also very diverse. The journey ends with a stay at the island of Sainte Marie, a small paradise where humpback whales come during the dry season (from June to late August accurately) to give birth.

ANTANANARIVO

Arrival in Antananarivo, your travel agent will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in town. Overnight in a hotel.

Antananarivo, 1 night

ANTANANARIVO / ANDASIBE

In the morning, you will leave Antananarivo and go towards the East direction. Your journey will take you to the highlands of Mandraka Valley to Andasibe, the only one place where we can see the greatest exponent of lemur: Indri indri. Andasibe consists mainly of primary forests that are home to rare and endangered species. Check-in at your hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon, you will visit the Vakôna Forest lodge private reserve. You will make a first meeting with the Indri Indri. You will also make a canoe ride to the islands of lemurs. In early evening, you will go to a nocturnal visit at Mitsinjo Association Private Park to search for “mouse lemurs” the smallest and strictly nocturnal lemurs, listen to the frogs, or stumble across sleeping chameleons after dark. Night walks usually begin between 06:00p.m and 07:00p.m and last around an hour and a half... Mitsinjo Association is a Malagasy NGO that started as a community initiative, Mitsinjo manage a part of the Analamazaotra Forest Station and the Torotorofotsy Ramsar Site, which are now its main focal areas for conservation, research and sustainable development (including agriculture and health) initiatives. Located in Andasibe, one of the biodiversity hotspots of the eastern Madagascar rainforest corridor, Mitsinjo integrates the protection of prime habitat and the generation of sustainable income for the local population living in and around these areas. After the visit, you will come back to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Andasibe, 1 night

ANDASIBE / ANKANININ'NY NOFY

Early in the morning before leaving to Manambato, you will do an immersion inside the humid forest of Analamazaotra National Park. The Analamazaotra National Park is a forest corridor of a scenic landscape with an ecotourism attraction of various ranges through its various endemic flora that are a natural forest panorama rich in biodiversity. The park has 120 species of orchids with an endemic rate of 100%. Most are epiphytes; more than 1,200 species of plants with an endemic rate of 77%. The park is home to 11 species of lemurs, carnivorous and rich mammal fauna but also 109 species of birds and 3 species of terrestrial Rollers. Through the “Indri 1” tour, you will discover during 02 hours the biggest diurnal lemur of Madagascar, Babakoto or Indri indri and also other lemurs as sifaka, lemur Bamboo, Lemur fulvus, Varika. You will encounter birds such as the bird of paradise, Madagascar dial, Coua blue ... and reptiles such as boa manditra, chameleons as Calumna parsonii Cristifer and Calumma parsonii uroplatus, lizards as Madagascar Voemi ... Going also the discovery of medicinal plants and the famous Vakoana, Ravinala. After the visit, you will leave Andasibe and go to Manambato, a small village on Lake Rasoabe; starting point for your discovery of the Pangalanes Channel. The Pangalanes Channel is a series of lagoons and rivers that stretches almost 700 Kms from Tamatave in eastern Madagascar until Farafangana in southeastern. The channel was dug during colonization area parallel to the Indian Ocean on the east coast of Madagascar. The channel allows the transit of goods along a coast impractical. You will discover, in small boats, the lush vegetation of the surrounding lakes and rivers (mangroves, orchids...), characteristic of the east coast of Madagascar, and join Akanin’ny nofy. You will arrive at the end of the afternoon. This little paradise known as the charming name of Dream Nest, meaning of the Malagasy name "Akanin’ny Nofy", is a haven of peace along the Pangalanes channel. It is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate but also to discover various rare plant or animal species from Madagascar and the region. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Ankanin'ny nofy 1 night

AKANIN’NY NOFY

After breakfast, you will make a visit at Palmarium private reserve. The Palmarium private reserve is a very singular subject, it is a real natural shelter of fauna and flora of Madagascar with its extraordinary plant species composed of specific Madagascar palms, orchids, carnivorous plants, especially Nepenthes, the traveler's tree or ravinala, as well as the rarest plant species such as Dypsis, the Ravenea, the Orania, but also the Voanioala and Lemurophoenix. At Palmarium there are ten species of lemurs like the Indri Indri, the biggest lemur of the planet; the black-and-white ruffed lemur; the Propithecus or sifaka. After the visit, you will come back at the hotel. The rest of the day will be free. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Akanin'ny nofy, 1 night

AKANIN’NY NOFY - MANAMBATO - MAHAMBO

After breakfast, you will be transferred by boat to Manambato where the car will already be waiting for you for the rest of the trip. You will continue to Mahambo which you will reach in the afternoon. Overnight in a hotel.

Mahambo, 1 night

MAHAMBO / SAINTE MARIE

In the morning, you will take the boat to Sainte Marie Island. The departure is scheduled between 10:30 am and 12:00am according to the tides. The crossing takes about two hours and half. In your arrival in Sainte Marie, a representative of your hotel will meet you at the port and take you to the hotel. Sainte Marie is a paradise Island in the heart of the Indian Ocean. A natural green oasis with its primitive forests, plant species, waterfalls, underwater world and humpback whales, Sainte Marie is a tropical paradise at the end of the world, still preserved from mass tourism. It is a haven of peace and resort to the exquisite softness. Overnight in a hotel. Read more

Sainte Marie, 1 night

SAINTE MARIE

The day will be free. You have opportunity to relax. The hotel also offers several visits and activities. You can arrange some optional visits and activities with the hotel. Overnight in a hotel.

Sainte Marie, 1 night

SAINTE MARIE

The day will be free. Optional visits and activities. Overnight in a hotel.

Sainte Marie, 1 night

SAINTE MARIE / ANTANANARIVO

According to the flight schedule, the hotel’s team will take you to the airport; you will flight back to Antananarivo. Our driver will meet you at the airport in your arrival in Antananarivo and take you to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel. + ccording to the flight schedule, the hotel’s team will take you to the airport; you will flight back to Antananarivo. Our driver will meet you at the airport in your arrival in Antananarivo and take you to your hotel. Overnight in a hotel. + Read more

Antananarivo, 1 night

ANTANANARIVO

The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the capital and its surroundings. Antananarivo, the "City of a Thousand" is the largest city in Madagascar. It stands on the side of one of the twelve sacred hills. This city is the cradle of the Merina dynasty. The visits of the upper town (the old town) where formerly stood the ROVA, palace of Queen RANAVALONA first (1828/1861) and the Palace of the Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony converted into National Museum; will be an opportunity to discuss the important role of "Hova"; highland people, who first established state structures in Madagascar. You will continue the morning strolling through the lively and typical districts which have, over time, keep an authentic character. In the afternoon, you will leave Antananarivo to explore the countryside of Imerina, villages, customs and traditions, living heritage highlands. You go to Ambohimanga ( "Blue Hill") visiting the Royal Hill. On the basis of cultural criteria, Ambohimanga is the only Malagasy site included on the UNESCO list of world heritage. The fortress consists of a royal city, a royal burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. Combined with a strong sense of national identity, it retains its atmosphere of spirituality and sacredness, in practice and in the minds of the people, for some 500 years. It remains a place of worship and pilgrimage that can come from Madagascar and elsewhere. After the tour, you will be taken to a nearby airport hotel for day use. According to your international flight schedule, you will then transfer to the airport and flight back home. Day use in a hotel. Read more

Antananarivo, day use

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel La Villette
Day 2
Location Andasibe
Day 3
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 5
Location Mahambo
Hotel La Pirogue
Day 6
Location Sainte-Marie Island
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Hotel La Villette
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Colbert
Day 2
Location Andasibe
Day 3
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 5
Location Mahambo
Hotel La Pirogue
Day 6
Location Sainte Marie
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Hotel Colbert

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis at mentioned hotels or similar;
  • Transportation by private car from day 2 to day 3, from day 5 to day 6 and the day 10, fuel included;
  • The service of an English-speaking driver-guide for a group of 1 to 5 people, from day 1 to day 6, and the service of an historian guide during Antananarivo visit;
  • The service of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more from day 1 to day 6;
  • Boat transfer from Manambato to Akanin’ny nofy and from Akanin’ny nofy to Manambato;
  • Boat transfer from Mahambo to Sainte Marie;
  • Entrance fees and local guides during parks visit in the program;
  • Other visits and activities in the program;
  • Transfers from/to the airport.

Package excludes

  • Airfares;
  • Visa;
  • Lunches and dinners except those are mentioned in the program;
  • Optional visits and activities;
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses.

More information

  • Prices are per person in a double room with breakfast.
  • A single supplement and a half board or a full board supplement will give as required.
  • It is possible to observe humpback whales during their season from July to late September with extra charge.
  • The Mahambo - Sainte Marie crossing is subject to weather conditions. A scheduled crossing may be cancelled and postponed in the event of a ban on going out to sea by the Maritime Authority.

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