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10 DAYS RAINFOREST AND PARADISIACAL ISLAND

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

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10 DAYS 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 whales come during the winter season to give birth.

DAY 1

ANTANANARIVO

Pick up from Antananarivo Airport to your hotel in town. After check-in, you will have a briefing on the progress of your trip with an agency representative.

Antananarivo, 1 night
DAY 2

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. 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 the evening, you will go to discover Nocturnal species at Mitsinjo Association Private Park. Mitsinjo Association is a Malagasy NGO that started as a community initiative, Mitsinjo manage the Analamazaotra Forest Station and the Torotorofotsy Ramsar Site. It works in conservation, nature-based tourism, and development (including agriculture and health). 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. Read more

Andasibe, 1 night
DAY 3

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. Read more

Ankanin'ny nofy 1 night
DAY 4

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. Read more

Akanin'ny nofy, 1 night
DAY 5

AKANIN’NY NOFY / TAMATAVE

In the morning, you will be transferred by boat to Manambato where vehicle is waiting for you. From there, you will continue by road until Tamatave. Active and cosmopolitan metropolis, Tamatave is the first port of the island. Despite its small size (100 000 inhabitants), the city seems to overflow with activities and many rickshaws and motorcycles driving by, strengthen its Asian appearances. Read more

Tamatave, 1 night
DAY 6

TAMATAVE / SAINTE MARIE

Early in the morning, you will leave Tamatave and drive to Soanierana Ivongo, where you will take the boat to Sainte Marie. The departure is scheduled at 10.00a.m but schedule can be slightly shifted according to the tides. The crossing takes about one hour. 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. Read more

Sainte Marie, 1 night
DAY 7

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.

Sainte Marie, 1 night
DAY 8

SAINTE MARIE

The day will be free. Optional visits and activities.

Sainte Marie, 1 night
DAY 9

SAINTE MARIE / ANTANANARIVO

According to the flight schedule, the hotel’s team will take you to the airport and flight back to Antananarivo. Upon + + According to the flight schedule, the hotel’s team will take you to the airport and flight back to Antananarivo. In your arrival, an agency driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Read more

Antananarivo, 1 night
DAY 10

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 out. Read more

Antananarivo, day use

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Andasibe
Hotel Feon'ny ala
Day 3
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 4
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 5
Location Tamatave
Hotel Veranda
Day 6
Location Sainte Marie
Day 7
Location Sainte Marie
Day 8
Location Sainte Marie
Day 9
Location Antananarivo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Andasibe
Day 3
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 4
Location Ankanin'ny nofy
Hotel Palmarium
Day 5
Location Ramatave
Hotel Calypso
Day 6
Location Sainte Marie
Day 7
Location Sainte Marie
Day 9
Location Sainte Marie

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed &breakfast basis at mentioned hotels or similar;
  • Transportation by private car from day 2 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 Soanierana-Ivongo to Sainte Marie;
  • Entrance fees and local guides during parks visit in the program;
  • Other visits and activities in the program;
  • Transfers and assistances at 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.
  • It is possible to obtain the tourist visa at about 30 Euros (depending on exchange rate) for a stay less than or equal to one month upon arrival at the airport. Your passport with at least a whole blank page and your backairline ticket will be requested. The passport is valid for 6 months after the back date shown on the flight ticket.

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