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10 DAYS TSINGY AND BAOBABS

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10 DAYS TSINGY AND BAOBABS

This trip will take you to the land of the baobabs. The South West region is home to the largest number of these majestic trees. You will have the opportunity to admire the famous alley of the baobabs, to the alley and the return of the way leading to the Tsingy of Bemaraha, this massive karstic, classified world heritage by unesco in 1990.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL AND MEETING

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 / MIANDRIVAZO

After breakfast, you will leave Antananarivo Merina country to Antsirabe, across the mountain range Ankaratra, whose highest peak rises to 2644m. On the hillsides, terraces rice fields disclaim their range of green. You will reach Antsirabe after 3-4 hours of road. You will take a short tour of the city to discover its craftsmen. From Antsirabe, you will then take a fork to the southwest towards Miandrivazo. The green landscape of terraces rice fields gave way to a hilly landscape and a landscape of breathtaking "lavaka". You will reach Miandrivazo late in the afternoon. On the way, you will make a few stops for photos and lunch. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Read more

Miandrivazo, 1 night
DAY 3

MIANDRIVAZO / MORONDAVA

In the morning, you will continue the road until Morondava. A landscape of mountains and savannah dominate the route. You will arrive in the afternoon. Largest city in the region of Menabe, Morondava has more than one asset to seduce the tourists on holiday in the southwest of Madagascar. Morondava is a coastal town essentially turned towards fishing and tourism. The region is home to some of the most spectacular sightseeing of the island. Less than a half hour drive from downtown of Morondava unfolds the Boababs Alley, one of the icons of the region. Off its coast, the peninsula of Nosy Kely seduced by its lush vegetation consists of mangrove. Further at 106km from Morondava, the famous tsingy of Bemaraha. The rest of the day will be free. Optional visits and activities Read more

Morondava, 1 night
DAY 4

MORONDAVA / BEKOPAKA

Early in the morning, you will leave Morondava to Belo sur Tsiribihina that you will reach in the end of the morning. In Belo sur Tsiribihina, you have to cross by ferry the Manambolo and Tsiribihina rivers, then continue to Bekopaka the place where the tsingy located, on a very bad track (4 hours for only 80Km). You will pass through small villages with these savannah landscapes. You will arrive in Bekopaka in the end of the afternoon. Read more

Bekopaka, 1 night
DAY 5

BEKOPAKA: the big tsingy

The region of Antsingy benefited from the status of strict nature reserve (access limited to researchers) until August 1997, when the Malagasy state created the National Park Tsingy of Bemaraha. This wonderful site has been ranked on the list of Unesco World Heritage in 1990. With an area of over 150,000 ha, it includes a strict nature reserve to the north and an area of 72 000 ha open to visitors, south. Two areas are open to the public; the small Tsingy sector extends a few hundred meters from the village of Bekopaka and big Tsingy highlight of the visit, located 17 km from the first track. Visits to the Tsingy of Bemaraha will be adapted to the physical conditions of each and require the assistance of a local guide and respect for "Fady" (taboo) premises. On this day, you will discover the “Big Tsingy” through Andamozavaky tour. In the morning you will join the Big Tsingy (1hour by 4WD). Andamozavaky is a sports tour and requires a good physical condition. It takes between 4 to 5 hours walk and it is quite technical (pass at galleries and caves, ladder climbing and crossing suspension bridges). You will have a panoramic view of tsingy. We advise you to take a picnic lunch for day visits. After the visit, you will come back to your hotel. Read more

Bekopaka, 1 night
DAY 6

BEKOPAKA / KIRINDY

After breakfast, you will take the track to Belo Tsiribihina, and then continue to Kirindy Forest. On the way, you have to cross by ferry the Manambolo and Tsiribihina Rivers. The Kirindy Private Reserve, also known as the "Swiss Forest" is one of the last dry dense primary forests of Madagascar's west. It is managed by the CFPF (Forestry Vocational Training Centre of Morondava) since 1978. Kirindy dry forest is home of the 6 species of nocturnal lemurs ... and two diurnal species. The biggest attraction in this reserve remains primarily the Fossa, Cryptoprocta ferox, a predator of the lemurs. Several species of birds can also be observed. On arrival, you will install at Relais des tsingy lodge. In the evening, you will go for a nocturnal tour in search of nocturnal species and especially Cryptoprocta ferox or "FOSSA". Read more

Kirindy, 1 night
DAY 7

KIRINDY / MORONDAVA

Before returning to Morondava, you will come back to the Kirindy dry forest to explore the diurnal species that inhabit the forest. After the visit, you will take road leading to Morondava. A few kilometers before arriving in Morondava, you will stop at the famous Baobabs Alley to discover the majestic tree and to attend the sunset. After the sunset, you will continue until to your hotel. Read more

Morondava, 1 night
DAY 8

MORONDAVA / ANTSIRABE

After breakfast, you will leave Morondava to Antsirabe through the Bongolava turbulent terrain and extensive bare patches. You will reach Antsirabe city late in the afternoon.

Antsirabe, 1 night
DAY 9

ANTSIRABE / BETAFO / ANTSIRA

In the morning you leave to Betafo that you will reach after about 40 minutes’ drive. From there you will reach Betafo and will go to visit the city (former administrative capital of Vakinankaratra) with its various typical houses with verandas of wrought iron, you will also notice the standing stones scattered across the city but never random. This walk is an opportunity to discover the hinterland of Vakinakaratra favoring exchanges, meetings between the various horizons by immersing trekkers in the daily lives of upland farmers taking into account the development of the population local that is to say protecting, valuing the cultural heritage and sustainably managing natural resources with equitable distribution of benefits. Read more

Antsirabe, 1 night
DAY 10

ANTSIRABE / ANTANANARIVO

Before taking the road to Antananarivo, you will first make a city tour to explore the city of Antsirabe through its various workshops of craftsmen (stonecutters, cornetiers, and miniature objects manufacturers with recoveries of scrap). After the tour you leave Antsirabe for Antananarivo that you will reach at the ends of the afternoon. On arrival, 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,

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Miandrivazo
Day 3
Location Morondava
Day 4
Location Bekopaka
Day 6
Location Kirindy
Day 7
Location Morondava
Day 8
Location Antsirabe
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Miandrivazo
Day 3
Location Morondava
Day 4
Location Bekopaka
Day 5
Location Bekopaka
Day 6
Location Kirindy
Day 7
Location Morondava
Day 8
Location Antsirabe
Hotel Plumeria
Day 9
Location Antsirabe
Hotel Plumeria

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis except at some hotels where a half board is required at mentioned hotels or similar,
  • Transportation by private 4WD cars from day 2 to day 10, fuel included,
  • The service of an English-speaking driver guide for a group of 1 to 4 people and the service of an historian guide during Antananarivo visit,
  • The service of an accompanying guide for a group of 6 or more,
  • Entry fees and park guides during parks visit mentioned in the program,
  • Other visits and excursions 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 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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