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12-days Madagascar




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Pleunie van Uden

Matoke Tours

Leading tour operator in East-Africa specialized in providing quality and tailor-made private tours.

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12-days Madagascar




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  • 12 Days

12-days Madagascar

This route is the classic Madagascar highlights route, perfect for persons who are interested in the flora, fauna and cultural aspects of Madagascar. Following the RN7 route from the capital Antananarivo to the far south of Ifaty beach and Tulear. For your convenience the domestic flights are all included. This private tour offers you a glimpse of what Madagascar has to offer!

Welcome to Madagascar!

On arrival at the airport of Antananarivo your driver/guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to a cozy guesthouse on the outskirts of town. Susie’s Place recently opened and in a quiet neighborhood nearby the airport.

Antananarivo, 1 night

To Andasibe National Park

After a good night sleep and a good breakfast you will start your journey eastwards. The drive will take about 3 to 4 hours. On the way you will have the possibility to have a pick-nick stop and pay a visit to Peyrieras Reptile Reserve. This reptile farm as a large collection of Chameleons, geckos and frogs. Here you will be able to see most of the reptiles that you will look for in the forests during the rest of your tour and take good pictures of them. After this visit you will continue to Andasibe National park. The coming two nights you will spend in the mid-range Andasibe Hotel. Read more

Andasibe NP, 2 nights

Andasibe national park

Andasibe national park is the habitat of the biggest lemur in the world, the Indri-Indri. You will take an exciting walk in the national park with a professional guide looking for these very special creatures. You will be amazed by the impressive sound the Indri Indri make to communicate with each other. You will probably also see the Bamboo Lemur, Brown lemur and the largest chameleon, the Parsons Chameleon. In the evening you can go for a nocturnal walk around the forest to spot the nocturnal animals, like the Mouse lemur and the Sportive lemur and different species of Chameleons and Frogs. Read more

Andasibe NP

To Antsirabe

A long but scenic drive will take you to the colorful town of Antsirabe. On the way you will see the scenery changing to farm lands where primarily rice is grown by the local people. You will have the possibility to pay a short visit to one of the best duck liver producers in the country, and taste this delicacy. In Antsirabe you will see more of the Malagasy way of life. You can enjoy a ride through the town on a Pousse-pousse. The Pousse-pousse (translated literally “push push”) are the local bikes for Antsirabe. You can also enjoy a drink on one of the local terraces. You will spend the night in Antsirabe town. There are plenty of good restaurants in town to enjoy the local cuisine. Read more

Antsirabe, 1 night

To Ranomafana National Park

After breakfast you will travel to Ranomafana National Park. This park is without doubt the most popular national park of Madagascar. In the afternoon you can enjoy the pool filled with hot water from the nearby hot springs or go to the spa. You will sleep in the comfortable thatched en-suite rooms of Centrest Hotel. The hotel is located close to the park entrance and the ideal starting point for tomorrow’s activities. Read more

To Ranomafana NP, 2 nights

Ranomafana national park

Ranomafana national park became a national park after the discovery of a new Lemur species called the Golden Bamboo Lemur which is critically endangered. The rainforest has unique flora and fauna with 12 species of Lemurs, 118 bird species of which 30 only exist in Ranomafana national park. The name literally translates in the local Malagasy language to “warm water“, there are several hot water springs in the national park! You will also be able to see the Milne Edward Sifaka and many different chameleons and geckos. Today you will have all the time to spot different species of lemurs. There are 5 different tracks that you can explore with a professional guide. The walks start early morning and depending on your fitness you can choose the track which is right for you. Don’t miss the evening night walk in along the park to see the nocturnal animals, like the mouse lemur, chameleon, gecko and the Tree frog. Read more

Ranomafana NP

Isalo National Park

A half day drive will take you to the Grand Canyon of Madagascar, Isalo National Park. This landscape is an amazing mix of deep canyons, green oases, sandstone formations and plains. Here the history of earth is close to you. The next two days are there to enjoy this beautiful area. On day 8 you will be in the park all day. With a professional local guide you will cross Isalo by foot. Don’t forget to bring your swimming costume to be able to dive in one of the natural pools. You will have lunch Read more

Isalo NP, 2 nights

Isalo National Park

You will be in Isalo National Park all day. With a professional local guide you will cross Isalo by foot. Don’t forget to bring your swimming costume to be able to dive in one of the natural pools!

Isalo NP

Ifaty Beach

Today you will continue on the RN7 to the coast. You will first enter the coastal town of Tulear where you will stop for lunch. Now you are at the coast of Canal de Mozambique. Another hour drive along the coast will take you to Ifaty Beach club in Ifaty town, a beautifully located beach hotel overlooking the sea. Read more

Ifaty, 2 nights

Ifaty Beach

Relax with your feet in the sand. Next to the lodge there is a fishing village where all the fishing boats are waiting to sail out every morning for their daily catch. There are several optional activities you can do the coming days organized by your accommodation.


Domestic flight to Antananarivo

Today you will fly with Air Madagascar back to Antananarivo. You will stay at the same guesthouse as the beginning of the trip. In the evening you will have the possibility to try one of the good restaurants in the neighborhood.

Antananarivo, 1 night


Today is unfortunately your last day with Matoke tours in Madagascar. Depending on your time of departure, you will have a day room at Susie’s Place to freshen up and store your luggage. If time allows you will have the possibility of visiting some of the interesting sites in the capital and do some souvenir shopping. Your driver/guide will take you back to the airport for your international flight home. This is the end of hopefully a wonderful tour in Madagascar with Matoke tours! Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Antananarivo
Day 2
Location Andasibe
Day 4
Location Antsirabe
Hotel Couleur Cafe
Day 5
Location Ranomafana National Park
Day 7
Location Isalo National Park
Day 9
Location Ifaty Beach
Day 11
Location Antananarivo


Package includes

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Visit Peyreras Chameleon collection (Day 2);
  • Morning hike Andasibe NP (Day 3);
  • Evening hike Andasibe NP (Day 2 or 3);
  • Evening hike Ranomafana NP (Day 5);
  • Morning hike Ranomafana NP (Day 6);
  • Visit Park Anja (Day 7);
  • Day hike + lunch Isalo NP (Day 8);
  • Entry to all National Parks mentioned;
  • Transport in comfortable professional vehicles;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Transfers from all sea- , airports and hotels;
  • Domestic flight from Antananarivo to Tulear.

Package excludes

  • Single supplements
  • International flight;
  • Personal expenses like souvenirs;
  • Visa for Madagascar;
  • Meals and drinks that are not included in the itinerary;
  • Tipping and gratitude’s;
  • Optional excursions that are not part of the itinerary.


25 Reviews

Sarah, United States

The communication was clear and prompt, we couldn't decide on our itinerary based on work etc... and Harriet was really flexible and worked with us. Our driver Emmanuel made our 4 day stint fun and safe. We loved everything about our trip. Matoke tours took care of it all for us!

Howard, United States

“Matoke” means green bananas, and as you are guided through East Africa, especially Rwanda and Uganda, you see everyone eating them, buying them, cooking’s an apt name for a great local African tour company. I will always try to utilize Matokes expertise. Green bananas are the way to go! Read more

James, United States

Matoke is always quick to respond to any inquiries, check in on you during your safari and everyone on the team was very professional and made you feel like more than just a customer. The tour itself was AMAZING, our tour guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable. Thank you for an unforgettable tour!



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