Home to mind-blowing scenery, lush rainforests, curious lemurs, and all the outdoor splendour you could possibly ask for (and then some), Madagascar was made for adventure travel. This comprehensive tour takes you deep inside Africa’s amazing jungle island for close encounters with both wildlife and humans over 21 incredible days. Sit down for dinner with a ghost-talker at a homestay near Lake Andraikiba, swim in natural pools and splash about under waterfalls, encounter the unique trees of Baobab Alley, and soak up nature at its finest in some of the island’s national parks. Madagascar is so incredible it feels like another planet. Get out there.
Day 1 Morondava
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Morondava/Kirindy Forest (1D)
An early start to the day to see the sunrise at the Baobab Alley. Continue to Kirindy Forest Reserve, where you may be lucky enough to spot the giant jumping rat, or Fossa, the largest carnivore on the island. This evening, enjoy a night walk, the highlight of a visit to Kirindy.
Day 3 Kirindy Forest/Bekopaka (1B, 1D)
Continue to Bekopaka, our gateway to the National Park of Tsingy de Bemaraha.
Day 4 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D)
Morning canoe adventure on the Manambolo River, with an afternoon exploring the Little Tsingy’s.
Day 5 Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a full day exploring the peculiar rock formations of the ’Great Tsingy’.
Day 6 Bekopaka/Morondava (1B)
A full day driving back to Morondava, stopping for sunset at the Baobab Alley.
Day 7 Morondava
Free day in Morondava to relax on the beach, visit the local market, or explore five species of mangroves in a dugout canoe.
Day 8 Morondava/Antananarivo
Free morning in Morondava, then fly to Tana.
Day 9 Antananarivo/Andasibe
Travel to Andasibe-Perinet National Park with scenic stops en route. Stay in a quiet area near Andasibe and explore the Indri Special Reserve section of this massive area.
Day 10 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 11 Andasibe/Antsirabe
Travel to the colonial city of Antsirabe, stopping to see rice paddies along the way.
Day 12 Antsirabe/Fiadanana (1L, 1D)
Visit Lake Andraikiba before continuing to the small village of Fiadanana. Opt to explore this beautiful village. Listen to a ghost talker, enjoy a stay at a community guesthouse, and dinner with a local family.
Day 13 Fiadanana/Ranomafana (1B)
Learn traditional rituals from the local villagers. Hike back to the bus taking in the stunning views. Continue on to Ranomafana.
Day 14 Ranomafana/Ambalavao
Opt for an early morning forest walk to get a feel for the incredible wildlife of the area, or explore on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic journey heading south through Madagascar’s wine-producing region.
Day 15 Ambalavao/Ranohira
Stop at Anja Community Reserve, known for groups of ring-tailed lemurs. Continue on through the ever-changing landscape to Ranohira and Isalo National Park.
Day 16 Ranohira
Spend a full day exploring Isalo National park on foot, stopping at a natural swimming pool and waterfalls.
Day 17 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 18-19 Ifaty
Spend two full days enjoying this gorgeous area. Opt to do some hiking or hit the beach.
Day 20 Ifaty/Antananarivo
Travel to Toliara for a flight to Antananarivo and an optional last night out on the town.
Day 21 Antananarivo
Depart at any time.
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