Pangalanes, Tsingy and Baobab

Discover the pangalanes chanel, tsingy, baobabs, beaches and parks on the Rn7

Pangalanes, Tsingy and Baobab

Discover the pangalanes chanel, tsingy, baobabs, beaches and parks on the Rn7

Pangalanes, Tsingy and Baobab

Discover the pangalanes chanel, tsingy, baobabs, beaches and parks on the Rn7

Pangalanes, Tsingy and Baobab 23 days

This time, Zamilane offers you a complete and adventurous circuit for 23 days to discover the beauty of the evergreen forest of the east coast, the savannas and steppes dominated by xerophilic species in the west, the fine white beaches thanks to the existence of barriers, parks where the rare species of Madagascar take refuge, among others the lemurs.

Experienced tour operator, well educated guides : atmosphere guaranteed!

The stages of your discovery of the Pangalanes and Tsingy

Day 1: Welcom at Ambalamanasy Toamasina Airport

Day 2: Toamasina – Ankanin’ny nofy (dream nest).

Day 3: Ankanin’ny nofy

Day 4: Ankanin’ny nofy – Andasibe

Day5: Andasibe- Antananarivo

Day 6: Tananarive –Antsirabe- Miandrivazo

Day 7: Miandrivazo / Kirindy

Day 8: Kirindy / Bekopaka

Day 9: Bekopaka

Day 10 : Bekopaka

Day 11 : Bekopaka / Morondava

Day 12 : Morondava / Belo sur mer

Day 13: Belo sur mer – Manja.

Day 14: Manja – Morombe

Day 15: Morombe / Ambatomilo

Day 16: Ambatomilo

Day 17: Ambatomilo- Ambolomailaka

Day 18: Ambolomailaka- Isalo Park

Day19: Isalo Park

Day 20: isalo park – sahambavy

Day 21: Sahambavy – Antsirabe

Day 22: Antsirabe- Tananarivo

Day 23: Antananarivo

Day 1: Welcom at Ambalamanasy Toamasina Airport

After various checks at the airport, your guide is waiting impatiently outside to meet you. Immediately, transfer to the hotel and if you have  a time, because it depends on your arrival, you can make a city tour.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Toamasina – Ankanin’ny nofy (dream nest).

Depart from Toamasina to explore the famous Pangalane Canal, located along the Malagasy east coast, from Foulpointe in the north to Farafangana in the south-east of Madagascar. Due to human activities, currently only 45O km are navigable. This channel plays a major role in the Malagasy economy. During your trip on this canal, you will see beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna, and especially the skills of the local people.

Picnic lunch along the way.

At the end of the afternoon, arrived at the shore of Lake Ampitabe.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Ankanin’ny nofy

Departure from the hotel for the visit of the reserve: possibility to see, nearby, dozens of species of lemurs, iguanas, carnivorous plants, different species of endemic plants to Madagascar.

In the afternoon, visit the fishing village, and at the end of the day, visit the Aye Aye reserve. It is one of the largest nocturnal lemurs in Madagascar.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 Day 4: Ankanin’ny nofy – Andasibe

Departure from Ankanin’ny Nofy at 7:30 am passing over two lakes: Rasoamasay and Rasoabe, and taking the national road number 2 (RN2), a road where we travel the most on the whole island since it connects Tamatave the economic capital in Antananarivo the administrative capital, you can admire splendid mountain lines.

Lunch at Andasibe.

In the afternoon, visit the vakoana reserve: vakoana is a private reserve located around the Andasibe park. This reserve is a place where lemurs can be easily seen, and there is also a lake that houses crocodiles.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day5: Andasibe- Antananarivo

Departure at 8:00 am from the hotel for the visit to Analamazaotra National Park: possibility of seeing the Indri indri, the largest lemur in Madagascar. Lunch at Andasibe. In the afternoon, leaving the east coast, taking the RN2, towards the central highlands, passing by the Peyreras reserve, and the reserve where we find the most chameleon.

Overnight dinner at the hotel

Day 6: Tananarive –Antsirabe- Miandrivazo

We are completely going out of the East Coast, the circuit continues on the highlands. Various panoramic landscapes stretch over the famous national road number 7. Stop for the visit of the pot workshop in Ambatolampy. This is a typical workshop to get to know the Malagasy skill and know-how. You continue south, after this visit, panoramic view of different landscapes: rice plantation on the terrace, corn field, vegetables….

Lunch at Antsirabe. In the afternoon, departure from Antsirabe, passing by the national road RN34, crossing small villages of Betafo and Mandoto, until Miandrivazo, a village located at the edge of the famous Tsiribihina river.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Miandrivazo / Kirindy

Breakfast at the hotel

We leave Miandriandrivazo and the landscape becomes a huge plain. We arrive to Morondava, a city facing the sea, the Mozambique Channel. After lunch, heading towards Kirindy forest, passing for the first time on the baobab alley. This is a must-see stage that immerses you in the heart of an exceptional landscape bordered by several gigantic trees.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Kirindy / Bekopaka

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to the “Kirindy forest” reserve. The managed forest concession of Kirindy is part of the new Menabe protected area. There are various species of fauna there: 2 species of diurnal lemurs such as, Propithecus verrauxi and Eulemur fulvus rufis, species of birds (Madagascar sparrowhawk, striped bellied hawk) and even the predator of lemurs, the Fosa (Criptoprocta ferox).

After visiting the reserve, we continue to Bekopaka, crossing the Tsiribihina river by a motor ferry. After lunch in Belo sur Tsiribihina, we head to Bekopaka.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9: Bekopaka

Breakfast at the hotel

The first day in Bekopaka, is dedicated to the visit ofs small TSINGY and to a traditional pirogue excursion on the MANAMBOLO river, to discover its canyons where various species of birds and flying mammals (bat) live. Free lunch

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Bekopaka

Day dedicated to visit and trekking in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, in Grand Tsingy, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Bekopaka / Morondava

After breakfast, return to Morondava on the same route as the outward journey. Free lunch in Belo sur Tsiribihina. Towards the end of the afternoon, pass by the Baobab alley to admire the spectacular and most photographed sunset in Madagascar.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : Morondava / Belo sur mer

Breakfast at the hotel

We take a red track with an arid landscape of dry “bush” forest, crossing several rivers passable only by 4 * 4 car. Arrival towards the end of the day on the coast, in the village of Belo sur Mer. Free lunch. In the afternoon, visit the village and the craftsmen who make wooden boats “Botry”, the typical local boat ; possibility of a canoe trip in Belo Bay to observe a vast Mangrove forest.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Belo sur mer – Manja.

Departure from Belo in the morning, depending on the tide, or in the afternoon, to avoid wasting a lot of time by going to the salt works in Antsirasira. Picnic lunch.

Arrival in Manja, you settle in the hotel or if you have a little free time, you can make a small tour of the city of Manja. It should be noted that Manja is not a tourist destination, but to have time to admire the beautiful landscapes between Manja and Morombe, it is better to spend the night there.

Dinner and overnight in Manja.

Day 14: Manja – Morombe

Breakfast at the hotel, the journey continues via the long track which crosses the tropical forest, where you can observe Baobabs, typical animals such as the iguana, the uroplatus,… free lunch (picnic advised).

At the end of the afternoon, arrived in Morombe a village of the Vezo tribe, fishermen on the Mozambique Channel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Morombe / Ambatomilo

Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Ambatomilo, along the route, stop and photo break in the dwarf Baobab forest of Andavadoaka.

Arrival at the village of Ambatomilo.

 Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 16: Ambatomilo

Breakfast at the hotel

Free day, rest and relaxation on the lush and paradisiacal beach of Ambatomilo

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Ambatomilo- Ambolomailaka

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, departure to reach Ambolomailaka: during the trip along the Mozambique Channel, you will see the beautiful extraordinary landscapes of the West, a panoramic view …

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Ambolomailaka- Isalo Park

We leave the seaside to enter once again the chaotic and canonical landscape of Isalo, new discoveries are offered to the eye along the way.

A few kilometers before arriving at the hotel, you pass a very lively village, especially at the end of the day: it is the sapphire village in Ilakaka.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day19: Isalo Park

We have a whole day to explore the beauty of Isalo Park. The Isalo National Park is a protected area of ​​Madagascar, declared a national park in 1999.

It is a mountain range of Jurassic sandstone, stretching for almost a hundred kilometers, in a north-south direction, and cut by deep canyons and bristling with peaks.

Isalo National Park covers an area of ​​81,540 ha, stretching for almost one hundred kilometers, in a north-south direction. The erosion of the rock has carved a ruiniform relief, varying from 820 to 1240m above sea level, with deep canyons, rivers, and abundant rocky vegetation. The park is also home to lemurs and other lemurs.

During your stay in Isalo, the morning is dedicated to hiking, to the natural swimming pool. Now is the time to know the rites of the Bara tribe during the funeral, and also see their provisional and final tombs and afternoon hike in the canyon, to the blue and black pool. Possibility to see the sifaka or the lemur dancer and the maki catta.

At the end of the afternoon, sunset at the window of Isalo.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 20: isalo park – sahambavy

Depart from the hotel in the morning to visit Anja Park. It is a small park managed by the COBA (Community of Base) thanks to the existence of a species of lemur which lives there, it is a Maki catta. It is a very convenient place to see lemurs, chameleons and sometimes snakes.

In the afternoon, visit Antemoro paper to Ambalavao. At the end of the afternoon, you arrive in a small village of Sahambavy; very close to the sahambavy tea plantation. You settle in a chic hotel, bungalow, waterfront, by the lake: hotel lac hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 21: Sahambavy – Antsirabe

Departure in the morning, towards Antsirabe, lunch in Ambositra and then visit the stationery, because the local people are very skilful for wooden sculpture.

Dinner and overnight at Antsirabe.

Day 22: Antsirabe- Tananarivo

Early departure to visit horn workshops, miniature objects and small rickshaw rides. Lunch at Antsirabe and then departure to Antananarivo.

Day 23: Antananarivo

After breakfast, departure for the visit of King Andrianampoinimerina’s palace in Ambohimanga or blue hill. This hill is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. It consists of a royal city, a royal funerary site and a set of sacred places.

In the afternoon, dike market. It is a craft market where you can buy small souvenirs of Madagascar before returning.

Day use at the hotel, and after dinner, transfer to the airport.

END OF OUR SERVICE

PRICE : 2829€/Pax    based on 2 persons

 INCLUSIONS:

  • Assistance meet and great at Ivato airports
  • Private transfers from/in Airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room in STANDARD category
  • Half board (with dinner and breakfast) during the tour
  • 4WD private vehicle with fuel and driver during the tour
  • Boat transfer in Pangalanes Channel
  • Entrance ticket and local guide fees in the parks and reserves
  • The excursions and visits mentioned in the program
  • National tour Guide english speaking

 ESCLUDES :

Visa fees, drinks and tips

Lunches during the tour and personal expense

Services or excursions not mentioned in the program

International and local flights

Baggage and illness insurance.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

DAYS CITY/VILLAGE HOTELS MEALS
Day 1 TAMATAVE Sharon Hôtel Half Board
Day 2 ANKANIN’NOFY Palmarium
Day 3 ANKANIN’NOFY Palmarium
Day 4 ANDASIBE Eulophelia
Day 5 ANTANANARIVO Chalet des roses
Day 6 MIANDRIZAVO Princesse Tsiribihina
Day 7 KIRINDY Relais de Kirindy
Day 8 BEKOPAKA Orchidée de Bemaraha
Day 9 BEKOPAKA Orchidée de Bemaraha
Day 10 BEKOPAKA Orchidée de Bemaraha
Day 11 MORONDAVA Trecicogne
Day 12 BELO SUR MER Ecolodge du Menabe
Day 13 MANJA Hôtel Kanto
Day 14 MOROMBE Chez Katia
Day 15 AMBATOMILO Shangri-la Lodge
Day 16 AMBATOMILO Shangri-la Lodge
Day 17 AMBOLOMAILAKA Hôtel La Plage
Day 18 RANOHIRA Hôtel H1
Day 19 RANOHIRA Hôtel H1
Day 20 SAHAMBAVY Lac Hôtel
Day 21 ANTSIRABE Hôtel H1
Day 22 ANTANANARIVO Chalet des roses
Day 23 ANTANANARIVO Chalet des roses Day Use

 

 

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