15 Days

After the split from Gondwana 160 million years ago, Madagascar has taken its own way of evolution. Existence in isolation has transformed the life on the 4th biggest island on the Earth into something unique and endemic. The itinerary route traces picturesque landscapes, enters remarkable national parks, stops at lovely towns and villages and gradually uncovers the face of Madagascar’s soul – its nature. The island is not seized by the “greedy” hands of the massive tourism and offers to any traveller tranquillity, authentic experience and unspoiled beauty.

Additional information

Dates23 September-07 October 2017

Day 1 – Saturday, September 23rd 2017

LONDON – ANTANANARIVO (TANA) International flight [arrival at 14h 30]

 Arriving at Ivato Airport. Welcome and transfer to the hotel with a short city tour depending on arrival time. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Sunday, September 24th 2017

TANA -ANDASIBE (145km » 3h)

After breakfast we head east of Tana to Andasibe. Along the way, visit of Peyrerias reserve. Park housing various species of butterfly, chameleons, reptiles, and others. After the tour, continuation to Andasibe. Check in. Lunch in your charge. Nocturnal visit at the private reserve of Vakona to see the chameleons, frogs and noctural lemurs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 Day 3 – Monday, September 25th 2017


After an early breakfast at the hotel, visit of Andasibe National Park to explore the endemic fauna and flora. The Andasibe Forest is shelter to many species of the endangered wildlife of Madagascar. 108 species of birds are known in the park. There are also 14 species of lemurs, of which the famous Indri Indri, 51 species of reptiles including the famous Boa “Manditra” and 84 amphibian species. Lunch is in your charge. Diurnal visit of the private reserve of Vakona. You can admire the many species of animals like lemurs, crocodiles, birds,… and plants. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – Tuesday, September 26th 2017


Breakfast and departure to the town of Antsirabe. Antsirabe, which means a place of much salt, is famous for its thermal pools with good healing properties. The town attracts many locals and tourists due to its cool climate and location. Antsirabe is also the capital of rickshaws, and THB, the local beer. On the way, stop at Ambatolampy to visit the traditional workshop of aluminium pot. Lunch in your charge. Continuation to Antsirabe. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – Wednesday, September 27th 2017

ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA (270 km »6h 30)

Breakfast, then departure to the town of Ranomafana. It is an area with hot mineral springs and notable natural reserve – sheltering numerous endemic species. In the way, planned stops at Ambositra – the capital of traditional woodcarving, where we will visit a local market. Lunch in your charge. Arrival at Ranomafana in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Thursday, September 28th 2017


Breakfast. Guided exploration of Ranomafana National park. Colourful birds and lemurs are teeming among the trees of the primary rainforest. These include the most notable two species: the golden bamboo lemur and the greater bamboo lemur. Lunch at your charge. Afternoon, visit of the village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Friday, September 29th 2017


Breakfast. We continue the trip along the National7; we pass through the capital of the Betsileo Tribe, Fianarantsoa, which means place of good learning. The Betsileo Tribe is well known for being invincible! We then continue to Ambalavao, where we visit a silk production. Lunch is in your charge. In the afternoon, we will visit the Anja Reserve, which is a sanctuary of ring- tailed lemurs and this reserve was created by the local village to protect the fauna in Madagascar. It’s a perfect opportunity to come close to the lemurs, take some great photos and witness how local people can make a positive impact on protecting the environment. Then, going back to Ambalavao for night. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8 – Saturday, September 30th 2017


After breakfast, departure to Andringitra Tsaranoro. Visit of the Sacred Forest & the Traditional Villages, who takes 4 hours of walk. This circuit begins with the trail, which is used by the local population, which crosses fields of cassava and rice fields. You will pass through the village of Andonaka and will be able to visit the primary school of Tsaranoro. Then you join the sacred forest by a small path. You are now in the territory of lemurs with ringed tail (Lemur Catta). You could see the lemurs eat fruit from the ficus tree or play on the rocks.

The sacred forest is also a place where you will find many tombs Bara and Betsileo. Continuation through terraced rice fields. The village of Soavahiny (“where foreigners are welcome”) is further away. Finally, before returning to the Tsara Camp, you can stop at a basic health centre, the visit is very informative and the need for important drugs. Lunch in your charge. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

 Day 9 – Sunday, October 1st 2017


We will leave Tsara Camp after breakfast to continue to Ranohira. Our trip will take us to the beautiful south region of Madagascar, passing through the non-man land plateaux of Horombe. You will explore the stone-heart of Madagascar, while you will admire the splendid rock mountains, massive stone walls along the road. Lunch in your charge. Arrival at Ranohira. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 10 – Monday, October 2nd 2017


Breakfast. We will explore the natural wonders of Isalo NP which includes canyons, trekking, natural swimming pools and waterfalls. You will see 3 kinds of lemurs, such as the Ring-tailed lemur, Brown lemur and the Sifaka. Birds include the Madagascar Wagtail and Benson’s rock thrush which is endemic in Isalo NP. Lunch in your charge. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 11 – Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

ISALO – IFATY (275 km »5h)

After breakfast, we will head directly to Tulear – the capital of the South of Madagascar. In the way, visit of Ilakaka Sapphire Mines & Showrooms, where you can admire beautiful gemstones which make the attraction of the Ilakaka town. Then, continuation to Tuléar. Lunch in your charge. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ifaty, by the sea side.

Day 12 –– Wednesday, October 4th 2017


Breakfast, then, visit of the private Reniala Reserve to admire the magic baobab trees. The rest of the journey is free. Lunch in your charge. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – Thursday, October 5th 2017

IFATY: Relaxation day at the hotel

After breakfast, you will have a free day to relax and enjoy the warmest of Ifaty. The village is a very animated place and you will see some scenery of daily life on the beach, right in front of the hotel. Possibility to go for a scuba diving in Ifaty or make excursions suggested as extras by your hotel.Lunch in your charge, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14– Friday, October 6th 2017

IFATY – TULEAR – TANA (30 km »1h + domestic flight MD 713 11h 40 – 12h 45)

After breakfast departure to Tuléar according to your flight schedule. Picnic or Lunch in your charge. Then transfer to the airport, recording 2 hours before takeoff. Arrival in Tana, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON DOMESTIC FLIGHT: ONE PIECE ONLY, MAX 20 KG/PAX

Day 15 – Saturday, October 7th 2017

TANA – LONDON International flight [Departure at 16h00]

Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport according to your international flight schedule. On your way, you can visit the local handcraft market. Early lunch in your charge in a good restaurant near the airport. You should be at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled take off time.

The price is £1295

The price includes:

  • Accommodation on HB basis (breakfast and dinner) along the tour
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Land transport including driver & fuel from D1 to D15
  • Park entrance tickets and guidance fees as per the visits provided here with

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance : delayed/cancelled flight; lost/stolen/delayed luggage, medical evacuation insurance, medical expenses on site
  • International, regional, domestic flight tickets
  • Visa fees and custom/touristic taxes collected at arrival
  • Optional tours ordered and paid on spot
  • No shows, cancellation and/or modification penalties after confirmation, penalties related to the delays in payment of services after confirmation
  • Additional transfers
  • Extra luggage
  • Drinking water
  • Drinks and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, extras, communications
  • Tips


Hotel City Web site
Les Trois Métis Tana http://les-trois-metis.com/
Grace Lodge Andasibe -/-
Residence Sociale Antsirabe http://www.residence-sociale-antsirabe.com/
Chez Gaspard Ranomafana https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Hotel_Review-g316109-d1900049-Reviews-Chez_Gaspard-Ranomafana_Fianarantsoa_Province.html
Tsienimparihy Lodge Ambalavao https://www.petitfute.com › … › AMBALAVAO › Hébergement › Hôtel
Tsara Camp Andringitra http://boogiepilgrim-madagascar.com/hotels/tsara-camp/?lang=en
Orchidée de l’Isalo Isalo www.orchidee-isalo.com/
BelleVue Ifaty www.hotelbellevue-ifaty.com
Nautilus http://www.nautilusmada.mg/

23 September (Saturday)-07 October (Saturday) 2017

Flight from London on 22 September (Friday)

Your itinerary of 15 days & 14 nights at a glance

D Date Itinerary or

Domestic Flight

Travel time (3) Night Hotel (2) Meal plan(1) Accomm.
D1 23/09/2017 London -Tana Arr.13h 40 1 Les Trois Métis HB STANDARD ROOMS
D2 24/09/2017 Tana – Andasibe 145 km » 3h 1 Grace Lodge HB
D3 25/09/2017 Andasibe 1 HB
D4 26/09/2017 Andasibe – Antsirabe 315 km » 7h 1 Résidence Sociale HB
D5 27/09/2017 Antsirabe -Ranomafana 270 km » 6h30 1 Chez Gaspard HB
D6 28/09/2017 Ranomafana 1 HB
D7 29/09/2017 Ranomafana –


115 km » 3h30 1 Tsienimparihy HB
D8 30/09/2017 Ambalavao -Andringitra Tsaranoro 83 km » 3h 1 Tsara Tented Camp HB STANDARD TENTS
D9 01/10/2017 Tsaranoro Andringitra – Isalo 208 km » 5h30 1 Orchidée de l’Isalo HB STANDARD ROOMS
D10 02/10/2017 Isalo 1 HB
D11 03/10/2017 Isalo –  Tuléar – Ifaty 275 km »5h 1 Belle vue or Nautilus HB
D12 04/10/2017 Ifaty 1 HB
D13 05/10/2017 Ifaty 1 HB
D14 06/10/2017 Ifaty  – Tuléar

Tuléar – Tana

Domestic flight

30 km »1h +

MD 713

11h 40 – 12h 45

1 Les Trois Métis HB
D15 07/10/2017 Tana – London Dep.14h30 0 -/- n/a
(1) BF: Breakfast, BB bed & breakfast, HB half board with breakfast & dinner, FB full board with breakfast, lunch & dinner.


(2)Hotels mentioned or similar, equivalent tariffs & service, subject to availability
(3) Trip duration given for information and not including pauses


Programme of your visits (Inclusions/Exclusions)

Itinerary Visits Entry ticket Guidance fees*
D1 Istanbul Tana
D2 Tana Andasibe Peyreiras + nocturnal Vakona Private Reserve Included Included
D3 Andasibe National Park + diurnal Vakona Private Reserve Included Included
D4 Andasibe Antsirabe Optional

Aluminium workshop

Included Included
D5 Antsirabe Ranomafana Handicraft workshop Ambositra Included Included
D6 Ranomafana National Park (2-4h) Included Included
D7 Ranomafana Ambalavao Silk production Included Included
Anja Park Included Included
D8 Ambalavao Tsaranoro Andringitra Sacred forest + village tour Included Included
D9 Tsaranoro Andringitra Isalo
D10 Isalo National Park Included Included
D11 Isalo Tuléar Ifaty Sapphire Mines & Showrooms Included Included
D12 Ifaty Reniala Private Reserve Included Included
D13 Ifaty
D14 Ifaty Tuléar

Tuléar Tana

D15 Tana Istanbul Visit Local handicraft market Included






Check your itinerary(all times are local)


Fri, 22 Sep 2017

Turkish Airlines TK1986

3h 45


LHR London Heathrow


IST Istanbul Ataturk

3h 50

Connect in airportLong wait

Turkish Airlines TK160

9h 45

01:55 (+1)

IST Istanbul Ataturk


MRU Mauritius


Connect in airport

Turkish Airlines TK160

1h 50


MRU Mauritius


TNR Antananarivo

Arrives: Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Journey duration: 20h 10


Sat, 7 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines TK161

1h 50


TNR Antananarivo


MRU Mauritius

1h 15

Connect in airport

Turkish Airlines TK161

9h 40


MRU Mauritius

04:45 (+1)

IST Istanbul Ataturk

4h 15

Connect in airportLong wait

Turkish Airlines TK1989

4h 10


IST Istanbul Ataturk


LHR London Heathrow

Arrives: Sun, 8 Oct 2017

Journey duration: 21h 10




Domestic Flight





Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Air Madagascar MD713

1h 05


TLE Tulear


TNR Antananarivo

Arrives: Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Journey duration: 1h 05

Some useful information to help you prepare your trip

The success of your trip depends heavily on the level of preparation. Our organizational knowledge and personal travel advice are at your disposal. Madagascar is a wonderful destination for travelers who take the time to prepare their trip. Here are a few tips and some useful information about the preparation of your trip. Do not hesitate to contact us to ask for more information about the country and the different circuits. It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Madagascar where you will travel through a rich cultural & natural diversity and breathtaking landscapes.

Good to know about hotels in Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the lost paradises on earth resisting to the invasion of modernity and still offers opportunities for extra-ordinary traveling conditions. To guarantee your security and comfort, and allow you to enjoy Madagascar at its real value, we work with a network of good value hotels which meet our quality requirements depending on availability on your itinerary.

Please kindly be advised that most accommodation options in the bush of Madagascar are often cut off from electricity & water networks and work on own power supply generators (solar or conventional). Often, bush hotels run on generator supply rationed in the day and into the night. In general, the generator is off from 22h on, after the guests return to their rooms after dinner. Similarly, the hot water may not be available throughout the hotel network.

Whatever itinerary you choose, we highly recommend you to bring your own torch lights to anticipate potential power cuts that can occur at any time on your route, in the bush as well as in the urban areas.

Make sure you are well insured!

Health facilities in Madagascar do not meet the European standards, thus, in case of medical emergency medical evacuation to Reunion or South Africa may be necessary.

We therefore strongly recommend that you subscribe to comprehensive travel insurance before departure. Our service does not include the cancellation or delay of journey, repatriation, theft / loss / delay of baggage and medical insurance.

Travel insurance protects you in case of emergency. Being properly insured, you can travel with peace of mind to enjoy your stay in Madagascar.

Before confirming your trip to Madagascar, we strongly encourage you to read the travel advisory, published and updated regularly by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the link http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs_909/conseils-par-pays_12191/madagascar_12283/index.html. You will also find updated information on the security status in different parts of Madagascar.

Health Advice

In general, we recommend you to consult a specialist before your departure on health issues related to your stay in Madagascar and in particular malaria.

Check on this occasion that you update your vaccines, including diphtheria, tetanus, polio, typhoid, viral hepatitis A and B.

We also recommend you to bring your own medication to relieve minor inconveniences associated with travel as well as a first aid kit. Similarly, if you follow a specific treatment, it is important to plan your treatment during your stay.

It is strongly recommended that you drink only bottled water during your stay, and eat in the restaurants recommended by your guide.

Remember to bring insect repellent and wear light and protective clothing against mosquito bites.

Sunscreen with a high sun protection is also essential as well as hats and sunglasses for your sun protection.


Equipment for the visiting national parks

We strongly recommend that you bring a good pair of comfortable & robust walking/trekking shoes (solid sole to protect against falls, slippery collars and sharp stones), a headlamp/torch, a raincoat, a fleece jacket (depending on season and location), light and covering clothes (to protect you from cold, sun, scratches, insect bites, etc.), as well as hats and sunglasses. Nights can be fresh/cold in the bush and/or by the seaside, please include some warm clothes. A backpack is necessary to bring along with you your water bottle, camera, some cash money, sunscreen, raincoat/pullover and a small first aid kit to disinfect and treat minor injuries during the visit.

In some national parks, it is possible to swim in natural pools and / or waterfalls. We suggest you to inquire at your hotel reception before leaving the park to provide the necessary equipment for swimming.

Please also include your own mask and snorkel to enjoy marine reserves on your itinerary.

We invite you to contact us before you leave for more information.

Baggage allowance Air Madagascar [Domestic flights]

In Madagascar, most conventional tours are proposed with return to Tana on regular domestic flights. On board of Air Madagascar domestic flights, the baggage allowance is only one peace per passenger, limited to 20 kg and 5 kg hand luggage in cabin. We invite you to respect this limitation of weight in order not to pay extra luggage charge, and prefer flexible and robust rolling travel bags to rigid and voluminous suitcases. Soft travel bags are easier to load in the boot or on the vehicle roof.



The climate in Madagascar is characterized by a dry season that runs from April to October and a rainy season from November to March.

However, significant variations across regions are: more moisture to the east, with a dry season very narrowed, and instead significantly and prolonged heat wave in southern dry period. Cyclones may occur between November and March.

There are significant differences in temperature between day and night in the highlands and in the bush. It is strongly recommended to provide a sweater fleece by a traveler and a pair of jeans and closed walk to visit the parks and the nights can be cool shoes. Also provide a waterproof / raincoat because it can rain at any time, especially in the areas of primary forest and national parks. Sun exposure and the presence of mosquitoes is another factor to be taken into account in predicting light and protective clothing.


Power Supply

Madagascar is subject to regular power cuts (both in cities and in the bush). It should be noted that the power supply is 220V with French type sockets. Some hotels do not have sockets in the rooms to avoid the use of hair dryers that can damage the generators. Please contact the hotel reception before you use/charge electric equipment in your room. In the absence of sockets in the rooms, you can always recharge your electronics at the reception or the hotel bar.


Safety Tips

Madagascar is a peaceful country with nice people, smiling and hospitable. However, we must not forget that Madagascar is among the poorest countries in the world. For a pleasant stay in Madagascar, simple safety precautions and rules and common sense apply to all travelers. Please do not leave your personal belongings and valuable items (camera, mobile phones, watch, VISA card, cash money, etc.) without vigilance and always keep an eye on them. Please leave your jewels & expensive watches at home or they might be stolen/lost.

Currency and exchange rates

The monetary unit is the Ariary (MGA or AR), which in 2005 replaced the Malagasy franc (FMG). It’s often possible that the prices are given in Malagasy francs, ask precisely to avoid misunderstandings as 1 AR = 5 FMG.

Indicative exchange rate 1 EUR = 3 300 MGA

Official rate available on the website of the Central Bank of Madagascar


While traveling in the country, make sure you bring enough cash money in small cuts between. In most cases, you will only be able to pay your extras in cash. Only some developed hotels accept payments by card.

Payment cards VISA and MASTER

Important: In Madagascar, MASTER Card has limited use. However, most retailers take VISA. The fees vary from one institution to another.

The eventual settlement of hotel bills or airline tickets with a credit card may incur fees ranging from 5 to 8%. Please do not forget to carry some cash money in small coupons for tips.


Cash withdrawal and cash expenses in the bush

For obvious security reasons, we do not recommend carrying along important sums of money in cash. You can change some USD or EUR currency at the airport upon arrival and make withdrawals thereafter.

By following the advice of your guide, you can make regular withdrawals during your passage through major cities and avoid carrying large amounts of cash on you.

While traveling in the country, remember to bring enough cash and small cuts between two cities. In the bush, you can settle your extras in cash whereas in big cities/hotels payment by VISA / MASTER is available.

We will be happy to send you information and an estimation of the amount you will need to perform the visits indicated in your programme.


Some restrictions to consider

Rental motorcycle, ATV, as well as scuba diving activities etc. can only be done under professional supervision for people who hold a driving license. Likewise, scuba diving requires a certification. Please contact us for further information.

In order to perform safely these activities in Madagascar, it is essential to take appropriate insurance options.

Some tours may be unsuitable for persons with reduced mobility, suffering from vertigo or claustrophobia. Similarly, some excursions are not suitable for children under 6 years.

Boat transfers are provided by professional service providers on site. We always require lifejackets on board. However, it happens that service providers do not meet our requirements. We advise you to bring your own life jackets and wear on you during excursions at sea.

We also thank you for advising us about any dietary restrictions and allergies during our exchanges.

We remain at your disposal for further information on any matter relating to the choice of itinerary and excursions.

Even though we strictly require respect for all safety rules on site for all types of sports and excursions at sea activity, these practices can be risky because of the specific circumstances in Madagascar. By accepting the present proposal, those who subscribe to this type of activities in Madagascar take knowledge of the risk involved and take full responsibility.

TOUR OPERATOR declines all liability in case of accident during the practice of these activities as well as the absence of life jackets on board vessels and accidents related to the lack of life jackets on board, or any other type of failure to comply with safety during the execution of the tour.

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1.Travel Insurance (Obligatory)

2.Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

iNeibo Mosquito Repellent Bracelet with Free Clip and 4 Repellent Refills Non Toxic 100% Natural Insect Repellent Wrist Bands (2pk)

3.Insect/Mosquito Repellent

Trek 100 ml 50 Percent DEET Insect/Mosquito Repellent Spray

4.Sun Protection

Nivea Sun Protect and Moisture Moisturising Sun Spray Low SPF 10 – 200 ml

5. USB Flash Drive ( To share the photos between us at the end of the trip)

SanDisk SDCZ52-016G-B35 16 GB Cruzer Switch USB Flash Drive – Black/Red

6. Beach footwear

Cressi Sub Coral Beach Shoes, Euro 39

7. Bush Hat

Millya Outdoor Sun Cap Reversible Camouflage Bucket Boonie Bush Hat Army Green

8. Quick Dry, Lightweight Travel Towel

Microfibre Travel Towel – Sports Towel for the Beach, Gym, Camping, Swimming, Yoga & Pilates – Quick Dry, Lightweight and Compact – Lifetime Guarantee (Blue, XL 150cm X 80cm)

9. Binoculars

Sunagor 18 x 21 Compact Binoculars – World’s Smallest 18x Magnification – Perfect for Bird Watching and Sports – With Carry Case, Cloth, Wrist Strap and Lens Caps

10. Rechargeable Adventure LED Torch Flashlight 

NEW Re-Wind Wind-Up Rechargeable Adventure LED Torch Flashlight with Built-in Compass and Belt Clip – No Batteries Required, 3 x LEDs, 2 Year Worldwide Guarantee Included

11. 80L  Backpack  Rucksack

Duhud 80L Hiking Backpack Internal Frame Backpack for Outdoor Camping Trekking Travelling Climbing Mountaineering with Rain Cover …

12. Comfortable walking trainers or boots

13.A small rucksack to carry your packed lunch/water bottle

Berghaus Twentyfourseven+ 0 Outdoor Rucksack available in Black Size One

14. Converter from UK to EU plugs.

Worldwide Universal International universal adaptor (UK, USA, Asia, Australia, Middle East) to European 2 pin (round) wall socket – Visitor / Visiter / Travel Adaptor / Adapter / Plug / converter / Convertor

15. Take your outdoor clothes, waterproof trousers /jacket.

16.Travel vaccination certificate book/ For Details


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