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Whale Watching Safari

Sainte Marie offers a wide range of opportunity and is largely known for whale observation from June to August. It is a memorable trip set at leisure offering a close encounter with whales, dolphins and other colorful fish settled in this island.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival in Ivato international airport, you will be met by a member of our team who will welcome you and then take you to your private car for transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

This morning, set off towards Andasibe. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tails, the browns and the dancing diademed sifaka. You will have fun during your visit here since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will fill your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 3: ANDASIBE VISIT – FOULPOINTE

We explore the morning in search of endemic animals recorded in Analamazoatra reserve, home of the biggest lemur called ‘Indri-Indri; its eerie and haunting calls can be heard miles away from your hotel. After the visit, depart to Foulpointe. If time allows, you can visit the famous Manda Fort recording historical facts. Overnight: Manda Hotel

DAY 4: FOULPOINTE – SAINTE MARIE

Early morning departure to Soanierana Ivongo passing by Mahambo; continue driving until you reach Soanierana Ivongo where we will embark on a fast motor boat for transfer to Sainte Marie. Sainte Marie is known for its calm and wonderful incomparable beach offering lots of activities to do, such as humpback whale watching or enjoy a walk along the beautiful sandy beach. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 5: SAINTE MARIE

After breakfast, embark on a fast motor boat for a full day of whale watching trip accompanied by your local guides. Spend the day observing the whales in hope to learn more about such mammals where you can possibly hear their sharp eerie sounds, behavior without forgetting to take awesome photo. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 6: SAINTE MARIE

You have the whole day at leisure. However, certain activities can be arranged from your hotel. Overnight: Hotel La Crique

DAY 7: SAINTE MARIE – TANA

A relaxing morning prior to your flight back to Tana; you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 8: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

Morning city tour visiting the surrounding area of the capital including downtown crowded with bunch of visitors, its old Zoma market, and then the Lake Anosy before reaching the upper town where the old queen palace, huge cathedral and other fortresses can be visited. After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your international flight back home.

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Post Wedding Safari

Honeymooners find themselves at leisure at this eco-friendly resort in Nosy be and Tsarabanjina where they can relax and enjoy the beauty of this so-called ‘island of perfume’ before setting off to east to hear the loud haunting calls of the Indri.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival into Ivato airport, you will be met and welcomed at the Hall by one of our team taking you to your private vehicle. And then, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax. Overnight: Louvre Hotel

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

Set off east to Andasibe Reserve passing through highland scenery and rice paddies. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tails, the browns and the dancing diademed sifaka. You will have fun during your visit here since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will entertain your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 3: ANDASIBE VISIT – TANA

After breakfast, we explore the reserve of Analamazoatra where the Indri and other species of lemurs, birds, reptiles and so forth dwell in this primary and secondary forest. Be ready to take lots of photo recording the haunting calls of the indri for a final walk in Andasibe before heading back to the capital. You shall reach Tana late in the afternoon and settle in your hotel close to the airport. Overnight: San Cristobal

DAY 4: TANA – NOSY BE

Transfer to the airport to take a flight heading to Nosy Be. Upon arrival, meet our representative and then set off to your hotel. Overnight: Belvedere

DAY 5: NOSY BE – NOSY TSARABANJINA

After breakfast embark on a fast motor boat heading to Nosy Tsarabanjina, a superb island lined with white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The whole day is yours at leisure. Extra activities can be organized from your hotel. Overnight: Constance Lodge

DAY 6: NOSY TSARABANJINA

The whole day is yours at leisure. In fact, Tsarabanjina is an outstanding area ranking top in the world, viewed as the best place for movie shooting that allows luxurious and elegant eco-friendly resort located in the northern tip of Madagascar. Overnight: Constance Lodge

DAY 7: NOSY TSARABANJINA – NOSY BE

Nosy Be is 40 miles from the island of Nosy Tsarabanjina. Today, we set off heading back to Nosy Be. You have the whole day at leisure. Overnight: Belvedere

DAY 8: NOSY BE – NOSY KOMBA – NOSY TANIKELY

You have another day at leisure. However, there are lots of activities that can be arranged from your hotel. You can explore Nosy be and its surrounding or embark on a fast motor boat taking you to Nosy Komba. This island harbors various animals and home of the black lemurs. Visit this island and then the village nearby to learn about the locals’ daily life, cultures and so on. And then, back to the boat taking you to Nosy Tanikely, a good place for diving as well, with nice beach. After lunch, head back to Nosy be. Overnight: Belvedere

DAY 9: NOSY BE – TANA

Today, transfer to the airport for flight back to Tana. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: San Cristobal

DAY 10: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

Morning city tour visiting the surrounding area of the capital including the city center crowded with bunch of visitors, its old Zoma market, and then the Lake Anosy before reaching the upper town where the old queen palace, huge cathedral and other fortress can be visited. After the city tour, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your international flight back home.

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Malagasy Cultural Tours

The train ride presents a new facet of eastern landscapes abounded by coffee plantations, providing a close encounter with the locals to get a profound understanding of their cultures, rural traditions and surely enjoying the hike in the forest to observe the Indri and other animals…an amazing trip!!!!

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival at Ivato international airport, you will be met by a member of our team and then you will be transferred in a private car taking you to your hotel settled in downtown. Overnight: Chalet des Roses.

DAY 2: TANA – MANANDONA                          

Set off southwards heading to Antsirabe passing by the capital Tana, and with an optional stop at Ambatolampy to see aluminum pot casting. When arriving in Antsirabe, drive southwards where you shall start the hike trekking to the rural village of Manandona visiting some workshops, the old palace while contemplating magnificent landscape. Overnight: Gite Manandona

DAY 3: MANANDONA – AMBOSITRA

In the morning, we depart today heading to Ambositra, the capital of woodcarving. Visit some workshops and then you can go shopping at some shops. After lunch, we drive to Antoetra. Overnight: Sous le Soleil

DAY 4: AMBOSITRA – ANTOETRA

After breakfast, we drive to Antoetra village where we start the trekking along the mountainous trails. The visit will be focused on some local traditional houses in hope to learn about their cultures and their daily life. Besides, when reaching Ifasina, home of the Zafimaniry tribe, this place will show you the value of their architectures, their beliefs and cultures. And then, walk back to your car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Sous le Soleil

DAY 5: ANTOETRA – RANOMAFANA

This morning, we set off to Ranomafana national park. Stop en route, offering amazing landscapes, and then a stop at Namorona waterfall. Overnight: Karibo Hotel

DAY 6: RANOMAFANA – FIANARANTSOA

We explore the morning in search of endemic animals. Ranomafana is the only place where we can observe the Golden bamboo lemur, Greater bamboo lemur, Milne Edwards sifaka, and few species of reptiles, satanic leaf-tailed gecko, frogs, and of course birds like the Velvety asity, Crested ibis, and so forth. After the visit, lunch and then we depart to Fianarantsoa, capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight: Zomatel

DAY 7: FIANARANTSOA – MANAKARA                      

Early morning transfer to the railway station taking us to Manakara. The landscape along this eastern patch is rewarding where you shall contemplate beautiful scenery of vanilla plantation, coffee plantation, banana plantation abounding all along this area. Besides, you will be learning a lot and get sound knowledge of local people, their daily life, culture and so forth. Arrival, you will be picked up and then transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Parthenay Hotel

DAY 8: MANAKARA – MANANJARY                            

We set off to Mananjary, settled along the seaside. We shall have stops en-route visiting some places and get in touch with the locals to learn more about their cultures. Arriving in Mananjary, this place offers lots of opportunities to learn about Malagasy traditions especially of this eastern tribe. Overnight: Sorafa Hotel

DAY 9: MANANJARY – NOSY VARIKA

After breakfast, we embark on a boat heading to Nosy Varika which may take roughly 8 to 10 hours. We have lunch in a boat. The ride provides a good chance to experience rural Malagasy life, traditions, culture, visits of certain places, and so forth. Also, along the canal, birds abound and red fody tend to serenade travelers. Overnight: Le Petit Oasis

DAY 10: NOSY VARIKA – MAHANORO

As early as possible, leave Nosy Varika and then board on a boat taking you to Mahanoro. The ride is rewarding though a bit long and tiresome. However, the landscape along the canal is extraordinary where lots of birds including the Madagascar red fody, Herons, Terns, Madagascar coucal, etc. Besides, we have some stops along the canal including a visit at a vanilla plantation, the right moment to learn about how the local farmers grow vanilla. Also, other visits include a stop at a rural village, visiting a school, local traditional houses, etc. Overnight: Le Prestige Hotel

DAY 11: MAHANORO – ANDASIBE

We depart as early as possible heading east toward Andasibe. The landscape is so stunning. So, stops along the road. We shall reach Andasibe early evening. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 12: ANDASIBE

We set off for a morning visit at Analamazoatra reserve, home of the biggest lemur, ‘Indri’. Besides, this reserve certainly grants lots of photo opportunities seeing various animals, birds, and reptiles like the Parson chameleon, the tiny ground chameleon, and other species of lemurs. Safari night walk in search of night active animals including mouse lemurs, fat-tailed dwarf lemurs, eastern bamboo lemurs, smallest chameleons, and so forth. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 13: ANDASIBE – TANA

Rise early this morning to the haunting calls of the indri for a final walk in Andasibe before starting the return journey to the capital with photo stops en-route. Arrive late afternoon at your hotel where you have the evening at leisure. Overnight: Chalet des Roses

DAY 14: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

Transfer to the airport to catch a flight taking you back home. End of our service

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Mada Southern Safari

Hiking in the forest, being at leisure along the beach at Ifaty (snorkeling, diving, whale watching are possible), the troops of ring-tail lemurs in Anja and certainly the exceptional ‘Grand Canyons’ reward the visitors…very recommended!!!

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

Upon arrival at Ivato international airport, you will meet the representative of our company who shall welcome you at the Hall. And then you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Le Grand Urban Hotel

 

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

This morning, breakfast and then set off towards Andasibe. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tail lemurs, the browns and the dancing diademed sifakas. You will have fun during your visit there since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will entertain your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

 

DAY 3: ANDASIBE

We set off for a morning visit at Analamazoatra reserve, home of the biggest lemur, ‘Indri’. Besides, this reserve certainly grants lots of photo opportunities seeing various animals, birds, and reptiles like the Parson chameleon, the tiny ground chameleon, and other species of lemurs. Safari night walk in search of night active animals including mouse lemurs, fat-tailed dwarf lemurs, eastern wooly lemurs, smallest chameleons, and so forth. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

 

DAY 4: ANDASIBE – ANTSIRABE

Set off southwards heading to Antsirabe passing by the capital Tana, and with an optional stop at Ambatolampy to see aluminum pot casting. When arriving at Antsirabe, visit the surrounding areas and various workshops of semi and precious stones. Overnight: Couleur Café

 

DAY 5: ANTSIRABE – RANOMAFANA

In the morning enjoy a guided tour of Antsirabe, the cultural capital of Madagascar. And then, we depart today heading to Ranomafana; stop at Ambositra, the capital of woodcarving. Visit some workshops and then you can go shopping at some shops. After lunch, continue driving to Ranomafana. Stop at Namorona waterfall. Overnight: Le Grenat

DAY 6: RANOMAFANA – FIANARANTSOA

We explore the morning in search of endemic animals. Ranomafana is the only place where we can observe the Golden bamboo lemur, Greater bamboo lemur, Milne Edwards sifaka, and few species of reptiles, satanic leaf-tailed gecko, frogs, and of course birds like the Velvety asity, Crested ibis, and so forth. After the visit, lunch and then we depart to Fianarantsoa, capital of the Betsileo tribe. Overnight: Zomatel

DAY 7: FIANARANTSOA – ISALO

This morning, we leave Fianarantsoa heading southwards to Ambalavao. We visit a workshop making paper fabric and then the zebu market to see locals doing their deals. And then, we continue to Anja reserve home of the ring-tail lemurs. We visit this reserve and then after lunch, we descend into the west coast region leading to Isalo where the scenery changes to open savannah grasslands with zebu herds. Overnight: H1 Hotel

DAY 8: ISALO VISIT

We start the hike following the trail that unveils impressive canyons. The trekking leads to the famous “La Piscine Naturelle”, a natural swimming pool fed by crystal clear streams. You can spend few moments to refresh (do not forget your swimming gear in case tempted). Then, we continue our hike following the “Namaza trail”, leading to the camping site where three species of lemurs (the browns, the ring-tails and the dancing sifakas) drop by expecting food and come for drink. Overnight: H1 Hotel

 

DAY 9: ISALO – IFATY

After breakfast, we drive to Tuléar, the capital of the Vezo fishing people. On our way, we will cross one the numerous villages formed by the sapphire rush. Besides, the famous Mahafaly tombs abound all along the way between Sakaraha and Tuléar, having distinct cultural traits of this typical southern tribe, whose tombs display images that represent the daily life or dreams of the deceased. We shall have lunch in Tuléar and then continue driving to Ifaty. Overnight: La Mira

DAY 10: IFATY

You have full day at leisure during your whole stay in Ifaty. However, some activities can be arranged by your hotel, on your charge. Ifaty grants you a relaxing place by the beach where you can go diving, snorkeling, taking a dugout canoe ride with the Vezo fishermen. Besides, Ifaty spiny forest abounded by extraordinary vegetation of euphorbia, didieracea, and aloes is another important place to see the giant baobabs, the nocturnal southern sportive lemurs, some endemic birds like the Sub-desert mesite, the Running coua found nowhere else. Overnight: La Mira

DAY 11: IFATY – TANA

Depart back to Tuléar and then transfer to the airport for flight back to Tana. And then, upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Le Grand Urban Hotel

DAY 12: FLY BACK

This morning, we shall have an ample time for city tour visiting some places including the queen palaces, picturesque cathedral, the lake Anosy and the famous Digue handicraft market for souvenirs made from raffia, woodcarvings, semi-precious stones, and so forth. Then, drive to the airport for flight taking you back home.

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Diving Tours

This tour unveils the close encounter with the Indri, the dancing sifaka, the tiny mouse lemur and other endemic fauna and flora recorded in Andasibe.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

On arrival in Antananarivo (abbreviated as Tana) a member of our team will welcome you at the international arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

This morning, breakfast and then set off towards Andasibe. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tails, the browns and the dancing diademed sifaka. You will have fun during your visit here since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will fill your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 3: ANDASIBE – TANA

After breakfast, we explore the reserve of Analamazoatra where the Indri and other species of lemurs, birds, reptiles and so forth dwell in this primary and secondary forest. Be ready to take lots of photo recording the haunting calls of the indri for a final walk in Andasibe before heading back to the capital. You shall reach Tana late in the afternoon and settle in your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 4: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

City tour to explore the capital in order to learn a lot about its colorful culture, palaces, and a time to go shopping at the famous Digue market selling handicrafts, stones, woodcarvings, raffia, and so forth. Then, transfer to the airport for flight taking you back home.

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Baobab Safari

Baobab safari unveils the western unique ‘Baobab Avenue’, the magnificent limestone pinnacles in Tsingy de Bemaraha harboring not only the lemurs, birds but their predator as well, the ‘Fosa’.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)                                     

A member of our team will meet and welcome you at Ivato international airport. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax after a long flight. Overnight: Tsara Guest House

DAY 2: TANA – KIRINDY                         

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Morondava. Upon arrival, a member of our team will pick you up and transfer you in your private 4×4 vehicle going to Kirindy Forest. Settle in and then night safari walk in search of tiny mouse lemur, chameleons and other animals endemic in this forest. Overnight: Relais du Kirindy

DAY 3: KIRINDY – TSINGY                                 

In the morning, we visit the reserve of Kirindy, a dry deciduous forest home of the Fosa (the biggest lemurs’ predator), the jumping rat and harboring seven species of lemur including the dancing Verreaux’s sifakas, the tiny mouse lemur of Madame Berthe, and common brown lemurs. Besides, 50 species of reptiles, 15 amphibian species and 40 species of birds are also found in this magnificent forest without forgetting several bats, tenrecs, mongooses and rodents completing the mammal population. After the visit, drive to Bekopaka crossing the Tsiribihina river on a ferry to reach the town of Belo sur Tsirbihina, the cultural capital of the Sakalava tribe. Overnight: Orchidée de Bemaraha

DAY 4: TSINGY VISIT                                           

Explore both the Petit Tsingy and Grand Tsingy. The whole protected area, comprising a surface of 1.575 km square was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. While hiking in the park, you will observe the beauty of these limestone pinnacles, a hike leading you through narrow gauge, climbing on top (harness is a must), walking on a suspended bridge, and toward the cathedral where you may spot lemurs, the Giant rat, the Giant coua, Madagascar green pigeon, and many more. Overnight: Orchidée de Bemaraha

DAY 5: TSINGY – MORONDAVA                                   

After breakfast, we depart back to Morondava. There will be stops en-route including the ‘amorous baobab’, the Baobab Alley where you can have a nice photo at sunset time. Baobabs are distinctive trees adapted to thrive in harsh conditions. Overnight: Chez Maggie

 

DAY 6: MORONDAVA – TANA                           

Transfer to the airport for flight back to Tana. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Le Grand Urban Hotel

 

DAY 7: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of our service.

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Indri Encounters

This tour unveils the close encounter with the Indri, the dancing sifaka, the tiny mouse lemur and other endemic fauna and flora recorded in Andasibe.

DAY 1: TANA (ARRIVAL)

On arrival in Antananarivo (abbreviated as Tana) a member of our team will welcome you at the international arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 2: TANA – ANDASIBE

This morning, breakfast and then set off towards Andasibe. Along the journey, you will enjoy various sceneries from highlands to rice fields and small cluttered traditional villages mostly perched on hill sides. The road is steep and winding; with lush vegetation until you reach Andasibe, home of the Indri, the biggest lemur in Madagascar. Upon arrival, visit the Vakona reserve harboring five species of lemurs such as, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the eastern bamboo lemur, the ring-tails, the browns and the dancing diademed sifaka. You will have fun during your visit here since lots of dance performances, photo-ops and a close encounter with the lemurs will fill your day. And then, back to the car taking you to your hotel. Overnight: Andasibe Hotel

DAY 3: ANDASIBE – TANA

After breakfast, we explore the reserve of Analamazoatra where the Indri and other species of lemurs, birds, reptiles and so forth dwell in this primary and secondary forest. Be ready to take lots of photo recording the haunting calls of the indri for a final walk in Andasibe before heading back to the capital. You shall reach Tana late in the afternoon and settle in your hotel. Overnight: Grand Hotel Urban

DAY 4: DEPARTURE BACK HOME

City tour to explore the capital in order to learn a lot about its colorful culture, palaces, and a time to go shopping at the famous Digue market selling handicrafts, stones, woodcarvings, raffia, and so forth. Then, transfer to the airport for flight taking you back home.

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